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Top 6 Science Fiction and Fantasy Beach Reads for 2024

Get ready to transport yourself to magical realms and futuristic landscapes no matter where you are this summer.

Last Updated on June 28, 2024 by BiblioLifestyle

Top 6 Science Fiction and Fantasy Beach Reads for 2024

Summer is finally here, and that means it’s time to fill your summer bag with the best science fiction and fantasy beach reads of 2024! Trust me, there’s nothing like getting lost in another world while basking in the sun. I’ve said time and time again that I get most of my reading done in summer, and the truth is, you don’t need to be at the beach to enjoy a beach read. Whether you’re at the park, on your balcony, or just curled up in your favorite chair, these books will transport you to magical realms and futuristic landscapes. I love each of the books on this list, and I’m so excited to share them with you. Plus, they’re perfect companions for those lazy summer days. Ready to discover your next unforgettable adventure? Let’s dive in!

List of Science Fiction and Fantasy Beach Reads for 2024

The science fiction and fantasy beach reads I’m recommending you add to your beach bag are:

  • The Stars Too Fondly by Emily Hamilton
  • The Stardust Grail by Yume Kitasei
  • The Cautious Traveller’s Guide to the Wastelands by Sarah Brooks
  • The Bright Sword by Lev Grossman
  • The Lost Story by Meg Shaffer
  • The Sky on Fire by Jenn Lyons
The Stars Too Fondly by Emily Hamilton

The Stars Too Fondly by Emily Hamilton

A captivating debut blending space odyssey and sapphic rom-com. Cleo and her friends accidentally steal a spaceship while investigating a 20-year-old mystery. As they head to Proxima Centauri, they’re guided by a sassy hologram of the missing captain, Billie. Cleo’s lifelong dream of space travel turns into an unexpected adventure as they face twisted physics, old secrets, and deepening bonds. This near-future tale explores dark matter, alternate dimensions, and the transformative power of love.

You can get a copy of The Stars Too Fondly by Emily Hamilton on Amazon or Bookshop.

The Stardust Grail by Yume Kitasei

The Stardust Grail by Yume Kitasei

“The Stardust Grail” follows Maya Hoshimoto, a former artifact thief now interning at Princeton, and her partner Auncle, who searches for a grail to save xyr race. When Maya finds a crucial field notebook, she joins Auncle on a thrilling quest across galaxies, pursued by Earth’s military and academic rivals. They navigate cultural divides, ethical dilemmas, and the meaning of humanity, all while chasing the legacy of a long-lost explorer. This gripping adventure is a perfect science fiction and fantasy beach read of 2024 because it offers a blend of high-stakes action, thought-provoking themes, and richly developed characters.

You can get a copy of The Stardust Grail by Yume Kitasei on Amazon or Bookshop.

The Cautious Traveller's Guide to the Wastelands by Sarah Brooks

The Cautious Traveller’s Guide to the Wastelands by Sarah Brooks

“The Cautious Traveller’s Guide to the Wastelands” is a captivating historical fantasy set aboard the luxurious yet perilous Trans-Siberian Express. The story follows a diverse group of passengers on a dangerous journey through a magical landscape. Key characters include Zhang Weiwei, a lifelong train resident; Marya Petrovna, a grieving woman with a hidden past; Henry Grey, a naturalist seeking redemption; and Elena, a mysterious stowaway connected to the Wastelands. As forbidden friendships blossom and secrets unravel, the passengers must navigate changing rules and looming dangers. This is a fun science fiction and fantasy beach read for 2024 because of its intriguing plot, rich character dynamics, and the mix of adventure and fantasy, perfect for getting lost in while relaxing by the sea.

You can get a copy of The Cautious Traveller’s Guide to the Wastelands by Sarah Brooks on Amazon or Bookshop.

The Bright Sword by Lev Grossman

The Bright Sword by Lev Grossman

“The Bright Sword” follows Collum of the Out Isles, who dreams of becoming a knight of the Round Table. Upon arriving in Camelot, he discovers it nearly deserted after King Arthur and most of his knights have died in battle. Collum, along with the remaining knights and the sorceress Nimue, embarks on a quest to find a successor to Arthur. On their journey, they face rivals, including Morgan le Fay, while exploring post-Arthurian Britain. This novel is a great science fiction and fantasy beach read for 2024 because it offers a fresh take on classic Arthurian legends. It is also packed with adventure, intriguing characters, and a blend of mythology and modern reinterpretation that keeps the reader engaged and entertained.

You can get a copy of The Bright Sword by Lev Grossman on Amazon or Bookshop.

The Lost Story by Meg Shaffer

The Lost Story by Meg Shaffer

“The Lost Story” tells the tale of best friends Rafe and Jeremy, who disappeared in the West Virginia woods for six months as teenagers. Fifteen years later, Rafe lives reclusively while Jeremy uses his supernatural ability to find lost people. They reunite when Emilie Wendell seeks Jeremy’s help to find her half-sister Shannon, who vanished in the same woods. The ensuing adventure is filled with sword fights, romance, and dark revelations. This book is a perfect science fiction and fantasy beach read for 2024 because of its blend of adventure, romance, and fantasy, making it easy to get lost while relaxing by the waves.

You can get a copy of The Lost Story by Meg Shaffer on Amazon or Bookshop.

The Sky on Fire by Jenn Lyons

The Sky on Fire by Jenn Lyons

“The Sky on Fire” is a thrilling fantasy novel about Anahrod Amnead, a dragonrider candidate who survives a false accusation and a fall into the Deep, only to be drawn into a heist plot involving the very dragon that had wronged her. The story challenges classic dragonrider tropes, portraying dragons as equal or superior to humans in intelligence and psychic power. You can also expect twists, betrayals, suspenseful heist elements, and a touching romance. This novel redefines the genre while providing an engaging and refreshing read that makes it a perfect science fiction and fantasy beach read of 2024.

You can get a copy of The Sky on Fire by Jenn Lyons on Amazon or Bookshop.

Have you read any of the books on this beach reads list?

What do you think about these science fiction and fantasy beach reads for 2024? Have you read any of them? Are any of these books on your TBR? What books would you add to this list? Let’s talk all about science fiction and fantasy beach reads in the comments below.

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