by Emily Suvada
In Cat’s world, people are implanted with technology to recode their DNA, allowing them to change their bodies in any way they want. And Cat happens to be a gene-hacking genius.
When a Cartaxus soldier, Cole, arrives with news that her father (a legendary geneticist) has been killed, Cat’s instincts tell her it’s just another Cartaxus lie. But Cole also brings a message: before Lachlan died, he managed to create a vaccine for a extinction-level plague, and Cole needs Cat’s help to release it and save the human race.
Now Cat must decide who she can trust: a shadowy organization or her own father?
Dare Mighty Things
by Heather Kaczynski
You must be gifted. You must be younger than twenty-five. You must be willing to accept the dangers that you will face if you win.
Seventeen-year-old Cassandra Gupta’s entire life has been leading up to this — the opportunity to travel to space. But to secure a spot on this classified mission, she must first compete against the best and brightest people on the planet. People who are as determined as she to win a place on a journey to the farthest reaches of the universe. She’s ready for everything, except the feeling that the true objective of the mission is being kept from her.
Replica (Book #1)
by Lauren Oliver
The Haven Institute, tucked away on an island off the coast of Florida, looks serene. The locked doors, military guards, and bio-hazard suits tell a different story. It is a clandestine research facility where thousands of replicas, are born, raised, and observed. When a surprise attack is launched on Haven, two of its subjects — Lyra, or 24, and the boy known only as 72 — escape. As they make their way through a menacing environment, they meet Gemma, who has embarked on a quest of her own. And as Lyra tries to discover Haven’s purpose, she uncovers secrets…
Gemma has been in and out of hospitals her whole life. A sickly child, she has grown into a lonely adolescent whose life is circumscribed by home, school, and her best friend, April. But after she is nearly abducted by a stranger, Gemma starts to investigate her family’s past and discovers her father’s mysterious connection to the Haven research facility. Hungry for answers, she travels to Florida, only to stumble upon replicas, 24 and 72 — and a completely new set of questions.
Two girls, two stories, one novel — mirrored, but each contains revelations important to the other story. Read separately or alternating!
Continue the series with Ringer (Book #2):
Landscape with Invisible Hand
by M. T. Anderson
When the vuvv first landed, it came as a surprise to aspiring artist Adam and the rest of planet Earth — but not an unwelcome one. Can it really be called an invasion when the vuvv offered free advanced technology and cures for every illness imaginable? As it turns out, yes. With his parents’ jobs replaced by alien tech and no money for food, water, or the vuvv’s miraculous medicine, Adam and his girlfriend, Chloe, have to be creative to survive. And since the vuvv crave anything they deem “classic” Earth culture, recording 1950s-style dates for the vuvv to watch in a pay-per-minute format seems brilliant. But it’s hard for Adam and Chloe to sell true love when they hate each other more with every passing episode. Soon enough, Adam must decide how far he’s willing to go — and what he’s willing to sacrifice — to give the vuvv what they want.
by Scott Reintgen
Emmett Atwater is leaving Earth. Why the Babel Corporation recruited him is a mystery, but the money is too good to pass up.
Before long, Emmett discovers that he is one of ten recruits. Each recruit must earn the right to travel to the planet of Eden — a planet that Babel has kept hidden — where they will mine a valuable substance called Nyxia. Emmett will face a choice: win the fortune at any cost, or find a way to fight that won’t forever compromise what it means to be human.
Waste of Space
by Gina Damico
Cram ten hormonal teens into a spaceship and blast off: that’s the premise for the ill-conceived reality show Waste of Space. The kids who are cast know everything about drama — and nothing about the fact that the production is fake. Hidden in a desert warehouse, their spaceship replica is equipped with state-of-the-art special effects dreamed up by the scientists partnering with the shady cable network airing the show. And it’s a hit! Millions of viewers are transfixed. But then, suddenly, all communication is severed. Trapped and paranoid, the kids must figure out what to do when this reality show loses its grip on reality.
by Marie Lu
For the millions who log in every day, Warcross is a way of life. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking players who bet on the game illegally. To make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships — only to accidentally glitch herself into the action.
Convinced she’s going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when she gets a call from the game’s creator with an offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year’s tournament and wants Emika for the job. Emika’s sent to Tokyo and thrust into a world that she’s dreamed of. But her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with consequences for the entire Warcross empire.
Zero Repeat Forever
by Gabrielle Prendergast
He has no voice, or name, only a rank, Eighth. He doesn’t know the details of the mission, only the directives that hum in his mind.
Dart the humans. Leave them where they fall.
His job is to protect his Offside. Let her do the shooting. Until a human kills her…
Sixteen-year-old Raven is at summer camp when the terrifying armored Nahx invade, annihilating entire cities, taking control of the Earth. Isolated in the wilderness, Raven and her friends have only a fragment of instruction from the human resistance.
Shelter in place.
Which seems like good advice at first. Stay put. Await rescue. Raven doesn’t like feeling helpless but what choice does she have? Then a Nahx kills her boyfriend.
Thrown together in a violent, unfamiliar world, Eighth and Raven should feel only hate and fear. But when Raven is injured, and Eighth deserts his unit, their survival depends on trusting each other…
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