Ten Books Set in SPACE!

Posted March 27, 2018 by Zeee in Top Ten Tuesday16 Comments

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Books Set in SPACE!

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Happy Tuesday, Wormies! As you know, I love to read historical romance and most of these are set in Europe! Because of that, I would be listing a ton of books this Tuesday… and I don’t have the energy to do that. So, I decided to share books set in SPACE!

So, sit back and relax, and prepare to take a trip into the cosmos!

YA Books Set in SPACE

Across the Universe by Beth Revis

Across the Universe is set in the spaceship Godspeed. This is also the first sci-fi YA book that I read that I thought had a good premise!

These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner Cover

These Broken Stars is THE book that got me back to reading YA! This awesomeness is like Titanic in space, only both hero and heroine survive! AND there is Lilac and Tarver! And TARVER! Tarver and Lilac try to survive on a weird and crazy planet too. And there is romance!

Winter by Marissa Meyer

Winter is another book that is NOT set on Earth, but on Luna! This fast-paced 4th and final book is one of my favorite books in The Lunar Chronicles! We meet all of our favorite characters and Thorne! Also, evil queens and fighting and Ze-ev!

Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray Cover

Defy the Stars mostly takes place off-world with the last few chapters set on Earth. This was one of my favorite reads from last year and I love androids! Yes, more AI’s, please!

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff Cover

Illuminae has a special place in my heart because of Ezra (ahem)! No, I’m kidding! This book is just AMAZING! I love the format and the plot blew me away! This book is set in onboard the ship Hypatia and uhmmm for the life of me, I can’t remember the other ship! Was it the Magellan? Ugh! Anyway… such an awesome, awesome book AND series!

Unearthed by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

Unearthed is another book set on a different planet! And although it reminded me soooo much of Indiana Jones, that shocker and cliffhanger in the last chapter were AWESOME! So, despite the book being a little slow, that ending sold me!

Our Dark Stars by Audrey Grey and Krystal Wade

Our Dark Stars is also set in space! This is set in another galaxy, on multiple planets and features Mocks – that is, highly intelligent robots! My review will be up later this week, too!

Starflight by Melissa Landers

Starflight is another book that I listened to featuring my favorite characters, Solara and Dorian! Also, the crew of the Banshee is so awesome! This book is set mostly on a spaceship with a few stops on a couple of planets.

Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis

Stitching Snow surprised me in a good way. While it didn’t blow me away, this book is also set on a different planet. It is also a retelling of Snow White where Snow White is a mechanic and hacker. I know it’s a little bit like The Lunar Chronicles but it was different enough for me to enjoy.

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'engle

A Wrinkle in Time on this list because this book changed my life! I read this when I was in third grade and I can still remember the wonders of reading it! For the most part, this book is set in another planet or time or dimension so I still count it as SPACE. If you haven’t read it yet, GO and READ it!


Isn’t it obvious that I absolutely love sci-fi? Can you recommend other YA sci-fi books set in space? I think I am going to start binge reading this genre soon!

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16 responses to “Ten Books Set in SPACE!

  1. I’m definitely going to have to check out some of these! I got really into space books a while ago when I read a couple of really good ones, but then couldn’t really find any others that interested me. I definitely like the look of some of these though, especially These Broken Stars! 🙂
    Great post!
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    • These Broken Stars started my love for YA again! LOL I think I have reread it multiple times, too! Let me know which book you tried and what you think of it.

    • Man, Claudia Gray is an awesome writer! I still have to read her Star Wars Princess Leia books. According to Star Wars fans, she has legit awesome books that are amazingly fun and very Star Wars-y!

      I am interested in reading Melissa Lander’s Alienated… but I still don’t have time to read it… LOL

    • I am biased because of Ezra! LOL but Starflight was awesome! I actually want to read more about the crew. The second book in that series disappointed me so much I had to DNF it.

  2. Danielle Hammelef

    Have you read Gemina? I thought it was even better than Illuminae. I delayed reading Gemina because how could a companion book/sequel be as good as the first? These authors SHOWED me how.

    • I still haven’t finished Gemina yet because… I don’t know! LOL but I have all 3 books now and I can’t wait to dive back in and finish the series! I also tried to feature one book per series 🙂