An extensive booklist for those dystopian readers who just can’t get enough.

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Ship Breaker
Paolo Bacigalupi

PRINTZ TEEN BACIGALUPI

In a futuristic world, teenaged Nailer scavenges copper wiring from grounded oil tankers for a living, but when he finds a beached ship with a girl in the wreckage, he has to decide if he should strip the ship or rescue the girl.


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The Knife of Never Letting Go: Chaos Walking: Book One
Patrick Ness

SF TEEN NESS

Todd and Viola are pursued by power-hungry Prentiss and mad minister Aaron as they set out across New World, searching for answers about their colony’s true past and seeking a way to warn the ship bringing settlers from Old World.


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The Scorpio Races
Maggie Stiefvater

SF TEEN STIEFVATER

Nineteen-year-old returning champion Sean Kendrick competes against Puck Connolly, the first girl ever to ride in the annual Scorpio Races, both trying to keep hold of their dangerous water horses long enough to make it to the finish line.


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The Eleventh Plague
Jeff Hirsch

SF TEEN HIRSCH

Twenty years after the start of the war that caused the Collapse, fifteen-year-old Stephen, his father, and grandfather travel post-Collapse America scavenging, but when his grandfather dies and his father decides to risk everything to save the lives of two strangers, Stephen’s life is turned upside down.


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Pathfinder
Orson Scott Card

SF TEEN CARD

Thirteen-year-old Rigg has a secret ability to see the paths of others’ pasts, but revelations after his father’s death set him on a dangerous quest that brings new threats from those who would either control his destiny or kill him.


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The Compound
S.A. Bodeen

TEEN BODEEN

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.


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Unwind
Neal Shusterman

SF TEEN SHUSTERMAN

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 survive until they turn eighteen.


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The Maze Runner (Maze Runner Trilogy, Book 1)
James Dashner

SF TEEN DASHNER

When Thomas arrives in the Glade, a walled encampment at the centre of a bizarre maze, all he remembers is his first name. But he’s not alone. Like Thomas, the Gladers don’t know why they’re there, or what’s happened to the world outside. All they know is that every morning when the walls slide back, they will risk everything to find out.


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Rot & Ruin
Jonathan Maberry

HORROR TEEN MABERRY

In a post-apocalyptic world where fences and border patrols guard the few people left from the zombies, Benny Imura is finally convinced that he must follow in his older brother’s footsteps and become a bounty hunter.


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Web of Air (Mortal Engines)
Philip Reeve

SF TEEN REEVE

In Mayda, a post-apocalyptic city off the coast of Portugal, a brilliant young engineer and a mysterious recluse race to build a flying machine, unaware that powerful enemies will kill to possess—or destroy—their new technology.


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Little Brother
Cory Doctorow

TEEN DOCTOROW

After being interrogated by the Department of Homeland Security after a terrorist attack on San Francisco, California, seventeen-year-old Marcus, released into what is now a police state, uses his expertise in computer hacking to set things right.


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Ashfall
Mike Mullin

TEEN MULLIN

After the eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano destroys his city and its surroundings, Alex must journey from Cedar Falls, Iowa, to Illinois to find his parents and sister, trying to survive in a new society.


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Enclave
Ann Aguirre

SF TEEN AGUIRRE

After training to become a Huntress and being partnered with a mysterious Hunter named Fade, Deuce, who has only lived underground, is exiled topside with Fade, where they must survive the gangs who live among the ruins of the city.


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The Dead (An Enemy Novel)
Charlie Higson

TEEN HIGSON

When a plague turns anyone over the age of sixteen into flesh-craving monsters, a group of teenagers escape from their infested high school and head for London with the hopes of finding a safe haven there.


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