Young Adult

Railsea by China Miéville

China Miéville’s Railsea could be described as a retelling of Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick—if the ships were trains and the whale was a giant mole, that is—but to do so would be trying to fit Railsea into a descriptive box in …

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Partials (Partials Sequence #1) by Dan Wells

In a new young adult science fiction series, Dan Wells tackles the post-apocalyptic dystopian genre that has become so popular in recent years. While not the most original take on the genre, Partials is consistently entertaining and surprisingly satisfying. The …

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Pirate Cinema by Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow is almost as well known for his blog and internet activism as he is for his speculative fiction. So it’s no surprise that he combines the two in his latest release for youth audiences, Pirate Cinema. Sixteen-year-old Trent …

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Goliath (Leviathan #3) by Scott Westerfeld

Goliath is the concluding volume in Scott Westerfeld’s Leviathan trilogy, a young adult series that follows an alternate World War I with steampunk elements. In Goliath, Alek and Deryn have left the Ottoman Empire aboard the Leviathan in order to …

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Legend (Legend #1) by Marie Lu

Day, the most notorious criminal in the Republic of America, is just trying to save his brother, who is sick with the plague in a family too poor to acquire black market medicine. When June Iparis’s brother is killed while …

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