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Top Ten Books I'd Recommend To People Who Are Science Fiction Shy

I have fallen in love with sci-fi books, and it’s funny because they used to totally put me off. Ever since I read this weird half-unicorn girl book (SO WEIRD), I stayed away from it for so long.

Don’t do what I did – check out these noob-friendly YA sci-fi books.

Top Ten Books I’d Recommend to People Who Are Science Fiction Shy

cinder by marissa meyer

1Cinder by Marissa Meyer– This was one of my first ventures into science fiction. It sounded so odd to me, but this story hooked me immediately.

2These Broken Stars– This book will be out in January, and I highly recommend you buy it as soon as its out. Epic space opera FTW.

3For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund– I think the retelling aspect masked some of the odder elements of the book and is a great primer for science fiction noobs.

4Rush by Eve Silver– Although there are aliens in the book, they don’t take center stage. It’s more of an adventure story than anything else.

5Pivot Point by Kasie West– This book combines paranormal aspects with a kind of time travel. I loved the concept and think it wouldn’t be too weird for those unused to sci-fi.

6All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrell– More time traveling craziness that is definitely edge of your seat action. Plus, lifelong friendships and romance.

7Perfect Ruin by Lauren DeStefano– This is more of a futuristic dystopia, but the are romantic, lyrical prose makes it very approachable.

8Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card– It’s the father of all sci-fi, and with the movie out you can ease into by seeing it first.

9Inhuman by Kat Falls– This would be a more difficult book to read if you are weirded out by strange human/animal hybrids or unusual genetic situations. It might be best as a second or third science fiction book.

10The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey– Omg!!! You must read this book no matter what, ok? It’s more about survival than anything else and I just loved the dynamics and how all the individual stories came together.

What sci-fi books would you recommend for noobs?

About Lisa Parkin

I'm a hardcore lover of young adult fiction and have been reviewing books since 2011. Other interests include Downton Abbey, heat lightning storms, Harry Potter land and (begrudingly) one orange tabby.
  • Tanya Patrice

    I’m definitely a bit Sci-Fi shy so loved reading your recommendations. And I can second Cinder! I put The 5th Wave on my reading list thanks to you :-)

  • Tanya Patrice

    I’m definitely a bit Sci-Fi shy so loved reading your recommendations. And I can second Cinder! I put The 5th Wave on my reading list thanks to you :-)