A Strange Fire (Simon & Schuster, $17.99) burns between two brothers, Clive and Clover, who have grown up spreading the gospel in their father’s traveling ministry. They are members of the Descendancy, who decry past attempts to promote science and technology. When the brothers’ beliefs are challenged after the ministry encounters a community seeking to advance human knowledge, a holy war ensues that threatens all life on Earth. Clive and Clover’s rivalries and internal struggles symbolize deeper philosophical arguments in this first volume of Tommy Wallach’s new dystopian trilogy. With a fast-paced plot, breathtaking prose, and complex characters, this uniquely structured novel is required reading. Ages 14-17.