The Drowned Cities by Paolo Bacigalupi
Genre: Yong Adult Fiction/Postapocolyptic/Dystopian/
Sequel to Paolo’s Shipbreaker (which isn’t necessary to read before this one, but I highly recommend it anyway), The Drowned Cities is a haunting tale of war, survival, and the strength of friendship. Bacigalupi wields together this riveting third person story through two war maggots (orphans), named Mouse and Mahlia, Tool a genetically engineered beast, and Ocho, a teenage Sargent employed by one of several constantly warring political leaders of The Drowned Cities, and brings them all together for a heart-wrenching climax that you’ll never predict.
Read this fucking book.