Whats New Category: Science Fiction

Science Fiction Reads for Teens

Gardener

The Gardener by S.A. Bodeen
YA SF BODEEN, S.
When high school sophomore Mason finds a beautiful but catatonic girl in the nursing home where his mother works, the discovery leads him to revelations about a series of disturbing human experiments that have a connection to his own life.

Rules

The Rules by Stacey Kade
YA KADE, S.
At sixteen, Ariane Tucker has been careful to elude those seeking her since her escape from a genetics lab ten years earlier, but the attention of classmate Zane, both frightening and intoxicating, tempts her to risk violating at least one of her adoptive father’s five simple rules.

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Tin Star by Cecil Castelucci
YA SF CASTELUCCI, C.
Beaten and left for dead, fourteen-year-old Tula Bane finds herself abandoned on a space station called Yertina Feray after traveling with the colonist group, Children of the Earth.

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The Unidentified by Rae Mariz
YA SF MARIZ, R.
In a futuristic alternative school set in a shopping mall where video game-playing students are observed and used by corporate sponsors for market research, Katey “Kid” Dade struggles to figure out where she fits in and whether she even wants to.

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iBoy by Kevin Brooks
YA BROOKS, K.
Sixteen-year-old Tom Harvey was an ordinary Londoner until an attack that caused fragments of an iPhone to be embedded in his brain, giving him incredible knowledge and power, but using that power against the gang that attacked him and a friend could have deadly consequences.

Scan

Scan by Walter Jury and S. E. Fine
YA SF JURY, W.
Tate Archer outruns armed government officials as he tries to keep his now dead father’s strange invention out of the wrong hands, alien hands.

Icons

Icons by Margaret Stohl
YA SF STOHL, M.
After an alien force known as the Icon colonizes Earth, decimating humanity, four surviving teenagers must piece together the mysteries of their pasts–in order to save the future.

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A Long, Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan
YA SHEEHAN, A.
Sixteen-year-old Rosalinda Fitzroy, heir to the multiplanetary corporation UniCorp, is awakened after sixty years in stasis to find that everyone she knew has died and as she tries to make a new life for herself, learns she is the target of a robot assassin.

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Cinder by Marissa Meyer
YA MEYER, M.
As plague ravages the overcrowded Earth, observed by a ruthless lunar people, Cinder, a gifted mechanic and cyborg, becomes involved with handsome Prince Kai and must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect the world in this futuristic take on the Cinderella story.

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The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary Pearson
YA SF PEARSON, M.
In the not-too-distant future, when biotechnological advances have made synthetic bodies and brains possible but illegal, a seventeen-year-old girl, recovering from a serious accident and suffering from memory lapses, learns a startling secret about her existence.

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Black Hole Sun by David Macinnis Gill
YA SF GILL, D.
On the planet Mars, sixteen-year-old Durango and his crew of mercenaries are hired by the settlers of a mining community to protect their most valuable resource from a feral band of marauders.

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Dr. Franklin’s Island by Ann Halam
YA SF HALAM, A.
When their plane crashes over the Pacific Ocean, three science students are left stranded on a tropical island and then imprisoned by a doctor who is performing horrifying experiments on humans involving the transfer of animal genes.

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Feed by M. T. Anderson
YA SF ANDERSON, M.T.
In a future where most people have computer implants in their heads to control their environment, a boy meets an unusual girl who is in serious trouble.

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The Bar Code Tattoo by Suzanne Weyn
YA SF WEYN, S.
Things for Kayla progress from bad, as in being told her computer grades disqualify her from an art scholarship, to worse, when she refuses to accept an identification bar code tattoo on her seventeenth birthday.

Knife

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
YA SF NESS, P.
Pursued by power-hungry Prentiss and mad minister Aaron, young Todd and Viola set out across New World searching for answers about his colony’s true past and seeking a way to warn the ship bringing hopeful settlers from Old World.

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Candor by Pam Bachorz
YA SF BACHORZ, P.
For a fee, “model teen” Oscar Banks has been secretly–and selectively– sabotaging the subliminal messages that program the behavior of the residents of Candor, Florida, until his attraction to a rebellious new girl threatens to expose his subterfuge.

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Across the Universe by Beth Revis
YA SF REVIS, B.
Teenaged Amy, a cryogenically frozen passenger on the spaceship Godspeed, wakes up to discover that someone may have tried to murder her.

HouseScorpion

The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
YA SF FARMER, N.
In a future where humans despise clones, Matt enjoys special status as the young clone of El Patron, the 142-year-old leader of a corrupt drug empire nestled between Mexico and the United States.

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Unwind by Neal Shusterman
YA SF SHUSTERMAN, N.
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 uphold their beliefs–and, perhaps, save their own lives.

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The Dangerous Days of Daniel X by James Patterson
YA SF PATTERSON, J.
Fifteen-year-old Daniel has followed in his parents’ footsteps as the Alien Hunter, exterminating beings on The List of Alien Outlaws on Terra Firma, but when he faces his first of the top ten outlaws, the very existence of Earth and another planet are at stake.

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I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
YA SF LORE, P.
In rural Ohio, friendships and a beautiful girl prove distracting to a fifteen-year-old who has hidden on Earth for ten years waiting to develop the Legacies, or powers, he will need to rejoin the other six surviving Garde members and fight the Mogadorians who destroyed their planet, Lorien.

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Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
YA DOCTOROW, C.
After being interrogated for days by the Department of Homeland Security in the aftermath of a major terrorist attack on San Francisco, California, seventeen-year-old Marcus, released into what is now a police state, decides to use his expertise in computer hacking to set things right.

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Insignia by S.J. Kincaid
YA SF KINCAID, S.
Tom, a fourteen-year-old genius at virtual reality games, is recruited by the United States Military to begin training at the Pentagon Spire as a Combatant in World War III, controlling the mechanized drones that do the actual fighting off-planet.

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Free to Fall by Lauren Miller
YA SF MILLER, L.
In a near-future world where everyone is controlled by their smartphones, sixteen-year-old Rory Vaughn suddenly begins listening to the voice within–which kids are taught to ignore–and discovers a terrible plot at the heart of the corporation that makes the devices.

Rush

Rush by Eve Silver
YA SF SILVER, E.
Rochester, New York, high schooler Miki Jones is pulled into a sort of a game in which she and other teens battle real-life aliens and the consequences of each battle could be deadly.

TAB Picks

Books

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Suzanne: Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway, Zac & Mia by A.J. Betts, The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith, A Brief History of Time by Stephen W. Hawking

Rick: A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness, See You at Harry’s by Jo Knowles, Hatchet and The River by Gary Paulsen

Isabella: Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins, Geek Girl by Holly Smale, Shark Girl by Kelly Bingham

Theresa: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling

Ron: Sherlock Holmes: Adventure of the Speckled Band by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Kate: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (and other concerns) by Mindy Kaling

Katie: Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen

 

Movies & TV

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Maddie: Doctor Who

Ron: The Scorch Trials, War of the Worlds (2005)

Suzanne: CSI: Cyber, Life is Beautiful

Isabella: High School Musical

Katie: The Intern

Theresa: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Rick: Sleepy Hollow, Brooklyn 99

 

Music

Isabella: “Not Your Birthday” by Allstar Weekend

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Ron: “Bottoms Up” by Brantley Gilbert

Thorri: “Whatcha Say” by Jason Derulo

 

Games

Ron: Chess, Keep Talking and No One Explodes

Isabella: Cool Math Games, Tsum Tsum

Ricky: Crossy Road

Horror Reads for Teens: Vampires

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Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
YA MEAD, R.
Two years after a horrible incident made them run away, vampire princess Lissa and her guardian-in-training Rose are found and returned to St. Vladimir’s Academy, where one focuses on mastering magic, the other on physical training, while both try to avoid the perils of gossip, cliques, gruesome pranks, and sinister plots.

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The Reformed Vampire Support Group by Catherine Jinks
YA MY JINKS, C.
Fifteen-year-old vampire Nina has been stuck for fifty-one years in a boring support group for vampires, and nothing exciting has ever happened to them–until one of them is murdered and the others must try to solve the crime.

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Fat Vampire: A Never Coming of Age Story by Adam Rex
YA REX, A.
After being bitten by a vampire, not only is fifteen-year-old Doug doomed eternally to be fat, but now he must also save himself from the desperate host of a public-access-cable vampire-hunting television show that is on the verge of cancellation.

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Sucks To Be Me: the All-True Confessions of Mina Hamilton, Teen Vampire (maybe) by Kimberly Pauley
YA PAULEY, K.
When sixteen-year-old Mina is forced to take a class to help her decide whether or not to become a vampire like her parents, she also faces a choice between her life-long best friend and the boy she has a crush on versus new friends and possible boyfriends in her mandatory “vampire lessons.”

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The Vampire Diaries: the Awakening and the Struggle by L. J. Smith
YA SMITH, L.
Presents the first two volumes in the Vampire Diaries series, in which popular and beautiful high school senior Elena finds herself torn between two vampire brothers, the dark and brooding Stefan who wants to protect her from the horrors of his past and the dangerously attractive Damon, who is determined to use her to get revenge on his brother.

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Vampire Kisses: the Beginning by Ellen Schreiber
YA SCHREIBER, E.
Raven tries to shield her younger brother from the menacing Valentine Maxwell, even as she yearns to attend the prom with her immortal love, Alexander. The first three books in Ellen Schreiber’s bestselling Vampire Kisses series capture the thrill of a most unusual romance.

PrettyDead

Pretty Dead by Francesca Lia Block
YA BLOCK, F.
Beautiful vampire Charlotte finds herself slowly changing back into a human after the mysterious death of her best friend.

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Evernight by Claudia Gray
YA GRAY, C.
Sixteen-year-old Bianca, a new girl at the sinister Evernight boarding school, finds herself drawn to another outsider, Lucas, but dark forces threaten to tear them apart and destroy Bianca’s entire world.

BiteMe

Bite Me by Melissa Francis
YA FRANCIS, M.
AJ, a teenage vampire, hides her identity from her new stepfamily–among which is her ex-boyfriend–and investigates the secrets of her heritage.

Throat

Throat by R.A. Nelson
YA NELSON, R.
Seventeen-year-old Emma, having always felt cursed by her epilepsy, comes to realize that it is this very condition that saves her when she is mysteriously attacked and left with all the powers but none of the limitations of a vampire.

Blood

Blood by K.J. Wignall
YA WIGNALL, K.
A centuries-old vampire wakes up in the modern day to find he is being hunted by an unknown enemy, and begins to uncover the secrets of his origin and the path of his destiny.

SuckItUp

Suck It Up by Brian Meehl
YA MEEHL, B.
After graduating from the International Vampire League, a scrawny, teenaged vampire named Morning is given the chance to fulfill his childhood dream of becoming a superhero when he embarks on a League mission to become the first vampire to reveal his identity to humans and to demonstrate how peacefully-evolved, blood-substitute-drinking vampires can use their powers to help humanity.

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The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
YA BLACK, H.
When seventeen-year-old Tana wakes up following a party in the aftermath of a violent vampire attack, she travels to Coldtown, a quarantined Massachusetts city full of vampires, with her ex-boyfriend and a mysterious vampire boy in tow.

HeartsStake

Hearts at Stake by Alyxandra Harvey
YA HARVEY, A.
As her momentous sixteenth birthday approaches, Solange Drake, the only born female vampire in 900 years, is protected by her large family of brothers and her human best friend Lucy from increasingly persistent attempts on her life by the powerful vampire queen and her followers.

Vamped

Vamped by Lucienne Driver
YA Driver, L.
After being turned into a vampire, Gina realizes that she, along with many other students from her high school, have become pawns in an uprising within the vampire world.

NightRoad

Night Road by A.M. Jenkins
YA JENKINS, A.
Battling his own memories and fears, Cole, an extraordinarily conscientious vampire, and Sandor, a more impulsive acquaintance, spend a few months on the road, trying to train a young man who recently joined their ranks.

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The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda
YA FUKUDA, A.
Seventeen-year-old Gene has passed as a vampire for years, carefully following every rule, but now, just as he finds a girl worth fighting for, he is chosen to participate in the hunt for the last remaining humans among ruthless vampires who soon suspect his true nature.

Infinity
Infinity by Sherrilyn Kenyon
YA KENYON, S.
Streetwise, tough, and savvy, Nick and his quick sarcasm are the stuff of legend… until the night when his best friends try to kill him. Saved by a mysterious warrior, Nick is sucked into the realm of the Dark-Hunters: immortal vampire slayers who risk everything to save humanity. With his fellow students turning into flesh-eating zombies, how can he stop them… without getting grounded by his mom?

Eighth Grade Bites by Heather Brewer
YA BREWER, H.
For thirteen years, Vlad, aided by his aunt and best friend, has kept secret that he is half-vampire, but when his missing teacher is replaced by a sinister substitute, he learns that there is more to being a vampire, and to his parents’ deaths, than he could have guessed.

JessicasGuide

Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey
YA FANTASKEY, B.
Seventeen-year-old Jessica, adopted and raised in Pennsylvania, learns that she is descended from a royal line of Romanian vampires and that she is betrothed to a vampire prince, who poses as a foreign exchange student while courting her.

Farm

The Farm by Emily McKay
YA MCKAY, E.
In a vampire-infested world where teenagers have been imprisoned to provide food for the undead, Lily and her autistic twin, Mel, team up with a former schoolmate to make a desperate escape.

Peeps

Peeps by Scott Westerfeld
YA WESTERFELD, S.
Cal Thompson is a carrier of a parasite that causes vampirism, and must hunt down all of the girlfriends he has unknowingly infected.

DrainYou

Drain You by M. Beth Bloom
YA BLOOM, M.
Even after Quinn Lacey learns that the coast of Southern California is crawling with vampires, she still tries to keep her job at the video store, convince her parents that she is eating well, and rescue her best friend from a fate worse than death.

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Marked by P.C. and Kristin Cast
YA CAST, P.
Sixteen-year-old Zoey Redbird is Marked as a fledging vampyre and joins the House of Night where she will train to become an adult vampyre.

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Team Human by Justine Larbalestier and Sarah Rees Brennan
YA LARBALESTIER, J.
Residing in New Whitby, Maine, a town founded by vampires trying to escape persecution, Mel finds her negative attitudes challenged when her best friend falls in love with one, another friend’s father runs off with one, and she herself is attracted to someone who tries to pass himself off as one.

DangerousGirls

Dangerous Girls by R.L. Stine
YA STINE, R.
After sixteen-year-old Destiny and her twin sister Livvy are turned into partial vampires at a summer camp, they try to find the “Restorer,” someone who can return them to normal.

BlueBloods

Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz
YA CRUZ, M.
Select teenagers from some of New York City’s wealthiest and most socially prominent families learn a startling secret about their bloodlines.

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Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
YA MEYER, S.
When seventeen-year-old Bella leaves Phoenix to live with her father in Forks, Washington, she meets an exquisitely handsome boy at school for whom she feels an overwhelming attraction and who she comes to realize is not wholly human.

Bloodline

Bloodline by Kate Cary
YA CARY, K.
In this story told primarily through journal entries, a British soldier in World War I makes the horrifying discovery that his regiment commander is descended from Count Dracula.

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The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa
YA KAGAWA, J.
After Allison is forced to flee the city, she joins a band of humans who are seeking a legend — a possible cure to the disease that killed off most of humankind and created the creatures threatening humans and vampires alike.

Department19

Department 19 by Will Hill
YA HILL, W.
After watching his father’s brutal murder, sixteen-year-old Jamie Carpenter joins Department 19, a secret government agency, where he learns of the existence of vampires and the history that ties him to the team destined to stop them.

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My Swordhand is Singing by Marcus Sedgewick
YA SEDGEWICK, M.
In the dangerous dark of winter in an Eastern European village during the early seventeenth century, Peter learns from a gypsy girl that the Shadow Queen is behind the recent murders and reanimations, and his father’s secret past may hold the key to stopping her.

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Birth of a Killer by Darren Shan
YA SHAN, D.
When his cousin is murdered at the factory where they both work as child laborers, young Larten Crepsley commits a horrific act and must live on the run until he meets a vampire named Seba Nile who offers him protection and training as a vampire’s assistant.

Horror Reads for Teens: Zombies

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The Infects by Sean Beaudoin
YA BEAUDOIN, S.
Seventeen-year-old Nero is stuck in the wilderness with a bunch of other juvenile delinquents on an “Inward Trek.” As if that weren’t bad enough, his counselors have turned into flesh-eating maniacs overnight and are now chowing down on his fellow miscreants. These kids have seen zombie movies. They know the rules. Unfortunately, knowing the rules isn’t going to be enough.

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Undeadby Kirsty McKay
YA MCKAY, KIRSTY
On a school trip to snowbound Scotland, several students become infected and turn into hungry zombies, leaving a small band of survivors to take refuge in the school bus.

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Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter
YA SHOWALTER, G.
Alice Bell must learn to fight the undead to avenge her family and learn to trust Cole Holland who has secrets of his own.

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Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry
YA MABERRY, J.
In a post-apocalyptic world where fences and border patrols guard the few people left from the zombies that have overtaken civilization, fifteen-year-old Benny Imura is finally convinced that he must follow in his older brother’s footsteps and become a bounty hunter.

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Bad Taste in Boys by Carrie Harris
YA HARRIS, C.
Future physician Kate Grable is horrified when her high school’s football coach gives team members steroids, but the drugs turn players into zombies and Kate must find an antidote before the flesh-eating monsters get to her or her friends.

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Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
YA MARION, I.
A zombie who yearns for a better life ends up falling in love with a human, in this original debut novel. R is a zombie. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse, but he has dreams. He doesn’t enjoy killing people; he enjoys riding escalators and listening to Frank Sinatra. He is a little different from his fellow Dead. Not just another zombie novel, this is funny, scary, and deeply moving.

Ashes

Ashes by Isla J. Bick
YA BICK, I.
Alex, a resourceful seventeen-year-old running from her incurable brain tumor, Tom, who has left the war in Afghanistan, and Ellie, an angry eight-year-old, join forces after an electromagnetic pulse sweeps through the sky and kills most of the world’s population, turning some of those who remain into zombies and giving the others superhuman senses.

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Zom-B by Darren Shan
YA SHAN, D.
When the news starts reporting a zombie outbreak in Ireland, B’s father thinks it’s a hoax-but even if it isn’t, the two of them joke, it’s only the Irish, right? That is, until zombies actually attack the school. B is forced on a mad dash through the serpentine corridors of high school, making allegiances with anyone with enough gall to fight off their pursuers. But when they come face-to-face with the ravenous, oozing corpses, all bets are off. There are no friends. No allies. Just whatever it takes to survive.

Dead Reckoning

Dead Reckoning by Mercedes Lackey and Rosemary Edghill
YA LACKEY, M.
In 1867 Texas, Jett, a girl passing as a boy while seeking her long-lost twin brother, joins forces with Honoraria Gibbons, an inventor, and White Fox, a young Army scout, to investigate a zombie army that is terrorizing the West.

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Dearly Departed by Lia Habel
YA HABEL, L.
In the year 2195 when society is technologically advanced but follows the social mores of Victorian England, recently orphaned Nora Dearly is left at the mercy of her domineering, social-climbing aunt, until she is nearly kidnapped by zombies and falls in with a group of mysterious, black-clad commandos.

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Sick by Tom Leveen
YA LEVEEN, T.
Brian and his friends are not part of the cool crowd at Phoenix Metro High School. They’re the misfits, the troublemakers–the ones who jump their high school’s electrified fence to skip school regularly. So when the virus breaks out, they’re the only ones with a chance of surviving.

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This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers
YA SUMMERS, C.
Barricaded in Cortege High with five other teens while zombies try to get in, Sloane Price observes her fellow captives become more unpredictable and violent as time passes although they each have much more reason to live than she has.

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Zombie Queen of Newbury High by Amanda Ashby
YA ASHBY, A.
While trying to cast a love spell on her date on the eve of the senior prom, Mia inadvertently infects her entire high school class with a virus that will turn them all into zombies.

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Zombies vs. Unicorns edited by Holly Black and Justine Larbalastier
YA SS ZOMBIES
Twelve short stories by a variety of authors seek to answer the question of whether zombies are better than unicorns.

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Z by Michael Thomas Ford
YA SF FORD, M.
In the year 2032, after a virus that turned people into zombies has been eradicated, Josh is invited to join an underground gaming society, where the gamers hunt zombies and the action is more dangerous than it seems.

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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith
YA GRAHAME-SMITH, S.
As a mysterious plague falls upon the village of Meryton and zombies start rising from the dead, Elizabeth Bennett is determined to destroy the evil menace, but becomes distracted by the arrival of the dashing and arrogant Mr. Darcy.

Enemy

The Enemy by Charles Higson
YA HIGSON, C.
After a disease turns everyone over sixteen into brainless, decomposing, flesh-eating creatures, a group of teenagers leave their shelter and set out of a harrowing journey across London to the safe haven of Buckingham Palace.

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You Are so Undead to Me by Stacey Jay
YA JAY, S.
Megan Berry, a Carol, Arkansas, high school student who can communicate with the Undead, must team up with her childhood friend Ethan to save homecoming from an army of flesh-hungry zombies.

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Infinity by Sherrilyn Kenyon
YA KENYON, S.
Fourteen-year-old sarcastic, street-savvy Nick is drawn into the world of the Dark-Hunters, but must hide his participation in the battle against werewolves, vampires, and zombies from his mother and high school principal.

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I Kissed a Zombie, and I Liked It by Adam Selzer
YA SELZER, A.
Living in the post-human era when the undead are part of everyday life, high schooler Alley breaks her no-dating rule when Doug catches her eye, but classmate Will demands to turn her into a vampire and her zombie boyfriend may be unable to stop him.

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The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
YA RYAN, C.
Through twists and turns of fate, orphaned Mary seeks knowledge of life, love, and especially what lies beyond her walled village and the surrounding forest, where dwell the Unconsecrated, aggressive flesh-eating people who were once dead.

8 Teen Novels for Those Who Love Math

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Nearly Gone by Elle Cosimano
YA MY COSIMANO, E.
A math-whiz from a trailer park discovers she’s the only student capable of unraveling complex clues left by a serial killer who’s systematically getting rid of her classmates.

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An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
YA GREEN, J.
Disconsolate after being dumped for the nineteenth time by yet another girl named Katherine, Colin meets a non-Katherine named Lindsey who helps him figure out a mathematical theorem to determine the length of romantic relationships.

ForeverChanges

Forever Changes by Brendan Halpin
YA HALPIN, B.
Gifted in math and sure to be accepted at MIT if she’d only submit her application, Brianna knows her life expectancy is shortened because of cystic fibrosis but receives encouragement from her calculus teacher, who has his own health problems.

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Evil Genius by Catherine Jinks
YA SF JINKS, C.
Computer genius Cadel doesn’t realize he’s being manipulated when his therapist warns him not to get caught when he puts his talent for destruction to use at the Axis Institute for World Domination.

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A Higher Geometry by Sharelle Byars Moranville
YA MORANVILLE, S.
Not given credit by other students or her parents for her mathematical ability, Anna wavers about attending college until she dates Mike, who encourages her to follow her aptitude and zeal for math.

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The Last Universe by William Sleator
YA SLEATOR, W.
Susan and her wheelchair-bound brother Gary explore a garden designed by a physicist, and when they realize the maker used quantum physics for the layout, they wonder if there’s an alternate world where Gary could be well.

GoodEnough

Good Enough by Paula Yoo
YA YOO, P.
Although Patti tries to be a PKD, a Perfect Korean Daughter, and keeps her grades up to attend an Ivy League school, it’s really hard when her father loves math, her mother cooks Korean food with Spam, and Patti loves music.

InRealLife

In real life by Lawrence Tabak
YA TABAK, L.
Fifteen-year-old math prodigy Seth Gordon hopes to compete professionally playing Starfare, the world’s most popular computer game, but when he gets the chance to move to Korea and train full-time, he may not be ready for the culture shock and leaving his possible girlfriend, Hannah.