The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (YA Fiction YAN)
The first four waves of the alien invasion on Earth killed off most of the Earth’s population. Now it is the 5th wave and Cassie is running from them. Cassie believes that by staying alone she is staying alive. The previous waves have taught her to trust no one. But when Cassie meets Evan Walker she questions her previous beliefs. Evan may be Cassie’s only hope to rescue her brother and to save herself. This is the first book in The Fifth Wave series.
I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore (YA Fiction LOR)
John is one of 18 who left the planet Lorien before the evil Mogadorians destroyed it. These 18 survivors, nine kids and nine mentors, made it to Earth and split up. They are constantly on the run to stay away from the Mogadorians on Earth who want to finish what they started. Each survivor was given a number, and they can only be killed in order. Numbers 1-3 have been killed. John is number four, he’s next. This is the first book in the Lorien Legacies series.
Across the Universe by Beth Revis (YA Fiction REV)
Seventeen-year-old Amy and her parents boarded the spaceship Godspeed as frozen cargo hoping to awaken on a new planet three hundred years in the future. However, when Amy is woken up fifty years too soon, she realizes that someone is trying to kill her. While Amy works to discover the murder suspect to save her parents, she also discovers love in the most unlikely place. This is the first book in the Across the Universe series.
The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex (YA Fiction REX)
After Tip’s mother is abducted by aliens called Boov, the Boov arrive to take over the Earth, which they call Smekland after their leader Captain Smek. The day of the alien’s arrival on Earth is renamed “Smekday.” After the aliens take over, all humans are required to relocate to Florida. On her way to Florida, Tip makes friends with a Boov named J.Lo. As Tip and J.Lo travel across the United States, they discover that another alien race is trying to conquer Earth as well. Tip and J.Lo begin a journey to find Tips mother and save the world.
Cinder by Marissa Meyer (YA Fiction MEY)
Cinder, a cyborg who lives with her cruel stepmother, is one of the best mechanics in New Beijing. When the prince pays Cinder a visit to have her fix an extremely important android, she finds herself thrown into the center of an intergalactic struggle and a forbidden attraction to the prince. This is the first book in the Lunar Chronicles.
The Supernaturalist by Eoin Colfer (YA Fiction COL)
In the future, fourteen-year-old Cosmo Hill is unwanted by his parents and thus sent to the Clarissa Frayne Institute for Parentally Challenged Boys. At this institute, the boys are put to work testing highly dangerous products. Cosmo realizes that he needs to escape this institute to survive. Cosmo escapes with the help of the Supernaturalists, kids who all share the same ability as Cosmo, they can see supernatural Parasites that feed on the life force of humans. Cosmo joins the Supernaturalists as they attempt to save what is left of humanity and discover a horrifying secret that will put all of their beliefs into question.
The Prisoner of Cell 25 Richard Paul Evans (YA Fiction EVA)
Michael Vey is a fourteen-year-old high school student with special powers: Electric powers. Michael believes that he is the only one with these powers until he meets Taylor. Michael, Taylor, and Michael’s friend Ostin set out to discover why they have these powers and end up discovering a group who wants to control all of the children with these abilities and through them control the world. This is the first book in the Michael Vey series.
A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray (YA Fiction GRA)
Marguerite's parent's are physicists, known for their groundbreaking invention, the Firebird. The Firebird allows users to jump into multiple universes. When Marguerite's father is murdered, his murderer, her parent's research assistant Paul, uses the Firebird to jump into another dimension before anyone can catch him. Marguerite, determined to find Paul, races after him through different universes with different versions of herself (and Paul) in all of them. She soon begins to question Paul's guilt and discover that the truth behind her father's murder is much more sinister than she thought. This is the first book in the Firebird series.
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman (YA Fiction KAU)
When Kady woke up, she thought that breaking up with her boyfriend Ezra would be the hardest thing she had to do that day. That afternoon, her planet was invaded. In the year 2575, two rival megacorporations are at war over Kady's planet. Kady and Ezra fight for their lives to escape their planet and find their way to an evacuating fleet with an enemy warship in close pursuit. Once on the fleet, their problems are just beginning. A deadly plague has broken out, the fleet's AI system may be working against them instead of helping them, and nobody will tell them what is really going on. Kady and Ezra must work together to hack through the ship's data to discover the truth. This is the first book in The Illuminae Files.
The Eye of Minds by James Dashner (YA Fiction DAS)
Michael is a gamer and a hacker who spends more time on the VirtNet than in the real world. The VirtNet offers a total mind and body immersion, an escape from real life. That is until one gamer begins holding players hostage inside VirtNet causing them to go brain dead. In order to catch the hacker, the government turns to Michael, another great hacker. However, if Michael accepts the challenge, he may face risks he never imagined, and the lines between game and reality may become blurred forever. This is the first book in The Mortality Doctrine series.
The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid (YA Fiction KIN)
Nemesis is a Diabolic, created to protect the Galactic Senator’s daughter, Sidonia. There is nothing Nemesis wouldn’t do to keep Sidonia safe. So, when Sidonia is summoned to the Galactic Court as hostage, Nemesis goes in her place. In order to save Sidonia and survive, Nemesis must hide her true, deadly nature, and discover something she’s been told she doesn’t have...humanity.