Thursday, June 2, 2016

Blogiversary: Top Miscellaneous Speculative

This one is for all the books that didn't quite fit into either sci-fi or fantasy, strictly speaking. (Really, it may just be an excuse to write about more books.)

Number 3: Swipe, by Evan Angler

This one probably fits in more with middle grade books, but I thought it really deserved to make the top three somewhere. This dystopian novel for teens is a great read with lovable characters.

Number 2: Tainted, by Morgan L. Busse

This was the first steampunk novel I ever read! I enjoyed it and thought the worldbuilding was fabulous. I can hardly wait until next year for book two to come out!

Number 1: A Time to Die, by Nadine Brandes

This book is one of my all-time favorites. It's got great characters, action, and worldbuilding, all in one, which lands it at the top of this list. And, it made me cry. Which is sort of mean--but also awesome.

Honorable Mention:

Black, by Ted Dekker
-Is it fantasy? Is it a modern day thriller? Time travel? Apocalyptic? Allegorical? Whatever you call the intersection of those genres, that's the genre for this book. Although not my favorite in The Circle, it's still a good read.

The 13th Tribe, by Robert Liparulo
-I didn't pick this one just because I'm not sure that it really qualifies as speculative--but I'm not sure what else you'd call it. So it still made the list.

These books are a bit more difficult to find, but you can find them by clicking on the "Book Reviews" link in the "Looking for Something?" side bar or by clicking on the hyperlinks in this article.

Tomorrow, we'll finish up the blogiversary celebration. What was your favorite category?


  1. I've seen A Time to Die somewhere. It looks really interesting. And I have Black! I've had it for awhile but not read it. Surprisingly, my mom who doesn't like speculative read The Circle series before me and loved it?! So I have to read sometime soon I guess. XD

    1. A Time to Die is great! It has some of my favorite characters.

      The Circle is good as well. I'd say the second and third books are my favorites.

      Thanks for the comment!

  2. Check it out--there's a giveaway of A Time to Die over at Goodreads right now!


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