Blinded Me with Science! – Science Fiction Novels for Teens

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“She blinded me with Science”..I bet you are humming the chorus right now, since it is quite catchy! Science fiction is definitely all the rage right now (Hunger Games, anyone?), so I wanted to highlight some new titles that you may have missed. Your teens will be amazed by tales of time-travel, courageous young women, and cyborgs. Enjoy!

Tempest by Julie Cross. 2012. 9780312568894.

If you are looking for a time-travel novel that is written in blockbuster movie fashion, Tempest is your ticket! Nineteen-year-old Jackson is a normal guy, getting a college education and enjoying time with his girlfriend Holly. And he just so happens to be able to jump through time without anything changing in present time. Everything changes when Holly is shot. Jackson is transported into the year 2007 and is forced to meet Holly again for the first time.

Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver. 2012. 9780061978067.

The second installment in Oliver’s Delirium series will surely have fans eagerly awaiting the thrilling conclusion to this trilogy. Pandemonium picks right up where Delirium left off in the aftermath of Lena escaping to the Wilds. Lena is no longer the innocent, somewhat naive girl we once knew. She’s defiant and courageous—a fighter. Readers will enjoy the underlying theme of love winning out over prohibition in this amazing novel.

Cinder by Marissa Meyer. 2012. 9780312641894.

In this first book of the Lunar Chronicles, Cinder is a cyborg mechanic living in New Beijing while a plague sweeps the Earth. She is regarded as a second-class citizen with a secret past, whose life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai. Suddenly she finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle and a forbidden romance. Fans of fractured fairy-tales will love this new, futuristic twist on the classic Cinderella story.

Kristin J.