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Condin, Ally
Matched 2011 (TEEN NUTMEG PB C)
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?  Look for Book #2 Crossed and Book #3 Reached.

Dashner, James
The Maze Runner2009 (TEEN NUTMEG PB D)
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.  Look for Book#2 The Scorch Trials and Book #3 The Death Cure.

Evans, Richard Paul
Michael Vey: the Prisoner of Cell 25 2012 (TEEN NUTMEG PB E)
Michael Vey seems like an ordinary teenager, but he has a unique power.  After his mother is kidnapped he and his friends have to find his mother and fight the hunters to save other kids with the same powers.  Look for Book #2 Michael Vey: Rise of the Elgen and Book #3 Michael Vey: Battle of the Ampere.

Farmer, Nancy
The House of the Scorpion 2002
In a future where humans despise clones, Matt enjoys special status as the young clone of El Patrón, the 142-year-old leader of a corrupt drug empire nestled between Mexico and the United States.

Grant, Michael
Gone2008 (NEW TEEN PB G)
In a small town on the coast of California, everyone over the age of fourteen suddenly disappears, setting up a battle between the remaining town residents and the students from a local private school, as well as those who have "The Power" and are able to perform supernatural feats and those who do not.  Look for the rest of the books in this exciting series!

Lowry, Lois
The Giver 1993 (TEEN PB L)
Given his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his community and discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives.

Meyer, Marissa
Cinder 2012 (TEEN FIC MEYER)
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.  Look for Book #2 Scarlet coming soon!

Roth, Veronica
Divergent 2012 (TEEN NUTMEG PB R)
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.  Look for Book #2 Insurgent and Book #3 Allegiant coming out on October 22, 2013!

Westerfeld, Scott
Leviathan  2009 (NEW TEEN PB W)
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. Look
for Book #2 Bohemoth and Book #3 Goliath.

Shusterman, Neal
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 survive until they turn eighteen.  Look for Book #2 Unwholly and Book #3 Unsouled coming out on October 15, 2013.

Various Authors
Short Stories: After: Nineteen Stories of Apocalypse and Dystopia 2012 (TEEN SHORT STORY AFTER)
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.