Anthony Griggs was an abused child who fell deep into introspection as an adult. When he starts seeing things that aren’t there—people in trouble that he knows can’t exist—Anthony recognizes that he has a problem. Or does he? Is there a world that he can’t see and simply could not have fathom exists? When the war comes to this secret world, will Anthony stand up and be accounted?
The inhabitants of Galatia, a post-apocalyptic community, have been living underground since a nuclear attack left the world uninhabitable. When their underground bunker collapses, the Galactians are forced to the surface, some of who embrace the change. Lars Steelson is a kid who didn’t fit in the underground. On the surface, he blossoms. He’s joined by hothead Josie Albright. Can Josie and Lars work together to find a new home for their people?
I’m cross-posting this review from Rabid Readers Too because I believe it’s more of an adult novel than a YA novel.
Publication Date: October 3, 2013
In The Dark Citadel (Green Woman) by Jane Dougherty, Deborah Givenchild, was taken from her parents when her mother fled and given to a family without a daughter. She has been reviled but has grown up not to cave as her gender is supposed to do but to fight back. At the age of fifteen, she’s about to be married off to the man of the elder’s choice. He’s a purposeful brute meant to put her in her place and Deborah simply isn’t going along with the plan. When she’s taken to the House of Corrections she meets Zachariah, a boy with dreams. He wants to be an engineer, but the career path is at the whim of the elders, and he knows that things simply aren’t right. Can Deborah escape her fate and find her mother, the one woman who knows what Earth was like before everyone lived his or her bleakly planned lives in a dome?
In Life II by Scott Spotson, Forty-two-year-old, Max Thorning finds a mysterious book written in a number of languages regarding time travel. It becomes his obsession and he tracks an alien named Dr. Time to Athens, Greece. Dr. Time shows Max a method of time travel that he would never have imagined existed and offers him the rare chance to live his life over. When Max returns to his 16-year-old self how will he live his second chance at life?
In Life First (Volume 1) by R.J. Crayton, in the future, 80 percent of the world’s population will be wiped out and people will be forced to give healthy organs to maintain those that remain. Kelsey Reed has been ordered to give her kidney to a man that is her match. To refuse the donation means facing the death penalty. Is it possible to escape in a society where everyone knows where you are at all times? With the help of her boyfriend, Kelsey means to find out. Life First (Volume 1) is in the new adult genre of fiction. New adult takes the optimum character age from late twenties to early thirties and shifts it to late teen and early twenties.
In Rage of the Old Gods by Tyler F.M. Edwards, The gods ruled the humans brutally and the humans staged and won a revolution. Many years later, the old gods see their chance and come return. A young woman named Leha seeks the alien technologies that won the war for the humans before, but even with this great power, can Leha save the human race? Rage of the Old Gods is the first novel in the Books of the World Spectrum series.
Andi Markiss, an agent of Loxton—an elite exporter—agrees to fill in for a bridesmaid at the handfasting of the Leader of the Obati’s daughter (one of the three clans on the planet Zulaire), she has no idea that the planet is on the verge of a vicious war. When Captain Tom Deverane arrives to take her off-planet at the behest of a mystery benefactor, Andi doesn’t believe the threat is as big as he’s making it out to be. Andi quickly discovers how wrong she can be. With Tom’s remaining soldiers, the young daughter and toddler son of the Leader of the Obati, can they evade the insurgents and find their way to safety?
In the wake of the April Fool’s War of 2090, a war caused by the accidental launch of a nuclear weapon, much of the world is in ruins. Lt. Kevin Anderson and his team are dispatched to the Islamic Republic of France to find their stores of nuclear weapons. As things will, the mission goes off the rails and Kevin is forced to improvise to stay alive.