Category Archives: science fiction

Audrey’s Best of 2017

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas  This is THE YA title of 2017. If you read one YA in 2017, this should be it.        THUG is the story of 16yo Starr Carter who moves between two … Continue reading

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Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhonda Belleza

Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza  This book is about a girl named Rhiannon Ta’an who is actually supposed to be empress of a powerful dynasty. However, she is only 15, soon to turn 16, and is the … Continue reading

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Warcross by Marie Lu

Warcross by Marie Lu  Virtual reality is now the new reality, created by billionaire Hideo Tanaka. Hideo has created a new game called Warcross that is played in virtual reality. Everyone is playing it, even Emika, a talented hacker. She … Continue reading

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Airhead by Meg Cabot

Airhead by Meg Cabot About: Emerson Watts, or Em, is sixteen and does not care for fashion at all. When an unfortunate event occurs, she receives a transplant of sorts and she wakes up not knowing what they did to … Continue reading

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The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness About: What if you aren’t the Chosen One? The one who’s supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever the heck this new thing is, with the … Continue reading

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The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer

The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer About: This tells the story of a boy who is harvested with DNA from a very powerful man called El Patron. The story revolves around his survival and how he wants to be … Continue reading

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Undertow by Michael Buckley

Undertow by Michael Buckley  About: Sixteen-year-old Lyric Walker’s life is forever changed when she witnesses the arrival of 30,000 Alpha, a five-nation race of ocean-dwelling warriors, on her beach in Coney Island. The world’s initial wonder and awe over the Alpha … Continue reading

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