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Science fiction (Children's / Teenage)

See below for a selection of the latest books from Science fiction (Children's / Teenage) category. Presented with a red border are the Science fiction (Children's / Teenage) books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Science fiction (Children's / Teenage) books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza

The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza

Author: Shaun David Hutchinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2019

A Junior Library Guild Selection Surreal, brainy, and totally captivating. -Booklist (starred review) Provocative and moving. -Publishers Weekly (starred review) Hutchinson artfully blends the realistic and the surreal. -School Library Journal (starred review) From the critically acclaimed author of We Are the Ants and At the Edge of the Universe comes a mind-bending, riveting novel about a teen who was born to a virgin mother and realizes she has the power to heal-but that power comes at a huge cost. Sixteen-year-old Elena Mendoza is the product of a virgin birth. This can be scientifically explained (it's called parthenogenesis), but what can't be explained is how Elena is able to heal Freddie, the girl she's had a crush on for years, from a gunshot wound in a Starbucks parking lot. Or why the boy who shot Freddie, David Combs, disappeared from the same parking lot minutes later after getting sucked up into the clouds. Other things that can't be explained are the talking girl on the front of a tampon box, or the reasons that David Combs shot Freddie in the first place. As more unbelievable things occur, and Elena continues to perform miracles, the only remaining explanation is the least logical of all-that the world is actually coming to an end, and Elena is possibly the only one who can do something about it.

A World Below

A World Below

Author: Wesley King Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/08/2019

A swift-paced survival tale that's a cool blend of Lord of the Flies and Journey to the Center of the Earth. -School Library Journal A sharp meditation on the seemingly universal difficulties of being young, smart, and uncertain. -BCCB A multifaceted journey from darkness to light. -Kirkus Reviews A class field trips turns into an underground quest for survival in the latest middle grade novel from the author of Edgar Award winner OCDaniel. Mr. Baker's eighth grade class thought they were in for a normal field trip to Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico. But when an earthquake hits, their field trip takes a terrifying turn. The students are plunged into an underground lake...and their teacher goes missing. They have no choice but to try and make their way back above ground, even though no one can agree on the best course of action. The darkness brings out everyone's true self. Supplies dwindle and tensions mount. Pretty and popular Silvia does everything she can to hide her panic attacks, even as she tries to step up and be a leader. But the longer she's underground, the more frequent and debilitating they become. Meanwhile, Eric has always been a social no one, preferring to sit at the back of the class and spend evenings alone. Now, he finds himself separated from his class, totally by himself underground. That is, until he meets an unexpected stranger. Told from three different points of view, this fast-paced adventure novel explores how group dynamics change under dire circumstances. Do the students of Mr. Baker's class really know each other at all? Or do they just think they do? It turns out, it's hard to hide in the dark.

Mirage the captivating Sunday Times bestseller

Mirage the captivating Sunday Times bestseller

Author: Somaiya Daud Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/08/2019

The crown of Dihya had been stripped from me, my face changed, my body broken. But I was not a slave and I was not a spare. I was my mother's daughter, and I would survive and endure. I would find my way back home. **************** The instant Sunday Times bestseller! 'Prepare yourself for a story that's enriching, thrilling, and captivating' - BuzzFeed 'Somaiya Daud is a rare talent. A smart, romantic, exciting debut.' - Veronica Roth, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Divergent 'By turns thrilling and ruminative, sexy and heartbreaking' - Sabaa Tahir, author of an Ember in the Ashes **************** In a star system dominated by the brutal Vathek empire, eighteen-year-old Amani is a dreamer. She dreams of what life was like before the occupation and receiving a sign that one day, she, too, will have adventures, and travel beyond her isolated moon. But when adventure comes for Amani, it is not what she expects. She is kidnapped by the government and taken in secret to the royal palace. There, she discovers that she is nearly identical to the cruel half-Vathek Princess Maram. The princess is so hated by her conquered people that she requires a body double to appear in public, ready to die in her place. As Amani is forced into her new role, she can't help but enjoy the palace's beauty - and her time with the princess' fiance, Idris. But the glitter of the royal court belies a world of violence and fear, and she soon realises that one wrong move could lead to her death...

Sanctuary

Sanctuary

Author: Caryn Lix Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/08/2019

Alien meets Alexandra Bracken's The Darkest Minds in this thrilling debut novel about prison-guard-in-training, Kenzie, who is taken hostage by the superpowered criminal teens of the Sanctuary space station-only to have to band together with them when the station is attacked by mysterious creatures. Kenzie holds one truth above all: the company is everything. As a citizen of Omnistellar Concepts, the most powerful corporation in the solar system, Kenzie has trained her entire life for one goal: to become an elite guard on Sanctuary, Omnistellar's space prison for superpowered teens too dangerous for Earth. As a junior guard, she's excited to prove herself to her company-and that means sacrificing anything that won't propel her forward. But then a routine drill goes sideways and Kenzie is taken hostage by rioting prisoners. At first, she's confident her commanding officer-who also happens to be her mother-will stop at nothing to secure her freedom. Yet it soon becomes clear that her mother is more concerned with sticking to Omnistellar protocol than she is with getting Kenzie out safely. As Kenzie forms her own plan to escape, she doesn't realize there's a more sinister threat looming, something ancient and evil that has clawed its way into Sanctuary from the vacuum of space. And Kenzie might have to team up with her captors to survive-all while beginning to suspect there's a darker side to the Omnistellar she knows.

Uroboros: The Circle of Time

Uroboros: The Circle of Time

Author: Tania Henzell-Thomas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/08/2019

Struggling to survive in a world ravaged by pollution, a teenage girl begins to experience visions of a solitary man living in a pristine paradise. Recognised as the Chosen One of her time, Eira embarks on a journey of self-discovery that will not only transform her, but the whole planet. Uroboros is a visionary tale of hope, balance, and renewal. Speaking to the growing awareness of the Sacred Feminine and the ecological crisis of our times, Uroboros will inspire a new generation of spiritually awake women and men.

Warped Galaxies: Secrets of the Tau

Warped Galaxies: Secrets of the Tau

Author: Cavan Scott Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/08/2019

Brave champions and the forces of the Imperium battle alien beasts and mechanical tyrants accross the gulf of space. Journeying to the bustling spaceport of Hinterland after being saved from certain death by a dubious Rogue Trader, Zelia, Talen and Mekki continue their quest to reach the Emperor's Seat. But much here is not what it seems. Alone in a strange place and surrounded by aliens, who can they really trust and what are the secrets of the Tau?

Jack from Earth

Jack from Earth

Author: Chris Wooding Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2019

Jack has always known there was something not quite right about his parents: they move him every year, never seem to sleep,and what is that beeping from the attic? But when Jack goes to investigate the beeping and accidentally sets off an inter-galactic distress signal, things get CRAZY quickly. Turns out that every baddie and bounty hunter in the galaxy thinks HE'S an interstellar super thief. Can Jack convince everyone who's out for him that he's NOT who he says he is? And can he do so in time to get home for tea?

The Marrow Thieves

The Marrow Thieves

Author: Cherie Dimaline Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2019

Bad Order

Bad Order

Author: B B Ullman Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/07/2019

A Wrinkle in Time meets Stranger Things in an out-of-this-world fast-paced middle grade story about a sister and her special little brother fighting to save the world from an interdimensional catastrophe. Mary Day's life has always been different, because her little brother, Albie, is different. He doesn't speak, but he can communicate with Mary via mental telepathy, sending her--and her alone-- mind memos. To Albie, Mary is Pearl, the person he holds most precious. Then, one snowy day, Albie transmits an alarming two-word message: Bad order. Soon after, Mary and her best friend, Brit, discover a mysterious red mist in the woods that seems to draw them in . . . and turn all their feelings negative. A visit from three extraterrestrials (hilariously trying to pass as human) reveals the truth: there's a disastrous leak in the dimensional universe--and if Albie can't repair it, angry, evil thoughts will overtake the entire population. Can Mary, Brit, Brit's brother Lars, and Albie save the world? And will Mary finally realize that she, like Albie, has something special inside herself?

Nyxia Unleashed The Nyxia Triad

Nyxia Unleashed The Nyxia Triad

Author: Scott Reintgen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/07/2019

Emmett Atwater thought Babel's game sounded easy. Get points. Get paid. Go home. But it didn't take long for him to learn that Babel's competition was full of broken promises, none darker or more damaging than the final one. Now Emmett and the rest of the Genesis survivors must rally and forge their own path through a dangerous new world. Their mission from Babel is simple: extract nyxia, the most valuable material in the universe, and win over the indigenous Adamite population. But Emmett and the others quickly realize they are caught between two powerful forces--Babel and the Adamites--with clashing agendas. Will the Genesis team make it out alive?

The Invention Hunters Discover How Machines Work

The Invention Hunters Discover How Machines Work

Author: Korwin Briggs Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/07/2019

The Invention Hunters travel the globe in their flying museum collecting the world's greatest inventions! Today they've landed in a construction zone. These silly scientists think they've stumbled on incredible specimens of everything you'd never find at a building site, from roller skates and pogo sticks to swords and race cars. But what they really discover--with a kid as their guide--is how simple machines like pulleys, cranks, and levers are used to engineer tools ranging from jackhammers to dump trucks...and even toilets! Using simple explanations and diagrams and a heaping helping of humor, the Invention Hunters make the perfect companions for curious kids who are ready to learn about science, physics, engineering, history, and more.

Minecraft: The Lost Journals

Minecraft: The Lost Journals

Author: Mur Lafferty Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/07/2019

In this action-packed Minecraft adventure novel, a young girl must help her friend track down his missing uncle, who mysteriously disappeared from the Overworld years ago. Using his beloved uncle's journal as a guide, the duo must leave the safety of the Overworld and traverse the treacherous and unknown landscapes of the Nether and the End, where they meet new friends along the way, and take on dangerous new foes like ghasts and Endermen to reunite this fractured family.