New and Popular Science Fiction and Fantasy

Here are science fiction and fantasy novels– some are old favorites and others are brand new. We’ve included the title and a brief little book description to catch your interest.

If you would like to borrow one of these books you can either send Ms. Mac an email, smcnerneyoe@olatheschools.org or place a hold online.

New Fantasy Books

Blazewrath Games

Set in an alternate contemporary world, dragons and their riders as they compete in an international sports tournament.

The Bone Houses

When risen corpses called ‘bone houses’ threaten Ryn’s village because of a decades-old curse, she teams up with a mapmaker named Ellis to solve the mystery of the curse and destroy the bone houses forever. Ms. Mac loves this unusual tale of mystery, action, suspense, loneliness, love— just all the emotions!

Catwoman

I must admit that Superhero stories aren’t always my favs, so I was a little skeptical of this one.  But Sarah J. Maas, one of my favorite authors, won me over.  This is the story of Catwoman, with some twists and clever character development you may not be expecting.   Plenty of action in Gotham, but also plenty of unexpected character alliances.  This one kept me up late as I raced to the finish.

Daughters of Jubilation

In the Jim Crow South, white supremacy reigns and tensions are high. But Evalene’s more worried about her mom, her younger sisters, and her emerging magical abilities–a gift passed down from generations of black women since the time of slavery. As Evvie’s talents waken, something dark comes loose and threatens to resurface… survival requires she summon the power that lies within her. 

The Daughters of Ys– graphic novel

Drifting apart after their queen mother’s unexplained death, the sister princesses of an Atlantis-like city from Celtic legend find their bond irrevocably changed when their once-protected world becomes vulnerable to dangerous monsters.

Echo North

After her father disappears, Echo meets a wolf who promises to make sure her father is returned home safely if Echo agrees to live with the wolf in his enchanted house for one year.

The Grace Year

In what almost feels like a Puritan village, sixteen-year-old girls are banished to survive in the wilderness for a year.  While struggling to just survive they are also being brutally hunted.  Why?  Well to destroy the “magic” they hold which distracts and destroys men.  Survivors will return home to the “honor” of being selected as someone’s subservient husband.  Tiernay’s journey exposes even darker motivations than one might expect.  This is a grim story in the vein of The Handmaid’s Tale or Lord of the Flies.

The Infinite Noise

Caleb is an Atypical, an individual with enhanced abilities– he feels the emotions of everyone around him. Being an empath in high school would be hard enough, but Caleb’s life becomes even more complicated when he keeps getting pulled into the emotional orbit of one of his classmates, Adam.

The Kinder Poison

When her magical kingdom’s ailing ruler invokes an ancient tradition to identify his successor, a lowly stable girl who possesses the ability to commune with animals is chosen as a human sacrifice during a high-risk desert crossing involving three ruthless heirs.

The Kingdom of Back

Nannerl Mozart has just one wish–to be remembered forever. But she has little hope she’ll ever become the acclaimed composer she longs to be. As Nannerl’s hope grows dimmer with each passing year, the talents of her beloved younger brother, Wolfgang, only seem to shine brighter. His brilliance begins to eclipse her own, until one day a mysterious stranger from a magical land appears with an irresistible offer–but his help may cost her everything.

The Kingdom of Little Wounds

The wedding festivities of Scandinavian Princess Sophia are thrown into turmoil by an illness plaguing the royal family and a courtier’s plot that places a seamstress and a royal nursemaid at the center of an epic power struggle.  This one is dark, dark, dark.

Last Bus to Everlandblend of realistic and fantasy

Forging a bond with a compassionate artist, a youth in the projects joins a band of misfits and miscreants who meet weekly for adventures in a Narnia-inspired world, before dwindling magic forces him to choose between those he loves.

The Merciful Crow

Fie, a sixteen-year-old chieftain from a lowly caste of mercy-killers, must rely on her wits and bone magic to smuggle the crown prince of Sabor to safety.

Midasgraphic novel

Joey and her space crew have found the body of the legendary King Midas– and the legend is true. Everything that comes into contact with his flesh turns to gold, making it a very powerful weapon.

Now Entering Addamsville

Zora is framed for a crime she didn’t commit.  Will she be able to find the culprit and clear her name before it’s too late?

Penultimate Quest graphic novel

Far across the Western Ocean on a mist-shrouded island guarded by giant sea monsters, heroes come to explore the mysterious dungeons that lie below the surface. None have yet to reach the bottom and return to tell the tale. Each party gathers daily for a new round of potion-making, sword-sharpening, armor-buying, and dungeon-crawling, and after hours of leveling up in dangerous battles with monstrous creatures from the depths, they rest and try again the next day when everything repeats. That is, until one adventurer stops to ask why. Is it endlessly exciting, or simply endless?

Red Hoodblend of realistic and fantasy!

Since her grandmother became her caretaker when she was four years old, Bisou Martel has lived a quiet life in a little house in Seattle. She’s kept mostly to herself. She’s been good. But then comes the night of homecoming, when she finds herself running for her life over roots and between trees, a fury of claws and teeth behind her. A wolf attacks. Bisou fights back. A new moon rises. And with it, questions.

Salt

Even though their parents disappeared during a hunt three months ago, seventeen-year-old Indi and his siblings continue to roam the Mediterranean on their sailboat and hunt down monsters. But Indi hopes that his parents’ journal with its tantalizing hints of a treasure will provide them all with an escape from their nomadic and dangerous life before it is too late.

Ship of Smoke and Steel

Isoka, an eighteen-year-old ward boss in the great port city, Kahnzoka, is sent on an impossible mission to steal Soliton, a legendary ghost ship, or her sister will be killed.

Shuri

Shuri undertakes a treacherous journey from Wakanda to discover what is killing the plants her people depend on for their survival.

Sisters of Sword & Song – fantasy and mystery

Halcyon faces a fifteen-year sentence after being charged with murder, so her younger sister Evadne offers to carry part of her sentence and tries to uncover the truth behind the supposed crime along the way.

Sorcery of Thorns

When apprentice librarian Elisabeth is implicated in sabotage that released the library’s most dangerous grimoire, she becomes entangled in a centuries-old conspiracy that could mean the end of everything.

Splinters of Scarlet

In nineteenth-century Copenhagen, an orphaned seamstress goes to work for a retired ballerina and uses her magic to investigate her father’s mysterious death when he worked for the same family years ago.

Stepsister

Isabelle is one of Cinderella’s ugly stepsisters, who cut off their toes in an attempt to fit into the glass slipper; but there is more to her story than a maimed foot, for the Marquis de la Chance is about to offer her a choice and the opportunity to change her fate–there will be blood and danger, but also the possibility of redemption and triumph, and most of all the chance to find her true self.

These Witches Don’t Burn

When evidence of dark magic begins to appear all over Salem, Massachusetts, Elemental Witch Hannah and her ex-girlfriend Veronica are forced to team up to stop the deadly attacks.

These Violent Delights

In 1926 Shanghai, eighteen-year-old Juliette, heir of the Scarlet Gang, and her first love-turned-rival Roma Montagov, leader of the White Flowers, must work together when mysterious deaths threaten their city.  Romeo and Juliet meets Shanghai gangs!

Warrior of the Wild

Betrayed during her coming-of-age trial and banished into the monster-filled wild, a chieftain’s daughter searches for a way to defeat her village’s oppressive deity in order to return home.

Wayward Witch

Before she can return home to help heal her broken family, Rose must come to terms with her new powers and work with others to save the magical land of Adas.

Where I end and you Begin

As punishment for breaking into their high school Ezra, his crush Imogen, Ezra’s best friend Holden, and Imogen’s best friend Wynonna must perform in the school’s Shakespeare play. Things only get worse (and weirder) when socially inept Ezra and fierce Wynonna wake up in each other’s bodies.  Let the Shakespearian-influenced confusion begin…

You Must Not Miss

When seventeen-year-old Magpie discovers a magical world in her backyard, she uses it and its powers to enact her revenge on all those who have wronged her.

Fantasy Series!

All These Monsters Series

A high-stakes sci-fi adventure about a teen girl who will do anything to escape her troubled home–even if that means joining a dangerous monster-fighting squad.

All These Monsters #1

All These Warriors #2- arriving this fall!

Beyond the Ruby Veil #1

After Emanuela Ragno kills the one person in Occhia who can create water, she must find a way to save her city from dying of thirst.

Chain of Gold-The Last Hours

**This is part of the larger Shadowhunter series– suggested starting book is City of Bones.

Cordelia, a Shadowhunter trained to battle demons, travels with her brother to London where they reconnect with childhood friends but soon must face devastating demon attacks in the quarantined city.

Cursebreaker Series

Eighteen for the three hundred twenty-seventh time, Prince Rhen despairs of breaking the curse that turns him into a beast at the end of each day until feisty Harper enters his life.

  • A Curse So Dark and Lonely #1
  • A Heart so Fierce and Broken #2

Diviners Quartet- fantasy/mystery

Evie has always been able to divine information from objects she touches. When she’s sent away from her small town to live with her uncle in New York City, Evie meets a diverse cast of equally gifted strangers and uncovers a terrifying supernatural mystery. 

  • The Diviners #1
  • Lair of Dreams #2
  • Before the Devil Breaks You #3
  • The King of Crows #4

Eldest Curses Series (part of the City of Bones world, so you may need to read those first!)

This one is part of the City of Bones series world, so you might want to read those books first! High Warlock Magnus Bane learns that a demon-worshipping cult, the Crimson Hand, is wreaking havoc across Europe, threatening more than just his romantic getaway with new boyfriend, Alec Lightwood.

  • The Red Scrolls of Magic #1

Folk of the Air Trilogy

Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Now seventeen, Jude wants to belong there, but many Fey (including the wicked Prince Cardan) despise humans.

  • The Cruel Prince #1
  • The Wicked King #2
  • The Queen of Nothing #3

For a Muse of Fire Trilogy- fantasy

Jetta, a teen who possesses secret, forbidden powers, must gain access to a hidden spring and negotiate a world roiling with intrigue and the beginnings of war.

  • For a Muse of Fire #1
  • A Kingdom for a Stage #2
  • On this Unworthy Scaffold #3 (arriving later this spring)

The Good Luck Girls #1

Sold as children and branded with cursed markings, five girls trapped in a brutal existence risk a dangerous escape and a harrowing journey to find freedom, justice and revenge in a country of human and inhuman forces that would deny them basic freedoms.

Graceling Series- fantasy

In a world where some people are born with extreme and often-feared skills called Graces, Katsa struggles for redemption from her own horrifying Grace, and teams up with another young fighter to save their land from a corrupt king.  This one is one of Ms. Mac’s favorites!

  • Graceling #1
  • Fire #2
  • Bitterblue #3
  • Winterkeep #4

The Haunted Duology

To evade her manipulative ex-boyfriend, sixteen-year-old Hendricks’ family moves to small-town New York, where she joins the popular crowd, but only her outcast neighbor, Eddie, can help chase vindictive ghosts from her new house.

  • The Haunted #1
  • The Unleashed #2

Hazel Wood

Seventeen-year-old Alice’s life takes a dark turn after her grandmother’s solitary death, her mother’s kidnapping, and the potential interference from the cruel supernatural world her grandmother wrote about as if it was from her imagination.  

  • The Hazel Wood #1
  • The Night Country #2

Lady Jane Trilogy

These three novels are a modern fantasy twist on three classic “Janes” but they do not need to be read in any specific order!

  • My Lady Jane (based on Britain’s King James VI and his queen for 9 days Lady Jane Grey)
  • My Plain Jane (based on Jane from the classic novel Jane Eyre)
  • My Calamity Jane (based on Calamity Jane from the American Wild West)

Last Halloween Series graphic novels

This series is difficult to describe, though readers rave about its combination of horror and comedy, all while its characters try to survive Halloween and save humanity.

  • Children #1

Legacy of Orisha Series

Zelie’s a member of the peasant outcast of her kingdom.  As the novel begins Zelie’s unexpected trip to the capital city puts her in the path of the prince, and puts the lives of everyone she’s ever known into danger.  This is a pretty epic story based on African Yoruba Orisha mythology.

  • Children of Blood and Bone #1
  • Children of Virtue and Vengeance #2

The Lost City #1

Abandoned as a baby and raised by trolls of mixed blood, Ulla embarks on a mission to find her parents, meeting handsome Pan along the way and learning that her mother may be connected to the Omte royal family.

Merciful Crow

Fie, a sixteen-year-old chieftain from a lowly caste of mercy-killers, must rely on her wits and bone magic to smuggle the crown prince of Sabor to safety.

  • The Merciful Crow #1
  • The Faithless Hawk #2

The Never Tilting World #1

After an ancient prophecy is betrayed, a world ruled by a long line of goddesses is split in two–one half in perpetual day, and the other in an endless night–and two young twin goddesses set out on separate and equally dangerous journeys to the Breach that divides them, hoping to save their broken world.

Nissera ChroniclesTrilogy

Sixteen-year-old Bristal discovers she is a shapeshifter, one of three remaining elicromancers tasked with guarding the realm of Nissera against dark magic while they manipulate the three royal families to promote peace.

  • Kingdom of Ash and Briars #1
  • Realm of Ruins #2
  • Palace of Silver #3

Ravenspire Quartet

Lorelai, an exiled princess is being pursued by a magic-wielding prince serving as the personal huntsman for evil queen Irina, who has charged him with bringing her Lorelai’s heart.

  • The Shadow Queen #1
  • The Wish Granter #2
  • The Traitor Prince #3
  • The Blood Spell #4

Ruined Trilogy

Emmelina’s royal parents have just been killed, and she’s on a mission to get her bloody vengeance.  Doing so requires she disguise herself as another rival princess to gain access to the kingdom responsible for order her parents’ executions.  But while she’s in disguise her feelings grow complicated.  A great start to a trilogy featuring fantasy, action, and a little bit of smoldering potential romance.  By the same author as Reboot.  

  • Ruined #1
  • Avenged #2
  • Allied #3

Skinjacker Trilogy

When Nick and Allie are killed in a car crash, they end up in Everlost, or limbo for lost souls, where although Nick is satisfied, Allie will stop at nothing–even skinjacking–to break free.  By the author of the Unwind and Scythe series!

  • Everlost #1
  • Everwild #2
  • Everfound #3

Skyhunter Series

Talin is a Striker, a member of an elite fighting force that stands as the last defense for Mara, the only free nation in the world. When a mysterious prisoner is brought to the  capital, Talin senses there is more to him than meets the eye.

  • Skyhunter #1
  • Book two will be arriving this fall!

Straga Series

A young shapeshifter has to learn to control her powers, while simultaneously using them to disguise herself as a boy to confront the people who murdered her father.

  • The Brilliant Death #1
  • The Storm of Life #2

There Will Come a Darkness #1

For generations the Seven Prophets guided humanity with their visions, ending wars and uniting nations–until the day they vanished, leaving behind the promise of a looming Age of Darkness and the birth of a Prophet who could be the world’s salvation . . . or the cause of its destruction.

Three Dark Crowns Series

In this kingdom the queen always has triplet daughters who are raised separately and then during the year following their sixteenth birthday each must try to assassinate the other sisters.  The survivor becomes queen, and the cycle repeats.  This is the battle… Lots of action, fantasy, potential romance, agony and suspense! Perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas.

  • Three Dark Crowns #1
  • One Dark Throne #2
  • Two Dark Reigns #3
  • Five Dark Fates #4

Trials of Apollo Series- fantasy

Banished by Zeus to live as a mortal teen on Earth, Apollo (the Sun God)–who’s unabashedly egotistical, snarky, and bisexual–decides to hang out at Camp Half-Blood while he figures out how to return home, only to find himself drawn into a dangerous quest.

  • The Hidden Oracle #1
  • The Dark Prophecy #2
  • The Burning Maze #3
  • The Tyrant’s Tomb #4
  • The Tower of Nero #5–  on order, should arrive later this spring

War Girls #1

In 2172, when much of the world is unlivable, sisters Onyii and Ify dream of escaping war-torn Nigeria and finding a better future together but are, instead, torn apart.

Wells of Sorcery

Isoka, an eighteen-year-old ward boss in a great port city, is sent on an impossible mission to steal a legendary ghost ship.  Failure means her sister will be killed.

  • Ship of Smoke and Steel #1
  • City of Stone and Silence #2

The Wicked + The Divine Series Realistic with a Fantasy twist

Every ninety years, twelve gods incarnate as humans. They are loved. They are hated. In two years, they are dead. The team behind critically thermonuclear floor-fillers Young Avengers and PHONOGRAM reunite to start a new ongoing superhero fantasy. Welcome to THE WICKED + THE DIVINE, where gods are the ultimate pop stars. But remember: just because you’re immortal, doesn’t mean you’re going to live forever.

  • The Faust Act #1
  • Fandemonium #2
  • Commercial Suicide #3
  • Rising Action #4
  • Imperial Phase #5
  • Imperial Phase, Part 2 #6
  • Mothering Invention, #7
  • Old is the New New #8
  • Okay #9

Young Elites

Scarred and cast out after surviving the blood plague, Adelina finds a place for herself among the Young Elites who use their magic to advocate on behalf of young innocents– making the Elites a target of the soldiers of the Inquisition Axis.

  • The Young Elites #1
  • The Rose Society #2
  • The Midnight Star #3

New Science Fiction Books

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

The first to document the appearance of the Carls, giant robot-like statues popping up around the world, April May finds herself at the center of an intense international media spotlight that puts her relationships, identity and safety at risk.

Agnes at the End of the World

Dutifully embracing her faith while tirelessly caring for her younger siblings, including one who needs forbidden insulin to survive, a teen who is unaware that she lives within a strict cult meets an Outsider boy and begins to question what is and is not a sin.

Disasters

What happens when four space cadet rejects become the only accidental survivors of a space station attack meant to signal the beginning of the war to end life on earth?  Spoiler alert: lots of explosions.

Dry 

This one is a scary survival story because it feels like it could really happen– the states next to California shut off its water supply, and society falls apart.  This is the story of teens fighting for survival.  Lots of characters showcase different aspects of the crisis, though their stories eventually overlap in unexpected ways.

Goddess in the Machine

Bound for humanity’s new colony planet, seventeen-year-old Andra wakes up from a cryogenic sleep 1,000 years later than scheduled, forcing her to navigate an unfamiliar planet where technology is considered magic and its practitioners revered as deities.

The Grief Keeper

After escaping a detention center at the U.S. border, seventeen-year-old Marisol agrees to participate in a medical experiment hoping to keep her and her younger sister, Gabi, from being deported to El Salvador.

The Kingdom

Ana, a half-android, half-human employee of a futuristic fantasy theme park, is accused of murder.  Scenes alternate between flashbacks and her court trial.

The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe

Seeking to avenge the murder of her true love while on a dredge ship searching for gold, fifteen-year-old captain Poe Blythe becomes the architect of new defenses designed to destroy her enemies.  This one of full of darkness, but also a testament to creativity and cleverness, and an ode to making your own way in the world.

The Light at the Bottom of the World

Enduring a subterranean existence beneath the ruins of a submerged London at the end of the 21st century, a teen joins a prestigious submersible race in the hope of clearing her father’s name before unexpected corruption exposes devastating truths.

Waste of Space

Cram ten hormonal teens into a spaceship and blast off: that’s the premise for the ill-conceived reality show Waste of Space. Yup, things are going to go wrong.

Wilder Girls

Friends Hetty, Byatt, and Reece go to extremes trying to uncover the dark truth about the mysterious disease that has had them quarantined at their boarding school on a Maine island.

Science Fiction Series!

Aurora Cycle

Newly graduated Space Cadet Ty’s plans for interstellar military heroism are thrown off when he rescues a girl who has been drifting in cryosleep on a ship that’s been missing for 200 years.  Weird?  Yes.  And the war that’s about to start as a result?  Also odd.  Yup, things are going to get much worse before they get better (maybe?)  Tons of great sarcastic banter and (hopefully) death-defying action!  By the authors of the Illuminae Files trilogy (which Ms. Mac also loves).

  • Aurora Rising #1
  • Aurora Burning #2
  • There will probably be a third book in late 2021, early 2022.

Broken Lands Series– a follow-up series to the Rot and Ruin series (read those first!)

Gabriella teams up with Benny and his gang as they seek to find a cure for the zombie infection.

  • Broken Lands #1
  • Lost Roads #2

Denton Little Duology

Denton knows he’s going to die tomorrow– he’s known since the day he was born because learning your death date is a service the government provides.  He’s trying to be OK with it, but the suspense of not knowing HOW he’s going to die is just too much for him (as is the revelation that he may have just hooked up with his best friend’s angry sister).  Denton’s last day is definitely going to be full of surprises.  A little scifi, a little mysterious, and a lot funny, Ms. Mac highly recommends this one!

  • Denton Little’s Death Date #1
  • Denton Little’s Still Not Dead #2

Descender Series graphic novels

Tim wakes up from cryo-sleep ten years after a disaster (or was it an attack?) killed everyone on his planet.  And now he’s become the object of pursuit by some people who want to save him, and others who want to harm him.  Non-stop action and great characters.  I loved this one start to finish, and all 6 books in the series are available now.

  • Tin Stars #1
  • Machine Moon #2
  • Singularities #3
  • Orbital Mechanics #4
  • Rise of the Robots #5
  • The Machine War #6

There is also a new series which takes place in the same world ten years later.

  • The Haunted Galaxy #1

Diabolic Trilogy

Nemesis is a Diabolic, a humanoid teenager and the galaxy’s most deadly weapon, who masquerades as Sidonia, a senator’s daughter, and becomes a hostage of the galactic court.

  • The Diabolic #1
  • The Empress #2
  • The Nemesis #3

Dread Nation

When families go missing in Baltimore County, Jane finds herself in the middle of a conspiracy that has her fighting for her life against powerful enemies.

  • Dread Nation #1
  • Deathless Divide #2

Fetch Duology

Lane’s grown up on the “safe” side of the wall that divides the United States into civilized and uncivilized halves.  But when her father is accused of illegal activities, Lane must cross the wall and fight for both her father’s survival and her own.  Love the creativity of this story– and it’s FINALLY got a sequel after years of waiting!  So this is a good time to try this one because you can go straight into the conclusion!

  • Inhuman #1
  • Undaunted #2

Gilded Wolves Series

Keeping close secrets in the wake of the Exposition Universelle in 1889 Paris, a wealthy hotelier and treasure-hunter is tapped by a powerful order to lead an elite team on a quest to track down an ancient artifact of world-changing significance.

  • The Gilded Wolves #1
  • The Silvered Serpents #2

Girls with Sharp Sticks Series

In the near future at a girls-only private high school isolated in the Colorado mountains, Mena and her classmates–under the watchful eyes of their Guardian, professors, and analyst–are trained to be beautiful and obedient for their sponsors and investors.

  • Girls with Sharp Sticks #1
  • Girls with Razor Hearts #2

Hunger Games Quartet

In a future North America an annual televised fight-to-the-death competition means Katniss must kill eleven other contenders to “win.”  You may have read the trilogy or seen the movies– but now there’s a new prequel out to explain how the Hunger Games got started.

  • *Prequel: Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (this is the new one!)
  • Hunger Games #1
  • Catching Fire #2
  • Mockingjay #3

Illuminae Trilogy

Kade survives the day’s first disaster– dumping Ezra.  And she survives the day’s second disaster– the unlawful destruction of her home planet.  But will she survive life on the “rescue” ship, or are things just going to keep getting worse?  And what about Ezra… another complication she just can’t seem to shake.  NON STOP ACTION, incredible banter, an unusual format, and NON STOP ACTION make this a total fav.  Don’t be scared of the length, the format will make this a quicker read than you expect!

  • Illuminae #1
  • Gemina #2
  • Obsidio #3

Lazarus Series– graphic novels

A future U.S. is divided into zones, each ruled by a different (but equally bloodthirsty) family.  Each family has a “Forever”, a sort of son/daughter who also functions as a bodyguard.  This is the story of Forever Carlyle’s struggle to understand her role within her family, and whether they truly deserve her sacrifices and loyalty.  A complicated world to get into, but once you’re in you’ll love these characters!

  • Lazarus: The First Collection
  • Lazarus: The Second Collection

Legend Quartet

June’s a loyal military member, Day’s the country’s most wanted outlaw.  Chance brings them together for the fight of their lives.  Action, potential romance, deceit, explosions– they’re all in this series.

  • Legend #1
  • Prodigy #2
  • Champion #3
  • Rebel #4

Lifel1k3 Trilogy  

When Eve learns she can destroy machines with her mind, she becomes a target for a group of puritanical fanatics, and with her new android best friend Ezekiel, faces cyborg assassins.  SO MUCH ACTION!  If you liked the movie Mad Max this is a great series to try.

  • Lifel1k3— Lifelike #1
  • Dev1at3– Deviate #2
  • Truel1f3– Truelife #3

Mirage Series

After being kidnapped by the Vathek, Amani is forced to work as a body double for the princess who is hated by her conquered people.

  • Mirage #1
  • Court of Lions #2

Monument 14 Trilogy

A school bus heading to school is caught in a sudden hailstorm which grows in strength, soon threatening to completely destroy the bus.   The bus drive deliberately crashes into a local Costco and the 14 survivors, kids of all ages, seal off the opening while she goes for help.  But they aren’t the only ones who want to take refuge in the store, and not everyone is willing to peacefully share resources. 

  • Monument 14 #1
  • Sky on Fire #2
  • Savage Drift #3

Once and Future Duology

This twist on Arthurian legend is set in outer space, with King Arthur reincarnated as seventeen-year-old Ari, a female king whose quest is to stop a tyrannical corporate government, aided by a teenaged Merlin.

  • Once & Future #1
  • Sword in the Stars #2

Outpost Zero graphic novels

Welcome to Outpost Zero: the smallest town in the universe. The people there work the land, go to the fights every Friday night, and tuck their children into bed… but the Outpost is no place for dreams. To survive is ambitious enough. As Alea and her friends graduate to adulthood under the artificial sky of a faulty biome, on a frozen world never meant to support human life… something stirs. Something sees.

  • The Smallest Town in the Universe #1
  • Follow it Down #2
  • The Only Living Things #3

Project Nemesis Trilogy

Every other year on their birthdays, Min and her classmate Noah are murdered, only to come back to life completely unharmed. Intense and action-packed as they fight to survive (and survive again, and survive again)!

  • Nemesis #1
  • Genesis #2
  • Chrysalis #3

Ready Player One Duology

The future is dark and grim, so spending almost all your time online is normal.  But there’s even more incentive when a video game BILLIONAIRE leaves clues in an online game.  Solve the game- win the prize.  But BILLIONS means some players are willing to resort to violence– will Wade survive long enough to win?  Great futuristic references and fun retro video game references!

  • Ready Player One #1
  • Ready Player Two #2

The Rule of One Trilogy

In the near-future United States, a one-child policy is ruthlessly enforced. But Ava and her father, who heads the Texas one-child policy division of the government, have been hiding Ava’s twin sister.  How long can they continue the deception?

  • Rule of One #1
  • Rule of Many #2
  • Rule of All #3

Skybound Saga

Twins Kylee and Brysen must fight for survival as war approaches their remote valley.  She must reject her ancient gifts for falconry and Brysen must strive for greatness.

  • Black Wings Beating #1
  • Red Skies Falling #2
  • Gold Wings Rising #3

Skyward Series

When a long-term attack against her world by the alien Krell escalates, Spensa’s dream of becoming a pilot may come true, despite her deceased father being labeled a deserter.

  • Skyward #1
  • Starsight #2

Spliced Trilogy

Sixteen-year-old Jimi and Del, her genetically altered best friend, fight for survival in a near-future society that is redefining what it means to be human.

  • Spliced #1
  • Splintered #2
  • Spiked #3

Uglies/Impostors Series- scifi

Frey has been trained to kill any threats to Rafi, her twin sister, and to serve as Rafi’s body double.  So when their father sends Frey (in Rafi’s place) into a dangerous situation, her survival depends on both her impersonation and her self-defense skills. 

***This series takes place in the same world as the Uglies series– so you may want to read those first!***

  • Uglies #1
  • Pretties #2
  • Specials #3
  • Extras #4

Unearthed Series

Scholar Jules and scavenger Amelia join forces to unravel secrets of a long-extinct civilization, only to discover something that could spell the end of the human race.  One of the two authors also co-authored Illuminae Files trilogy and the Aurora Rising series.

  • Unearthed #1
  • Undying #2

Under the Never Sky Trilogy

Aria’s spent her life living in a domed city because the Earth’s atmosphere is now toxic.  But when her mother disappears she heads outside of the dome on a quest that puts her in the path of Peregrin, a “savage” who has always lived in the wilds.  Told in alternating chapters, this is their story.  This is a classic scifi story that’s both futuristic and primitive as the clash between technology and the environment influences the lives of the survivors.

  • Under the Never Sky #1
  • Through the Ever Night #2
  • Into the Still Blue #3

Warcross Series

Emika’s hacking of a famous virtual reality video game competition should earn her a trip to jail, but instead she ends up with a surprising invitation to Japan.  Hmmmm, can she trust the surprising deal she’s being offered?  Or is someone trying to use her as a tool for sinister goals?

  • Warcross #1
  • Wildcard #2

We Set the Dark on Fire Duology

In this dark future world which reimagines marriage as less about love and more about control, Dani and Carmen, childhood rivals, get assigned in marriage to Mateo.  He’s cold to both of them, spurring the girls’ friendship and explorations of their new family’s secrets.

  • We Set the Dark on Fire #1
  • We Unleash the Merciless Storm #2

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