This is the Way the World Ends

V for Vendetta
V for Vendetta By Moore, Alan, 1953- Book - 2005 GN V All copies in use Availability details

Annotation: A powerful story about loss of freedom and individuality, V FOR VENDETTA takes place in a totalitarian England following a devastating war that changed the face of the planet. In a world without political or personal freedom comes a mysterious man in a white porcelain mask who fights political oppressors through terrorism and seemingly absurd acts. It's a gripping tale of the blurred lines between ideological good and evil.

This Is Not A Test
This Is Not A Test By Summers, Courtney Paperback - 2012 YA SUM All copies in use Availability details

Annotation: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.

The Water Wars
The Water Wars By Stracher, Cameron Book - 2011 YA STR Available in some locations

Annotation:In a world where water has become a precious resource, Vera and her brother befriend a boy who seems to have unlimited access to water and who suspiciously disappears, prompting a dangerous search challenged by pirates, a paramilitary group, and corporations.

Birthmarked By O'Brien, Caragh M. Book - 2010 YA OBR Available in some locations

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 Stone is forced into a difficult choice when her parents are arrested and taken into the city.

Ashfall By Mullin, Mike Book - 2011 YA MUL Available in some locations

Annotation:After the eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano destroys his city and its surroundings, fifteen-year-old Alex must journey from Cedar Falls, Iowa, to Illinois to find his parents and sister, trying to survive in a transformed landscape and a new society in which all the old rules of living have vanished.

The Declaration
The Declaration By Malley, Gemma Book - 2007 YA MAL Available in some locations

Annotation:In 2140 England, where drugs enable people to live forever and children are illegal, teenaged Anna, an obedient "Surplus" training to become a house servant, discovers that her birth parents are trying to find her.

Rot & Ruin
Rot & Ruin By Maberry, Jonathan Book - 2010 YA MAB Available in some locations

Annotation: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.

Legend By Lu, Marie, 1984- Book - 2011 YA LU Available in some locations

Annotation:In a dark future, when North America has split into two warring nations, fifteen-year-olds Day, a famous criminal, and prodigy June, the brilliant soldier hired to capture him, discover that they have a common enemy.

Monument 14
Monument 14 By Laybourne, Emmy Book - 2012 YA LAY All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Trapped inside a chain superstore by an apocalyptic sequence of natural and human disasters, six high school kids from various popular and unpopular social groups struggle for survival while protecting a group of younger children.

XVI By Karr, Julia Paperback - 2011 YA KAR Available in some locations

Annotation: Nina lives in a totalitarian future society in which all girls are required to get a Governing Council-ordered "XVI" wrist tattoo on their 16th birthdays, announcing to the world that they are ready for sex. Becoming a "sex-teen" is Nina's worst fear until, right before her birthday, her mother is brutally attacked and reveals a shocking truth to Nina with her dying breaths that changes everything Nina thought she knew about her life. Now, alone but for her younger sister, Nina must try to discover who she really is, all the while staying one step ahead of her mother's killer.

Possession By Johnson, Elana Book - 2011 YA JOH Available in some locations

Annotation:In a world where Thinkers control the population and Rules are not meant to be broken, fifteen-year-old Violet Schoenfeld must make a choice to control or be controlled after learning truths about her "dead" sister and "missing" father.

The Eleventh Plague
The Eleventh Plague By Hirsch, Jeff Book - 2011 YA HIR Available in some locations

Annotation:Twenty years after the start of the war that caused the Collapse, fifteen-year-old Stephen, his father, and grandfather travel post-Collapse America scavenging, but when his grandfather dies and his father decides to risk everything to save the lives of two strangers, Stephen's life is turned upside down.

Safekeeping By Hesse, Karen Book - 2012 YA HES Available in some locations

Annotation:When Radley returns to the United States after volunteering abroad, she comes back to a country under military rule with strict travel restrictions, and she must find her way back to her Vermont home through the New England woods.

Nomansland By Hauge, Lesley Book - 2010 YA HAU Available in some locations

Annotation:Living under a strict code of conduct in an all-female community 500 years after the earth's destruction, a sensitive teenaged girl raised to be a hunter discovers forbidden relics from the Time Before.

The Line
The Line By Hall, Teri Book - 2010 YA HAL Available in some locations

Annotation:Rachel thinks that she and her mother are safe working for Ms. Moore at her estate close to The Line, an invisible border of the Unified States, but then Rachel finds a mysterious recorded message that can only have come from the other side. The voice is asking for help. Who sent the message? Why is her mother so protective? And to what lengths is Rachel willing to go in order to do what she thinks is right?

Masque of the Red Death
Masque of the Red Death By Griffin, Bethany Book - 2012 YA GRI Available in some locations

Annotation:In this twist on Edgar Allen Poe's gothic short story, a wealthy teenaged girl who can afford a special mask to protect her from the plague that decimated humanity in the mid-1800s, falls in love, becomes caught up in a conspiracy to overthrow an oppressive government, and faces the threat of a new plague.

Dark Parties
Dark Parties By Grant, Sara, 1968- Book - 2011 YA GRA Available in some locations

Annotation:Sixteen-year-old Neva, born and raised under the electrified Protectosphere that was built when civilization collapsed in violent warfare, puts her friends, family, and life at risk when she tries to find out if their world is built on a complex series of lies and deceptions.

The Assault
The Assault By Falkner, Brian Book - 2012 YA FAL All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:In the year 2030, six teens who have been modified to look like the aliens who are battling for control of Earth go behind enemy lines and discover a shocking, secret alien project.

The Sky Inside
The Sky Inside By Dunkle, Clare B. Book - 2008 YA DUN All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Martin lives in a "perfect world" under the protective dome of suburb HM1, where every year a new generation of genetically-engineered children is shipped out to meet their parents. And it's all about to come crashing down because a stranger has come to take away all the little children, including Martin's sister, Cassie, and no one wants to talk about where they have gone. Martin has a choice either to remain in the dubious safety of HM1, or to break out of the suburb into the mysterious land outside.

Wither By DeStefano, Lauren Book - 2011 YA DES Available in some locations

Annotation:After modern science turns every human into a genetic time bomb with men dying at age twenty-five and women dying at age twenty, girls are kidnapped and married off in order to repopulate the world.

The Pledge
The Pledge By Derting, Kimberly Book - 2011 YA DER Available in some locations

Annotation:In a dystopian kingdom where the classes are separated by the languages they speak, Charlaina "Charlie" Hart has a secret gift that is revealed when she meets a mysterious young man named Max.

Breathe By Crossan, Sarah Book - 2012 YA CRO Available in some locations

Annotation:In a barren land, a shimmering glass dome houses the survivors of the Switch, the period when oxygen levels plunged and the green world withered. A state lottery meant a lucky few won safety, while the rest suffocated in the thin air. And now Alina, Quinn, and Bea--an unlikely trio, each with their own agendas, their own longings and fears--walk straight into the heart of danger. With two days' worth of oxygen in their tanks, they leave the dome. What will happen on the third day?

After the Snow
After the Snow By Crockett, S. D. Book - 2012 YA CRO Available in some locations

Annotation:Fifteen-year-old Willo Blake, born after the 2059 snows that ushered in a new ice age, encounters outlaws, halfmen, and an abandoned girl as he journeys in search of his family, who mysteriously disappeared from the freezing mountain that was their home.

The Way We Fall
The Way We Fall By Crewe, Megan Book - 2012 YA CRE Available in some locations

Annotation:Sixteen-year-old old Kaelyn challenges her fears, finds a second chance at love, and fights to keep her family and friends safe as a deadly new virus devastates her island community.

The Last Princess
The Last Princess A Novel By Craze, Galaxy Book - 2012 YA CRA Available in some locations

Annotation:Tired of the royal family's relative comfort while they suffer in the wake of worldwide catastrophes in 2090, rebels kill the British king and abduct two of his children, but Princess Eliza escapes, disguises herself, and joins the rebels to seek revenge and the safe return of her siblings.

Eve By Carey, Anna Book - 2011 YA CAR Available in some locations

Annotation:In 2032, sixteen years after a deadly virus has wiped out most of the earth's population, Eve discovers the terrible fate that awaits students when they graduate from their all-girls school, and she sets off on a treacherous journey into the wilds of The New America, searching for a place where she can survive.

Ashes By Bick, Ilsa J. Book - 2011 YA BIC Available in some locations

Annotation: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.

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.

Enclave By Aguirre, Ann Book - 2011 YA AGU Available in some locations

Annotation:In a post-apocalyptic future, fifteen-year-old Deuce, a loyal Huntress, brings back meat while avoiding the Freaks outside her enclave, but when she is partnered with the mysterious outsider, Fade, she begins to see that the strict ways of the elders may be wrong--and dangerous.

After Nineteen Stories of Apocalypse and Dystopia Book - 2012 YA AFT Available in some locations

Annotation:An anthology of nineteen tales by well-known authors of young adult and adult literature which explore the lives of teens raised after a catastrophe, either in the first few years after the change or in the distant future.

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Apocalyptic and dystopian YA fiction of all flavors: political, natural disaster, zombies, aliens, and plagues.

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