Science Fiction

Red Rising

Red Rising by Pierce Brown
Pierce Brown

Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars livable for future generations. But Darrow and his kind have been betrayed. Soon he discovers that humanity reached the surface generations ago. Inspired by a longing for justice, and driven by the memory of lost love, Darrow sacrifices everything to infiltrate the legendary Institute, a proving ground for the dominant Gold caste
Red Rising Trilogy, Book 1

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The Clockwork Scarab (Stoker & Holmes #1)

The Clockwork Scarab (Stoker & Holmes #1) by Colleen Gleason
Colleen Gleason

The Clockwork Scarab is a wonderful mystery that includes Egyptology, time travel, secret societies, and vampire hunters. Reluctantly at first, Mina Holmes, the teenage niece of Sherlock Holmes, and Evaline Stoker, the teenage sister of Bram Stoker, combine their sleuthing and hand-to-hand combat talents to find out why society girls are turning up dead. The young ladies infiltrate opium dens, pubs, society balls, and seedy criminal lairs in pursuit of the mystery of the missing girls.  This is the first book in the Stoker & Holmes series, set in Victorian London with a steampunk twist. If you enjoy Clockwork Scarab, be sure to check out book two in the series, Spiritglass Charade.

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The Mortal Engines (Predator Cities #1)

The Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve book cover.
Philip Reeve

Tom Natsworthy, apprentice historian in futuristic London, dreams of becoming a famous adventurer like his idol, Thaddeus Valentine. But he doesn’t expect that his life of glory will begin with Valentine trying to kill him! What is Valentine hiding? Does it have anything to do with the rumors of a secret and deadly weapon being built somewhere in London? This first book in the steampunk quartet Predator Cities is great as a standalone novel, too.

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Across the Universe

Across the Universe by Beth Revis book cover.
Beth Revis

What does it take to survive aboard a spaceship fueled by lies? Amy expected to wake from her cryogenic slumber when the spaceship Godspeed landed on Centauri-Earth, but fifty years before the scheduled landing Amy is violently awoken. Why did this happen to her? And who is responsible? Can she trust anyone on the ship?

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The 5th Wave

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey Book Cover.
Rick Yancey

Sixteen-year-old Cassie Sullivan has survived the first four waves of the alien invasion, but now at the dawn of the fifth wave Cassie believes the only way to stay alive is to stay alone. But then Cassie meets the mysterious Evan Walker who may just be able to help her save not only herself but her little brother, too. Who can she trust? She survived the first four waves, but will she make it through the fifth wave?

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