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Mutants, Cyborgs, and Clones

Book cover of Mila 2.0 by Debra Driza

Book cover of The Lab by Jack Heath Book cover of Origin by Jessica Khoury Book cover of Altered by Jennifer Rush Book cover of Partials by Dan Wells

Mila 2.0 by Debra Driza

When Mila and her mother move to a new town, Mila just wants to make friends and fit in. But those hopes are shattered when an accident reveals the shocking truth: she's actually a military android with an invented past. Her mother, one of the scientists who created her, stole Mila when she developed human emotions. With ruthless forces already on their trail, Mila will need her human abilities as well as her combat programming to protect herself and her mother. Want even more of Mila 2.0's relentless, high-tech action? You're in luck -- it's the 1st in a trilogy, and a TV show is already in the works.

The Lab by Jack Heath

Far into the future, the world is devastated by pollution, and the single walled city that remains is controlled entirely by the corrupt ChaoSonic corporation. The only hope for the downtrodden populace is the Deck, a secret organization that's sworn to take down ChaoSonic -- and whose best operative is Agent Six of Hearts, a clone created in ChaoSonic's lab. But Agent Six has just been captured. Readers fond of the high-octane action and suspense in James Patterson's Maximum Ride books or Anthony Horowitz's Alex Rider series will be glued to this "rock-'em, sock-'em thrill ride" (Kirkus Reviews).

Origin by Jessica Khoury

Raised in a secret laboratory hidden in the Amazon rain forest, 16-year-old Pia was genetically engineered to be perfect, and she's being trained to lead a new immortal race. But Pia is curious, and since the scientists refuse to indulge her questions about the outside world, she escapes from the only home she's ever known. Wandering through the jungle, Pia meets a boy from a nearby village and begins to learn some startling truths about her captors...and about love. With a dystopian edge and lots of action, Origin is a good pick for fans of other blends of romance and SF, such as Gennifer Albin's Crewel.

Altered by Jennifer Rush

There are four teenage boys locked up in the lab beneath Anna's house, and none of them remember how they got there. As test subjects of the mysterious Branch organization, Sam, Trev, Cas, and Nick had their genes modified and their memories erased. While Anna's scientist dad has been studying them, Anna has become friends with them -- especially Sam. So after the arrival of Branch agents prompts the boys' violent escape, Anna feels compelled to join them in their search for answers about their past. If you're into fast-moving science fiction with plenty of surprising twists and romantic tension, you don't want to miss Altered and its sequel, Erased.

Partials by Dan Wells

Partials were engineered by humans to fight on their behalf, but instead the Partials unleashed a viral weapon that killed most of humanity. Now, even with mandatory pregnancy for surviving human females, no babies have been born who can resist the virus. Sixteen-year-old medic Kira is convinced that the key to immunity lies with Partials themselves, and her rogue mission to capture a Partial for study kicks off an adventure filled with medical intrigue, dirty politics, and paramilitary battles. Those who prefer dark, post-apocalyptic thrillers like Lauren De Stefano's Wither or Paolo Bacigalupi's The Drowned Cities will be fascinated by this gritty trilogy-starter. 

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