Series to Binge On: Science Fiction

We’ve got some great science fiction for you to binge read this summer! These series are finished, which means you don’t have to wait an agonizing year for the sequel!  These thrilling high-tech page-turners will keep you engrossed until the last page of the last book.

This science fiction list has been split from dystopias–you can find that list here!

HOURGLASS Trilogy by Myra McEntire

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One hour to rewrite the past . . .

For seventeen-year-old Emerson Cole, life is about seeing what isn’t there: swooning Southern Belles; soldiers long forgotten; a haunting jazz trio that vanishes in an instant. Plagued by phantoms since her parents’ death, she just wants the apparitions to stop so she can be normal. She’s tried everything, but the visions keep coming back.

So when her well-meaning brother brings in a consultant from a secretive organization called the Hourglass, Emerson’s willing to try one last cure. But meeting Michael Weaver may not only change her future, it may also change her past.

Who is this dark, mysterious, sympathetic guy, barely older than Emerson herself, who seems to believe every crazy word she says? Why does an electric charge seem to run through the room whenever he’s around? And why is he so insistent that he needs her help to prevent a death that never should’ve happened? Continue reading

Now Quoting: Unraveling

Is there anything better than 1) race against the clock 2) mysteries with… 3) twisty plots? UNRAVELING by Elizabeth Norris hits all our genre sweet spots. This YA thriller is our book club book for March 10th!

UNRAVELING (UNRAVELING, #1) BY ELIZABETH NORRIS

Leaving the beach, seventeen-year-old Janelle Tenner is hit head on by a pickup truck.

And killed.

Then Ben Michaels, resident stoner, is leaning over her. And even though it isn’t possible, she knows Ben somehow brought her back to life…

Meanwhile, Janelle’s father, a special agent for the FBI, starts working on a case that seems strangely connected to Ben. Digging in his files, Janelle finds a mysterious device – one that seems to be counting down to something that will happen in 23 days and 10 hours time.

That something? It might just be the end of the world. And if Janelle wants to stop it, she’s going to need to uncover Ben’s secrets – and keep from falling in love with him in the process…

Here are a handful of our favorite quotes from the novel that we love.


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Book Club: UNRAVELING by Elizabeth Norris

Our Code Name Verity book club went awesome, sorry (not sorry) for all the feels.

For our next book club March 10th, we’ll be reading the science fiction thriller Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris! It’s got a Fringe meets X-Files meets 24 vibe, but with teenagers, so even better. Ms. Jarvey, of the Lake Bluff Library will have more copies available for us on Monday! So stop in next week to get the book.

UNRAVELING (Unraveling, #1) by Elizabeth Norris

Leaving the beach, seventeen-year-old Janelle Tenner is hit head on by a pickup truck.

And killed.

Then Ben Michaels, resident stoner, is leaning over her. And even though it isn’t possible, she knows Ben somehow brought her back to life…

Meanwhile, Janelle’s father, a special agent for the FBI, starts working on a case that seems strangely connected to Ben. Digging in his files, Janelle finds a mysterious device – one that seems to be counting down to something that will happen in 23 days and 10 hours time.

That something? It might just be the end of the world. And if Janelle wants to stop it, she’s going to need to uncover Ben’s secrets – and keep from falling in love with him in the process…

Sounds awesome, right? It is. I turned pages so fast I got papercuts.

Come to book club, we have bagels.