5 Sci-Fi Novels I *Actually* Enjoyed (& Recommend) |[Part 1/?]

Hello friends! Today I have for you a post where I ramble a bit on 5 Science Fiction novels.

I have a difficult relationship with the Science Fiction genre. There are a few books that I’m drawn towards, but, for the most part, I stay away from Sci-Fi novels. So when I read Science Fiction stories, I make sure that I’m going to enjoy it. There are many Sci-Fi books that I’ve come across, and most of them I’ve passed on. I’m a very picky Sci-Fi reader.

So here are 5 Sci-Fi novels that I actually enjoyed

These aren’t in any particular order, if you were curious.

The Diabolic (The Diabolic, #1) by S.J. Kincaid

32874279I enjoyed many facets to The Diabolic. What I enjoyed most though was the fact that the main character, Nemesis, isn’t seen as a human being even though she clearly is. Nemesis’ people are seen as below the human race, yet Nemesis has human thoughts and emotions. Yes, Nemesis is duty-bound to protect and save Sidonia at any cost. The Diabolic was a great read that you could even read as a standalone…if you don’t mind cliffhangers.

Recommended for those who enjoy the underdog exacting revenge.

The Diabolic is a YA Sci-Fi/ Dystopia. First in a trilogy. (my review)


Zero Repeat Forever (The Nahx Invasions, #1) by Gabrielle Predergast

34939532Zero Repeat Forever initially caught my interest because the story takes place in the rockies between British Columbia (the province I live in), and Alberta. So it already had a place in my heart before I even read it. And when I read Zero Repeat Forever, the dual points of view between Eighth and Raven captured my heart. The two will go on a journey that shook the core of humans.

Recommended for those who enjoy alien invasion stories.

Zero Repeat Forever is a YA Sc-Fi novel. First book. (my review)


Zodiac (Zodiac, #1) by Romina Russell

20821306When I first found out about Zodiac I had thought “Oh, here we go again…” because I really do not like reading books where the story takes place in space. However, what piqued by interest about Zodiac was that there are major astrology themes prevalent throughout the story. And the fact that there’s a thirteenth (13th) astrological sign out there who not only everyone forgot about, but have come back for some serious revenge cemented the fact that I would try reading this book.

I now own Zodiac and plan on re-reading it soon. I quite enjoyed seeing the astrological signs played out as people. I also admire of Romina’s imagination thrown into this mix as well.

Recommended for those who enjoy astrology and space.

Zodiac is a YA Fantasy/Sci-Fi Romance story. First in a saga. (my review)


Spinning Starlight by R.C. Lewis

24565038Spinning Starlight is a story where the main character, Liddi is the only daughter of the most powerful tech company in the galaxy. When a group of men arrive at her house Liddi thinks it’s the paparazzi, until shots are fired. Liddi escapes but only to be pulled into an interplanetary conspiracy more complex than she could have ever imagined.

Quickly into the story I realized that I would end up loving Spinning Starlight. Not long after Liddi is pulled into the conspiracy, Liddi travels to another world—one where she could not physically use her voice.

As you might be able to tell, I love Spinning Starlight. The writing is spellbinding, and the characters don’t feel like they’re scripted. Each character has their own flaws and these flaws were honestly a part of what kept me going to finish the book. That, and I  adore the story. Fun fact: I didn’t know that Spinning Starlight was a retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s story The Wild Swans.

Recommended to those who enjoy story retellings and an unlikely romance.

Spinning Starlight is a YA Sci-Fi Romance story. Also a stand alone. (my review)


Untaken by J.E. Anckorn 

25017143Untaken, in my mind, was one of the books out there that managed to creep me out. There’s this part in the story that I remember being genuinely creeped out by the aliens.. It’s the way that Anckorn describes them in the story that had me sit back for a minute.

What I remember enjoying the most about this novel was the bittersweet ending that I will not forget. I also remember enjoying this book because there are no love-triangles in the story–which was a big thing back in 2015.

Recommended for those who enjoy Post Apocalyptic stories and romance. And finding who and what you stand for in a world filled with chaos.

Untaken is a YA Dystopia / Post Apocalyptic novel. Also a stand alone. (my review)


Thank you for stopping by!

Are there any Sc-Fi novels that you think I should read, based on these recommendations?

There are a few more Sci-Fi novels that I enjoyed, so if you’re interested in finding out what those are, let me know! I’d be happy to do another post like this one.

Happy Reading!
— Adele

6 thoughts on “5 Sci-Fi Novels I *Actually* Enjoyed (& Recommend) |[Part 1/?]

  1. Grace says:

    I read Spinning Starlight and enjoyed it a lot! I don’t usually like sci-fi if it’s laden with details about how everything works, but I like it if the characters are interesting. I’ll have to check out some of these books! Great post.

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