Young adult dystopian and post-apocalyptic books that will be released this month:
Article 5 by Kristen Simmons (US)
This was originally to be published in Feb but came out on 31st Jan.
“New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C., have been abandoned. The Bill of Rights has been revoked, and replaced with the Moral Statutes… It’s hard for Ember Miller to forget that people weren’t always arrested for reading the wrong books or staying out after dark. It’s hard to forget that life in the United States used to be different.“
Fever by Lauren DeStefano (US/UK)
The second book in the The Chemical Garden trilogy: “Genetic mutations have festered, reducing human longevity to twenty-five, even less for most women. To prevent extinction, young girls are kidnapped, mated in polygamous marriages with men eager to procreate.”
The Other Life by Susanne Winnacker (UK)
“Sherry has lived with her family in a sealed bunker since things went wrong up above. But when they run out of food, Sherry and her dad must venture outside. There they find a world of devastation, desolation…and the Weepers: savage, mutant killers.”
Pure by Julianna Baggott (US/UK)
“Pressia barely remembers the Detonations or much about life during the Before… And now, at an age when everyone is required to turn themselves over to the militia to either be trained as a soldier or, if they are too damaged and weak, to be used as live targets, Pressia can no longer pretend to be small. Pressia is on the run.”
The following are not included in my YA dystopia list but may still be of interest:
After the Snow by S.D. Crockett (UK)
“Set in the haunting and barren landscape of a new ice age… Completely alone, Willo is immediately flung into an icy journey of survival, adventure, friendship and self-discovery – with only the dog spirit inside his head to guide him. “
Partials by Dan Wells (US)
“The human race is all but extinct after a war with Partials—engineered organic beings identical to humans—has decimated the population.”
And, of course, The Hunger Games Tribute Guide and The Hunger Games: Official Illustrated Movie Companion.