October 10, 2019

TCS Favorites | Sci-fi Edition

* I am relatively new to the sci-fi genre but it’s quickly becoming one of my favorites. There isn’t a lot that appeals to me in this genre but the ones I have read I’ve really enjoyed. Some of these books are more paranormal but I count that as sci-fi as well as space-themed books. 
P.S. TCS stands for The Cozy Shelf 😁


Favorite Sci-Fi Books


The Passage Series by Justin Cronin
I read The Passage years ago and it really stuck with me. I’m not sure why because it’s a bit freaky in places. I can’t read them after dark because everything bad happens after dark in the book. My favorite book in the series was The City of Mirrors. I will probably read them again in the future.

Skyward by Brandon Sanderson
This is one of my favorite books ever! I love this book so much. I love Spensa and her crew. I love the premise of this book. I am so looking forward to the sequel!

Lifel1k3 by Jay Kristoff
This book knocked my socks off! The plot twist at the end made me go “what the heck??”. It was so good. The sequel, Dev1at3 I was not as much a fan of. I felt a little letdown. It was still good, I just didn’t really see the point to it.

Aurora Rising by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman
This is a hilarious, but still serious book about a misfit crew of new space cadet grads. It has Lord of the Rings references, what more do I need to say?

The Illuminae Files by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman
This series is everything! I loved it so much! I think that everyone should read these regardless of your favorite genre.

The Raven Boys by Maggie Steifvater
I have sadly only read the first book in this series. But it was amazing! I actually expected to hate it when I picked it up but I ended up loving it. As soon as I can buy the next book I will pick it back up again.

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
This is one of my top series ever. I love it so much! There are so many amazing things about this series. I love the idea of this world even though it’s really scary. Also anxiety-inducing.  But it’s so good.

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
This is dystopian but I don’t think that’s really a genre. It’s science fiction in my book. (ha. see what I did there?) I reread the first 3 books earlier this year and I really enjoyed them. I wasn’t expecting to because they are geared toward a younger age group but I found them to be entertaining.

Mirage by Somaiya Daud
I didn’t know this was science fiction when I got this in one of my Owlcrate boxes but I really liked it. I am (im)patiently waiting for the sequel to be released.

A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
Another paranormal series but I feel that it falls within the science fiction genre. I reread the first book a few months ago and I liked it. I remember the next two books were much better. I hope to reread those soon as well.

The Circle by Ted DekKer
These are some of the most complex science fiction books I’ve ever read. They are mind blending (yes, blending, as in your brain will turn to mush trying to sort it all out) inter-dimensional adventures. The stakes are high in this series. Ted also wrote a companion series for the YA audience called The Lost Books. I actually recommend all of Ted’s books if you love sci-fi thriller adventures.

This list ended up being a lot longer than I thought it would be. Anyway, I hope you enjoyed it and/or found something new to read!

Happy reading,

Alicen