6 Sci-Fi Books You Need to Read ASAP

December 5, 2017
Danielle Finnegan
Riveted Editorial Board
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Not too long ago, if someone asked me if I liked sci-fi novels my immediate answer would be no. For some reason, I never wanted to pick up a book set in space or had futuristic elements. However, after reading the books on this list and LOVING all of them, I had to change my answer. I LOVE sci-fi and it might be my new favorite genre. Whether you are a hard core sci-fi lover or just starting out, like I am,  you don’t want to miss these 6 addicting sci-fi novels.

This Mortal Coil 


In this gripping debut novel, seventeen-year-old Cat must use her gene-hacking skills to decode her late father’s message concealing a vaccine to a horrifying plague.

The Diabolic


Red Queen meets The Hunger Games in this epic novel about what happens when a senator’s daughter is summoned to the galactic court as a hostage, but she’s really the galaxy’s most dangerous weapon in disguise. Do you need more than this perfect tagline? When you’re done make sure you check out the sequel, The Empress.


Scythe Cover

A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery: humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Only Scythes can end life and this book follows the journey of two teenagers chosen to be Scythe apprentices. Look out for the sequel, Thunderhead, in January.



Set in a near-future Taipei plagued by pollution, Jason Zhou and his friends will do anything to save their city.

Last Star Burning 

Last Star Burning

To escape execution for a crime she didn’t commit, sixteen-year-old Sev is forced to run away from the only home she’s ever known in this exciting post-apocalyptic debut novel from Caitlin Sangster.

Zero Repeat Forever 

Zero Repeat Forever

The 5th Wave meets Beauty and the Beast in this fast-paced and heart-stopping novel about an invasion of murderous creatures and one girl fighting for her life at the end of the world.

The Program

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In this “gripping tale for lovers of dystopian romance” , true feelings are forbidden, teen suicide is an epidemic, and the only solution is The Program.

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