What's Left of Me, by Kat Zhang. YA dystopia about two souls in one body. Coming in September 2012.

Eva and Addie started out the same way as everyone else—two souls woven together in one body, taking turns controlling their movements as they learned how to walk, how to sing, how to dance. But as they grew, so did the worried whispers.

Green Light Reads: YA Books For All Ages from Diversity in YA

Green Light YA Reads: A Flowchart (YA books for people who like their books on the cleaner side.

Partials, by Dan Wells. This YA science fiction dystopia takes place in the future, where a weaponized virus has all but extinguished humanity.

--Dan Wells, Partials (Book 1 of The Partials Sequence) 5 Stars. Synopsis: Humanity is all but extinguished after a war with Partials—engineered organic beings identical to humans—has decimated the population.


Orleans / Sherri L. Smith "Set in a futuristic, hostile Orleans landscape, Fen de la Guerre must deliver her tribe leader's baby over the Wall into the Outer States before her blood becomes tainted with Delta Fever.

Extras, by Scott Westerfeld. This book, the fourth installment in Westerfeld's YA "Uglies" series, takes place in what was once Japan.

F WES - Extras: It is a few years after rebel Tally Youngblood took down the uglies/pretties/specials regime. Other volumes in series include Uglies, Pretties, Specials.

Above World, by Jenn Reese. In this middle grade dystopia, overcrowding has led humans to adapt so that they can live under the ocean or on mountains. POC main character.

Above World, by Jenn Reese. In this middle grade dystopia, overcrowding has led humans to adapt so that they can live under the ocean or on mountains.

Shadows Cast By Stars, by Catherine Knutsson. This YA dystopian tale features a main character of aboriginal heritage.

Shadows Cast by Stars by Catherine Knutsson - Old ways are pitted against new horrors in this compellingly crafted dystopian tale about a girl who is both healer.

Above, by Leah Bobet. Matthew and Ariel live in Safe, an underground refuge for those fleeing the city Above.

Cover of the Year Nominee, Best Paranormal YA Cover Nominee - Above by Leah Bobet - Cover by Nathalia Suellen

The Drowned Cities by Paolo Bacigalupi, the sequel to Ship Breaker

The Drowned Cities, Paolo Bacigalupi book

Awakening by Karen Sandler is the sequel to the YA sci-fi dystopia Tankborn about genetic engineering, forbidden love, and what it means to be human.

This is AWAKENING, book 2 of the young adult science fiction Tankborn trilogy from Lee and Low/Tu Books.

Maggot Moon

Maggot Moon * by Sally Gardner Ages 12 and up In Sally Gardner's stunning novel, set in a ruthless regime, an unlikely teenager risks all to expose the truth about a heralded moon landing.

Tankborn by Karen Sandler. YA dystopia set on the planet Loka, where a strict caste system separates the trueborns from the GENs, Genetically Engineered Non-humans.

Best friends Kayla and Mishalla know they will be separated when the time comes for their Assignments. They are GENs, Genetically Engineered Non-humans, and in their strict caste system, GENs are at the bottom rung of society.

The Boy at the End of the World, by Greg Van Eekhout. In this middle grade dystopia, the last boy on earth teams up with a broken robot to survive.

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Diverse Energies. YA dystopian anthology with stories by Paolo Bacigalupi, Malinda Lo, Cindy Pon, Ursula K. Le Guin, and more.

Diverse Energies by Paolo Bacigalupi ( Ursula K. Le Guin ( Daniel H. Wilson ( Tobias Buckell ( and Joe Monti (

For The Win, by Cory Doctorow. YA science fiction dystopia focused on a group of young gamers from around the world who begin to organize.

FOR THE WIN A group of teens from around the world find themselves drawn into an online revolution arranged by a mysterious young woman known as Big Sister Nor, who hopes to challenge the status quo and change the world using her virtual connections.

Rot and Ruin, by Jonathan Maberry. Excellent YA post-apocalyptic zombie novel, with a main character who is half Japanese.

Rot & Ruin (Benny Imura (Rot and Ruin)): Jonathan Maberry - great series, puts an intriguing twist on the zombie novels.