List Of The Week: Ten Great Sci-Fi Novels

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Science fiction has always been one of the smallest genres celebrated in YA. Let’s celebrate some of our favorite rips in the space-time continuum, time travel paradoxes, and extraterrestrials.

mothership martin leicht isla nealMothership (Ever-Expanding Universe #1) by Martin Leicht and Isla Neal
When Elvie Nara gets pregnant by endearing and dumb-as-a-brick Cole, her father’s solution is to send her into space. Specifically, Hanover School for Expecting Teen Moms. This was definitely not how she planned on spending her summer, especially when a team of hot commandos hijack the ship — and one of them turns out to be Cole. Considering she hasn’t seen him since her announcement and his first words to her consist of aliens and using her baby to repopulate his species, she thinks he should have just called.

 

across the universe beth revisAcross The Universe (Across The Universe #1) by Beth Revis
Seventeen-year-old Amy was frozen along with her parents on the Godspeed, fated to wake up 300 years later to inhabit a new Earth. However, when she wakes up early and finds herself on a spaceship phased into a city. She soon discovers that her early awakening was no accident: someone has tried to kill her, and her parents are next. It’s up to her to figure out just who it is, as nobody on the ship seems to care…

 

unraveling elizabeth norrisUnraveling (Unraveling #1) by Elizabeth Norris
Janelle Tenner is used to having responsibilities: she has a job, her mother is bi-polar, her brother relies on her to survive. And that was just before she died. Now, she struggles with her reanimation by one Ben Michaels, suspicious and mysterious. However, when she discovers a clock counting down to the Earth’s destruction, she has 24 days to save the world.

 

hourglass myra mcentireHourglass (Hourglass #1) by Myra McEntire
Emerson Cole has always been able to see the past. It follows her; southern belles at her doorstep, jazz bands in modern coffee shops, wounded soldiers. She’s tried everything to get them to stop and her last-ditch effort (on her brother’s insistence) comes in the form of Michael, a member of an organization dubbed Hourglass. However, she is plunged deep into a world of the Hourglass Society, sizzling electricity, and the dangers of messing with the past.

 

insignia s.j. kincaidInsignia (Insignia #1) by S.J Kincaid
The planet’s natural resources are almost gone, and the war is being fought to control the assets of the solar system. The enemy is winning.  But when the Battle Drone program brings in Tom Raines: teenage boy, subpar personality, prodigious virtual skills to the table? They just might win, if he’s willing to pay the price.

 

 

cinder marissa meyerCinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer
Cinder is a cyborg from New Beijing who ends up caught in an intergalactic war between the Lunar people and her own country. Based on the fairy tail Cinderella with a sci-fi twist, Cinder is thrust straight into politics, magic, and her own strange past.

 

 

linked imogen howsonLinked (Linked #1) by Imogen Howson
Elissa used to have it all — looks, popularity, and a future. But then the hallucinations started. Images seared into her brain of another place are soon revealed to be her carbon copy’s: Lin. Now, both girls are on the run from the government who wants to keep them hidden, for they hold more secrets than even they know.

 

 

reboot amy tinteraReboot (Reboot #1) by Amy Tintera
Five years ago, Wren Connolly was shot three times in the chest. After 178 minutes she came back as a Reboot: stronger, faster, stone cold. Now she serves as a soldier for the Human Advancement and Repopulation Corporation as its strongest soldier. However, when she meets newbie Callum, all of that begins to change. If she disobeys, she’ll be eliminated. If she doesn’t, she’ll have to kill him. This perfect soldier is done taking orders.

 

 

starglass phoebe northStarglass (Starglass #1) by Phoebe North
Terra has never known anything but life aboard the Asherah, a giant space-ship that escaped Earth to find refuge. It’s paradise, or so it seems. But when Terra witness a member of the Captain’s Guard murdering an innocent civilian, she is thrust deep in the underbelly of her idealistic society that just might kill her before she reaches their destination.

 

 

mila 2.0 debra drizaMila 2.0 (Mila 2.0 #1) by Debra Driza
Mila was supposed to forget. Forget that she was built in an underground computer lab, that she is not who she thinks she is, and that she is programmed to do things normal people can’t do. However, the more she uncovers about the research put behind her existence, the farther she has to run from the people trying to silence her.

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Alejandra De La Fuente

Alejandra de la Fuente is a writer for YA Interrobang.

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