Pew Pew Pew! YA Science Fiction

Pew Pew Pew! YA Science Fiction

Space is vast—and so is our selection of teen science fiction titles! We have books with epic space adventures, even more epic space battles, espionage, robots, cool tech, and foreign worlds.

Compiled by:
Sam O. and Lizzy S.
Across the Universe

Beth Revis
Young Adult Fiction – Y Revis

Teenaged Amy, a cryogenically frozen passenger on the spaceship Godspeed, wakes up to discover that someone may have tried to murder her.

All Our Yesterdays

Cristin Terrill
Young Adult Fiction – Y Terrill

Em must travel back in time to prevent a catastrophic time machine from ever being invented, while Marina battles to prevent the murder of the boy she loves.

A Conspiracy of Stars

Olivia A. Cole
Young Adult Fiction – Y Cole

Octavia dreams of becoming a whitecoat, one of the prestigious N’Terra scientists who studies the natural wonders of Faloiv. So when the once-secretive labs are suddenly opened to students, she leaps at the chance. However, she quickly discovers that all is not what it seems on Faloiv, and the experiments the whitecoats have been doing run the risk of upsetting the humans’ fragile peace with the Faloii, Faloiv’s indigenous people.

Dare Mighty Things

Heather Kaczynski
Young Adult Fiction – Y Kaczyns

The Selection meets The 5th Wave in this heart-racing debut duology about a girl competing for a spot on a mysterious mission to the outer reaches of space. The rules are simple: you must be gifted -- you must be younger than twenty-five -- and you must be willing to accept the dangers that you will face if you win.

The Diabolic

S.J. Kincaid
Young Adult Fiction – Y Kincaid

Nemesis is a Diabolic, a humanoid teenager and thegalaxy's most deadly weapon, who masquerades as Sidonia, a senator's daughter, and becomes a hostage of the galactic court.

Empress of a Thousand Skies

Rhoda Belleza
Young Adult Fiction – Y Belleza

When their paths cross after a brutal attack Aly is falsely accused of making on Rhee, they are forced to work together to save their own lives and the universe.

The Forgetting

Sharon Cameron
Young Adult Fiction – Y Cameron

Canaan is a quiet city on an idyllic world, hemmed in by high walls—but every twelve years, the town breaks out in a chaos of bloody violence, after which all people are left without any trace of memory of themselves, their families, or their lives. But somehow seventeen-year-old Nadia has never forgotten, and she is determined to find out what causes the Forgetting, and how to put a stop to forever.

The Glass Arrow

Kristen Simmons
(Young Adult - Y Simmons)

Hiding from a society in which women are property, to be sold and owned and bred, Aya has spent her life in themountains protecting her family, but the Trackers finally catch her and begin grooming her for auction, and her best hope of escape is a strange mute boy.

Heart of Iron

Ashley Poston
(Young Adult - Y Poston)

Seventeen-year-old Ana is a scoundrel by nurture and an outlaw by nature. Found as a child drifting through space with a sentient android called D09, Ana was saved by a fearsome space captain and the grizzled crew she now calls family. But D09 -- one of the last remaining illegal Metals -- has been glitching, and Ana will stop at nothing to find a way to fix him. Ana's desperate effort to save D09 leads her on a quest to steal the coordinates to a lost ship that could offer all the answers. But at the last moment, a spoiled Ironblood boy beats Ana to her prize. He has his own reasons for taking the coordinates, and he doesn't care what he'll sacrifice to keep them.


Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
(Young Adult - Y Kaufman)

The planet Kerenza is attacked, and Kady and Ezra find themselves on a space fleet fleeing the enemy, while their ship's artificial intelligence system and a deadly plague may be the end of them all.

Last Star Burning

Caitlin Sangster
(Young Adult - Y Sangste)

To escape execution for a crime she didn't commit, seventeen-year-old Sev is forced to run away from her city into the wilderness. With nowhere to turn, Sev has to figure out who she can trust in a world where trusting the wrong person could mean not only her life but the lives of everyone she loves.


Maria Dahvana Headley
(Young Adult - Y Headley)

Aza Ray Boyle's life has been defined by a unique lung disease and her evolving friendship with Jason, but just before her sixteenth birthday, she's swept up into the sky-bound world of Magonia and discovers her true identity.


Alexandra Bracken
(Young Adult - Y Bracken)

In one devastating night, violin prodigy Etta Spencer loses everything she knows and loves. Thrust into an unfamiliar world by a stranger with a dangerous agenda, Etta is certain of only one thing: she has traveled not just miles, but years from home. And she's inherited a legacy she knows nothing about from a family whose existence she's never heard of. Until now. Nicholas Carter is content with his life at sea, free from the Ironwoods-a powerful family in the Colonies-and the servitude he's known at their hands. But with the arrival of an unusual passenger on his ship comes the insistent pull of the past that he can't escape and the family that won't let him go so easily. Now the Ironwoods are searching for a stolen object of untold value, one they believe only Etta, his passenger, can find.

The Reader

Traci Chee
(Young Adult - Y Chee)

Set in a world where reading is unheard-of, Sefia makes use of a mysterious object to track down who kidnapped her aunt Nin and what really happened the night her father was murdered.

Rebel Seoul

Axie Oh
(Young Adult - Y Oh)

In 2199 in the Neo State of Korea, eighteen-year-old Jaewon is partnered with supersoldier Tera, but their evolving love is threatened when Jaewon must choose among conflicting loyalties--to the totalitarian government that promises to end all war, the nationalist rebels his father followed, or the crime syndicate staging a coup.


Lauren Oliver
(Young Adult - Y Oliver)

Lyra's story begins in the Haven Institute, a building tucked away on a private island off the coast of Florida that from a distance looks serene and even beautiful. But up close the locked doors, military guards, and biohazard suits tell a different story. In truth, Haven is a clandestine research facility where thousands of replicas, or human models, are born, raised, and observed.

Gemma has been in and out of hospitals for as long as she can remember. A lonely teen, her life is circumscribed by home, school, and her best friend, April. But after she is nearly abducted by a stranger claiming to know her, Gemma starts to investigate her family's past and discovers her father's mysterious connection to the secretive Haven research facility.


Arwen Elys Dayton
(Young Adult - Y Dayton)

After years of brutal training for what she thinks is the noble purpose of becoming a Seeker, Quin Kincaid, fifteen, learns that she will be using the ancient artifacts and sacred knowledge as an assassin.

A Thousand Pieces of You

Claudia Gray
(Young Adult - Y Gray)

When eighteen-year-old Marguerite Caine's father is killed, she must leap into different dimensions and versions ofherself to catch her father's killer and avenge his murder.


Cindy Pon
(Young Adult - Y Pon)

Jason Zhou is trying to survive in Taipei, a city plagued by pollution and viruses, but when he discovers the elite are using their wealth to evade the deadly effects, he knows he must do whatever is necessary to fight the corruption and save his city.

What's Left of Me

Kat Zhang
(Young Adult - Y Zhang)

Eva and Addie started out the same way as everyone else-- two souls woven together in one body, taking turns controlling their movements as they learned how to walk, how to sing, how to dance. But as they grew, so did the worried whispers. Why aren't they settling? Why isn't one of them fading? The doctors ran tests, the neighbors shied away, and their parents begged for more time. Finally Addie was pronounced healthy and Eva was declared gone. Except, she wasn't. For the past three years, Eva has clung to the remnants of her life. Only Addie knows she's still there, trapped inside their body. 

White Space

Ilsa J. Bick
(Young Adult - Y Bick)

A seventeen-year-old girl jumps between the lines of books and into the white space where realities are created and destroyed--but who may herself be nothing more than a character written into being from an alternative universe.

The Wild Robot

Peter Brown
(Juvenile Fiction - J Brown)

Roz the robot discovers that she is alone on a remote, wildisland with no memory of where she is from or why she is there, and her only hope of survival is to try to learn about her new environment from the island's hostile inhabitants.


Sasha Alsberg, Lindsay Cummings
(Young Adult - Y Alsberg)

The all-girl crew of the starship Marauder is tested by a bounty hunter from their powerful mercenary leader's past; while across the galaxy, a ruthless tyrant waits in the shadows to exact revenge for the destruction of her people.


Fonda Lee
(Young Adult - Y Lee)

As seventeen-year-old Carr 'the Raptor' Luka rises to fame in the weightless combat sport of zeroboxing, he learns a devastating secret that jeopardizes not only his future in the sport, but interplanetary relations.