Listmania Monday: Books in Space

Welcome to a new edition of a very old feature here on Mary Had a Little Blog. The oldest feature, in fact. This is Listmania Monday, and today I have brought you a new topic: books set in space!

It should be no surprise that I adore space books, and some of these books are among my all-time favorites so I wanted to share the list of teens-in-space books that I've compiled with all of you. And I do mean teens IN space. I'm not including books where aliens have come to earth (Lux, The 5th Wave, AdaptationLorien Legacies, etc). I've also made note of future titles if you're looking for upcoming releases.

If you ever check one of my lists and see a grievous error or a book missing, please let me know! I want these lists to be used as a resource if you're ever looking for a specific kind of book or story. You can find the rest of the Listmania Monday posts at the bottom of my Review Archive at the top of the site or by clicking on the listmania label at the end of this post or at the bottom of the page.

* denotes a series. If you're not seeing a book where you expect it to be, please note that I'm going by series name, not individual book titles. That includes those 2018-2020 releases. So I'm not listing Obsidio as a 2018 release; instead I'm just marking The Illuminae Files that it has a book releasing in 2018.

Across the Galaxy - Heather Hildenbrand
Across the Universe trilogy - Beth Revis*
Alienated trilogy - Melissa Landers*
The Androma Saga (Zenith) - Sasha Alsberg & Lindsay Cummings (2019)*
Andromeda Aurora Cycle - Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff (2019)*
The Australia trilogy - J.P. Smythe*
Avalon duology - Mindee Arnett*

Beyond the Red trilogy - Ava Jae*
Brightly Burning - Alexa Donne

The Cage trilogy - Megan Shepherd*
Carve the Mark duology - Veronica Roth*
Cassiel Winters series - Lesley Young*
The Celestial Trilogy - Sangu Mandanna (2019)*
Century Next Door series - John Barnes*
Chaos Walking trilogy - Patrick Ness*
The Color of Rain - Cori McCarthy
A Confusion of Princes - Garth Nix
Contagion duology - Erin Bowman (2019)*
Constellation series - Claudia Gray (2019)*

Dare Mighty Things duology - Heather Kaczynski*
The Diabolic trilogy - S.J. Kincaid (2019?)*
The Disasters - M.K. England
Dove Chronicles - Karen Bao*

Empress of a Thousand Skies series - Rhoda Belleza*
Ender's Saga - Orson Scott Card*
Entangled series - Amy Rose Capetta*
The Evaporation of Sofi Snow series - Mary Weber*
Exo series - Fonda Lee*
The Exo Project - Andrew DeYoung
Extraction trilogy - Stephanie Diaz*

Feed - M.T. Anderson
The Final Six - Alexandra Monir (2020)*
Freefall - Joshua David Bellin

Heart of Iron duology - Ashley Poston (2019)*
The Honors series - Rachel Caine & Ann Aguirre*
Hullmetal Girls - Emily Skrutskie

Ignite the Stars duology - Maura Milan (2019)*
Inherit the Stars duology - Tessa Elwood
The Illuminae Files - Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff*

The Jupiter Pirates series - Jason Fry*

The Kaitan Chronicles - AdriAnne Strickland & Michael Miller*

The Last 8 series - Laura Pohl (2020)*
The Last Girl on Earth - Alexandra Blogier
Last of Her Name - Jessica Khoury
Legacy Code series - Autumn Kalquist*
Light Years series - Kass Morgan (2019)*
Linked duology - Imogen Howson*
The Loneliest Girl in the Universe - Lauren James
The Lunar Chronicles - Marissa Meyer*

Mars One - Jonathan Maberry
A Million Worlds with You - Claudia Gray (I'm only including this one instead of the entire trilogy because I think it's the only one with actual space travel. Please correct me if this is wrong!)
Mirage trilogy - Somaiya Daud (2019)*

The Night Lily - Julie Tuovi (unknown release date)
The Nightside Saga (27 Hours) - Tristina Wright (this was supposed to be a series, but the publication of future books has been cancelled)
The Nyxia Triad - Scott Reintgen*

Once and Future series - Cori McCarthy & Amy Rose Capetta (2020)*
The 100 series - Kass Morgan*
The Other Side of the Sky duology - Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner (2020)*

Paradise Reclaimed trilogy - Aubrie Dionne*
The Pioneer - Bridget Tyler*
Pitch Dark - Courtney Alameda

The Raging Ones duology - Krista & Becca Ritchie (2019)*
Red Rising Saga - Pierce Brown (2019)*

Salvage duology - Alexandra Duncan*
Satellite - Nick Lake
Sanctuary duology - Caryn Lix (2019)*
Seven Devils series - Laura Lam & Elizabeth May (2020)*
Sky Chasers series - Amy Kathleen Ryan*
Skyward series - Brandon Sanderson (2019)*
Space Runners series - Jeramey Kraatz (2019)*
Spectre War series - Margaret Fortune*
Split City series - Heather Hansen*
Star-Crossed duology - Pintip Dunn (2019)*
The Starbound trilogy - Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner*
Starflight duology - Melissa Landers*
Starglass series - Phoebe North*
Stars Fall Circle series - Abby J. Reed (2019)*
The Stars We Steal - Alexa Donne (2020)
Stitching Snow duology - R.C. Lewis*
System Divine duology - Jessica Brody & Joanne Rendell (2020)*

The Taking trilogy - Melissa West*
This Splintered Silence - Kayla Olson
The Tomb - S.A. Bodeen
Toxic - Lydia Kang
Tracked duology - Jenny Martin*

Unearthed duology - Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner*

Waste of Space - Gina Damico
We're Not From Here - Geoff Rodkey
What Goes Up - Katie Kennedy
The Whitecoat's Daughter series - Olivia Cole*

Zodiac series - Romina Russell*

You might have noticed a number of missing space-y titles, and if you did: good job, nerd! I decided to list any Star Wars-specific YA and MG titles down here.

Ahsoka - E.K. Johnston
Cobalt Squadron - Elizabeth Wein
The Empire Strikes Back: So You Want to Be a Jedi? - Adam Gidwitz
Guardians of the Whills - Greg Rucka
Join the Resistance - Ben Acker & Ben Blacker
The Legends of Luke Skywalker - Ken Liu
Leia, Princess of Alderaan - Claudia Gray
Lost Stars - Claudia Gray
Most Wanted - Rae Carson
Moving Target: A Leia Skywalker Adventure - Cecil Castelluci & Jason Fry
A New Hope: The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy - Alexandra Bracken
Rebel Rising - Beth Revis
Return of the Jedi: Beware the Power of the Dark Side! - Tom Angleberger
Smuggler's Run: A Han Solo & Chewbacca Adventure - Greg Rucka
Star Wars: Before the Awakening - Greg Rucka
The Weapon of a Jedi: A Luke Skywalker Adventure - Jason Fry

Did I leave anything out? Please let me know in the comments!


  1. This is a great list. I haven't read many of the books you mentioned, but I now have a good idea about what my next couple of reads could be.

    1. Me too! I've been on a contemporary binge recently, but I'm ready to blast off into space!

  2. I feel a little bashful doing this, but since you were kind enough to mention my Star Wars books, I'm the author of The Jupiter Pirates series -- three books so far (Hunt for the Hydra, Curse of the Iris, The Rise of Earth) with two to go. Most definitely teens in space!

    1. Thank you for letting me know! I'll definitely add them to the list!

  3. Thank you for this list, I have only read a few so my TBR now includes the rest.

    1. My pleasure! Space books are some of my favorites, and I thought a big list would be appreciated by other space lovers.

  4. What a great resource of a list! I think I'd like to read the Diabolic trilogy!

  5. Great titles! Thanks for sharing.

  6. Great titles! Thanks for sharing.