25 Best YA Sci-Fi Novels

By Christopher Zoukis / BlogCritics.org

Bored out of your mind with video games?  Got over 500 channels in hi-def and nothing’s on?  Here’s a novel idea:  read a novel!  You know the things with pages and printing and an enticing picture on the cover.

Sci-fi for Young Adults is mega-popular.  In fact, Young Adult fiction is all the rage even among adults.  And Hollywood has caught the virus big-time.  Harry Potter, Twilight, The Hunger Games and Ender’s Game have all hit the big screen and enjoyed massive popularity.  Image courtesy amazon.com

Some guy named Shakespeare said, “One man’s meat is another man’s poison.”  Fortunately for you, the poison has been filtered out of this list.  This list is all meat.  So if you’re looking for a good sci-fi novel, here are twenty-five sure bets.

Instant disclaimer:  these are not – that’s a big negative – ranked in any type of order, i.e. good to bad.  They’re all good!

  1.  Harry Potter series.  This series has everything, except for explicit sex.  Magic, good wizards, bad wizards, and a chick named Hermoine.
  2. Twilight series.  Hunk-O-Rama vampires and werewolves, along with oodles of tear-jerking teen angst.  Great stuff!
  3. Feed, by M.T. Anderson.  This novel takes today’s obsession with mobile devices to a whole new level.  Instead of Girls Gone Wild, this is iPhones On Steroids Gone Wild.
  4. A Wrinkle In Time, by Madeleine L’Engle.  Three geeks accompanied by incarnate stars battle Universe-devouring evil.  “Tesseract me up, Scottie.”

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