Escape to Ash Island by J.H. LucasGenre: Dystopian
Generation Havoc is a futuristic series that follows six young heroes as they struggle to break the Shroud’s stranglehold over what was once America, as foretold in the forbidden Prophesy Song:
After humankind cloud the up-sky
And bittercolder waters warm
Three deadsons down the line
A leader slavish will be born
Book one, Escape to Ash Island, starts 100 years from now at a slave labor factory in Saharizona, where a wild-eyed, wild-haired young inventor named Cash hears about a mythical island far across the Poison Desert. He plans a daring escape with a diverse team of outcasts — Octavio, Scrounger, Huizi and Big Eddy — and soon they find themselves caught up in the mysteries of the Prophesy coming true. But the Shroud’s protector, a half-human, half-mechanical menace known as the Red Enforcer, is determined to stop them, and put an end to the Prophesy once and for all.