Are you a fan of Alexandra Bracken’s The Darkest Minds? Were you one of the first to see the movie this week? If you’re like me, the answer is YES! And, you’re also craving more YA dystopian with a side of teen supehero. Try some of these recommendations:
Enclave by Ann Aguirre
In a post-apocalyptic future, Deuce, a loyal Huntress, brings back meat while avoiding the Freaks outside her enclave, but when she is partnered with the outsider, Fade, she begins to see that the ways of the elders may be wrong.
All our yesterdays by Cristin Terrill
Imprisoned in the heart of a secret military base, Em has nothing except the voice of the boy in the cell next door and the list of instructions she finds taped inside the drain. Only Em can complete the final instruction. She’s tried everything to prevent the creation of a time machine that will tear the world apart.
Marina has loved her best friend, James, since they were children. A gorgeous, introverted science prodigy from one of America’s most famous families, James finally seems to be seeing Marina in a new way, too. But on one disastrous night, James’s life crumbles apart, and with it, Marina’s hopes for their future. Marina will protect James, no matter what.
Em and Marina are in a race against time only one of them can win.
Partials by Dan Wells
Training to become a medic in a world decimated by an engineered race that has reduced humanity to near extinction, 16-year-old Kira struggles with pregnancy laws and an imminent civil war before discovering important links between humans and their conquerors. By the acclaimed author of I Am Not a Serial Killer.
Matched by Allyson Braithwaite Condie
Seventeen-year-old Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her, but when there is a “glitch” at her Matching ceremony, she is torn between marrying her best friend and a new love, which could bring disaster.
Gone by Michael Grant
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.
Carve the mark by Veronica Roth
Living on a violent planet where everyone develops a unique power meant to shape the future, Akos and Cyra, youths from enemy nations, resent gifts that render them vulnerable to others’ control before they become unlikely survival partners.
Incarceron by Catherine Fisher
Believing he comes from the world outside his vast prison where inmates survive in dilapidated cities and metal forests, 17-year-old Finn dreams of escaping when he finds a crystal key that allows him to communicate with a girl who believes she can help him escape.
Michael Vey : the prisoner of cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans
Michael Vey, a fourteen-year old who has Tourette’s syndrome and special electric powers, finds there are others like him, and must rely on his powers to save himself and the others from a diabolical group seeking to control them.
Mind games by Kiersten White
Seventeen-year-old Fia and her sister, Annie, are trapped in a school that uses young female psychics and mind readers as tools for corporate espionage—and if Fia doesn’t play by the rules of their deadly game, Annie will be killed.
The scorpion rules by Erin Bow
The teenage princess of a future-world Canadian superpower, where royal children are held hostage to keep their countries from waging war, falls in love with an American prince who rebels against the brutal rules governing their existences.
Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older
When her summer plans are interrupted by supernatural phenomena, Sierra finds herself in a battle with the killer targeting her family of shadowshapers who believes she is hiding their greatest secret.
Legend by Marie Lu
In a dark future, when North America has split into two warring nations, fifteen-year-olds Day, a famous criminal, and June, the brilliant soldier hired to capture him, discover that they have a common enemy.
Shatter me by Tahereh Mafi
Ostracized or incarcerated her whole life, Juliette is freed on the condition that she use her abilities in support of the dictatorship, but Adam, the only person ever to show her affection, offers hope of a better future.