Science Fiction (Teen)

Akins, Karen.  Loop.  Y FIC Akins
Error-prone Bree Bennis, sixteen, will lose her scholarship if she can’t pass Quantum Paradox 101, and things don’t look good after she inadvertently brings a twenty-first century boy back with her, then enlists his help in discovering who’s attacking time travelers in the twenty-third century.

Aslan, Austin.  The Islands at the End of the World.  Y FIC Aslan
Stranded in Honolulu when a strange cloud causes a worldwide electronics failure, sixteen-year-old Leilani and her father must make their way home to Hilo amid escalating perils, including her severe epilepsy.

Bick, Ilsa J.  Ashes.  Y FIC Bick
Alex, a resourceful seventeen-year-old running from her incurable brain tumor, Tom, who has left the war in Afghanistan, and Ellie, an angry eight-year-old, join forces after an electromagnetic pulse sweeps through the sky and kills most of the world’s population, turning some of those who remain into zombies and giving the others superhuman senses.

Brennan, Herbie.  The Secret Prophecy.  Y FIC Brennan
In a dark future America that has devolved into unending civil wars, orphans Mahlia and Mouse barely escape the war-torn lands of the Drowned Cities, but their fragile safety is soon threatened and Mahlia will have to risk everything if she is to save Mouse, as he once saved her.

Brown, Rachel Manija.  Stranger.  Y FIC Brown
Generations after an unknown Change eliminated electricity and gave people unusual powers, the Southern Californian town of Las Anclas must deal with the consequences when a teenage prospector comes to stay.

Clayton, Emma.  The Roar.  Y FIC Clayton  (SERIES)
In an overpopulated world where all signs of nature have been obliterated and a wall has been erected to keep out plague-ridden animals, twelve-year-old Mika refuses to believe that his twin sister was killed after being abducted, and continues to search for her in spite of the dangers he faces in doing so.

Dodd, Quentin.  Beatnik Rutabagas from Beyond the Stars.  Y Fic Dodd
Whisked away on space ships to serve as generals of opposing armies, best friends and sci-fi movie fans Walter Nutria and Yselle Meridian soon convince the aliens they must work together against the real menaces, Space Mice from Galaxy Four and their leader, The Boss.

Duyvis, Corinne.  On the Edge of Gone.  Y FIC Duyvis
In Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in 2034, a comet is due to hit the Earth within the hour. Denise, who’s sixteen years old and autistic, must try to find her missing sister and also help her neglectful, undependable mother safely aboard a spaceship.

Gagnon, Michelle.  Strangelets.  Y FIC Gagnon
Forcibly sucked into an abyss at the moment of their deaths, six smarter-than-most teenagers wake up in a deadly, desolate future world, where only one of them holds the key to getting everyone back home.

Garner, Em.  Contaminated.  Y FIC Garner
Velvet fights for her family’s survival after a widespread contamination turns a segment of the population, including her mother, into ultra-violent zombie-like creatures

Gill, David Macinnis.  Black Hole Sun.  Y FIC Gill
On the planet Mars, sixteen-year-old Durango and his crew of mercenaries are hired by the settlers of a mining community to protect their most valuable resource from a feral band of marauders.

Grant, Michael.  Gone.  Y FIC Grant  (SERIES)
In a small town on the coast of California, everyone over the age of fourteen suddenly disappears, setting up a battle between the remaining town residents and the students from a local private school, as well as those who have “The Power” and are able to perform supernatural feats and those who do not.

Gray, Claudia.  A Thousand Pieces of You.  Y FIC Gray
When eighteen-year-old Marguerite Caine’s father is killed, she must leap into different dimensions and versions of herself to catch her father’s killer and avenge his murder.

Hale, Shannon.  Dangerous.  Y FIC Hale
When aspiring astronaut Maisie Danger Brown, who was born without a right hand, and the other space camp students get the opportunity to do something amazing in space, Maisie must prove how dangerous she can be and how far she is willing to go to protect everything she has ever loved.

Hautman, Pete.  The Obsidian Blade.  Y FIC Hautman (Klaatu Diskos SERIES)
After thirteen-year-old Tucker Feye’s parents disappear, he suspects that the strange disks of shimmering air that he keeps seeing are somehow involved, and when he steps inside of one he is whisked on a time-twisting journey trailed by a shadowy sect of priests and haunted by ghostlike figures. SEQUEL: The Cydonian Pyramid (2013). 

Jury, Walter & Fine, Sarah.  Scan.  Y FIC Walter
Tate Archer outruns armed government officials as he tries to keep his now dead father’s strange invention out of the wrong hands, alien hands.

Kaufman, Amie.  Illuminae.  Y FIC Kaufman
The planet Kerenza is attacked, and Kady and Ezra find themselves on a space fleet fleeing the enemy, while their ship’s artificial intelligence system and a deadly plague may be the end of them all. 

Khoury, Jessica.  Origin.  Y FIC Khoury
Growing up in a secret laboratory hidden in the Amazon rain forest, Pia, a girl created by scientists to launch a new immortal race, escapes her sterile home on her 17th birthday and teams up with a boy from a nearby jungle village in a race against time to discover the truth about Pia’s origins.

Kincaid, S.J.  Insignia.  Y FIC Kincaid
Tom, a fourteen-year-old genius at virtual reality games, is recruited by the United States Military to begin training at the Pentagon Spire as a Combatant in World War III, controlling the mechanized drones that do the actual fighting off-planet.

Krokos, Dan.  False Memory.  Y FIC Krokos
Soon after seventeen-year-old Miranda awakens with no memory, she discovers that she can release a mysterious energy that incites pure terror in everyone around her except Peter, who tells her she is part of an elite force of genetically-altered teens

Lloyd-Jones, Emily.  Illusive.  Y FIC Lloyd-Jones
After a vaccine accidentally creates superpowers in a small percentage of the population, seventeen-year-old Ciere, an illusionist, teams up with a group of fellow high-class, super-powered thieves to steal the vaccine’s formula while staying one step ahead of mobsters and deadly government agents.

Lore, Pittacus.  I am Number Four.  Y FIC Lore  (SERIES)
In rural Ohio, friendships and a beautiful girl prove distracting to a fifteen-year-old who has hidden on Earth for ten years waiting to develop the Legacies, or powers, he will need to rejoin the other six surviving Garde members and fight the Mogadorians who destroyed their planet, Lorien.

Lowry, Lois.  The Giver.  Y PB L/ Y FIC Lowry
Given his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his community and discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives.

McCarthy, Cori.  Breaking Sky.  Y FIC McCarthy
In the year 2048 Chase Harcourt, call sign “Nyx,” is one of only two pilots chosen to fly the experimental “Streaker” jets at the junior Air Force Academy, but few know the pain and loneliness of her past or the dark secret about her father, and as the world tilts toward war, Chase cracks open a military secret.

Marino, Andy.  Unison Spark.  Y FIC Marino
Fifteen-year-old Mistletoe lives in the sub-canopy zone amid poverty and outdated technology, but when she meets Ambrose Truax, the privileged sixteen-year-old heir to the Unison empire and they discover they share a sinister link, they begin a frightening journey into the uncharted territory of the Unison 3.0 upgrade.

Martin, Michael T.  The End Games.  Y FIC Martin
In the rural mountains of West Virginia, seventeen-year-old Michael Faris tries to protect his fragile younger brother from the horrors of the zombie apocalypse.

Meyer, Marissa.  Cinder.  Y FIC Meyer (SERIES)
As plague ravages the overcrowded Earth, observed by a ruthless lunar people, Cinder, a gifted mechanic and cyborg, becomes involved with handsome Prince Kai and must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect the world in this futuristic take on the Cinderella story. SEQUELSScarlet (2013), Cress (2014)

Miller, Lauren.  Free to Fall.  Y FIC Miller
In a near-future world where everyone is controlled by their smartphones, sixteen-year-old Rory Vaughn suddenly begins listening to the voice within–which kids are taught to ignore–and discovers a terrible plot at the heart of the corporation that makes the devices”– Provided by publisher.

Miller, Lauren.  Parallel.  Y FIC Miller
A collision of parallel universes leaves 18-year-old Abby Barnes living in a new version of her life every day, and she must race to control her destiny without losing the future she planned and the boy she loves.

Moriarty, Chris.  The Inquisitor’s Apprentice.  Y FIC Moriarty
In early twentieth-century New York, Sacha Kessler’s ability to see witches earns him an apprenticeship to the police department’s star Inquisitor, Maximillian Wolf, to help stop magical crime and, with fellow apprentice Lily Astral, Sacha investigates who is trying to kill Thomas Edison, whose mechanical witch detector that could unleash the worst witch-hunt in American history.

Mullin, Mike.  Ashfall.  Y FIC Mullin (SERIES)
After the eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano destroys his city and its surroundings, fifteen-year-old Alex must journey from Cedar Falls, Iowa, to Illinois to find his parents and sister, trying to survive in a transformed landscape and a new society in which all the old rules of living have vanished.  SEQUEL: Ashen Winter (2012)

Ness, Patrick.  The Knife of Never Letting Go.  Y FIC Ness  (Chaos Walking SERIES)
Pursued by power-hungry Prentiss and mad minister Aaron, young Todd and Viola set out across New World searching for answers about his colony’s true past and seeking a way to warn the ship bringing hopeful settlers from Old World.  SEQUELS: The Ask and Answer (2009), Monsters of Men (2010).

Nichols, Amy.  Now That You’re Here.  Y FIC Nichols
One minute Danny was running from the cops, and the next, he jolted awake in an unfamiliar body—his own, but different. Somehow, he’s crossed into a parallel universe. Now his friends are his enemies, his parents are long dead, and studious Eevee is not the mysterious femme fatale he once kissed back home. Then again, this Eevee—a girl who’d rather land an internship at NASA than a date to the prom—may be his only hope of getting home.

Paulsen, Gary.  The Transall Saga.  YPB P  (SUMMER READING)
While backpacking in the desert, thirteen-year-old Mark falls into a tube of blue light and is transported into a more primitive world, where he must use his knowledge and skills to survive.

Pfeffer, Susan Beth.  Life as We Knew It.  Y FIC Pfeffer   (SERIES)
Through journal entries sixteen-year-old Miranda describes her family’s struggle to survive after a meteor hits the moon, causing worldwide tsunamis, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions. SEQUELSThe Dead and the Gone (2008), The World We Live In (2010), The Shade of the Moon (2013).

Powell, William Campbell.  Expiration Day.  Y FIC Powell
It is the year 2049, and humanity is on the brink of extinction. Tania Deeley has always been told that she’s a rarity: a human child in a world where most children are sophisticated androids manufactured by Oxted Corporation.

Reeve, Philip.  Fever Crumb.  Y FIC Reeve
Foundling Fever Crumb has been raised as an engineer although females in the future London, England, are not believed capable of rational thought, but at age fourteen she leaves her sheltered world and begins to learn startling truths about her past while facing danger in the present.

Reeve, Philip.  Railhead.  Y FIC Reeve
In a world of drones and androids Zen Starling is a human thief, but mostly he just likes to ride the Interstellar Express, the sentient trains that travel through the K gates from planet to planet, something only the Guardians understand–but now the mysterious Raven wants him to steal the Pyxis, an object that could either open up a new gate, challenging the Guardians, or put the entire gate system, and the universe itself in danger.

Reichs, Kathy.  Virals.  Y FIC Reichs  (SERIES)
Tory Brennan is the leader of a band of teenage ‘sci-philes’ who live on an island off the coast of South Carolina and when the group rescues a dog caged for medical testing, they are exposed to an experimental strain of canine parvovirus that changes their lives forever. SEQUELSeizure (2011)

Revis, Beth.  Across the Universe.  Y FIC Revis  (SERIES)
Teenaged Amy, a cryogenically frozen passenger on the spaceship Godspeed, wakes up to discover that someone may have tried to murder her. SEQUELS: A Million Suns (2012), Shades of Earth (2013).

Sanderson, Brandon.  Steelheart.  Y FIC Sanderson  (Reckoners Trilogy SERIES)
At age eight, David watched as his father was killed by an Epic, a human with superhuman powers, and now, ten years later, he joins the Reckoners–the only people who are trying to kill the Epics and end their tyranny.  SEQUEL: Firefight (2015).

Scott, Victoria.  Fire & Flood.  Y FIC Scott (SERIES)
Tella’s brother Cody is sick and getting worse, so when she finds instructions on how to become a contender in the dangerous Brimstone Bleed race where she can win a cure for him, she jumps at the chance–but there is no guarantee that she will win, or even survive.

Shusterman, Neal.  The Dark Side of Nowhere : A Novel.   Y FIC Shusterman
Fourteen-year-old Jason faces an identity crisis after discovering that he is the son of aliens who stayed on earth following a botched invasion mission.

Sleator, William.  The Boxes.  Y PB S
When she opens two strange boxes left in her care by her mysterious uncle, fifteen-year-old Annie discovers a swarm of telepathic creatures and unleashes a power capable of slowing down time.

Steele, Allen.  Apollo‘s Outcasts.  Y FIC Steele
Relegated to life in a wheelchair when his birth on the Moon renders him physically disabled, Jamey Barlowe is sent away to escape a military coup and finds himself at the center of a dangerous political struggle when he realizes that a fellow refugee is more than she appears.

Stohl, Margaret.  Icons.  Y FIC Stohl
After an alien force known as the Icon colonizes Earth, decimating humanity, four surviving teenagers must piece together the mysteries of their pasts–in order to save the future.

Terrill, Cristin.  All Our Yesterdays.  Y FIC Terrill
Em must travel back in time to prevent a catastrophic time machine from ever being invented, while Marina battles to prevent the murder of the boy she loves.

Tintera, Amy.  Reboot.  Y FIC Tintera (Reboot SERIES)
Seventeen-year-old Wren rises from the dead as a Reboot and is trained as an elite crime-fighting soldier until she is given an order she refuses to follow. SEQUEL: Rebel (2014). 

Treggiari, Jo.  Ashes, Ashes.  Y FIC Treggiari
In a future Manhattan devastated by environmental catastrophes and epidemics, sixteen-year-old Lucy survives alone until vicious hounds target her and force her to join Aidan and his band, but soon they learn that she is the target of Sweepers, who kidnap and infect people with plague.

Vizzini, Ned.  Be More Chill.  Y FIC Vizzini
Badly in need of self-confidence and a change of image, high school nerd Jeremy Heere swallows a pill-sized super computer that is supposed to help him get whatever he wants.

Weitz, Chris.  The Young World.  Y FIC Weitz
Jefferson, with his childhood friend Donna, leads a tribe of teenagers in New York City on a dangerous quest to find an antidote for a mysterious illness that wiped out all adults and children.

Wells, H. G. The Time Machine. Y FIC Wells // Y PB W
A young scientist, to the amazement and disbelief of his colleagues and other experts, has perfected a machine that lets him live one of mankind’s oldest dreams–to live in times other than his own.

Wells, Robinson.  Dark Energy.  Y FIC Wells
When a massive UFO crashes in the Midwest, causing profound changes throughout the world, Alice is forced to relocate to a nearby boarding school so that her NASA director father can investigate.

Wiggins, Bethany.  Stung.  Y FIC Wiggins (SERIES)
When a vaccine to save endangered bees causes their sting to turn children into ferocious killer beasts, the uninfected build a wall to keep the beasts out, but Fiona wakes up on the wrong side of the wall.  SEQUEL: Cured (2014)

Williams, Sean.  Twinmaker.  Y FIC Williams
When her best friend, Libby, misuses instant transportation technology to altë her appearance, seventeen-year-old Clair is drawn into a shadowy world of conspiracies and cover-ups as she attempts to save Libby from the hidden consequences of her actions.

Yancy, Rick.  The 5th Wave.  Y FIC Yancy  (SERIES)
Cassie Sullivan, the survivor of an alien invasion, must rescue her young brother from the enemy with help from a boy who may be one of them. SEQUELS: The Infinite Sea (2014) & The Last Star (2016).

Yansky, Brian.  Alien Invasion and other Inconveniences.  Y FIC Yansky
When a race of aliens quietly takes over the earth, high schooler Jesse finds himself a slave to an inept alien leader — a situation that brightens as Jesse develops telepathic powers and attracts the attention of two beautiful girls.

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