Celaena Sardothien was a notorious young assassin until she was betrayed by someone close to her. Now, she must earn her freedom and the chance to become the King’s champion by competing against killers and thieves from all over the kingdom. This book is beautifully written and jam-packed with non stop action and wonderful characters. You will root for Celaena right from the beginning, this girl has been through a lot but has nerves of steel and is willing to do what it takes to survive. Throne of Glass is quickly becoming one of the must-read titles of this summer and for very good reason!
You’ll love it if you like: Fantasy and adventure
Read it: Right now! This is the book everyone is going to be talking about.
While you read, listen to: Lindsay Stirling
Lend it to: The Hunger Games fans
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Decades into the future the ozone has been destroyed and the more privileged remainder of humanity are living in biodomes to help protect them from the sun. Owen Parker has not been so lucky, but when he wins the chance to attend summer camp in one of the domes, everything will change, from his love life to his genetic code. What if the lost city of Atlantis was real, and it holds the key to saving humanity? The Lost Code is a great adventure book that really gets you thinking about what you’re really capable of and how far you would go to protect the people you care about.
You’ll love it if you like: Mythology and adventure
Read it: For a change of pace from the all the female point of view books we’ve been reading
While you read, listen to: Boyce Avenue
Lend it to: A friend headed to summer camp
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America Singer grew up without pretty dresses and formal dances, but when she is given the chance to compete to marry Prince Maxon, she has to learn how to look and act like a princess if she wants the chance to change everything for her family. But, it’s never that simple: America is already in love with someone else, and knows she will have to make a choice. This book offers the perfect mental getaway for anyone who ever wanted to be a princess (or a contestant on The Bachelor) while keeping you guessing and dying to know what happens next. The characters are great and you’ll be rooting for them right from the first chapter.
You’ll love it if you like: Reality TV & romance with a twist
Read it: To get your Hunger Games fix
While you read, listen to: She & Him
Lend it to: Your friend who never stopped wanting to be a princess
Someone Else’s Life offers a dramatic look into something a lot of us have considered at one point or another: what if the family we grew up with wasn’t the family we were supposed to have? That is exactly what Rosie faces after the death of her mother, when she is told that her biological family is out there somewhere, with no idea that the daughter they raised isn’t theirs. Rosie wants to be content with the memories of the mother who loved and raised her, but sometimes the only thing you can do is look for answers and discover who you really are…
You’ll love it if you like: ABC Family’s Switched At Birth
Read it: When you need a break from your family
While you read, listen to: Pentatonix
Lend it to: A friend so close to you, she feels like your sister
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Born Wicked offers a fantastical take on magic, history and the importance of family… Nobody can know that Cate Cahill and her two sisters are witches, because if anyone were to find out it could mean imprisonment or even death. Cate has always been willing to do whatever it takes in order to protect her family from themselves, their community and their abilities but now that she has only six months to choose between marriage and joining the Sisterhood, everything is changing. As she discovers a devastating secret in her dead mother’s diary, Born Wicked will take you through a beautiful journey of family ties and making the tough decisions about deciding your own future.
You’ll love it if you like: The Secret Circle, A Great and Terrible Beauty
Read it: On a rainy day, sitting by the fire
While you read, listen to: Joshua Radin
Lend it to: Someone who needs a little magic in their life
Read more of Kellie’s reviews on her blog, Reawrite.com
It’s easy to relate to this wonderfully charming book about finding love and friendship when it feels like your whole world has been turned upside down. After being sent away to boarding school in Paris by her father, Anna starts her final year of high school not knowing anyone or even speaking the native language. It’s only when she meets the charismatic and clever St. Claire that she things start to think life in Paris might be fun after all. This book will leave you in a very happy place and ready to book a seat on the next flight to Paris.
You’ll love it if you like: The It Girl, Sarah Dessen novels
Read it on: On one of those days where you wish you could be anywhere but here
While you read, listen to: The official Anna and the French Kiss playlist
Lend it to: A friend who is moving away