New Fantasy / Sci Fi books that kept me up well past my bedtime

There are so many fabulous books coming out this year! I've gotten a chance to read some before they were released. Here's a few of the fantasy and sci-fi that I loved.

(Already available)
THE CADET OF TILDOR by Alex Lidell: I love a good kick-butt heroine. I love a fantasy with rich world building. I love a story that has a lot of political wrangling for power going on. This book had it all. It was INCREDIBLE! And not only that, but there was amazing depth of characters, including narration from both the male and female leads that were both authentic, and the prose itself was beautiful.

(Available June 11)

LINKED by Imogen Howson: I loved the characters in this book, and the complicated dynamic between the main character and her twin, and between the main character and the ship's captain. The characters felt very real, and so did the setting! The thing I loved best about the world building (and the spaceship building) was that it had a lot of sci-fi elements and great description without slowing pacing. I think it's a very rare gift to have both.

(Available June 11)

This book had a unique and fun (albeit deadly) premise-- where teenagers get sucked into a "game" to fight alien invaders that the general population doesn't even know exists, and things that matter in computer games (like the character's statistics) matter in this game too. The characters were very three dimensional, and I was rooting for them every step of the way. I am a HUGE fan of a well-paced book, and this is one of the most well-paced books I've read. 

What sci-fi or fantasy books are you most looking forward to being released?



Jaime Morrow said...

All three of these books are on my Debut Author Challenge to-read list. I can't wait to get my hands on all of them! :)

Natalie Aguirre said...

The only one I've read so far is The Cadet of Tildor. And I so loved that one too.

S.P. Bowers said...

I've heard such good things about The Cadet of Tildor. I'll have to put all these on the list.

Jessie Humphries said...

Umm, I've been slacking on keeping my TBR piles varied. I've sort of only been reading contemp lately! What's my prob?