9 Sci-Fi and Fantasy Series That YA Fans Will Love

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Mon, 3 Dec 2018

Some of the most fun and exciting novels ever written are works of science fiction or fantasy. Between the two of them, the genres cover all kinds of popular tropes from dystopian futures to evil sorcerers to highly intelligent robots. It's no wonder that so many talented young adult authors have written sci-fi & fantasy series. Whether you're a teenager, a parent, or just a fan of YA fiction, there's something for you on this list. When you click links from this website, we may receive advertising revenue to support our research. This video was made with Ezvid Wikimaker.

9 Sci-Fi and Fantasy Series That YA Fans Will Love

Series Author(s) First Books in the Series
1. Alex Wayfare M.G. Buehrlen The Fifty-Seven Lives of Alex Wayfare The Untimely Deaths of Alex Wayfare
2. Falls the Shadow Stefanie Gaither Falls the Shadow Into the Abyss
3. Enrule Holly Sparks Enrule Venom
4. The ARC Alexandra Moody Tainted Talented
5. Kaitan Chronicles AdriAnne Strickland & Michael Miller Shadow Run Shadow Call
6. Extraction Stephanie Diaz Extraction Rebellion
7. Ink, Iron, and Glass Gwendolyn Clare Ink, Iron, and Glass Mist, Metal, and Ash
8. Flashfall Jenny Moyer Flashfall Flashtide
9. Grey Land Peadar Ó Guilín The Call The Invasion

10 Sci-Fi and Fantasty Films For Young Adults

  1. A Wrinkle in Time (2018)
  2. The Hunger Games (2012)
  3. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
  4. City of Ember (2008)
  5. I Am Number Four (2011)
  6. Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
  7. The Space Between Us (2017)
  8. Percy Jackson & the Olympians (2010)
  9. The 5th Wave (2016)
  10. The Giver (2014)

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How Fiction Can Change Reality

In Depth

Science fiction and fantasy novels are great for when you want to escape reality and immerse yourself in brand new worlds. Sometimes, the two genres mix to create realities where scientifically-explainable magic and highly advanced technology are present. These stories typically feature relatable protagonists who have to overcome insurmountable odds in order to take down an oppressive ruler, or maybe even to save the entire world.

With that said, we've compiled a list of nine sci-fi and fantasy series that Y.A. fans will love. Take note that this list is done in no particular order.

First up, at #1, we have "Alex Wayfare." Written by M.G. Buehrlen, it revolves around the eponymous heroine, a seventeen-year-old girl with the power to travel back in time. Alex has always had strange visions of the past, and when she meets a mysterious man named Porter, she learns that she's a Descender, someone who can relive any of their past lives at will. The series follows her adventures as she goes back and forth through time, meeting fellow Descenders and making powerful enemies along the way.

Alex has always had strange visions of the past, and when she meets a mysterious man named Porter, she learns that she's a Descender, someone who can relive any of their past lives at will.

Next, at #2, is "Falls the Shadow" by Stefanie Gaither. Set in a dystopian future, it's mainly about the subject of human cloning and how it affects society and the lives of clones and everyone around them. When Cate Benson's sister, Violet, dies, she's immediately replaced with a perfect clone, and her life continues as if nothing happened. One day, Violet suddenly disappears, and when Cate decides to look for her, she starts to uncover secrets that will forever change her perspective on cloning.

At #3 is "Enrule" by Holly Sparks. This action-packed series is set in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by zombies, and it focuses on a young survivor named Ella. With the help of a few fellow survivors, Ella has to learn how to survive in this cruel, zombie-infested world. Along the way, she encounters an enigmatic organization known as The Society, whose intentions may not be as noble as they seem.

Next up, at #4, we have "The ARC" by Alexandra Moody. In the distant future, an asteroid hits the Earth and renders it completely uninhabitable. Elle Winters has lived her entire life in the fallout shelter known as the ARC. Every year, its inhabitants are tested to see whether or not they're tainted, and people whose results come back positive are subsequently exiled. The series follows Elle as she tries to uncover the truth behind the underground facility she grew up in and what really happens to the people who are sent to the surface.

The series follows Elle as she tries to uncover the truth behind the underground facility she grew up in and what really happens to the people who are sent to the surface.

At #5 is "Kaitan Chronicles" by AdriAnne Strickland and Michael Miller. In space, there's a resource called "Shadow" that only a few skilled pilots can efficiently gather without being driven mad and succumbing to its poisonous effects. Qole, the youngest captain to ever have her own ship, is one such pilot. Upon learning about Qole's affinity towards Shadow, prince Nev Dracorte sneaks aboard her ship and tries to convince her to figure out how to safely channel its powers.

When a rival royal family threatens to kidnap Qole for their own selfish desires, she and Nev have to put their differences aside for the sake of the entire galaxy.

Next, at #6, is "Extraction" by Stephanie Diaz. Clementine lives on Kiel, a planet devastated by its moon's deadly acid. When she's sent to live in the Core, an underground utopia safe from the planet's toxicity, she finds out that their leaders plan on killing everyone on the surface. The series follows Clementine as she helps the rebels fight the Core's leaders, all while a mysterious and very powerful enemy from another planet approaches Kiel.

Clementine lives on Kiel, a planet devastated by its moon's deadly acid.

Next up, at #7, we have "Ink, Iron, and Glass" by Gwendolyn Clare. This duology features an alternate version of 19th century Italy, where a branch of science called Scriptology is practiced. Scriptology allows people to create brand new worlds by writing them into existence, and Elsa lives inside a reality created entirely by her mother, a prominent scriptologist named Jumi. One day, Jumi gets kidnapped, and Elsa is forced to go into the real world to rescue her mother and find out why she was taken.

At #8 is "Flashfall" by Jenny Moyer. In a world ravaged by radiation, humanity depends on an element known as cirium in order to survive. Orion and her partner Dram are among the Subpar, a group of people who can survive in the irradiated tunnels that contain the aforementioned element. It is said that they can earn their way into the protected city of Alara by mining a certain amount of cirium, but when they realize that it's all a lie, Orion and Dram have to work together to survive and bring down the powers that be.

Finally, at #9, we have "Grey Land" by Peadar O'Guilin. Based on Irish folklore, it's set in an alternate version of Ireland that has been cut off from the rest of the world. When the creatures known as the Sidhe were banished from their home, they came up with the "Call," which is where they randomly abduct the children of Ireland and hunt them down for an entire day. The series revolves around Nessa, a fourteen-year-old girl who's determined to overcome the odds and survive the Call, despite her physical disability.

The series revolves around Nessa, a fourteen-year-old girl who's determined to overcome the odds and survive the Call, despite her physical disability.