Multcolib Picks: If you like Divergent
Annotation:Deuce the Huntress understands the need for the brutal order that lets the members of her underground enclave survive in their post-apocalyptic world. But when she is exiled Topside, she learns that everything her leaders taught her is a lie. First in a series.
Annotation:After her twin brother is captured, Saba vows to rescue him. Accompanied by her younger sister, she travels through the dystopian land of lawless enclaves and disintegrating civilization, getting captured herself and being forced to fight other slave girls for the pleasure of a vicious king. First in a series.
Annotation: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 is forced into a difficult choice when her parents are arrested and taken into the city. First in a series.
Annotation:In the mid-21st century major world cities are controlled by a formidable security force and clairvoyant underworld cell member Paige commits acts of psychic treason before being captured by an otherworldly race that would make her a part of their supernatural army. This is an adult title that can easily cross over into YA. First in a series.
Annotation:This is the first in a series about a future world in which one of the ways the government wields power is by giving teens an operation that makes them insanely beautiful versions of themselves... and also makes them very acquiescent to all the government's rules. Tally, the heroine of this series, winds up being just as tough as Triss.
Annotation:In Massachusetts, eighteen-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.
Annotation:To support herself and her younger brother in a future Beverly Hills, sixteen-year-old Callie hires her body out to seniors who want to experience being young again, and she lives a fairy-tale life until she learns that her body will commit murder unless her mind can stop it.
Annotation: 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. This is a fantasy novel, not dystopian, but like Divergent, it has a kick-butt heroine and a great romance. First in a series.
Annotation:Lena looks forward to receiving the government-mandated cure that prevents the delirium of love and leads to a safe, predictable, and happy life, until ninety-five days before her eighteenth birthday and her treatment, she falls in love. First in a series.
Annotation:Virtually all relationships are now digital in 2060. Maddie, whose father is one of those who set up this system, is wooed by radicals who are trying to get people to “unplug” and return to real contact with other people.
Annotation:Foundling Fever Crumb has been raised as an engineer although females in the future London, England, are not believed capable of rational thought, but at age fourteen she leaves her sheltered world and begins to learn startling truths about her past while facing danger in the present. First in a series.
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Teens living in a troubled future world, fighting hard for their lives. Add lots of action, and often some romance, too! Enjoy, Divergent fans. - Diana A.