The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson (266 pages)
Who is Jenna Fox? She has just awoken from a coma, they tell her, and she is still recovering from a terrible accident in which she was involved a year ago. But what happened before that? Jenna doesn’t remember her life. Or does she? And are the memories really hers?
Battle Royale by Koushun Takami (608 pages)
With unemployment at an all-time high and violence amongst school children almost out of control, the Japanese government introduces the "Battle Royale Act." A randomly chosen school class is taken to a deserted island and forced to fight each other to the death. One pupil only is allowed to survive as proof of the lengths to which the government is prepared to go to end the violence.
Bloodsong by Melvin Burgess (354 pages)
This stand-alone YA sequel to the adult book Bloodtide (2001) melds violent Viking mythology with a futuristic, war-torn England populated by human-animal hybrids and organic machines. Fifteen-year-old Sigurd embarks on a quest to reclaim his royal lineage and to unite and bring peace to his country.
The Declaration by Gemma Malley (320 pages)
In 2140 England, where drugs enable people to live forever and children are illegal, teenaged Anna, an obedient "Surplus" training to become a house servant, discovers that her birth parents are trying to find her.
Exodus by Julie Bertagna (345 pages)
In the year 2100, as the island of Wing is about to be covered by water after a century of global warming, fifteen-year-old Mara discovers the existence of New World sky cities that are safe from the storms and rising waters. She guides her community to one of these cities across the ocean, only to discover upon arriving that they are barred from the heavily walled civilization. Mara needs to find a way to get inside the walled off cities in order to save herself and the others.
Gone by Michael Grant (558 pages)
In a small town on the coast of California, everyone over the age of 14 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.
Graceling by Kristin Cashore (471 pages)
In a world where people are sometimes honored and frequently feared for their graces, a special talent marked by two different eye colors, Katsa is feared for her killing grace. She breaks away from her uncle, King Randa, who is using her grace for his own benefits. She goes on a journey with Po who also has a mysterious grace, and together they come to terms with the intricacies of their graces and their relationship to each other.