10 Fantasy and Sci-Fi Books and Series to Read before You Turn 16 May 26, 2017 – Posted in: Top 10s
A list of fantasy and sci-fi books that you absolutely have to read before you turn 16!
P.S.: Some of these books and series are aimed at younger kids, while others are most suitable for young people aged 12 and up. That being said, adults have been known to enjoy all of them as well 🙂
The Edge Chronicles series, by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell – a well-built, entirely original series of stories set in another world, accompanied by amazing illustrations. For fans of Lord of the Rings and Discworld.
The Blackthorn Key series, by Kevin Sands – this series, set in Stuart London, is full of codes, alchemy and mystery, and is a fascinating period drama. Not really fantasy, but too good to leave off the list!
The Lie Tree, by Frances Hardinge – a wonderfully evocative and atmospheric award-winning novel, full of mystery, intrigue and very capable women. An inspiring read for both girls and boys aged 11+, which will be immensely enjoyed by their parents as well.