20 Jan 2017

Science Fiction and Fantasy Fridays (3): YA to Adult SFF Recommendations! #SFFFridays

To show you more about this month's theme for Science Fiction and Fantasy Fridays, I'm doing a "If you read this, you will like that" round up of the Adult SFF books that you can easily transition into if all you have read is YA SFF! Clicking on the cover will take you to the Goodreads page so you can learn more about the book. Please note that all the books listed here are ones I have read. If I have reviewed the book, you can see my review by clicking on the title.

Breakdown for the month...

January's Theme: YA to Adult Crossover
January 6: 2016 Release Roundup
January 13: Review of OUTLANDER by Diana Gabaldon from Shannon @ Shannon Reads
January 20: YA to Adult SFF Recommendations
January 27: Review of THE ALCHEMISTS OF LOOM by Elise Kova

If you liked ILLUMINAE, read 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY

Safe to say if you have read my review of ILLUMINAE, you will know that the entire time I was reading it, I was comparing it to 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY. The two both have such similar plot story lines that it is hard not too. While ILLUMINAE has a different format for story telling via the emails, different transmissions, and pictures, but the plot itself is so strikingly similar to 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY. I will say that 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY doesn't have romance but it has more philosophical wonderings about life, space, and what it means to really be alive. I highly recommend checking it out!


I love the FALLING KINGDOMS series by Morgan Rhodes and it is extremely similar to the A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE series by George RR Martin. So if you liked that, you will enjoy ASOIAF. And I'm sure most of you have watched the show but the books are 100x better.


I think we have all read (and enjoyed) the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling, so if you want the same kind of magical feeling, try reading The Magicians trilogy by Lev Grossman. (Another acceptable vibe-y type is The Name of The Wind by Patrick Rothfuss but I hated that book so nope) I really enjoyed how the characters were in The Magicians -- a mix of pretentious douchebags that feel real (and like me and my friends) -- and it is more a mix of Narnia and HP but it is a lot of fun to read.

If you liked TWILIGHT, read A HOLD ON ME

I am not one to recommend reading Twilight, but I'm sure at some point the majority of us have, right? So if you read it and enjoyed it (even while acknowledging it is problematic), I think you will like A HOLD ON ME by Pat Esden. It's a NA romance that has the same vibe as Twilight but I enjoyed it immensely more. I think fans of Twilight will really connect to the MC but Annie has more of a personality than Bella.

If you liked THE 100, read SEVENEVES

I found some problematic aspects of SEVENEVES which you can read in my review, but it is very similar to THE 100 by Kass Morgan. Except SEVENEVES is much more scientific than The 100, which is about relationships. If you're a fan of the show and the book series, I would recommend checking out SEVENEVES but know that there are issues with SEVENEVES.


I know I plug the Air Awakens series by Elise Kova any chance I get but this is one of the most interesting fantasy series I've read in a long time. It subverts tropes and makes you think about war. In the same vein, ECHOES OF THE FORGOTTEN by Kevin Looney does the same thing with the tropes it uses and creates a good fantasy novel for everyone to enjoy. I was really impressed with both of these indie books and hope you take a chance on them as well!

If you liked SIX OF CROWS, read MISTBORN

Found families + enormous heists = the best kinds of books. Both of these books satisfy those needs and have a really cool magic system to boot. SIX OF CROWS was one of my favourite reads last year and I quite enjoyed my time spent reading MISTBORN. You should know that I thought MISTBORN started really slowly but definitely picked up. As well, SIX OF CROWS is a duology and MISTBORN has SIX novels, so be prepared to be in it for the long haul.


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  2. Hi! I've felt really interested for 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY so, definitely, I'm going to buy it! Also, I liked The Magicians, but first I have to finish the Harry Potter saga haha.

    Thank you for the recommendations!


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