Out-of-This-World YA Books to Read on May the Fourth

There’s no better way to tap into your inner geek than by celebrating May the Fourth with a stack of YA books set in outer space.

From sweeping space operas to explosive adventures, these books should be on the nightstand of every Star Wars fan. You’ll get swept away by alien invasions, dystopian societies, and plots to save the galaxy. May the Fourth be with you as you geek out over these otherworldly books!

What kind of space story do you want to read?

If you want an outcast story:

Skyward

Skyward

By Brandon Sanderson

With her father branded a traitor, Spensa is stuck on the lowest rung of society. But she’s spunky and fierce, and she’ll do whatever it takes to achieve her dream of becoming a pilot.

If you want a complete series to binge-read:

 

Illuminae

Illuminae

By Jay Kristoff

Alien invasions, a deadly plague, romance, drama, and epic battles will keep you riveted to this fast-paced and addictive series.

If you love competition:

Nyxia

Nyxia

By Scott Reintgen

Everything is a competition for a group of teens recruited to mine a valuable substance in deep space. Teams are forged and alliances are made. Only the best will survive to receive fortune and glory.

If you want contemporary dystopian:

Satellite

Satellite

By Nick Lake

Three teens born in space are going to Earth for the first time. Toss in a mysterious corporation, a conspiracy, and a thoughtful protagonist, and you have a recipe for an unputdownable story.

If you’re in the mood for some kickass girl power:

Hullmetal Girls

Hullmetal Girls

By Emily Skrutskie

Trouble is brewing in the collective of starships that Aisha and Key call home. As cyborg soldiers sworn to protect the Fleet, they must decide where their loyalties lie.

If you want a story about royals and rebellion:

Shadow Run

Shadow Run

By AdriAnne Strickland

A rebel, an exiled prince, and a galaxy-shattering romance combine into an explosive and action-packed space adventure.

If you’re waiting for the next big thing:

Aurora Rising

Aurora Rising

By Jay Kristoff

The year is 2380, and the graduating cadets of Aurora Academy are being assigned their first missions. Star pupil Tyler Jones is ready to recruit the squad of his dreams, but his own boneheaded heroism sees him stuck with the dregs nobody else in the academy would touch. And Ty’s squad isn’t even his biggest problem—that would be Aurora Jie-Lin O’Malley, the girl he’s just rescued from interdimensional space. Trapped in cryo-sleep for two centuries, Auri is a girl out of time and out of her depth. But she could be the catalyst that starts a war millions of years in the making, and Tyler’s squad of losers, discipline cases, and misfits might just be the last hope for the entire galaxy. NOBODY PANIC.

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  1. Gracewashere

    Nyxia is a strong story, filled with gut wrenching twists, a brilliant cast of characters, and an excellent adventure worth reading.
    Everyone; read it.

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