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book cover for the maze runner by james dashner

Series: Maze Runner

Chapters: 62; S/m/l

Pages: 375

Genre: YA Fiction/Sci-fi/Dystopia

“This is a fast-paced adventure in a very dark and pretty violent post-apocalyptic world. It is reminiscent of The Lord of the Flies, without the inventiveness of The Hunger Games.” – Debra Bogart

Description: Every month 1 boy is brought up into ‘The Glade’. The Glade is a wide area home to many other boys. It is surrounded by a complex ever-changing maze that is home to monsters at night. One day, Thomas is brought up into The Glade. The next day a girl follows him. After that everything goes wrong. Everyone in The Glade has limited time to escape before they are all devoured by the maze and it’s monsters.

“Are they changed because they want to go back to their old life, or is it because they’re so depressed at realizing their old life was no better than what we have now?” (149)

8/10
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book cover for the knife of never letting go by patrick ness

Series: Chaos Walking

Chapters: 42; s/M/l

Pages: 479

Genre: YA Fiction/Sci-fi

“A book of startling and poetic beauty…. Enormously compelling.”– Literary Review (U.K.)

Description: On a planet known as New World there is a town named Prentisstown. Everyone in this town can hear each others thoughts, no one is safe. Suddenly a terrible secret is presented to Todd, a boy a month short of becoming a man. He must run from the town and it’s history in hopes of surviving. The only problem is, how can you escape when they can hear all your thoughts?

“Cuz the rumors were true, the rumors that Francia heard. The word was true. It’s an army. A whole army. There’s a whole army coming after me” (210)

11/10
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book cover for the hunt by andrew fukuda

Series: The Hunt

Chapters: 8; s/m/L

Pages: 293

Genre: Fiction/Dystopia

“A book that grabs you by the throat and doesn’t let go. Both terrifying and sublime, with every page evoking that fragile yet unyielding thing we call humanity.”– Andrea Cremer, author of the Nightshade trilogy

Description: In a world where humans have been almost completely eradicated by the dangers of sickly vampires very few are left alive. Those who are must learn the basics of acting as one of them. No sweating, no laughing, no sleeping on the ground and absolutely no attention drawn towards yourself. Gene has managed to get by until now, the year of the heper hunt. Humans, aka hepers, are raised in captivity until they are of age to be hunted down in a gruesome game of cat and mouse. A random lottery picks the vampires who will participate, when Gene is picked his world turns upside down whilst trying to conceal his secret as well as trying to free the hepers. People resurface from Gene’s past and he must ask himself if he is willing to put himself on the line from these people and the possibility of getting answers to his age old questions.

“No matter the sun: he will bound into the village, tear down doors and windows, rip the hepers to shreds, sink his teeth into the soft give of their neck, even as the sun burns down into his skin and melts it into wax, even as his eyeballs explode and ooze vitreous juice down his sliding face, nose, cheeks. None of it matters even as he succumbs to the rays, even as he dissolves into a puddle of pus, so long as he dies with hepers in his arms and heper juice in his system. What a way to go, not so gently into the night.” (167)

8/10
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book cover for breathe by sarah crossan

Series: Breathe

Chapters: 57; s/M/l

Pages: 371

Genre: Science Fiction/Dystopia

“Will leave fans breathless for the next one.” -ALA Booklist

Description: All of the trees in the world have been cut down and the population of remaining humans reside within a dome. Breathe, an air manufacturing company protects them as they all pay their oxygen tax. However, this government is hiding knowledge. 3 friends venture out into the Outlands with only 2 days of oxygen and what they find is not what you would expect.

“I know why they cut the trees down. I know the problem: the world’s population was soaring and people needed to eat. And the solution was to log all the remaining forests and use the land for farming.” (92)

8/10

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