5 to 1

Bodger, Holly,
Call Number: YA

In a dystopian future where gender selection has led to girls outnumbering boys 5 to 1 marriage is arranged based on a series of tests. It's Sudasa's turn to pick a husband through this 'fair' method, but she's not sure she wants to be a part of it.

The abyss surrounds us

Skrutskie, Emily, 1993-
Call Number: YA

Cass breeds Reckkoners, sea monsters who protect and guide ships in the future. When she gets kidnapped by pirates and ordered to raise a Reckoner pup she becomes conflicted when she gets to know the trainee in charge of her safety.

The adoration of Jenna Fox

Pearson, Mary (Mary E.).
Call Number: YA

Angelfall

Ee, Susan.
Call Number: YA

It's been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back. Anything, including making a deal with an enemy angel. Raffe is a warrior who lies broken and wingless on the street. After eons of fighting his own battles, he finds himself being rescued from a desperate situation by a half-starved teenage girl. Traveling through a dark and twisted Northern California, they have only each other to rely on for survival. Together, they journey toward the angels' stronghold in San Francisco where she'll risk everything to rescue her sister and he'll put himself at the mercy of his greatest enemies for the chance to be made whole again. Penryn & the End of Days series, book 1.

Cinder

Meyer, Marissa
Call Number: YA

What if Cinderella was a cyborg? Debut author Marissa Meyer answers this question with the first book in a new series set in a plague-ridden dystopian future where the Earth is on the brink of war with the moon, and everything may hinge on the identity of a young cyborg mechanic.

An ember in the ashes : a novel

Tahir, Sabaa.
Call Number: YA
When her brother is arrested for treason, Laia goes undercover at an elite military academy to spy for the resistance in hopes of saving him.

Feed

Anderson, M. T.
Call Number:
In the future nearly everyone has a "feed", a chip implanted in their brain to keep them constantly online. Titus is happy in his world until he meets Violet, a young girl who is fighting against the feed. This book has one of the best first lines ever, "We went to the moon to have fun, but the moon turned out to completely suck." You'll never look at a bluetooth the same way again!

Futuristic violence and fancy suits

Wong, David, 1975 January 10-

Because of her estranged father’s death, Zoey Ashe has just become one of the richest people in Tablu Ra$a: a city without any laws, or taste. To survive the parade of hitmen after her, and her father’s business associates, Zooey will need to use all of her creativity, humor, and talent. She is, after all, a very skilled barista. 

 

The handmaid's tale

Atwood, Margaret, 1939-
Call Number: Ed.a

Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are valued only if their ovaries are viable. Offred can remember the days before, when she lived and made love with her husband Luke; when she played with and protected her daughter; when she had a job, money of her own, and access to knowledge. But all of that is gone now...

 

The house of the scorpion

Farmer, Nancy, 1941-
Call Number: YA

In a future where humans despise clones, Matt enjoys special status as the young clone of El Patrón, the 142-year-old leader of a corrupt drug empire nestled between Mexico and the United States. Matteo Alacran series, book 1.

The knife of never letting go

Ness, Patrick, 1971-
Call Number: YA
Todd is a boy in a colony full of men, only a few weeks shy of joining them. But when he leaves the grounds one day and discovers he is free of the Noise - the thoughts of everyone around him - he sets out in search of answers about his colony's true past and discovers his own mind.

Little Brother

Doctorow, Cory.

What teenage hacker Marcus and his friends are in the wrong place at the wrong time, they become the Department of Homeland Security's prime suspects in a San Francisco terrorist attack that kills thousands. After enduring days of questioning and torture, Marcus is released into a city that's become an Orwellian nightmare of surveillance, and realizes that it's time for a techno-revolution against the DHS.

Lockdown

Smith, Alexander Gordon, 1979-
Call Number: YA

When fourteen-year-old Alex is framed for murder, he becomes an inmate in the Furnace Penitentiary, where brutal inmates and sadistic guards reign, boys who disappear in the middle of the night sometimes return weirdly altered, and escape might just be possible. Escape from Furnace series, book 1.

Metaltown

Simmons, Kristen,
Call Number: YA

The rules of Metaltown are simple: Work hard, keep your head down, and watch your back. You look out for number one, and no one knows that better than Ty. She's been surviving on the factory line as long as she can remember. But now Ty has Colin. She's no longer alone; it's the two of them against the world. That's something even a town this brutal can't take away from her. Until it does. Lena's future depends on her family's factory, a beast that demands a ruthless master, and Lena is prepared to be as ruthless as it takes if it means finally proving herself to her father. But when a chance encounter with Colin, a dreamer despite his circumstances, exposes Lena to the consequences of her actions, she'll risk everything to do what's right. In Lena, Ty sees an heiress with a chip on her shoulder. Colin sees something more. In a world of disease and war, tragedy and betrayal, allies and enemies, all three of them must learn that challenging what they thought was true can change all the rules. An enthralling story of friendship and rebellion, Metaltown will have you believing in the power of hope.

Parable of the sower

Butler, Octavia E.
Call Number: SF Ed.a

When unattended environmental and economic crises lead to social chaos, not even gated communities are safe. In a night of fire and death Lauren Olamina, a minister's young daughter, loses her family and home and ventures out into the unprotected American landscape. But what begins as a flight for survival soon leads to something much more: a startling vision of human destiny... and the birth of a new faith.

 

The pledge

Derting, Kimberly.
Call Number: YA

In a dystopian kingdom where the classes are separated by the languages they speak, Charlaina "Charlie" Hart has a secret gift that is revealed when she meets a mysterious young man named Max. The Pledge series, book 1.

 

The Program

Young, Suzanne.
Call Number: YA

When suicide becomes a worldwide epidemic, the only known cure is The Program, a treatment in which painful memories are erased, a fate worse than death to seventeen-year-old Sloane who knows that The Program will steal memories of her dead brother and boyfriend. The Program series, book 1.

Rot & Ruin

Maberry, Jonathan.
Call Number: YA

In a post-apocalyptic world where fences and border patrols guard the few people left from the zombies that have overtaken civilization, fifteen-year-old Benny Imura is finally convinced that he must follow in his older brother's footsteps and become a bounty hunter. Rot & Ruin series, book 1.

Scythe

Shusterman, Neal,
Call Number: YA

In a world where disease has been eliminated, the only way to die is to be randomly killed ('gleaned') by professional reapers ('scythes'). Two teens must compete with each other to become a scythe--a position neither of them wants. The one who becomes a scythe must kill the one who doesn't. Arch of a Scythe series, book 1.

Spill zone

Westerfeld, Scott,
Call Number: 740.9999 W526

Three years ago an event destroyed the small city of Poughkeepsie, forever changing reality within its borders. Uncanny manifestations and lethal dangers now await anyone who enters the Spill Zone. The Spill claimed Addison's parents and scarred her little sister, Lexa, who hasn't spoken since. Addison provides for her sister by photographing the Zone's twisted attractions on illicit midnight rides. Art collectors pay top dollar for these bizarre images, but getting close enough for the perfect shot can mean death--or worse. When an eccentric collector makes a million-dollar offer, Addison breaks her own hard-learned rules of survival and ventures farther than she has ever dared. Within the Spill Zone, Hell awaits--and it seems to be calling Addison's name. The Spill Zone series, book 1.

Station eleven : a novel

Mandel, Emily St. John, 1979-

An audacious, darkly glittering novel about art, fame, and ambition set in the eerie days of civilization's collapse, from the author of three highly acclaimed previous novels. One snowy night a famous Hollywood actor slumps over and dies onstage during a production of King Lear. Hours later, the world as we know it begins to dissolve. Moving back and forth in time-from the actor's early days as a film star to fifteen years in the future, when a theater troupe known as the Traveling Symphony roams the wasteland of what remains-this suspenseful, elegiac, spellbinding novel charts the strange twists of fate that connect five people: the actor, the man who tried to save him, the actor's first wife, his oldest friend, and a young actress with the Traveling Symphony, caught in the crosshairs of a dangerous self-proclaimed prophet.

Survival Colony Nine

Bellin, Joshua David.
Call Number: YA

Querry Gen, a member of one of the last human survivor groups following global war, is targeted by the monstrous Skaldi, although Querry has no memory of why. Survival Colony Nine series, book 1.

Taken

Bloor, Edward, 1950-
Call Number: YA

In 2035 kidnapping rich children has become an industry, but when thirteen-year-old Charity Meyers is taken and held for ransom, she soon discovers that this particular kidnapping is not what it seems.

Unwind

Shusterman, Neal.
Call Number: SF

At the end of a civil war over reproductive rights, abortion is declared illegal in America. However, parents can decide to have their teenage children "unwound" - essentially harvested for parts. Connor's parents sign him over for unwinding because he's a delinquent. Risa is a ward of the state and not quite talented or valuable enough to be worth saving. Lev is a "tithe," or child born for the specific purpose of being unwound. Together, the three of them try to escape their fate.

Velocity

Wooding, Chris, 1977-
Call Number: YA

Cassica and Shiara have grown up in Coppermouth, a dust choked town in the Outback, but now they hope to use their skills as race driver and mechanic to take on the Widowmaker, an off-road rally through some of the most dangerous places on Earth, to win fame and fortune--provided they survive the race.