1. Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray
“Defy the Stars” is set in a future where Earth has run out of resources to survive. People on Earth are intent on conquering Noemi Vidal’s planet, Genesis, so they can colonize it. They’ve colonized other planets, but they’ve ruined each one. Noemi is willing to risk anything, her life as well, to protect her planet.
2. Dark Breaks the Dawn by Sara B. Larsen
“Dark Breaks the Dawn” is about a young princess named Evelayn who has just come about her abilities. The people are divided by their powers of light and darkness, and two kingdoms that is kept embroiled because of a ruthless king wants to rule both.
3. Zero Repeat Forever by Gabrielle Prendergast
“Zero Repeat Forever” is a post apocalyptic/ alien invasion narrated from two different points of view—Eighth’s (alien), and Raven (human). The story kickstarts right after an alien invasion. Raven is a summer camp counselor, and Eighth is just following orders. They should fear and hate each other, but their survival depends on each other.
4. The Cerulean by Amy Ewing
In “The Cerulean,” Sera is chosen as the sacrifice that’s needed to break the tether that holds her city in the sky to the plant that’s below. She feels betrayed, and as things don’t go as planned, Sera finds herself fighting for her life and the lives of her people too. Chapter One Excerpt
5. The Glass Spare by Lauren DeStefano
“The Glass Spare” is about Will, who is restless and has spent most of her life somewhat invisible, “fighting to prove her place as the scrawny daughter in a royal line.” Everything she touches that is living, turns to stone and she has to battle the inner monster in her while trying to avoid being someone else’s puppet. After a disaster, she is exiled from her kingdom and flees to find an amazing adventure.