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Hunting by Stars

(A Marrow Thieves Novel)

by Cherie Dimaline
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: dystopian, prejudice & racism, aboriginal & indigenous

The thrilling follow-up to the bestselling, award-winning novel The Marrow Thieves, about a dystopian world where the Indigenous people of North America are being hunted for their bone marrow and ability to dream.

Years ago, when plagues and natural disasters killed millions of people, much of the world stopped dreaming. Without dreams, people are h …

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Hive, The

by Barry Lyga; Morgan Baden, created by Jennifer Beals & Tom Jacobson
edition: Paperback
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: dystopian, computers & digital media, apocalyptic & post-apocalyptic

A Winner of People Magazine's Best Books for Fall 2019.

New York Times bestselling authors Barry Lyga and Morgan Baden have teamed up for the first time to create a novel that's gripping, terrifying and more relevant every day.

Cassie McKinney has always believed in the Hive.

Social media used to be out of control, after all. People were torn apart b …

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The Hill

by Ali Bryan
edition: Paperback
  • age: 11 to 18
  • Grade: 6 to 12
tagged: dystopian

In the near future, a group of girls survive by their own wits and follow the laws of the Manual on the Hill, a reclaimed garbage dump they call home. The cardinal rule? Men and boys spell danger.

After a Departure Ceremony releases the eleven oldest girls back to the Mainland, Wren becomes their new leader, and she's desperate to do a good job.So w …

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Escaping Eleven

by Jerri Chisholm
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: dystopian

In Compound Eleven, the hierarchy of the floors is everything.
My name is Eve Hamilton, and on my floor, we fight.
Which at least is better than the bottom floor, where they toil away in misery. Only the top floor has any ease in this harsh world; they rule from their gilded offices.
Because four generations ago, Earth was rendered uninhabitable†…

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Underland

A Novel

by Colleen Nelson & Nancy Chappell-Pollack
edition: Paperback
tagged: dystopian

Following the events of Pulse Point, 12-year old Ama and the other Underlanders living in a world of darkness dig for brine, the City's real energy source. Underland is a dangerous place: cave-ins, starvation and illness are constant threats. When their leader deserts them, Ama goes looking for him and stumbles on two Citizens. Neither knew the oth …

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Spell Starter (A Caster Novel)

by Elsie Chapman
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: dystopian

The Sting meets Fight Club in this magical, action-packed sequel to Caster by Elsie Chapman.

 

Every spell cast needs a starter.Aza Wu now has magic back. But like all things in her life, it has come at a great cost. After winning the Tournament of Casters, Aza is able to pay off her parents' debt to Saint Willow. But the price of the gathered spell …

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Caster

by Elsie Chapman
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: dystopian

Avatar: The Last Airbender meets Fight Club in this action-packed fantasy about a secret, underground magic fighting tournament.

 

If the magic doesn't kill her, the truth just might.Aza Wu knows that real magic is dangerous and illegal. After all, casting killed her sister, Shire. As with all magic, everything comes at a price. For Aza, it feels lik …

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Fourth Dimension

by Eric Walters
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: survival stories, apocalyptic & post-apocalyptic, dystopian

In a world with no power, chaos soon descends. A powerful look at the disintegration of society in the wake of a massive and mysterious outage that has knocked out all modern amenities.

Fifteen-year-old Emma has moved house with her ex-Marine mother and younger brother. It's a brand-new condo building, which explains the semi-regular power outages, …

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The House of One Thousand Eyes

by Michelle Barker
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: europe, dystopian, thrillers & suspense

Who can Lena trust to help her find out the truth?

Life in East Germany in the early 1980s is not easy for most people, but for Lena, it’s particularly hard. After the death of her parents in a factory explosion and time spent in a psychiatric hospital recovering from the trauma, she is sent to live with her stern aunt, a devoted member of the rul …

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