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April 2014 young adult book releases: Dystopian / Post-Apocalyptic

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These books are being released in April 2014. Scroll down to see the whole list, and stay tuned for more April releases!

In this list:

  • "Burn Out" (Burn Out #1) by Kristi Helvig
  • "The Fearless" by Emma Pass
  • "Frozen" (Taken #2) by Erin Bowman
  • "Sunrise" (Ashfall #3) by Mike Mullin
  • "The Treatment" (The Program #2) by Suzanne Young

The list only contains summaries of the stories. For more information and reviews, please check out the individual titles on goodreads.com.

Burn Out
Burn Out EgmontUSA

Burn Out

Title: Burn Out (Burn Out #1)
Author: Kristi Helvig
Release date: April 8, 2014
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Publisher: EgmontUSA
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Synopsis on goodreads.com:

A futuristic blend of Beth Revis's Across the Universe and Lenore Appelhans's Level 2, Burn Out will satisfy the growing desire for science fiction with a thrilling story of survival, intrigue, and adventure.

Most people want to save the world; seventeen-year-old Tora Reynolds just wants to get the hell off of it. One of the last survivors in Earth's final years, Tora yearns to escape the wasteland her planet has become after the sun turns "red giant," but discovers her fellow survivors are even deadlier than the hostile environment.

Holed up in an underground shelter, Tora is alone--her brilliant scientist father murdered, her mother and sister burned to death. She dreams of living on a planet with oceans, plants, and animals. Unfortunately, the oceans dried out ages ago, the only plants are giant cacti with deadly spines, and her pet, Trigger, is a gun--one of the bio-energetic weapons her father created for the government before his conscience kicked in.

When family friend, Markus, arrives with mercenaries to take the weapons by force, Tora's fury turns to fear when government ships descend in an attempt to kill them all. She forges an unlikely alliance with Markus and his rag-tag group of raiders, including a smart but quiet soldier named James. Tora must quickly figure out who she can trust, as she must choose between saving herself by giving up the guns or honoring her father's request to save humanity from the most lethal weapons in existence.

The Fearless
The Fearless Corgi Childrens

The Fearless

Title: The Fearless
Author: Emma Pass
Release date: April 24, 2014
Format: Paperback
Pages: 400
Publisher: Corgi Childrens
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Synopsis on goodreads.com:

The Fearless. An army, powered by an incredible new serum that makes each soldier stronger, sharper, faster than their enemies. Intended as a force for good, the serum has a terrible side-effect - anyone who takes it is stripped of all humanity, empathy, love. And as the Fearless sweep through the country, forcing the serum on anyone in their path, society becomes a living nightmare.

Cass remembers the night they passed through her village. Her father was Altered. Her mother died soon after. All Cass has left is her little brother - and when Jori is snatched by the Fearless and taken to their hellish lair, Cass must risk everything to get him back.

Frozen
Frozen HarperTeen

Frozen

Title: Frozen (Taken #2)
Author:  Erin Bowman
Release date: April , 2014
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 368
Publisher: HarperTeen
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Synopsis on goodreads.com:

The Heists were only the beginning.

Gray Weathersby escaped from the primitive town of Claysoot expecting to find answers, but what he discovered shook him to the core: A ruthless dictator with absolute power. An army of young soldiers blinded by lies. And a growing rebellion determined to fight back.

Now Gray has joined a team of rebels on a harsh, icy journey in search of allies who can help them set things right. But in a world built on lies, Gray must constantly question whether any ally—or enemy—is truly what they seem…

Sunrise
Sunrise Tanglewood Press

Sunrise

Title: Sunrise (Ashfall #3)
Author: Mike Mullin
Release date: April 15, 2014
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 466
Publisher: Tanglewood Press
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Synopsis on goodreads.com:

The Yellowstone supervolcano nearly wiped out the human race. Now, almost a year after the eruption, the survivors seem determined to finish the job. Communities wage war on each other, gangs of cannibals roam the countryside, and what little government survived the eruption has collapsed completely. The ham radio has gone silent. Sickness, cold, and starvation are the survivors' constant companions.

When it becomes apparent that their home is no longer safe and adults are not facing the stark realities, Alex and Darla must create a community that can survive the ongoing disaster, an almost impossible task requiring even more guts and more smarts than ever — and unthinkable sacrifice. If they fail . . . they, their loved ones, and the few remaining survivors will perish.

The Treatment
The Treatment Simon Pulse

The Treatment

Title: The Treatment (The Program #2)
Author: Suzanne Young
Release date: April 29, 2014
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Publisher: Simon Pulse
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Synopsis on goodreads.com:

Can Sloane and James survive the lies and secrets surrounding them, or will The Program claim them in the end? Find out in this sequel to The Program, which Publishers Weekly called “chilling and suspenseful.”

How do you stop an epidemic?

Sloane and James are on the run after barely surviving the suicide epidemic and The Program. But they’re not out of danger. Huge pieces of their memories are still missing, and although Sloane and James have found their way back to each other, The Program isn’t ready to let them go.

Escaping with a group of troubled rebels, Sloane and James will have to figure out who they can trust, and how to take down The Program. But for as far as they’ve come, there’s still a lot Sloane and James can’t remember. The key to unlocking their past lies with the Treatment—a pill that can bring back forgotten memories, but at a high cost. And there’s only one dose.

Ultimately when the stakes are at their highest, can Sloane and James survive the many lies and secrets surrounding them, or will The Program claim them in the end?

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