For this blog I am focusing on books with more of a science fiction element.
First up is Remake by Ilima Todd
Remake is a quick and interesting read about futuristic society where children are raised in batches, ten boys and ten girls, until they reach 17. Then they are sent to the remake facility where they pick everything from their hair color and name, to their gender and occupation before they join society. The story follows nine (the ninth female to be born into the batch) while she struggles with indecision heading into her remake.
Scythe by Neal Shusterman
Scythe is set in a world with no hunger, disease, or war. People don’t die anymore. The revival centers take care of that. The problem is, as everyone agrees, the population still needs to be kept under control. The solution are Scythes. Scythes are the only ones that can take human life. The story follows two scythe apprentices as they are taught how to take lives and fill quotas.
The One by John Marrs
The One is about what happens after a genetic connection is discovered and able to match a person with their soul mate. The story follows five different people as they received the news of their match and are about to meet their one true love. Unfortunately a guaranteed true love does not guarantee and happily ever after.
,The Year’s Best Science Fiction 29th annual Collection
Ok I know picking a year’s best is a bit on the nose for a science fiction pick but some of my all-time favorite reads have come from the short stories collections. There is nothing quite like it when ten pages worth of words stick with you for years after you read it. Whether reading a select few, or the whole book, the Science Fiction Collection is always a worthwhile check out.
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Cinder is the first book in a series of science fiction fairytale retellings. Cinder follows the cyborg, mechanic, that the book was named after, as she runs a repair booth for her stepmother. She has built a name for herself with her repair skills and those skills are what bring Price Kai to her booth. After meeting Prince Kai, Cinder finds herself wrapped up in secrets and problems she didn’t know she had, as well as a whole host of new ones.
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