What YA books are you planning to read before the summer ends?
Summer is my favorite time to read. In North Carolina, the hot days make it nearly impossible to spend time outside, and what better way to spend all that indoor time than with a good book? Plus, there’s beach days, pool days, and evenings in the backyard hammock to consider. All those situations call for a book.
I’ve read quite a few of these already and the others are on my TBR list.
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10 YA Books to Read Before Summer Ends in 2017
You guys, this book is so worth the wait! I LOVED the Wonder Woman movie and the book is just as good. It’s not a novelization of the movie—it has a completely different story (other than a few unavoidable similarities). But it was such a great read and I can’t recommend it enough for superhero fans and strong girls everywhere. Plus, it was a pretty clean read and a ton of fun. It’s not coming out until the end of August, but it’s available for pre-order.
http://amzn.to/2tgczuFNow I Rise by Kiersten White
I read And I Darken when it first came out and I even got to interview Kiersten, so of course, I HAD to read Now I Rise. It’s got all the same awesome characters, political maneuvering, and even more fighting than the first book. If you haven’t started this series yet, these last few weeks are perfect for squeezing these books in.
Content advisory: This book has a semi-descriptive sex scene and lots of violence.
I read The Glittering Court last year when it came out and even though it wasn’t to die for, it has stayed with me through the months. Sometimes I like books better after I’ve finished reading them. However, this is Mira’s story. She was so quiet and mysterious in the first book that I don’t think I can pass this one up.
Anyway, this is Mira’s story. She was so quiet and mysterious in the first book that I don’t think I can pass this one up. She’s different from the other girls in so many ways and she has her own ideas and her own plans for the future. I’ll definitely try to squeeze this one in before summer ends.
I love books that take place in Asia, no matter the age group or genre. So, when I saw this gorgeous cover and heard (the incorrect rumor) that it was a retelling of Mulan, I snatched it from the library before hoards of book nerds came running. It’s not really a retelling of Mulan, but it sure was fun to read. Magic, emperors, diabolical plots, sword fighting, samurais…yup, this book has it all.
Content advisory: This book has a non-descriptive sex scene.
I’ve never read a book by Sarah Dessen (gasp!). I know. You can run me out of town with your torches and pitch forks later, but right now I want to get this book from the library and read it all in one go. Sarah Dessen is one of the most beloved contemporary romance authors for young adults right now and I can’t think of a better way to spend a hot summer afternoon than by reading her latest book. That is, if I can get a copy of it without beating off the other library patrons. If I “borrowed” it from someone else’s request shelf, do you think they’d be upset?
Young adult thrillers are HUGE right now. There are so many being published, but this one has been on the New York Times bestseller list for three weeks and I WANT TO READ IT. I didn’t know I liked YA thrillers until recently, but now I can’t get enough of them. This is such an interesting premise, too. Five teens go to detention, but only four come out alive. So what happened? I NEED TO KNOW. Luckily, I only have to wait for 52 other people to finish reading it before I can get my copy from the library.
I read this a few months ago and I loved it so much! Usually, I’m not a huge fan of love triangles (don’t hate them, but don’t love them either), but this book was not your typical triangle. Two girls fall in love with the same boy during summer vacation in a small island community. It could have been a sunny, easy-going beach read, but there’s a twist that throws everything off course.
Content advisory: This book has some semi-descriptive sex scenes.
I had mixed emotions after reading A Fierce and Subtle Poison by the same author, but I will say this—I can’t stop thinking about it. Because of the sticking power that story had, I’m interested to see what All the Wind in the World has in store for me. This is a must-read before the summer ends. I have an ARC, but the publication date isn’t until October. However, it’s available for pre-order.
This is a super cute, squeaky clean, contemporary retelling of Cinderella. It’s a quick read that you should be able to finish in one or two sittings. It offers a refreshing perspective on certain topics and issues (like step-parents, punishment, and attitude). I had a great time reading this story and I loved the Cinderella elements in it.
Speaking of cute romance novels, this is a charmer. It’s about a girl who accidentally swaps her phone with a boy who takes her phone to football camp. They get to know each other through text messages and phone calls and eventually they meet to swap their phones back…
Yeah, it’s super cute and modern and totally, not really, but almost, believable. It’s the perfect beach read to squeeze in before summer ends.
What books do you want to read before summer ends?
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