Dystopian / Fantasy

For the genre lovers out there.

  • Dystopian Universe

  • Fantasy Minded

  • Paranormal Fiction

    • The Scorpio Races

      Every November, riders catch and tame wild water horses to ride in the Scorpio races: Sean Kendrick is the fearless and talented returning champion, while Puck Connolly, who never wanted to ride, needs the prize money to keep her family together. Told through the alternating perspectives of both Sean and...


    • The Book of Lost Things

      David, a 12-year-old boy mourning the loss of his mother, discovers the perfect fantasy world in his backyard. But, as David’s family falls apart and he begins to spend more time in another universe, he discovers that dark secrets hide behind its masked perfection, and that fairy tales don’t always...


    • Arrows of the Queen

      Talia’s life has always been controlled: due to her family’s strict rules, her only future is to marry. But Talia dreams of other things; of magic, and heroes, and enchanted white horses that will carry her away to her destiny. When she meets one of these horses, which she had...


    • 172 Hours on the Moon

      Mia, Midori and Antoine have just been given the opportunity of a lifetime – winners of a worldwide lottery, they are about to become the first young people in space. But even before the countdown, the three teenagers are faced with mysterious signals that point to something bigger than any...


    • Department 19

      Jamie Carpenter always believed that his father was a traitor, a rogue agent who was shot and killed when he tried to sell state secrets to terrorists. But when mysterious creatures kidnap his mother, Jamie is forced into a world that very few people know exist. Fighting alongside humans and...


    • The Ocean at the End of the Lane

      Neil Gaiman is doing his Neil Gaiman-y thing in this magical, scary, and bittersweet fable in which a grown man returns to his home for a funeral and recalls long-forgotten memories of impossible events from his childhood. The result is a dark but lovely story that lingers long after the...


    • Outlander

      After WWII, Claire Randall, an English nurse visiting the Scottish Highlands, unwittingly falls into a time warp that blasts her into 1743. Without her husband.Caught up in the intrigues of the time, she soon meets a handsome, young Scotsman and passions, um, ignite. To say the least.  In this highly...


    • The Stone Child

      When Eddie Fennicks moves to Gateswood – the former town of his favourite mystery writer, Nathaniel Olmstead – he is sure that heaven exists. When Olmstead’s frightening characters start appearing in real life, however, Eddie, along with his new friends, need to crack the puzzle of the mysteriously disappeared author’s...


    • The Sparrow

      Jesuits. In. Space. Enough said.Emilio Sandoz, a Jesuit linguist who has returned from the planet, Rakhat, is emotionally and physically traumatized: how did things go so wrong on his mission? Science-fiction meets anthropology / religious studies in this intelligent and surprising novel about humans’ first contact with extraterrestrials.Perfect for:Readers usually...


    • City of Dark Magic (City of Dark Magic #1)

      Musicologist Sarah Weston is excited to travel to Prague for the summer to research her beloved Beethoven at a private, family-owned museum/castle. Strange and dangerous things start to happen as soon as she receives the invitation, including notice that her eccentric mentor has died at the castle under mysterious circumstances.Sarah’s...


    • Raging Star (Dust Land Trilogy #3)

      The Free Hawks are reborn and their campaign against the Pathfinder has been reinvigorated. But Saba must lead an inexperienced band of passionate fighters against the all-powerful Tonton. Will her crusade work? Time is not on the Free Hawk's side - there are only seven nights until the blood moon....


    • Rebel Heart (Dust Lands Trilogy #2)

      The book opens with Lugh having been rescued and Vicar Pinch having been defeated: at a cost. On the way to meet Jack, Saba – with a price on her head – is haunted by ghosts and plagued by “dark dreams”. The Tonton – stronger and more purposeful – have...


    • The Circle

      Previously an employee in her small hometown's gas and energy utility company, Mae Holland can hardly believe she's been hired by the world's most influential and powerful internet company - The Circle. The Circle's extensive California campus - complete with a cafeteria, a picnic area, tennis and volleyball courts, a gym...


    • Matched (Matched #1)

      Cassia is your typical girl-next-door who lives a good life in The Society. On her 17th birthday, Cassia is matched to her ideal mate but, before someone has a chance to change it, another person’s face flickers on the screen. Cassia goes on the ultimate quest: what is the Society...


    • Taken (Taken #1)

      Gray Weathersby has lived in Claysoot for all of his life. At midnight of his eighteenth birthday, Gray (like others before him) will disappear in ‘the Heist’ – a local town ritual that robs the town of its men. After he discovers a strange letter written by his mother, Gray...


    • Divergent

      In this dystopian hit, society is divided into five factions, each embodying a particular human virtue. Sixteen-year-old, Beatrice Prior, is torn between the difficult choices of remaining loyal to her parents’ faction or cutting ties with her family forever. Perfect for:   • Teens (14 and up) who enjoy an...


    • The Ninth Orphan (The Orphan Trilogy #1)

      Raised from birth to become an assassin, the ninth orphan decides to break free from the government agency that’s ‘raised’ him. Needless to say, severe consequences follow.Perfect for:• Lovers of fast-paced, international thrillers. • Those who usually dislike dystopian books. • Readers of addictive series.


    • Quarantine: The Loners (Quarantine #1)

      A massive explosion detonates McKinley High and all of the students have been infected with a virus that is fatal to adults: in this fast-paced book, David Thorpe must navigate a school without teachers, where violent gangs abound, and where his world is about to get a whole lot worse....


    • The 5th Wave

      Alien invasion? Check. Cool female heroine a la Katniss Everdeen? Check. Staying up until all hours to finish it? Check. Pick it up – you’ll love it if you were into The Hunger Games. This is YA dystopian literature at its best. A shout-out to Andrea & Emily for the...


    • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

      Science Fiction meets humour in this beloved classic: when Arthur Dent wakes up to his house’s demolishment, he is whisked away by his alien friend, Ford Prefect. The two embark on an uproarious intergalactic journey to escape earth’s destruction only to encounter more bizarre characters along the way.Great for:• Most...


    • The Maze Runner

      If you liked The Hunger Games trilogy, take a peek at this dystopian trilogy that follows Thomas and his fellow ‘Gladers’ as they try to escape from the maze that keeps them from freedom. Great for: • Reluctant readers (13 and up) • Readers of dystopian YA fiction • Those...


    • World War Z

      Told from different first-person perspectives from the fictional United Nations Postwar Commission, the book provides a post-apocalyptic account of the Zombie War. Great for: • Readers who enjoyed The Zombie Survival Guide • Fans of The Walking Dead • Anyone looking for a fun take on the zombie genre


    • Never Let Me Go

      Kathy reminisces about her life growing up at Hailsham, an exclusive, British private-school: as she reflects on her friendships with Ruth and Tommy, dark memories start to emerge about their real purpose as students, and the lofty expectations inscribed for them.Great for:A nightmarish look into an alternate reality of loss-of-choiceAnyone...


    • The Hunger Games

      A page-turning romp into the world of desensitized violence and reality television. Katniss Everdeen must fight to the death on national television as her District 12 representative in this dystopian novel set in Panem, a disturbingly similar world to ours. Great for:Teen readers (13 and up)Dystopian fiction loversA strong, female heroine...