Awesome YA Fantasy and Sci-Fi Titles by Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Authors

The month of May is Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. While lists of books by Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander authors are often shared throughout this month, fantasy and science fiction titles are often overlooked. Check out some of these awesome YA Fantasy and Sci-Fi titles by AA and NHPI authors! 

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In an age of 100-foot-tall mechanical deities run by a tyrannical regime, two teenaged girls on opposite sides of a war discover they are fighting for a common purpose–and falling for each other. This title is also available as an eBook and eAudio on OverDrive/Libby.

On This Unworthy Scaffold

Heilig’s most recent book, the third and final book of the “Shadow Players” trilogy. With the necromancer Le Trépas on the loose, the vengeful souls he controls could appear at any time, in any body–even those whom Jetta once called allies. The power in Jetta’s blood may be the only thing that can stop Le Trépas, if only she can trust herself and control her impulses.  

Song of the Crimson Flower

A poor physician’s apprentice and the wealthy nobleman’s daughter he loves work together to break a curse and save the kingdom. Described by Booklist as a Vietnamese twist on Beauty and the Beast. You can also check out this title as eBook on OverDrive/Libby.

Where Dreams Descend

In a magic competition to find the next headliner for the Conquering Circus, tricks become dangerous, rival magicians mysteriously disappear, and ambitious showgirl Kallia, her nightclub manager Jack, and competition judge Daron are forced to face their deepest secrets. You can also check out this title as eBook on OverDrive/Libby or as eAudio on OverDrive/Libby.