Friday, 4 December 2015

Emma's Top 2015 Reads: Science Fiction

Ready Player One


Ready Player One was one of those rare books I just lost myself in for a day. I didn't get all the references, but as a gaming nerd and writer, I was swept up in this story. Highly recommended!
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Firefight (Reckoners, #2)

Firefight is the second in Brandon Sanderson's Reckoners series, set in a future where superpowered individuals called Epics rule over humans. This action-packed follow-up to Steelheart is gripping and full of great twists.

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These Broken Stars (Starbound, #1)

I must be the last person to pick up These Broken Stars, but I was hooked from the first page. Fantastic writing, a gripping plot, great characters and romance... this is one of the best YA science fiction books I've read!
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The Legacy Human (Singularity #1)

The Legacy Human is the first book in Susan Kaye Quinn's Singularity series, and one of the best YA SF novels I've read--Read my review here!
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The Martian

This came highly recommended, so I picked it up before a long train ride and ended up reading it in one sitting! SO good. I'm looking forward to the movie!
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Avalon (Avalon, #1)

Wow! I was in the mood for some space sci-fi, and Avalon's been on my TBR list for a while. The first in Mindee Arnett's YA SF duology gripped me from the first chapter! A fabulous twisty adventure which kept me hooked from beginning to end.
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Chameleon (The Domino Project, #1)

I've had my eye on K.T. Hanna's debut since the cover reveal! Chameleon is one of the best YA sci-fi novels I've read in a long time. The action starts on page one, and kept me riveted until the final page. The characters are three-dimensional and complex. Sai is a fantastic lead character, strong and kickass but with a vulnerable side. Although she's a believable teen, the writing had a mature feel which will appeal to adult as well as YA readers. The other characters are well-developed and interesting, and there's just enough detail to create a vivid picture of the future-world without slowing the pace. Mostly, I loved how fresh and unique this story felt. I'd thoroughly recommend Chameleon to fans of both YA and sci-fi!
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Winter (The Lunar Chronicles, #4)

Lastly, I finally read Winter, an awesome series end. If you haven't read the Lunar Chronicles yet (starting with Cinder)... yeah, get on that. It's awesome!
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2 comments:

  1. I haven't read the book, but The Martian was a good movie. I think the only science fiction book I read all year was Dragon of the Stars.

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  2. Great suggestions. I need to get to reading!

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