Backlist Breakdown | Young Adult Sci-fi & Fantasy

One of the reading goals I have for 2019 is to tackle some of the backlists books on my TBR list. It’s not a goal I take on lightly considering the size of my TBR list, which is frighteningly large, but I am stubborn enough to try. I’ve chosen to take the summer off school so I’m going to try and read a lot over the next four months before I step back into my postgraduate education.

I read quite widely – romance, fiction, non-fiction, science fiction and fantasy, young adult, comic books/graphic novels – and each of those genres has their own sub-genres and TBR pile. (Can you tell that I really love organization and slightly obsessive compulsive?) 

Over the course of the next few weeks, I’m going to breakdown each of those TBR piles and pick the books that I really want to read from each of those genres before the end of this year, and maybe this summer ­– maybe.

Last time we dived into my TBR’s science-fiction and fantasy backlist, and while that was a pretty big list, it didn’t even cover the young adult novels that fall into that genre. I haven’t really read a lot of young adult in the past year, it’s a genre that I used to exclusively read when I was younger, but as I’ve grown and expanded into different genres, it’s fallen a bit to the wayside and it’s something I really want to get back into. So let’s break it down:

The Girl From Everywhere Duology by Heidi Heilig

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F. C. Yee

Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova

The Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse

Heroine Complex Series by Sarah Kuhn

Warcross by Marie Lu

The City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty

Want by Cindy Pon

Not Your Villain by C. B. Lee

A Thousand Beginnings and Endings by Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman

The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

Wintersong by S. Jae Jones

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

These are all books that I have wanted to read for a long time. To be honest, I’ve actually purchased all these books over the past year and a half in anticipation of reading them, but as life goes I haven’t gotten a chance to, but I am determined to read them in the year 2019.

Tune in over the next few weeks to see what other books I want to backlist books I want to dive into.

What are your favourite young adult science fiction and fantasy novels that have been published in the last few years? Which ones do you highly recommend? Let me know!

Thanks for reading!



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