Brown, Erik J.

Putting their trust in one another, two boys, Andrew and Jamie, search for civilization in a world ravaged by a deadly pathogen, but their secrets could cost them everything as they try to find the courage to fght for the future, together.

Dow, Alechia

To save herself, Zaira, the god Indigo reborn, must find her way to Earth to unlock her powers and stop an intergalactic war that could destroy the entire universe.

Córdova, Zoraida

Proving that stories are truly universal, this brilliant collection that features contributions from best-selling and acclaimed authors, as well as two new voices, takes the Latin American diaspora to places fantastical and out of this world.

Goo, Maurene

Sent back to the ‘90s where she finds herself in high school with her 17-year-old mother, Samantha Kang finds the right romance at the wrong time while trying to fit into an analog world and make things right with her mom.

He, Joan

In a near future when life is harsh outside of Earth's last unpolluted place, Cee tries to leave an abandoned island while her sister, STEM prodigy Kasey, seeks escape from the science and home she once trusted.

Kaufman, Amie

Told in separate voices, eighteen-year-old Tyler Jones, top graduate of Aurora Academy, and a group of misfits and troublemakers embark on their first mission with Auri, a stowaway from the distant past.

Lore, Pittacus

Sixteen-year-old half-alien Sydney Chambers leaves Earth to seek his long-missing father, and unearths a devastating, centuries-old secret about humanity.

Lu, Marie

Talin is a Striker, a member of an elite fighting force that stands as the last defense for Mara, the only free nation in the world, but when a mysterious prisoner is brought from the front to Mara's capital, Talin senses there is more to him than meets the eye.

Mikuta, Zoe Hana

In an age of 100-foot-tall mechanical deities run by a tyrannical regime, two teenaged girls on opposite sides of a war discover they are figting for a common purpose--and falling for each other.

Okorafor, Nnedi

The day Fatima forgot her name, Death paid a visit. From here on in she would be known as Sankofa--a name that meant nothing to anyone but her, the only tie to her family and her past. Her touch is death, and with a glance a town can fall. And she walks-alone, except for her fox companion-searching for the object that came from the sky and gave itself to her when the meteors fell and when she was yet unchanged; searching for answers. But is there a greater purpose for Sankofa, now that Death is her constant companion?

Onyebuchi, Tochi

The year is 2172. Climate change and nuclear disasters have rendered much of earth unlivable. Only the lucky ones have escaped to space colonies in the sky. In a war-torn Nigeria, battles are fought using flying, deadly mechs and soldiers are outfitted with bionic limbs and artificial organs meant to protect them from the harsh, radiation-heavy climate. Across the nation, as the years-long civil war wages on, survival becomes the only way of life. Two sisters, Onyii and Ify, dream of more. Their lives have been marked by violence and political unrest. Still, they dream of peace, of hope, of a future together. And they're willing to fight an entire war to get there.

Oppel, Kenneth

After the downpour, odd black plants begin to shoot up. They are taking over crop fields, twining up houses, and burrowing below streets. They bloom and throw off toxic pollens-- and they feed. On a remote island, Anaya, Petra and Seth seem immune to the toxic plants. They have some kind of connection-- and they'd better figure it out fast. Because the invasion has already begun.... 

Schrefer, Eliot

Two boys, alone in space: sworn enemies sent on the same rescue mission. Ambrose wakes up on the Coordinated Endeavor with no memory of a launch. There's more that doesn't add up: evidence indicates strangers have been on board, the ship's operating system is voiced by his mother, and his handsome, brooding shipmate has barricaded himself away. But nothing will stop Ambrose from making his mission succeed--not when he's rescuing his own sister. In order to survive the ship's secrets, Ambrose and Kodiak will need to work together and learn to trust each other-- especially once they discover what they are truly up against. Love might be the only way to survive.

St. Jude, Jen

Just as she’s about to end her life, Avery Byrne discovers there are only nine days left to live: an asteroid is headed for Earth and, as time runs out, she learns she would do anything to save the ones she loves — and learns to save herself.

Tintera, Amy

Seventeen-year-old Clara runs away from home to join a vigilante monster-flghting squad, only to discover that sometimes the most dangerous monsters are where you least expect them.

Winn, Claire

Seventeen-year-old Asa flees her domineering father to prevent her sister's mind from being reprogrammed, but she must ally with a smuggler named Riven to outwit a bounty hunter, a criminal syndicate, and a monster lurking in the city's circuits.

Yero, Lauren

When rebels infect his father with a fatal virus, 16-year-old Rumi escapes the armored walls of St. Iago to find a cure and is joined on his journey by 15-year-old Paz but wonders if they can trust in each other enough to imagine a different world.

Young, Suzanne

The girls of Innovations Academy are beautiful and well-behaved, learning to be the best society has to offer for their sponsors and investors. Under the watchful gaze of their Guardians they are obedient young ladies, free from arrogance, defiance, or opinions... until Mena starts to realize that their carefully controlled existence may not be quite as it appears. Uncovering the dark secrets of what's actually happening -- and who they really are -- the girls of Innovations will find out what they are truly capable of.

Zepka, Brian

Sixteen-year-old Dylan Highmark thought his winter was going to be full of boring shifts at the Dairy Queen, until he finds himself in love with a boy who's literally too hot to handle.

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