My Five Favorite SFF Reads of 2018


Hi everyone! At the beginning of the month I promised to post three different ‘favorites of 2018’ posts; a middle grade one (which you can find here), an SFF one and a contemporary one. We’re over halfway through January now, so I figured I should probably hurry up with these posts. Also, before you ask: yes, I am a mess.

Anyway, I don’t tend to read a lot of SFF books. I’m not sure why that is, because I always tend to like them when I do read them (although I’m definitely more of a sci-fi fan than a fantasy fan), so that’s why there’s only five books in this post. But they’re five incredibly good books that you should definitely consider picking up, and I’m incredibly excited to talk about them.


Not Your Sidekick by CB Lee – I feel like people have been pushing this book on me for forever and I’m honestly not sure why I waited so long to pick it up because I absolutely adored it. I loved the characters, the setting, the writing, EVERYTHING. And if you’ve been putting off reading this book like I have: stop. Pick it up now. You won’t regret it.
Want by Cindy Pon – This book is GOOD. If you like reading about groups of people fighting corrupt rich people in an awesome (but also scarily real) futuristic setting, then this will be totally up your alley. And if it’s not something that you usually like, please give it a try anyway. It’s really great. The sequel, Ruse, is coming out very soon and I couldn’t be more excited.
Mirage by Somaiya Daud – I don’t think anyone is going to be surprised when I say that I picked this book up because of Fadwa. She was hyping this book up all over social media and I trust her recommendations, and this book gave me even more reason to trust her because I ended up loving it. The cultural aspects were amazing and super interesting to read about, I loved how political it was and the writing was beautiful. This was a really great set-up to a series, and I can’t wait to see where the story will go.
Chainbreaker by Tara Sim – After reading and loving Timekeeper I wasn’t expecting for this series to get even better, but it did. This book introduced amazing new characters and storylines, had a lot of twists and turns and I’m still recovering from how it ended. Second book slump, who?
The Final Six by Alexandra Monir – I picked this book up on a whim when I wasn’t sure what audiobook to listen to next. I hadn’t really seen anyone I know talk about it, but the synopsis sounded good so I just went for it and I’m incredibly glad that I did. This book pulled me in from the start and I couldn’t stop listening until the end. It’s gripping, keeps you at the edge of your seat, and has great characters. And I truly can’t wait for the second book to come out. I wish I could’ve binge-read them.

I’m definitely planning on reading more SFF books this year, and I’m definitely on track so far (I’ve already read 2 sci-fi books and I’m in the middle of a fantasy book!) so I’m expecting my favorite 2019 SFF reads list to be longer. If you have any recommendations for SFF books that I should definitely read, please let me know!

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12 gedachtes over “My Five Favorite SFF Reads of 2018

  1. Marie zegt:

    This is such a good list, Laura! I am so impatient to read Timekeeper because of you and I can’t wait, I hope to get to it soon and hopefully this year, fingers crossed ❤ I also SO want to read Want, it sounds AMAZING, I love it already haha. I can't wait 🙂

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