Having lived her whole life in the comforts of a high-tech underground colony called America-Five, 24-year-old Natasha Wiley is asked to join a team heading Outside for the first time. Billed as crossover dystopian fiction; The Hunger Games, anyone? See also Julianna Baggotts "Pure" trilogy (My Picks, p. 78).

A thrilling debut of a post-apocalyptic world for fans of "The Hunger Games." Weaving philosophy and science together into a riveting, dystopian story of love and adventure, "The Office of Mercy" illuminates an all-too-real future imagined by a phenomenal new voice in fiction.