YA Dystopian

Before the Evolution there was TorBane: technology that infused human DNA with cybernetic matter. It had the ability to grow new organs and limbs, to heal the world.

Until it evolved out of control and spread like the common cold. The machine took over, the soul vanished, and the Bane were born. The Bane won’t stop until every last person has been infected. With less than two percent of the human population left, mankind is on the brink of extinction.

Eve knows the stories of the Evolution, the time before she wandered into the colony of Eden, unable to recall anything but her name. But she doesn’t need memories to know this world is her reality. This is a world that is quickly losing its humanity, one Bane at a time.

Fighting to keep one of the last remaining human colonies alive, Eve finds herself torn between her dedication to the colony, and the discovery of love. There is Avian and West—one a soldier, one a keeper of secrets. And in the end, Eve will make a choice that will change the future of mankind.

Note: This book may not be eligible for a Whitney Award. It was previously published as Eden in 2011, it has been “revamped and re-released as The Bane: book one in The Eden Trilogy.”

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Title: The Bane (Book 1)

Author: Keary Taylor

Publisher: Keary Taylor Books

Release Date: February 28, 2013

ISBN: 978-0615769806

Size: 352 pages, 5.5 x8.5, softcover

Genre: Young Adult Dystopian


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Forbidden love, intoxicating power, and the terror of control…

Raine has always been a good girl. She lives by the rules in Freedom. After all, they are her father’s rules: He’s the Director. It’s because of him that Raine is willing to use her talent—a power so dangerous, no one else is allowed to know about it. Not even her roommate, Vi.

All of that changes when Raine falls for Gunner. Raine’s got every reason in the world to stay away from Gunn, but she just can’t. Especially when she discovers his connection to Vi’s boyfriend, Zenn.

Raine has never known anyone as heavily brainwashed as Vi. Raine’s father expects her to spy on Vi and report back to him. But Raine is beginning to wonder what Vi knows that her father is so anxious to keep hidden, and what might happen if she helps Vi remember it. She’s even starting to suspect Vi’s secrets might involve Freedom’s newest prisoner, the rebel Jag Barque….

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Title: Surrender

Author: Elana Johnson

Publisher: Simon Pulse

Release Date: June 5, 2012

ISBN: 978-1442445680

Size: 480 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: Young Adult Dystopian

Series: Possession (bk 1)


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Fire Gate by Pendragon Inman

April 13, 2012

In a world where a Mystic’s torn flesh is worth more than six month’s wages and death-auctions are whispered about in every Okoru city, seventeen-year-old Mystic twins, Wyan and Lor, are determined to change it all—and survive. Despite straining beyond his physical limits (not to mention his all ready thin patience), Wyan never inherited his […]

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Partials by Dan Wells

February 28, 2012

The human race is all but extinct after a war with Partials—engineered organic beings identical to humans—has decimated the population. Reduced to only tens of thousands by RM, a weaponized virus to which only a fraction of humanity is immune, the survivors in North America have huddled together on Long Island while the Partials have […]

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Eden by Keary Taylor

June 3, 2011

Eve knew the stories of the Fall, of a time before she wandered into the colony of Eden, unable to recall anything but her name. She’s seen the aftermath of the technology that infused human DNA with cybernetic matter, able to grow new organs and limbs, how it evolved out of control. The machine took […]

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