This list is a selection of Science Fiction and Fantasy novels marketed to Young Adults that were released in 2012-2013. Although fantasy fans may be disappointed by the scant showing, lovers of The Hunger Games and Divergent will be pleased to see a deluge of new dystopias on the market.
Taken by Erin Bowman
Knowing that every male in Claysoot mysteriously disappears on his eighteenth birthday, seventeen-year-old Gray is in a race against time to figure out why.
The Selection by Kiera Cass
When America Singer is chosen to compete in the Selection to win the love of the Prince of Illea, her forbidden love of Aspen (a lower class boy) causes a conflict.
Dualed by Elise Chapman
In order to save her own life, the city of Kersh demands that West find and kill her genetically identical twin who was raised by another family before her twentieth birthday.
The Pledge by Kimberly Derting
Though her world is strictly divided into language groups, Charlie discovers that she may have a special ability when she meets the mysterious Max.
Mila 2.0 by Debra Driza
When Mila discovers her true identity, she finds herself on the run from the CIA and another deadly intelligence agency.
School Spirits by Rachel Hawkins
Fifteen-year-old monster hunter Izzy discovers that her new high school may be haunted.
Blood of Eden by Julie Kagawa
Allison leaves the decimated city to find a cure for the disease that killed half the human race and created the zombies that threaten the surviving humans and vampires.
Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
While seeking sanctuary from an arranged marriage in a convent, Ismae discovers that she possesses strange and dangerous powers, a gift from the god of Death.
Throne of Glass by Sarah Maas
The Prince offers Celaena her freedom from a labor camp prison if she is willing to use her talents as an assassin to compete as his champion in a deadly contest.
Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger
When a tornado kills Vane’s parents and takes Vane’s memories, his guardian Audra must help him reclaim his powers to defeat their common enemy.
Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris
To prevent an apocalypse and avenge the death of her father, Janelle must find a way to harness the power of Ben Michaels, the boy who brought her back to life.
Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
Coming from opposing societies, Aria and Perry form an unlikely bond only to realize that their love has no hope of surviving.
The Archived by Victoria Schwab
Mackenzie Bishop is in charge of keeping the dead souls in their archive library, but when someone begins erasing chapters of the soul’s “Histories” she must find a way to stop them before the Archive collapses and the souls escape.
The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd
Seeking her estranged father on his island, Juliet encounters a strange blend of medical horrors and romance.
Article 5 by Kristen Simmons
When the boy Ember loves arrests her mother for disobedience to the Moral Statutes, Ember must fight against her oppressive society to save her mother’s life.
The Raven Boys by Maggie Steifvater
Although Blue has never considered herself a powerful clairvoyant, when she meets Gansey of the Raven Boys, she realizes that her ability to enhance the talents of others could have dangerous results.
Partials by Dan Wells
In a post-apocalyptic world where humans are fighting both disease and a race of genetically engineered “Partials,” teen medic Kira Walker must try to save her people.
The Program by Suzanne Young
Although the Program could save her from the suicide epidemic, Sloane does not want the memories of her dead brother and boyfriend to be erased.