As a SFF reader, sometimes it can be really difficult to put some of my favourites into these prompts. Also I read so many books that I forget about a lot of them until something reminds me. Even if I love them
1. The Ingenious by Darius Hinks
This standalone book is really cool featuring a drug addict main character living in a really fucked up city, which magic takes a part in. I really liked this, I just kind of forget about it a lot.
2. The Divine Cities by Robert Jackson Bennett
The fact that this is not a movie series is criminal. I talk about it somewhat with close friends, but outside of that I rarely get a chance to. Secondary, post-war urban fantasy from the perspective of the victors. With amazing worldbuilding and super snarky characters. I loved it
3. The Lost Fleet by Jack Campbell
There really isn’t much to talk about with The Lost Fleet, and while I liked it, I find it hard to recommend. It is literally six books full of a fleet retreating from enemy space, with low resources and no help coming.
4. Anne McCaffrey’s The Rowan
I absolutely loved the worldbuilding in The Rowan. I loved psychics using telekinesis as the basis for how spacefaring and travel amongst the stars works. However I really have a hard time recommending this and talking about it because of all the ethical problems that I came across in the book. On the other hand, the romance, though? I love it? Like a lot? Why do I like it so much?
5. Sixteenth Watch by Myke Cole
This is a newer release I liked very much that I just do not have the chance to talk about. Ever. A more mature lead character who is trying to prevent a war by doing something she doesn’t really enjoy doing. But she does like picking fights with people who should know better to stop them from doing stupid things.
6. Tufa by Alex Bledsoe
Why don’t I talk about Tufa more often? I should talk about Tufa more often. I absolutely love this series about fae set in the Appalachians. They just want to go home, but they have to settle for what they have. God this series is so good.
7. The Girl Who Could Move Sh*t With Her Mind by Jackson Ford
The title of this book is aggressively on point. It’s about a girl who can move shit with her mind. It is action packed and fun, but other than the title I don’t really have any reason to talk about it a lot of the time.
8. Underland Chronicles by Suzanne Collins
It is really hard, as a primarily adult reader, to talk about a series that is middle grade. “No, really, you’ll love it even as an adult!” is not an argument that sways many people. Yet this series deals with the same topics I would find in any adult book, and it is well done, and I really like it. By the end of the series Gregor has one of the worst PTSD cases I’ve seen in a series. And he is like, 13?
9. Maker’s Song by Adrian Phoenix
This is one of my favourite urban fantasy series that I never talk about because there is no point. It is incomplete and I’ve long since lost hope I will ever get to read the end of the series. It kind of depresses me to think about. It is incredibly dark, with one of the main characters completely fracturing, mentally, during the course of the series, another main character being kidnapped by her father and taken to deprogramming, and more. And the one that breaks? He is a half angel/half vampire with the ability of creation. Not good. I just want to read the ending to this series.
10. Foreigner by C.J. Cherryh
I binged this over the course of a few weeks and then basically never talked about it again. Even though I love it. Bren is my anxiety boi, preventing two societies from going to war and just being an overall impressively competent person at everything he does. I love this series and the made up geopolitical drama.