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Empress of a Thousand Skies
by Rhoda Belleza

Determined to reclaim her crown from a corrupt government and exact revenge for the deaths of her parents, Crown Princess Rhiannon narrowly escapes an assassination attempt and finds herself on the run in outer space alongside a refugee pilot who has been framed for the attack. 
Ender's Game
by Orson Scott Card

An expert at simulated war games, Andrew "Ender" Wiggin believes that he is engaged in one more computer war game when, in truth, he is commanding the last Earth fleet against an alien race seeking Earth's complete destruction.
The Eye of Minds
by James Dashner

A debut installment in a series set in a world of hyper-advanced technology, cyberterrorism and extreme gaming finds talented young hacker Michael enlisted by the government to stop a violent fellow hacker who is trapping hostages in nightmarish, brain-damaging virtual reality environments.
On the Edge of Gone
by Corinne Duyvis

Assigned to a temporary shelter as part of a planet-wide effort to survive an imminent comet strike, Denise, a girl with autism, worries about her sister's disappearance and her mother's worsening drug addiction before she is invited to join a ship of strictly useful people whose goal is to colonize a new planet.
Black River Falls
by Jeff Hirsch

Escaping the virus that has ravaged his town, robbing victims of their memories, 17-year-old Cardinal and his unlikely best friend care for a group of orphaned kids in a quarantined mountain camp only to have everything they are rebuilding threatened by a mysterious young woman.
All Rights Reserved
by Gregory Scott Katsoulis

Preparing to deliver her Last Day speech to celebrate her new adulthood in a world where every word and gesture is copyrighted, patented or trademarked, a 15-year-old girl elects to remain silent rather than pay to speak, a decision that threatens to unravel the fabric of society.
What Goes Up
by Katie Kennedy

Teenagers Rosa and Eddie, trainees in a top-secret space exploration and research program, must thwart the aliens' Earth-destroying mission by stealing their spacecraft and traveling extra-dimensionally to an alternate Earth. 
Mirror in the Sky
by Aditi Khorana

Embarking on her junior year at a competitive prep school in the wake of a NASA discovery of an alternate mirror planet of Earth that comes to be called Terra Nova, Indian-American student Tara wonders about how her mirror self on Terra Nova might be making better choices and begins to experience increasingly profound changes in her own life.
Starflight
by Melissa Landers

Desperate to relocate to an off-world place where nobody cares about her humble working status or her criminal past, Solara Brooks indentures herself to a rich bully who pretends to be her servant on a starship full of eccentric crewmates after he is framed for conspiracy on Earth. 
Warcross
by Marie Lu

Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. Needing to make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships—only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation.
Mars One
by Jonathan Maberry

A teenage boy leaves for Mars as a colonist with the Mars One space program and grapples with what he's leaving behind. 
Burning Midnight
by Will McIntosh

Selling mysterious, magical spheres at a flea market so he and his mother can earn enough money to make ends meet, Sully teams up with Hunter, a talented sphere finder, and the two are forced to confront an evil billionaire who will stop at nothing to steal from them the rare Gold sphere they found which, unbeknownst to them all, has the power to determine the fate of the world.
Cinder
by Marissa Meyer

When Cinder, a gifted cyborg with a mysterious past, becomes entangled with the handsome Prince Kai, she finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle to save humankind from a deadly plague and ruthless lunar beings.
Railhead
by Philip Reeve

In a world of drones and androids Zen Starling is a human thief, but mostly he just likes to ride the Interstellar Express, the sentient trains that travel through the K gates from planet to planet, something only the Guardians understand--but now the mysterious Raven wants him to steal the Pyxis, an object that could either open up a new gate, challenging the Guardians, or put the entire gate system, and the universe itself in danger. 
Nyxia
by Scott Reintgen

Emmett accepts an interstellar space contract but learns en route that to win the promised fortune he and nine other recruits face a brutal competition, putting their very humanity at risk. 
Steelheart
by Brandon Sanderson

A decade after a bizarre celestial event causes certain individuals to manifest extraordinary powers and a fierce desire to rule the world, young David, the son of a father who was killed by supernatural oppressors, uses inside knowledge to help a shadowy group of freedom fighter assassins. 
Shadow Run
by AdriAnne Strickland

Falling hard for the young captain of a close-knit crew of orphans, fugitives and con men who have become like a family, Nev, a prince in hiding, resolves to entice the captain to his home planet in the hope that she can bring much-needed change to a galactic civilization of political chicanery and resource-driven power games.
Brave New Girl
by Rachel Vincent

When a clone manufactured for the good of her city realizes that she is having unique thoughts and feelings about a clone boy who finds her special, Dahlia 16 worries that her genome will be found flawed and that she and her identicals will be destroyed.
Velocity
by Chris Wooding

Dynamic as a pair because of respective strengths that make them a formidable drag racing team, best friends Cassica and Shiara set their sights on winning the year's biggest, most dangerous race only to find their efforts challenged by fundamental personal differences.
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