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Teenage fans of Science Fiction will be excited by the half dozen new additions to the Young Adult Collection at the Abington Community Library. Set in a future time, the following titles each have their fair share of intrigue, adventure, treachery, romance and the paranormal to provide "good reads" for library patrons in their teens.


"Wither," by Lauren DeStefano. After modern science turns every human into a genetic time bomb with men dying at age twenty-five and women dying at age twenty, girls are kidnapped and married off in order to repopulate the world.


"Ashes," by Ilsa Bick. Alex, a resourceful seventeen-year-old running from her incurable brain tumor, Tom, who has left the war in Afghanistan, and Ellie, an angry eight-year-old, join forces after an electromagnetic pulse sweeps through the sky and kills most of the world's population, turning some of those who remain into zombies and giving the others superhuman senses.


"Legend," by Marie Lu. In a dark future, when North America has split into two warring nations, fifteen-year-olds Day, a famous criminal, and prodigy June, the brilliant soldier hired to capture him, discover that they have a common enemy.


"Hourglass," Seventeen-year-old Emerson uses her power to manipulate time to help Michael, a consultant hired by her brother, to prevent a murder that happened six months ago while simultaneously navigating their undeniable attraction to one another.


"Across the Universe," by Beth Revis. Amy is a cryogenically frozen passenger aboard the spaceship "Godspeed." She has left her boyfriend, friends, and planet behind to join her parents three hundred years in the future as a member of Project Ark Ship.


"Tempest," by Julie Cross. Piecing together clues about his father, the Enemies of Time, and himself, 19-year-old Jackson, who views his ability to travel back through time as harmless fun, must decide how far he's willing to go to save his girlfriend, Holly, and possibly the entire world. Soon he discovers that nothing in his life is what it appears to be, including his own father.


The Abington Community Library is located at 1200 W. Grove St., Clarks Summit. Visit our website, www.lclshome.org/abington to register online for events or call the library at (570) 587-3440. Don't have a library card? Register for one at http://www.lclshome.org/libraryinfo/library_card_reg.asp.


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