Teen & Young Adult Science Fiction & Dystopian Romance eBooks
If you are looking for an ebook that is sure to keep you hooked, you may want to check out the Teen / Young Adult Science Fiction / Dystopian Romance genres. You can find plenty of titles in this genre, including the Arc of a Scythe series by Neal Schusterman, Rick Yancey's The 5th Wave, Marie McGee's generation ship tale, and many more.
Neal Schusterman's Arc of a Scythe series
If you love science fiction and dystopia, then you'll want to read Neal Shusterman's Scythe series. This dystopian novel takes place in a future where death is no longer a problem and anyone can be revived at a revival center and turn around. This technological breakthrough causes the world to overpopulate, so a social class called Scythes was formed to solve this problem. Their duty is to "glean" people and live a life of power and privilege.
The society of Scythes is a thriving one, but the governing AI has started to corrupt it from within. Instead of living a simple monk-like life, Scythes are now kings and queens. This makes them celebrities, and some of them live like rock stars. Unfortunately, the Scythes are divided over what they should be.
Neal Shusterman's Arc of a scythe series is an excellent choice for teens who enjoy dystopian fiction. The series is set in a dystopian future where humans live in a society without war, hunger, or disease. Teens are trained to kill people, but they are reluctant to learn the skills and become assassins.
In this dystopian novel, a group of teenage girls - called Scythes- rule life and death. They must fulfill quotas to prevent the death of too many humans. The romance between Rowan and Citra is limited by rules against fraternization. Although Citra and Rowan are a hot pair, their romance is essentially brief and limited to kisses and I love you later moments.
As Citra and Rowan's apprenticeship progresses, they learn to glean the same crops. After their mentor mysteriously disappears, they are forced to find other mentors. One of these mentors happens to be a Scythe herself - Scythe Goddard.
Rick Yancey's The 5th Wave
Young adults today are infatuated with post-apocalyptic dystopian futures. They love to read stories about brave young women surviving life-threatening situations. But if you're looking for a book that will make you think before you buy it, you should pick up Rick Yancey's The 5th Wave. It is set in a world where an alien invasion has taken over the world, and many people have hunkered down in bunkers. But is the future really so scary?
Despite its premise, Rick Yancey is an excellent plotter and writer. This post-apocalyptic novel has everything: a teenage girl protagonist, an overbearing father, a competition between rival love interests, and a post-apocalyptic world. It's reminiscent of The Hunger Games, but has its own unique twists.
While some dystopian books end up being boring, Rick Yancey's The 5nd Wave doesn't suffer from this problem. It is a complexly plotted dystopian novel with some interesting aspects. And even though it's set in a dystopian future, this novel isn't a tween novel - it's more of a mature, adult read. The main character, Cassie, is not the only one who finds this world threatening. Despite the dark and disturbing elements of the novel, it is a great summer read.
The 5th Wave follows sixteen-year-old Cassie Sullivan on Earth after an alien invasion has destroyed the human race. After a number of alien waves have devastated the Earth's population, humans have been sent back to a Stone Age. Cassie is now heading to an alien training camp in order to protect her younger brother Sam. But is the future a real possibility? If so, will the aliens come back to kill us all?
If you're a fan of science fiction and fantasy, Rick Yancey's new novel will make you think differently about the world. This award-winning author is an award-winning writer of several novels, including a memoir. His books have been translated into over twenty languages and have won numerous awards. YA novel "The 5th Wave" was named "Best Book of the Year" by Publishers Weekly and nominated for the Carnegie Medal.
Neal Schusterman's MONSTER
"Monster" by Neal Schusterman is a dark, edgy fantasy novel about an afterlife in which a monster tries to find the one person who can save his brother. Shusterman's writing style is engaging, but not preachy. The story is a rip-roaring adventure involving monsters, blimps, and high-diving horses.
A New York Times bestselling author, Neal Shusterman has penned over thirty novels. His latest, "Challenger Deep," is currently in development as a feature film with Universal Studios. His other work, "Dry," has been optioned for a major motion picture by Paramount Pictures. In addition to MONSTER, Neal Shusterman has written screenplays, stage plays, and biographies. After Dissidents, critic Roger Sutton called him a strong storyteller, and an important new voice in YA fiction.