Here they are, in no particular order:
9.) Cress/Winter/Fairest by Marissa Meyer
How could I not mention the Lunar Chronicles series? The first two books are not set in space, but the final three are. I loved the space setting and I thought it added more depth to the book. The Lunar Chronicles is one of my favorite series out there and the setting added to my enjoyment.
8.) The Taking Trilogy by Melissa West
The Taking Trilogy is one of the most underrated series I have read! It should definitely get more attention. The trilogy features the human race as it coexists with an alien species. Throughout the three books, we see the main character travel between worlds and space.
7.) The Future Collection by Beth Revis
Now this by far the creepiest work on this list, but one of the most intriguing as well. The Future Collection is a short story collection written by YA sci fi author Beth Revis. There were a couple stories that went too far for me, but most really drew me in. Every short story is very different from the other, but all are science fiction.
6.) The 100 by Kass Morgan
Who can resist a series about a group of teenage delinquents sent to the Earth to see if it is livable after living in space for centuries? What I loved most about the opening novel of the trilogy was how fun it was! The flashbacks and different POVs in space were my favorite parts of the book by far.
5.) Starbound Trilogy by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
The starbound trilogy is what really introduced me to YA sci-fi! These Broken Stars, the first book in the trilogy, drew me in and I couldn't put down the rest of the series. If you are new to reading young adult science fiction, I would recommend this trilogy!
4.) Alienated Trilogy by Melissa Landers
The Alientated series just recently concluded earlier this month with United, the final book. The series doesn't necessarily take place in space, but the characters do move in between planets. The two main characters have amazing chemistry together, and watching their relationship expand as they learn more about each others species is a blast.
3.) Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
When I read Ender's Game three years ago, I was obsessed. While I now look back and see some flaws with the book, I still wholeheartedly recommend it! Ender's Game has to be one of the most famous science fiction books out there, and I'm glad I read it!
2.) Across the Universe by Beth Revis
Across the Universe and the trilogy as a whole will have a special place in my sci-fi loving heart. I read it around the same time I read These Broken Stars, and I had such a great reading experience. Beth Revis brilliantly wrote the series, and has cemented herself as one of my favorite young adult science fiction authors out there with this trilogy.
1.) Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Illuminae is probably my favorite young adult science fiction book on this list, tied of course with The Lunar Chronicles. What puts this book on another level was how Illuminae is both a science fiction and thriller. I loved the combination, and it was pulled off effortlessly by Kaufman and Kristoff.
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