Looking for something new to read? Check out one of these first books in a series!
|F Ada||Adams, Gillian Bronte. Orphan’s song.
Every generation has a Songkeeper — one chosen to keep the memory of the Song alive. And in every generation, there are those who seek to destroy the chosen one. When Birdie first hears the Song coming from her own mouth, her world shatters. She is no longer simply an orphan but the last of a hunted people. With enemies at her heels and war threatening to tear her homeland apart, Birdie soon discovers an overwhelming truth: the fate of Leira may hinge on one orphan’s song.
|F And||Anderson, R. J. (Rebecca J.). Knife.
In a dying faery realm, only the brave and rebellious faery Knife persists in trying to discover how her people’s magic was lost and what is needed to restore their powers and ensure their survival, but her quest is endangered by her secret friendship with a human named Paul.
|F Bra||Brandes, Nadine. A time to die.
Parvin Blackwater believes she has wasted her life. At only seventeen, she has one year left according to the Clock by her bedside. In a last-ditch effort to make a difference, she tries to rescue Radicals from the government’s crooked justice system. But when the authorities find out about her illegal activity, they cast her through the Wall — her people’s death sentence. What she finds on the other side about the world, about eternity, and about herself changes Parvin forever and might just save her people. But her clock is running out.
|F Cam||Cambron, Kristy. The lost castle : a novel.
Broken-down walls and crumbled stones seemed to possess a secret language all their own. What stories would they tell, if she finally listened? Ellie Carver arrives at her grandmother’s bedside expecting to find her silently slipping away. Instead, the beloved old woman begins speaking. Of a secret past and castle ruins forgotten by time. Of a hidden chapel that served as a rendezvous for the French resistance in World War II. Of lost love and deep regret. Each piece that unlocks the story seems to unlock part of Ellie too — where she came from and who she is becoming. But her grandmother is quickly disappearing into the shadows of Alzheimer’s and Ellie must act fast if she wants to uncover the truth of her family’s history. Drawn by the mystery surrounding The Sleeping Beauty — a forgotten castle so named for Charles Perrault’s beloved fairy tale — Ellie embarks on a journey to France’s Loire Valley in hopes that she can unearth its secrets before time silences them forever.
|F Car||Card, Orson Scott. Children of the fleet : Fleet School.
Dabeet Ochoa is a very smart kid. He’s top of his class in every school, but he doesn’t think he has a chance at Fleet School, because he has no connections to the Fleet. But then Colonel Graff arrives at his school for an interview, and everything changes.
|F Con||Connealy, Mary. No way up.
When ranch patriarch Chance Boden stipulates in his will that his children must reconcile and live at home for a year or give up their inheritance, Heath Kincaid is entrusted to see that it is done and soon finds Boden’s daughter in need of protection.
|F Ken||Kendig, Ronie. Embers.
Haegan and Kaelyria Celahar are royal heirs of the Nine Kingdoms, but Haegan is physically crippled. What chance does he have against Poired Dyrth, the greatest enemy the kingdom has ever faced, who wields fire with a power none can match? Their only hope is forbidden: Kaelyria must transfer her fire-harnessing abilities to Haegan. When she does it comes with a terrible price: Haegan’s disability is healed, but only by being transferred to Kaelyria. This decision causes their father, the King, to unleash his wrath against Haegan. Haegan must flee the kingdom alone with two impossible tasks: Find a cure for Kaelyria and stop the coming war with the omnipotent Poired Dyrth.
|F Kin||Kincaid, S. J. Insignia.
Tom, a fourteen-year-old genius at virtual reality games, is recruited by the United States Military to begin training at the Pentagon Spire as a Combatant in World War III, controlling the mechanized drones that do the actual fighting off-planet. Life at the Spire holds everything that Tom’s always wanted and never had — friends, the possibility of a girlfriend, and a life where his every action matters — but what will it cost him?.
Check out some dystopian or apocalyptic fiction from our display — not everyone is having a happy new year!
Did you like The Divergent Trilogy, or The Hunger Games series?
Have you read The Uglies or The Last Survivors series?
If you liked those, you’ll love Lisa T. Bergren‘s lastest series: Remnants.
“Destined since birth to act as humanity’s last hope, a group of gifted teens called the Remnant begin their mission to course-correct humanity, one person at a time. But as soon as they begin to move, so do their enemies, placing the entire world in peril.”
Check out at the library, the first book from the series Stone Braide Chronicles.
“In post-apocalyptic America, Selah Chavez is crouched in long grass on a shore littered with the rusted metal remnants of a once-great city. It is the day before her eighteenth Born Remembrance, and she is hunting, though many people refuse to eat animal flesh, tainted by radiation during the Time of Sorrows. What Selah’s really after are Landers, mysterious people from a land across the big water who survive the delirium-inducing passage in small boats that occasionally crash against the shoreline. She knows she should leave the capture to the men, but Landers bring a good price from the Company and are especially prized if they keep the markings they arrive with.”
“Abnomaly grabs the reader and refuses to let go. One is never completely sure what is fact and what is a horrifying virtual reality. This is sure to be a favorite of teens everywhere.” — Heather Burch, author of the critically acclaimed Halflings Series
“A beautiful story that has me wondering if I would have the strength to be an Anomaly. Fans of James Dashner’s Maze Runner will love Krista McGee’s Anomaly.” — Jon Lewis, author of the C.H.A.O.S. trilogy
Thalli has fifteen minutes and twenty-three seconds left to live. The toxic gas that will complete her annihilation is invading her bloodstream. But she is not afraid.
Summary: “Living in a post-apocalyptic State that has supposedly eliminated emotions, Thalli is slated for annihilation by the Scientists when her carefully-kept secret that she is an anomaly becomes known, but when she becomes their test subject, instead, she learns that she may actually be part of a Creator’s greater design.” — LOC
Follow the journey of Matt Cruise from his start as a cabin boy in Airborn to his experience as an astralnaut in Starclimber. In Airborn Matt discovers a damaged hot air balloon whose dying pilot tell a story of beautiful creatures that no one has ever seen before. A year later Matt meets Kate and is thrown into an adventure involving pirates, a crashing airship and a mysterious island; Can he overcome all of them and get into the airship academy? In Skybreaker Matt Cruise is a student in training when his ship is caught in a storm and thrown high into the air. The lost ship Hyperion is spotted, rumored to have untold riches, and even as he fights thrown the altitude sickness to land the ship, Matt remembers where it is. Now everyone is trying to get the coordinates from him. Can Matt and Kate survive all of these people and get to the Hyperion before anyone else? In Starclimber Matt is now a pilot working on the Celestial tower, which will be used to reach the stars, but there are some people who would do anything to stop humans from reaching the heavens. Will Matt become one of the first humans to venture into space? And if he is chosen will he be able to return to Earth?
Read an excerpt from Airborn
Read an excerpt from Skybreaker
Read an excerpt from Starclimber
“I was born in Port Alberni, a mill town on Vancouver Island, British Columbia but spent the bulk of my childhood in Victoria, B.C. and on the opposite coast, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. At around twelve I decided I wanted to be a writer. I started out writing sci-fi epics then went on to swords and sorcery tales and then, during the summer holiday when I was fourteen, started on a humorous story about a boy addicted to video games. It turned out to be quite a long story, really a short novel, and I rewrote it the next summer. We had a family friend who knew Roald Dahl – one of my favourite authors – and this friend offered to show Dahl my story. I was paralysed with excitement. I never heard back from Roald Dahl directly, but he read my story, and liked it enough to pass on to his own literary agent. I got a letter from them, saying they wanted to take me on, and try to sell my story. And they did.Taken from author website
Book 3 of the Swipe series is now available at the MEI Secondary library!
In the future, the world is united under the power of a charismatic leader, and everyone gets “The Mark” at age thirteen. The Mark lets citizens shop, go to school, and even get medical care — without it, you’re on your own. Few refuse to get the Mark. But those who have refused are fighting back.
Logan Langly is the unlikely leader of the Markless revolution. He started out to find his sister Lily, who disappeared during her Marking pledge, but now he’s fighting for much more. With the threat of a chemically manufactured plague that will potentially kill millions and a drought that is nearing critical mass, someone has to step in.
But when Lily appears with a special mission for Logan, it’s difficult to know if he can trust her. And with the weather becoming more and more unstable, a storm is coming that will put everything Logan and the Markless have worked for at risk… (Back cover)
Evan Angler is safe, for now. He lives without the Mark, evading DOME and writing in the shadows of Beacon. But if anyone asks, you know nothing about him. Don’t make eye contact if you see him. Don’t call his name out loud. He’s in enough trouble already. And so are you, if you listen to his books. (Author website)
Did you enjoy reading the novel, Ender’s Game, in English class?
Be aware . . . the story doesn’t stop there!
- Ender’s Game
- Speaker for the Dead
- Children of the Mind
- Ender’s Shadow
- Shadow of the Hegemon
- Shadow Puppets
- First Meetings in the Enderverse
- Shadow of the Giant
- A War of Gifts
- Ender in Exile
- Shadows in Flight
- Earth Unaware
We also have The Authorized Ender Companion which provides a comprehensive overview of the places, characters, and events described in Ender’s Game, and also covers Battle School slang, a brief history of descolada, and additional back-story not included in the original novel.