Psychedelic Science Fiction

Skinned By Wasserman, Robin Paperback - 2008 YA WAS Available in some locations

Annotation:To save her from dying in a horrible accident, Lia's wealthy parents transplant her brain into a mechanical body.

Little Brother
Little Brother By Doctorow, Cory Book - 2008 YA DOC All copies in use Availability details

Annotation: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.

The Knife of Never Letting Go
The Knife of Never Letting Go By Ness, Patrick, 1971- Paperback - 2008 YA NES All copies in use Availability details

Annotation: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.

The Forest of Hands and Teeth
The Forest of Hands and Teeth By Ryan, Carrie Book - 2009 YA RYA Available in some locations

Annotation: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.

The Maze Runner
The Maze Runner By Dashner, James, 1972- Book - 2009 YA DAS Available in some locations

Annotation:Sixteen-year-old Thomas wakes up with no memory in the middle of a maze and realizes he must work with the community in which he finds himself if he is to escape.

The Dead and the Gone
The Dead and the Gone By Pfeffer, Susan Beth, 1948- Book - 2008 YA PFE Available in some locations

Annotation:After a meteor hits the moon and sets off a series of horrific climate changes, seventeen-year-old Alex Morales must take care of his sisters alone in the chaos of New York City.

Matched By Condie, Allyson Braithwaite Paperback - 2011 YA CON All copies in use Availability details Holds: 1 on 4 copies

Annotation:All her life, Cassia has never had a choice. The Society dictates everything: when and how to play, where to work, where to live, what to eat and wear, when to die, and most importantly to Cassia as she turns 17, whom to marry. When she is Matched with her best friend Xander, things couldn't be more perfect. But why did her neighbor Ky's face show up on her match disk as well?

Twilight By Meyer, Stephenie, 1973- Paperback - 2008 YA MEY All copies in use Availability details

Annotation: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.

The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games By Collins, Suzanne Book - 2008 YA COL Available in some locations

Annotation:In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through an annual televised survival competition pitting young people from each of the twelve districts against one another, sixteen-year-old Katniss's skills are put to the test when she voluntarily takes her younger sister's place.

Airhead By Cabot, Meg Book - 2008 YA CAB Available in some locations

Annotation:Sixteen-year-old Emerson Watts, an advanced placement student with a disdain for fashion, is the recipient of a "whole body transplant" and finds herself transformed into one of the world's most famous teen supermodels.

The Alchemyst
The Alchemyst The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel By Scott, Michael, 1959- Paperback - 2007 YA SCO Available in some locations

Annotation:While working at pleasant but mundane summer jobs in San Francisco, fifteen-year-old twins, Sophie and Josh, suddenly find themselves caught up in the deadly, centuries-old struggle between rival alchemists, Nicholas Flamel and John Dee, over the possession of an ancient and powerful book holding the secret formulas for alchemy and everlasting life.

Unwind By Shusterman, Neal Book - 2007 YA SHU Available in some locations

Annotation: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.

Epic By Kostick, Conor, 1964- Book - 2008

Annotation:On New Earth, a world based on a video role-playing game, fourteen-year-old Erik persuades his friends to aid him in some unusual gambits in order to save Erik's father from exile and safeguard the futures of each of their families.

Academy 7
Academy 7 By Osterlund, Anne Paperback - 2009 YA OST Available in some locations

Annotation:Aerin Renning and Dane Madousin struggle as incoming students at the most exclusive academy in the Universe, both hiding secrets that are too painful to reveal, not realizing that those very secrets link them together.

The Adoration of Jenna Fox
The Adoration of Jenna Fox By Pearson, Mary Paperback - 2009 YA PEA Available in some locations

Annotation: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.

Black Hole Sun
Black Hole Sun By Gill, David Macinnis, 1963- Book - 2010 YA GIL Available in some locations

Annotation: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.

Fever Crumb
Fever Crumb By Reeve, Philip Book - 2010 YA REE All copies in use Availability details

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.

Found By Haddix, Margaret Peterson Book - 2008 J HAD Available in some locations

Annotation:When thirteen-year-olds Jonah and Chip, who are both adopted, learn they were discovered on a plane that appeared out of nowhere, full of babies with no adults on board, they realize that they have uncovered a mystery involving time travel and two opposing forces, each trying to repair the fabric of time.

Ship Breaker
Ship Breaker By Bacigalupi, Paolo Book - 2010 YA BAC Available in some locations

Annotation:In a futuristic world, teenaged Nailer scavenges copper wiring from grounded oil tankers for a living, but when he finds a beached clipper ship with a girl in the wreckage, he has to decide if he should strip the ship for its wealth or rescue the girl.

Leviathan By Westerfeld, Scott Book - 2009 YA WES Available in some locations

Annotation:In an alternate 1914 Europe, fifteen-year-old Austrian Prince Alek, on the run from the Clanker Powers who are attempting to take over the globe using mechanical machinery, forms an uneasy alliance with Deryn who, disguised as a boy to join the British Air Service, is learning to fly genetically-engineered beasts.

This World We Live in
This World We Live in By Pfeffer, Susan Beth, 1948- Book - 2010 YA PFE Available in some locations

Annotation:When the moon's gravitational pull increases, causing massive natural disasters on earth, Miranda and her family struggle to survive in a world without cities or sunlight, and wonder if anyone else in still alive.

Firestorm By Klass, David Book - 2006

Annotation:After learning that he has been sent from the future for a special purpose, eighteen-year-old Jack receives help from an unusual dog and a shape-shifting female fighter.

So This Is How It Ends
So This Is How It Ends By Sutherland, Tui, 1978- Book - 2006

Annotation:During an earthquake in the year 2012 five teens are transported seventy-five years into the future, where the end of the world is imminent, and are drawn together by a mysterious force.

Life as We Knew It
Life as We Knew It By Pfeffer, Susan Beth, 1948- Book - 2006 YA PFE Available in some locations

Annotation:Through journal entries sixteen-year-old Miranda describes her family's struggle to survive after a meteor hits the moon, causing worldwide tsunamis, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions.

Divergent By Roth, Veronica Book - 2011 YA ROT All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:In a future Chicago, sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomoly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all.

The Roar
The Roar By Clayton, Emma Book - 2009 J CLA Available in some locations

Annotation:In an overpopulated world where all signs of nature have been obliterated and a wall has been erected to keep out plague-ridden animals, twelve-year-old Mika refuses to believe that his twin sister was killed after being abducted, and continues to search for her in spite of the dangers he faces in doing so.

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