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Protector by Megan Schaulis

Protector

The Selection meets American Ninja Warrior in this dystopian retelling of Esther featuring nanotechnology, royal romance, and a heartfelt quest to make a difference.
The Chaos Grid, Lindsey Lewellen

The Chaos Grid

The Plex is endangering its citizens by legalizing a deadly nano drug, and Juniper’s family needs her help to deliver the counteragent.
Hybrid by Candace Kade
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Hybrid

Tensions between the Enhanced and Naturals grow increasingly violent and the Western Federation teeters on the brink of civil war.
“The Hybrid Series book 2 splices a compelling vision of a world formed from Asian and Western cultures, threaded with themes of family and belonging.”
Guardian by Cathy McCrumb
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Guardian

Labeled an aberration by the Consortium, the Recorder is not yet free. Time is running out as an engineered bioweapon wreaks havoc on friend and foe alike.
“Future technologies and ancient human questions complete the Children of the Consortium trilogy with aplomb and finally gives its heroine her name.”
The Stones Will Sing by Alanna Vane

The Stones Will Sing

In a world where music is a distant memory, it may be the only thing to secure freedom for a Prince and his country.
The Wall by Brian Penn

The Wall

Asher is faced with an impossible task: impersonate a talented Zion soldier and risk his life in the Canonization, a brutal gladiator duel against a champion who never loses.
Ex Librum by Gayle and Stephen Porter

Ex Librum

Journeying through an unknown land, with an unfamiliar guide, will the heirs of the Triad uncover their heritage or stir up an ancient war that will endanger them all.
Mannigan: A Speck of Light by L. Ross Coulter

Mannigan: A Speck of Light

In a world gripped by the Vitruvian Elite, a young rebel discovers that the greatest battle between the darkness and the light is in himself.
Silent Stars by Brett Armstrong

Silent Stars

A teen risks everything to stop the sinister forces threatening to erase humanity forever.
The Kingdom of Heaven, Evelyn M. Lewis

The Kingdom of Heaven

Alex, an agent of a dystopian government police force, is assigned to infiltrate a small religious cult and finds her life transformed in the process.
The Wayward, Tabitha Caplinger

The Wayward

In a world ruled by deception, one woman discovers a truth that can bring freedom, if humanity wants it.
On Earth as It Is in Hell by Bryan Davis

On Earth As It Is in Hell

Can Ben and his allies prevent a literal hell on earth?
Canaan Sleeps, Daniel Camomile

Canaan Sleeps

Teens living in a “Christian utopia” that twists the gospel for gain and oppression must decide to follow prosperous crowds or Jesus himself.
Calor, J. J. Fisher
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Calor

Sephone must choose between helping Lord Adamo forget his past or journeying deep into the land of Lethe, where the truth about who she really is might finally be revealed.
“J. J. Fischer’s novel Calor explores the value of hope and love in this expansive fallen world, where complex cultures and emotional backstories sing haunting refrains.”
The Change, Bradley Caffee
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The Change

As the Coalition rises to subjugate the world once more, the team realize they must return to the Chase and seize their one shot to ensure the world remains forever free from the Law.
“Tight situations and Bradley Caffee’s rapid style energize this bracing finale for the Chase Runner world.”
Flight, Kristen Young

Flight

Will Cadence be able to achieve her Elite dreams, or will sinister forces leave her running for her life?
The Deliverer, Jason William Karpf
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The Deliverer

Targeted by a tycoon, hunted by bandit armies, racing pillars of fire—will The Deliverer survive the broken land to save the woman he loves?
“Jason William Karpf’s post-apocalyptic novel The Deliverer transports a grim yet hopeful story, leading to satisfying conclusions for his characters.”
Defender by C.C. Urie

Defender

Cast out of her family, Larken Hale, the Daughter of the Military, is forced to take up the cause to appease her family.
My Soul to Take, Bryan Davis

My Soul To Take

To save earth, he needs to go to hell and back … again.
The Choice, Bradley Caffee
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The Choice

The chase is over; the world is freed; but the law remains.
“Bradley Caffee’s tight prose makes The Choice a quick Empire Strikes Back–style dystopian sequel that is difficult to resist.”
Masks: The Unmercenaries, Konstantin Träumer

Masks: The Unmercenaries

A ragtag team of vigilantes band together to save their city, Nymphis the city of Masks, from an anonymous threat threatening to undermine it all.
Elite, Kristen Young
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Elite

Flick must decide where her allegiances lie soon, or the Triumph of Love festival might bring about her demise.
“Elite explores parallels to the early Church, beautifully intertwining faith and action in this high-stakes post-apocalyptic adventure.”
The Chase, Bradley Caffee
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The Chase

To change the Law that rules the world, one teen must win the Chase for the chance to change one law.
“Readers who catch a second wind will find a gripping adventure and reason to anticipate the next match.”
Lovely People, Minna Sundberg
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Lovely People

Three best friend bunnies are living in a Social Credit system, and are enjoying their lives until they run into trouble.
“Minna Sundberg’s short graphic novel celebrates adorable bunnies and the full gospel while warning against modern consumerism and moralistic surveillance.”
The Green Door, Chris Solaas

The Green Door

A teen girl and her family travel through a dystopian dimension devastated by biological warfare.
Love Costs, E. B. Roshan

Love Costs

Because he hasn’t been able to stop or change the violence in his city, Radoslav feels like a failure–until he meets Dunya and realizes he can give her the ultimate gift.
Apprentice, Kristen Young
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Apprentice

Moving to the Elite Academy could give Flick the future she’s always wanted. But her search for truth may lead to a danger she cannot escape.
“Common dystopian themes quickly grow beyond clichés in this thrilling search for truth and the meaning of reality.”
Final Chance, E. B. Roshan

Final Chance

Preen is convinced she can rescue her husband, but before long she realizes she’s the one in danger.
Heaven Came Down, Bryan Davis

Heaven Came Down

The heavenly visitors claimed to be angels, but they may be something far more sinister.
Wrong Place, Right Time, E. B. Roshan

Wrong Place, Right Time

Anna and Boris must decide if they will allow the hatred that is destroying their city to tear them apart too.
The Blue Door, Chris Solaas

The Blue Door

A boy genius who travels to another dimension with his family to save his grandfather and prevent a war.
For Whom the Sun Sings, W. A. Fulkerson
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For Whom the Sun Sings

The world is blind . . . then one boy is born with sight.
“W. A. Fulkerson’s debut opens the eyes of adults with childlike faith.”
Lorehaven review, summer 2020
Veiled Sun, Brett Armstorng

Veiled Sun

Project Alexandria is rewriting history, and one teen’s only allies are criminals as dark as the forces he’s fighting.
2085: The Rise and Fall of The Sisters, Christopher J. Weeks

2085: The Rise and Fall of The Sisters

In the year 2085, militaristic feminism rules and a small group of renegade Christians holds the key to the world’s survival.
Mouse, Kaylena Radcliff
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Mouse

A teenaged girl must escape the horrifying prison camp holding her captive to reclaim her stolen memory and find her lost people.
“Mouse is an intriguing adventure whose characters draw in readers, with a complex world that promises to become even more rich and vibrant as the series continues.”
Lorehaven review, winter 2019
Fraught, Kerry Nietz

Fraught

After debugger ThreadBare’s master is assassinated, his implant goes haywire, terrorizing his mind with unpredictable pain.
Bad Company, Joshua C. Chadd

Bad Company

Two brothers try to survive the end of the world with their faith and humanity intact.
Wolf Pack, Joshua C. Chadd

Wolf Pack

Two brothers try to survive the end of the world with their faith and humanity intact.
Freedom's Heroes, Celesta Thiessen

Freedom’s Heroes

Two couples are forced into marriage, tasked with saving everyone, and sent away on the former prison starship, Freedom.
Android Uprising, Den Warren

Android Uprising

In a future despotic country where God is never discussed, a young boy has the audacity to ask if God is real.