This list was compiled by Stephanie Squicciarini, Teen Services Librarian, Fairport Public Library.
September 2010

Anderson, M.T. Feed
In a future where most people have computer implants in their heads to control their environment, a boy meets an unusual girl who is in serious trouble.

Bachorz, Pam. Candor
For a fee, “model teen” Oscar Banks has been secretly–and selectively– sabotaging the subliminal messages that program the behavior of the residents of Candor, Florida, until his attraction to a rebellious new girl threatens to expose his subterfuge.

Bloor, Edward. Taken
In 2036 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.

Bodeen, S.A. The Compound
After his parents, two sisters, and he have spent six years in a vast underground compound built by his wealthy father to protect them from a nuclear holocaust, fifteen-year-old Eli, whose twin brother and grandmother were left behind, discovers that his father has perpetrated a monstrous hoax on them all.

Cashore, Kristin. Graceling
In a world where some people are born with extreme and often-feared skills called Graces, Katsa struggles for redemption from her own horrifying Grace, the Grace of killing, and teams up with another young fighter to save their land from a corrupt king.

Colfer, Eoin. The Supernaturalist
In futuristic Satellite City, fourteen-year-old Cosmo Hill escapes from his abusive orphanage and teams up with three other people who share his unusual ability to see supernatural creatures, and together they determine the nature and purpose of the swarming blue Parasites that are invisible to most humans.

Dashner, James. Maze Runner
The Scorch Trials (October 2010)
The Death Cure (working title: out in 2011)

Sixteen-year-old Thomas wakes up with no memory in the middle of a maze and realizes he must work with the community in which he finds himself if he is to escape.

Doctorow, Cory. For the Win
A group of teens from around the world find themselves drawn into an online revolution arranged by a mysterious young woman known as Big Sister Nor, who hopes to challenge the status quo and change the world using her virtual connections.

Doctorow, Cory. Little Brother
After being interrogated for days by the Department of Homeland Security in the aftermath of a major terrorist attack on San Francisco, California, seventeen-year-old Marcus, released into what is now a police state, decides to use his expertise in computer hacking to set things right.

Farmer, Nancy. The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm
In 2194 in Zimbabwe, General Matsika’s three children are kidnapped and put to work in a plastic mine, while three mutant detectives use their special powers to search for them.

Farmer, Nancy. The House of the Scorpion
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.

Fisher, Catherine. Incarceron
Sapphique (December 2010
To free herself from an upcoming arranged marriage, Claudia, the daughter of the Warden of Incarceron, a futuristic prison with a mind of its own, decides to help a young prisoner escape.

Gill, David Macinnis. Black Hole Sun
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
Grant, Michael. Hunger
Grant, Michael. Lies

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.

Clare, Cassandra. Infernal Devices Series
Clockwork Angel
Clockwork Prince (September 2011)
Clockwork Princess (November 2012)

When 16-year-old orphan Tessa Fell’s older brother vanishes, her search for him leads her into Victorian-era London’s supernatural underworld, and when she discovers that she herself is a Downworlder, she must learn to trust the demon-killing Shadowhunters if she ever wants to learn to control her powers and find her brother.

Duprau, Jeanne. Books of Ember
City of Ember
People of Sparks
Prophet of Yonwood
Diamond of Darkhold

In the year 241, twelve-year-old Lina trades jobs on Assignment Day to be a Messenger to run to new places in her decaying but beloved city, perhaps even to glimpse Unknown Regions.

Haddix, Margaret Peterson. Shadow Children Sequence
Among the Hidden
Among the Impostors
Among the Betrayed
Among the Barons
Among the Brave
Among the Enemy
Among the Free

In a future where the Population Police enforce the law limiting a family to only two children, Luke has lived all his twelve years in isolation and fear on his family’s farm, until another “third” convinces him that the government is wrong.

Haines, Lise. Girl in the arena : a novel containing intense prolonged sequences of disaster and peril
In Massachusetts, 18-year-old Lyn, who has grown up in the public eye as the daughter of seven gladiators, wants nothing less than to follow her mother’s path, but her only way of avoiding marriage to the warrior who killed her last stepfather may be to face him in the arena.

Halam, Ann. Dr. Franklin’s Island
When their plane crashes over the Pacific Ocean, three students are stranded on a tropical island & imprisoned by a doctor who is performing horrifying experiments on humans involving the transfer of animal genes.

Hautman, Pete. Rash
In a future society that has decided it would “rather be safe than free,” 16-year-old Bo’s anger control problems land him in a tundra jail where he survives with the help of his running skills and an artificial intelligence program named Bork.

Higson, Charlie. The Enemy
After a disease turns everyone over 16 into brainless, decomposing, flesh-eating creatures, a group of teenagers leave their shelter and set out on a journey across London to the safe haven of Buckingham Palace.

Kostick, Conor. Epic
Kostick, Conor. Saga

On New Earth, a world based on a video role-playing game, fourteen-year-old Erik pursuades his friends to aid him in some unusual gambits in order to save Erik’s father from exile and safeguard the futures of each of their families.

Levitin, Sonia. The Goodness Gene
As son of the Compassionate Director of the Dominion of the Americas, Will, along with his twin brother Berk, has been groomed for leadership in a society that values genetic fitness, but he encounters information which causes him to question that society & his own identity.

Malley, Gemma. The Declaration
In 2140 England, where drugs enable people to live forever and children are illegal, teenaged Anna, an obedient “Surplus” training to become a house servant, discovers that her birth parents are trying to find her.

Ness, Patrick. Chaos Walking Trilogy
The Knife of Never Letting Go
The Ask and the Answer
Monsters of Men(late September 2010)

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.

O’Brien, Caragh M. Birthmarked
In a future world baked dry by the sun and divided into those who live inside the wall and those who live outside it, sixteen-year-old midwife Gaia Stone is forced into a difficult choice when her parents are arrested and taken into the city.

Pearson, Mary. Adoration of Jenna Fox
In the not-too-distant future, when biotechnological advances have made synthetic bodies and brains possible but illegal, a seventeen-year-old girl, recovering from a serious accident and suffering from memory lapses, learns a startling secret about her existence.

Pfeffer, Susan. Moon Crash Trilogy
Life As We Knew It
The Dead and the Gone
This World We Live In

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.

Reeve, Phillip.Mortal Engines Quartet
Mortal Engines
Predator’s Gold
Infernal Devices
A Darkling Plain

In the distant future, when cities move about & consume smaller towns, a 15-year-old apprentice is pushed out of London by the man he most admires and must seek answers in the perilous Out-Country, aided by one girl & the memory of another.

Rosoff, Meg. How I Live Now
To get away from her pregnant stepmother in New York City, fifteen-year-old Daisy goes to England to stay with her aunt and cousins, with whom she instantly bonds, but soon war breaks out and rips apart the family while devastating the land.

Ryan, Carrie. The Forest of Hands and Teeth
Ryan, Carrie. The dead-tossed waves

Through twists and turns of fate, orphaned Mary seeks knowledge of life, love, and especially what lies beyond her walled village and the surrounding forest, where dwell the unconsecrated, aggressive flesh-eating people who were once dead.

Shusterman, Neal. Unwind
In a future world where those between the ages of thirteen and eighteen can have their lives “unwound” and their body parts harvested for use by others, three teens go to extreme lengths to uphold their beliefs–and, perhaps, save their own lives.

Testa, Dom. Galahad Series
The Comet’s Curse
The Web of Titan
The Cassini Code

Desperate to save the human race after a comet’s deadly particles devastate the adult population, scientists create a ship that will carry a crew of 251 teenagers to a home in a distant solar system.

Westerfeld, Scott. Leviathan
In an alternate 1914 Europe, fifteen-year-old Austrian Prince Alek, on the run from the Clanker Powers who are attempting to take over the globe using mechanical machinery, forms an uneasy alliance with Deryn who, disguised as a boy to join the British Air Service, is learning to fly genetically-engineered beasts.