Storm Thief by Chris Wooding
Two teenagers steal an artifact that is of valuable importance in this futuristic coming-of-age novel. Rail and Moa are restricted to a ghetto–they are tattooed and are not allowed to leave without a pass–yet their stolen artifact literally opens doors for them. With assassins and the secret police on their trail, the pair cannot afford to attract attention. Against Rail’s wishes, good-hearted Moa decides to protect an enormous, deformed golem with surprising consequences. Wooding’s novel travels at breakneck speed as the teenagers face further dangers–probability storms and ghost-like vampires called revenants–in this wonderful YA novel about risking everything for freedom.