Reddit reviews: The best teen & young adult science fiction books

We found 155 Reddit comments discussing the best teen & young adult science fiction books. We ran sentiment analysis on each of these comments to determine how redditors feel about different products. We found 29 products and ranked them based on the amount of positive reactions they received. Here are the top 20.

Top Reddit comments about Teen & Young Adult Science Fiction:

u/Prevailence · 64 pointsr/nfl

Shameless plug:

Real talk. I'm broke and I have to get my wisdom teeth removed, which is going to cost me a lot even with insurance (Yay for being a struggling artist). I need to get this done before it becomes a problem (I am not in any pain and do have time), but due to certain factors in my life (tech job not being great of course), this won't be easy on my wallet.

I am shamelessly asking for your assistance.

I am not here to start a kickstarter to pay for my operation, but I do have something that might help both promote me as a writer and ease the cost of my surgery...

Many years ago I got swept into writing and in the process I managed to squeeze out a novel. I still think it is a great piece of work, but only now did I have the courage to put it up on Amazon Kindle. Here is the premise for Prevailence below:

Terry Fox desired to live a normal teenage life like any other kid his age. Instead of focusing on his studies, a transfer to a private school, and his enrollment into sports, the teenager loses his family at the arrival of a zombie apocalypse. Now he has to wander around to find other survivors in the infected world, as well as coping with an unexplained manifestation of psychic abilities.

So there you have it. It's a young adult novel with zombies (infected if you want to get technical) and psychics. Oh, and a ninja.

It's available for $2.99 on Kindle.

I would be extremely grateful to anyone who shelled out the money for this novel. I also did some short stories that also available there. If I know you in real life I will thank you and buy you a drink. If I haven't met you, well thank you anyway. Spread the word if you can...and I hope you like it.

Thank you!

More information about me as a writer on my blog here.

EDIT: Thank you for the feedback so far. I will admit as my first book it is rough around the edges. My newer stuff is better, but this is the only book I feel comfortable releasing. My crime novel is nearly finished, just trying to fix the beginning, and my superhero story is only just started (150 pages atm). I am a bit nervous about putting myself out there and while I do expect feedback, please gentle (fragile ego).

u/caraeeezy · 1 pointr/RandomActsofeBooks

Exceptional (Exceptional Book 1) by Jess Petosa##

Click here for the book.

"In the future, things are anything but ordinary..."

In 2022, the United States commissioned a group of scientists to experiment with genetic mutations. Their goal was to create a serum that would alter the human genetic code, making the subject stronger and faster. They succeeded but their victory was short lived. Not only had they created a super serum, but also an airborne virus. By 2025, seventy-five percent of the world's population had perished. The survivors, well their lives would never be the same.

175 A.V.

Ally is an Ordinary; a human immune to the virus. She lives in a settlement outside the City with her mother and twin brother, but lately it doesn't seem to be enough. She is wrestling between being with her family and volunteering to move to the City, where she can work for the Exceptionals.

Luke is an Exceptional; a superior human being. His ancestors were infected with the virus and lived through it, leaving their super human strength and special abilities to him. He has never given much thought to Ordinarys, despite pressure from his father to choose one from the ORC. But all of that changes when he meets Ally...

u/Segrandi · 1 pointr/writing

Thank you. Yeah I would of course not expect anything to be free. I'm familiar with ghostwriting, but the reason I asked this question is because I recently came across what Tom DeLonge, a famous punk rock musician, did with the book Poet Anderson. It has both his name and the name of the author on it. In an interview I was listening to recently, he came up with an outline for the story, and then found the author through her agent, who agreed to write the story.

The reason this kind of an approach appeals to me is that, I never thought of writing fiction in the past, which is why I've never taken a class or practiced writing in that style. I don't know the first thing about dialogue, exposition, etc. But, I did read a few books about outlining and have written this complete outline which includes settings, every character motivation under the sun, subplots, etc. It's all ready to be written. But I just don't feel like the right person to bring this story into existence.

So I don't want to ghostwrite and pretend like I'm the one who wrote the story. I feel like that is totally not honest. But the approach Tom DeLonge took is great insofar as both and he and the author are credited; him with the ideas and her with the writing. It's like the screenwriter/director relationship of cinema.

u/twanski · 1 pointr/writing

Hey, this is late but here's the link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07VX1HC7P/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=east+food+court&qid=1565505129&s=gateway&sr=8-1


Definitely no pressure to purchase. It's not everyone's cup of tea. It's a YA dystopian novel about a society that lives in an airport--was a fun concept a just ran with. I'll be running a free promo sometime soon (basically, when Amazon lets me again). Maybe you can snag it then. Thanks for the interest!

u/drdelius · 4 pointsr/litrpg

My bad, didn't notice the audiobook part, just the exciting combat part.

Patch 17; locked in game story (or maybe portal into game-world?), lots of great combat and multiple audiobooks. Character gets glitch-stuck in a locked expansion surrounded by demon NPCs, right as everyone who plays the game gets uploaded into it (there are some unexplained non-scientific stuff about that, that make me wonder if it's actually an upload and not really a portal story).

Adventures on Brad; dungeon crawling fantasy story containing no earthlings. Easier/lower level story, a trilogy, but the fights are decent for what I consider a YA level book.

The System Apocalypse; real life apocalypse story. Fighting is good, as is the writing, and there are 4 (5?) audiobooks already (and a few more books already published that haven't gotten an audio treatment).

Codename: Freedom; VRMMORPG, with zero magic to start but lots of fighting. Decent for a VR book, I'm not usually a fan of those but I've listened to the first two books and am looking forward to the third.

Arcane Survivalist; apocalypse caused by a portal-story (scientist semi-accidentally sends the system back though his portal into the real world). Action is great, though writing could have been better. Same writer wrote another story I've read, but I can't remember how much action there is in it.

Forever Fantasy Online; VRMMORPG turned portal-story. I'll admit the whole thing wasn't amazing, but you're just looking for action and I liked the action.

You're Not Allowed to Die; end of life single-player VR sim turned portal-story (the MC doesn't know that, though). This one is hard, as I liked it but the character starts with some insane OP equipment. Still, this and the sequel were both enjoyable.

The Land; I'm not even linking this one, people here have a hate-hardon for it. Still, as long as you look past the bro-ish behavior and tone, great books with lots of action.

u/tandem7 · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Currently reading The Ripple Trilogy - I picked it up on a whim because it was so cheap. They call it a trilogy, but honestly - each book is so short that all three in their entirety equals out to a single book imo.

It's about a girl with a genetic mutation that allows her to turn invisible; she meets a guy with the same genetic mutation, and then they discover that this nazi scientist from WW II did experiments on people like them, and is still experimenting and trying to eliminate anyone with the mutation that isn't under his control. I'm only about halfway through, so that's as far as I've gotten :)

It's not bad, but it annoys me that half the narrative is about the protagonist's crush on the guy, and how sad she is because she thinks he only wants to be friends. The story part is really well done and intriguing, but the romance angle is bullshit, awkward, and poorly executed. It feels so forced, like the author thought she had to include romance for whatever reason - because that's the way things are done? I dunno. It's stupid, and it's really taking away from my enjoyment of the book otherwise.

u/Jetamors · 2 pointsr/BlackReaders

Debbie Reese's blog is focused on children's literature, but she has a long list here of Native writers and illustrators on Twitter. Personally, I've enjoyed books by Daniel Heath Justice and Rebecca Roanhorse. There's also a nice short story collection called Walking the Clouds (though if you get bogged down in the first section about non-linear narratives, I suggest skipping ahead to the other stories, which are more straightforward).

On my to-read list: Indigenous Literatures from Micronesia, Moon of the Crusted Snow by Waubgeshig Rice, The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline, The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf by Ambelin Kwaymullina.

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Ebook. I should get it because books are the best gift in the world.

Thanks for the contest :)

u/ApollosThorne · 1 pointr/litrpg

Codename: Freedom is free right now for the first time over on Amazon.


u/SLRWard · 4 pointsr/litrpg

I started reading the Codename: Freedom series last night. Only about 10 chapters in so far, but it seems pretty good so far. It did come out in 2017 though, so you may have already read it. The third book only just came out in August though.

u/lovekataralove · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I have been wanting to check out [Daughter of Nothing] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00F7ROSHC/?coliid=I9833N2VDEV4T&colid=2F75C4UXELQLN&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it) on [this wislist] (https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/ls/?ref=navm_em_mobile_menu_lists) just because it looks really interesting. Also I think that /u/iassessoldpeople should get [The Hangman's Daughter] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003P9XMFI/?coliid=I2KZO33A3O8SY0&colid=2AVU1O0LS10FR&psc=0&ref_=lv_vv_lig_dp_it) because that is an awesome title.

Edit my kindle email is [email protected] .com and iassessoldpeople is [email protected] .com in case I didn't link right.

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u/kelloish · 1 pointr/YAwriters

Great idea! I'm already so in love with this sub.

I'm a self-published YA author of two series so far. I run a self-pubber group, Patchwork Press, and work for Spencer Hill Press as their Joan of ARCs/reviewer liaison. And in my spare time, I'm a book blogger, although I'm trying to scale that back a bit. Sooo, I'm always up for talking about bookish things. I'm on vacation right now, where I'm supposed to be catching up on reading, so I'll have to double back to add the links once I'm back at my computer.



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