Top Ten Tuesdays is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and today will be the first time I’ve participated. This weeks theme is Top Ten All-time Favorite book in a genre. I chose Young Adult, though technically, not all of these fall under the umbrella of YA. But since I also write YA, I find that all of these still fit nicely into the category. So let’s get to it. These are my favorite Top Ten Fantasy & Sci-fi
1) Mistborn – Brandon Sanderson
Because Sanderson gives us an amazing form of magic never seen before in a fantasy. Characters drink different metals that they “burn” to give them super-human abilities. An epic book series that I could talk about for hours. Oh—and did I mention that one of the main characters, Vin, is a girl that can kick some serious butt.
2) The Giver – Lois Lowry
Because in a world where everything seems perfect, it’s anything but. This is dystopian at its finest.
3) The Hobbit – J.R.R Tolkien
Because if you can’t quite handle the full Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit will give you a taste without tying you down to the three book fantasy.
4) Farenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury
Because Ray Bradbury was the genius that gave us our first glance into a world without books.
5) The Maze Runner – James Dashner
Because this is the first time we’ve seen a dystopian world of mazes, monsters, zombies, and a world on the brink of distinction that ends with one saying “Good that.”
6) Wool – Hugh Howey
Because a society living in a silo because the outside world is uninhabitable is an irresistible setting.
7) The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
Because completely ridiculous, slapstick sci-fi that makes you laugh, is worth the read alone. And also, because a pessimistic robot with a dry sense of humor is funnier than you think.
8) The Host – Stephanie Myer
Because an alien invasion is even cooler when an alien-inhabited human is captured by real humans that live in caves, and a love triangle ensues.
9) Pathfinder – Orson Scott Card
Because a seemingly medieval world where a boy sees the paths (think traces of light) of every living thing that ever walked the face of planet Garden, has a strange connection to a ship carrying sleeping colonists headed for a new planet. Get ready for time manipulation that challenges all the time travel basics in the wrapper of a medieval sci-fi fantasy.
10) Theft of Swords – Michael J. Sullivan
Because two, dark and handsome mercenaries that take you with them into a world of kingdoms, wizards, and dragons, is everything you want in a great fantasy.
I’d love to see your favorites in the comments BECAUSE…there might be a book I need to read! (seriously though, leave a comment)