Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Five YA SFF books about unlikely couples falling in love

Zoraida Córdova is the award-winning author of The Vicious Deep trilogy, the Brooklyn Brujas series, and Star Wars: A Crash of Fate. At she tagged five YA SFF novels about "fighting against the dark, falling in love, holding on to hope," including:
Honor Among Thieves by Rachel Caine and Ann Aguirre

The romance in this one is a little unconventional—blink.gif—but in a good way. Especially when you consider that the love interest is technically a sentient spaceship. Before you try to wrap your mind around how that would work, just go with it. Aguirre and Caine throw out the playbook when it comes to expectations. They take a petty criminal, Zara Cole, and put her into the Honors, an elite team of humans selected by the Leviathan—a race of sentient alien ships.

When Zara meets Nadim, it’s a classic meet-cute of girl meets alien ship. What I love about Caine and Aguirre’s characters is that when you strip away the sci-fi layers, you get a meaningful discussion about the meaning of life, love, and war. Everything is just better in space.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue