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5 Books You Must Read If You Are an X-Files Fan

February 9, 2018
Danielle Finnegan
Riveted Editorial Board

When something is good, it’s good. The X-Files (WHICH IS FINALLY BACK ON TV) is a show filled with creepy plots, government conspiracy, and everything you love about science fiction and fantasy. Whether you just finished watching (or re-watching) the series, or are waiting in between new episodes, here is the perfect list of book to fill The X-Files void!

5 Books You Must Read If You Are an X-Files Fan

1. This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada

Catarina Agatta is a hacker. She can cripple mainframes and crash though firewalls, but that’s not what makes her special. In Cat’s world, people are implanted with technology to recode their DNA, allowing them to change their bodies in any way they want. And Cat happens to be a gene-hacking genius who is the only one who can decode her late father’s message concealing a vaccine to a horrifying plague.

2. Zeroes by Scott Westerfeld

Zeroes by Scott Westerfeld

Don’t call them heroes but these six Californian teens have powers that set them apart. X-Men meets Heroes in this series filled with action and adventure, and a bit of the paranormal.

3. Last Star Burning by Caitlin Sangster

To escape execution for a crime she didn’t commit, seventeen-year-old Sev is forced to run away from the only home she’s ever known.

4. We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson

Henry Denton has spent years being periodically abducted by aliens. Then the aliens give him an ultimatum: The world will end in 144 days, and all Henry has to do to stop it is push a big red button.

Only he isn’t sure he wants to.

And if you’re looking for even more people-who-have-to-choose-to-save-the-world stories, read The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza, and At the Edge of the Universe, both by Shaun David Hutchinson.

5. Zero Repeat Forever by G.S. Prendergast

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.

If high fantasy is more your speed, you’ve got to check out these 7 books.


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