26 YA Science Fiction Books For Any Type Of Reader

    All of these books are (figuratively) out of this world...and some are literally.

    If you haven't really read sci-fi before, or mostly read realistic books rather than speculative ones, here are some picks for you that are highly focused on character journeys with just a smidge of speculativeness!

    1. The Weight of the Stars by K. Ancrum (2019)

    2. I Hope You Get This Message by Farah Naz Rishi (2019)

    3. Slay by Brittney Morris (2019)

    4. Sia Martinez and the Moonlit Beginning of Everything by Raquel Vasquez Gilliland (2020)

    If you love superhero stuff that treads the line of sci-fi/fantasy, these superbooks are for you!

    5. Miles Morales: Spider-Man by Jason Reynolds (2017)

    6. Collateral Damage by Taylor Simonds (2019)

    7. Not Your Sidekick by C. B. Lee (2016)

    8. Faith: Taking Flight by Julie Murphy (2020)

    If you're a reader who loves anything that's just wildly enjoyable — but you've maybe been worried that sci-fi would be too dark for you — here are some delightful books to check out.

    9. The Sound of Stars by Alechia Dow (2020)

    10. The Light at the Bottom of the World by London Shah (2019)

    11. Invictus by Ryan Graudin (2017)

    If you're obsessed with cool technology, all of these books feature intriguing premises complete with virtual reality, cybernetics, and action.

    12. Rebel Seoul by Axie Oh (2017)

    13. Rebelwing by Andrea Tang (2020)

    14. War Girls by Tochi Onyebuchi (2019)

    15. Warcross by Marie Lu (2017)

    If you go through large phases of only reading dystopian literature, or just really love heart-pounding adventure books, these are the ones for you!

    16. This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada (2018)

    17. All These Monsters by Amy Tintera (2020)

    18. The Last 8 by Laura Pohl (2019)

    19. Proxy by Alex London (2013)

    20. Want by Cindy Pon (2017)

    21. The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline (2017)

    If you love space, or once listed astronaut as your dream job, you're going to be obsessed with these.

    22. A Conspiracy of Stars by Olivia A. Cole (2018)

    23. Toxic by Lydia Kang (2018)

    24. Unearthed by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner (2018)

    25. A Spark of White Fire by Sangu Mandanna (2018)

    26. Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston (2018)