This week’s topic is Favorite Science Fiction & Fantasy Books. I’m split on Sci-Fi and Fantasy books/worlds so to be fair I picked 2 of each and the 5th is one I want to read!
#1 – Written in Red
I love and adore this fantasy series by Anne Bishop! The story follows Meg, a blood prophet who can see the future when her skin is cut. The final book of the series just came out and I’ve read them all. She escapes her owner to fall under the protection of the others. This is shapeshifters, vampires and elementalists like you have never read before. The world building is strong but also intimate.
#2 – Ender’s Game
Ender’s journey through his childhood is the epitome of the training story that is so overtold in the young adult genre today. This book created that trope. You get sucked into this boy’s life as he is thrust into brutal training to defeat buggers, aliens out to wipe humans off their own planet. You fall not only for him but his whole team as they pass through battle room after battle room until they come up against their final unbeatable test.
Oh Karou, the teeth collector, amnesiac and artist extraordinaire, how you inspire me. Set in Prague (my favorite city in Europe!) she meets her star crossed lover, angel Akiva, and learns of the life hidden from her by her father, Brimstone. This leads to a world where chimaera go up against angels in a never ending war. When her life goes up in smoke due to black hands seared into doorways she must reclaim her resurrectionist skills to take up the fight.
#4 – Earth Girl Series
Jarra is an ape, stuck on earth due to being born with an immune system that cannot survive on other planets. While everyone else is portaling around to other worlds she’s determined to excavate the ruins of the old cities on earth. The best sci-fi world building I’ve ever read with a view of archaeology in the distant future that makes me long to join their ranks. The twist about her parents ties everything together. The next two books get even better as Jarra goes up against an alien probe.
#5 – Want to Read: Cinder
This book seems to make it on many book bloggers best of lists, memes and tags. A cyborg mechanic, a prince and fatal plague research… sign me up! (And in fact I had it on my tbr list, but it has officially moved to the top spot…)
This is my list as of today… we never know though if our most favorite sci-fi or fantasy series is just around the corner…