In Irradiance: The Dream Guild Chronicles by David Bruns, a child turns thirteen in Sindra, a futuristic world, they are implanted with crystals that connect them to the other adults in their world so that they become part of The Community. Speech is forbidden and telepathy is the only acceptable way to communicate. If you speak, you will be recycled. If you look different when you are born, you will be recycled. There are tight holds within The Community. Maribel is a scientist. Irradiance is book one of the Dream Guild Chronicles.
In Provoke Not the Children by Michael W. Anderson, The people of the future United States are focused on personal development maximization. Parenting is a distraction for its growth, so when the children are infants they’re given to Proxies to raise to adulthood. So who is watching the Proxies? Chase Sterm is a Proxy Review Officer who exposes widespread abuse in the Proxy system. When that system fails, the Government is forced to send children to reprogramming centers. What comes at the end of the reprogramming may surprise everyone.
The Galactic Organic Development Corporation observes planets to determine which it will save. MO-126 bears the appearance of a dog and is an employee of this agency. If primitive specifies are declared fit, they’ll be moved to planets to work in the agricultural division of this organization. MO-126 is a special kind of android. What determinations will he make in his 15,000 years of observation?
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.
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