I’ve been on sci-fi kick ever since I started the Red Rising series by Pierce Brown. My gateway to science fiction books was Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card—-though since learning about the author’s ideology, I don’t care to endorse him. I didn’t think sci-fi could be accessible. I thought I had to know a bunch of space jargon and understand technical things. Thankfully, watching sci-fi helped me more at ease with reading it. In the last few years alone, I’ve accumulated quite the sci-fi collection!
Here Are 8 Young Adult Sci-Fi Titles I Want to Read
1. Scythe trilogy (2016-?) by Neal Shusterman – I almost didn’t buy this book because it had a grim reaper on the cover, so I thought it was evil. HAHA. Here is part of the blurb: “Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe—a role that neither wants. These teens must master the “art” of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own.” What?!?!
2. Want duo by Cindy Pon (2017/2019) – I saw quite a few mixed reviews on this one so I almost didn’t buy it. Then I saw it on Book Outlet at a discount price. Apparently, Want was no longer available in Barnes and Noble until Cassandra Clare endorsed it! I’m really glad I decided to read reviews by Asians/POC. I’m trying to be better at reading the reviews by the people books represent.
3.The Diabolic trilogy (2016-2018) by S.J. Kincaid – I actually have no idea what this about. I don’t even know why I bought it. I think cover lust influenced my decision. However, I’ve learned that sometimes the best experience with a book is when you know next to nothing about it.
4. Renegades trilogy (2017-?) by Marissa Meyer – The only book I’ve read by this author is Cinder and I really enjoyed it. All I know about Renegades is that it involves “secret identities” and “extraordinary abilities”. I also heard that is explores heavily on themes related to heroes and villains.
5. This Mortal Coil duo (2017-2018) by Emily Suvada – All I needed to know is that it was about a girl hacker and instantly bought it! I literally know nothing else.
6. Defy the Stars trilogy (2017-?) by Claudia Gray – I believe this is supposed to be a space opera adventure with a little bit of fantasy mixed in. The characters are amidst an intergalactic war and… again… COVER LUST. I’ve heard some mixed reviews and I’m considering unhauling it. Someone let me know if it’s actually good!
7. Zenith trilogy (2017-?) by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings – Man, this one caused quite the stir earlier this year. Since I saw so many mixed reviews, I didn’t want to buy the hardcover copy at full prince. Low and behold, it went on sale on Kindle for $2.99. I’m setting my expectations low. Sometimes a book doesn’t have to be perfectly written for me to enjoy it. The synopsis sounds SO fun. I can’t wait to read this space adventure.
8. Illuminae trilogy by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff – This is a series I’ve seen everywhere. Now I own the whole trilogy, but have yet to read it. I love the format, but they’re SO long. I’m excited to dive into this series soon.
Are you a sci-fi fan? Have you read any of these books? Which do you recommend I start ASAP? Let me know in the comments!