Don’t we all love summer? It’s warm/hot, there’s no school and ideally, we’ve got lots of time to read new books! Cassandra Clare and other authors like John Green have shared their summer reads on Amazon.com and these recommendations look pretty awesome!
Cassandra Clare’s Summer Reading Recommendations
Summer is for vacation, and what better, cheaper way to vacation than with your own imagination? Four books that take you on adventures in distinctly different places. – Cassandra Clare
Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan:
Kami Glass has always had an imaginary friend, a boy she talked to in her head. But what happens when he turns out to be real, and not just real but one of the mysterious Lynburns family who may or may not be dark magicians, is a sparkling, clever modern update on the gothic horror, lashed through with rip-your-heart-out romance.
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo:
A story set in a magical Russia-that-never-was called Ravka, a country divided by the Shadow Fold, a dark rent in the world caused by the magic of an overly powerful Grisha, or magic user. Alina Starkov is a Sun Summoner, one of the few of the Grishas who can call forth light and potentially destroy the Shadow Fold, but can she harness her power? Lushly written, with sympathetic and complex characters, this is what you’d get if you managed to cross Harry Potter and Anna Karenina.
I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga:
Dexter, The Early Years. Jazz is the son of one of the nation’s most brutal serial killers. He lives in a tiny town where everyone knows who he is, and knows his past. His only parental figure is the police officer who took down his father so many years ago. When the killings start up again, Jazz is determined to stop them, to redeem his past, so that he doesn’t repeat his father’s. A gritty, bloody, noir murder mystery with a protagonist so charming he’s deadly.
Legend by Marie Lu:
My favorite of the current crop of dystopic fiction for teens, Legend takes place in the Republic, a fascist regime that has replaced the western United States. June is a privileged girl being groomed for success among the elite; Day is a wanted criminal. Two people who have no reason to meet — until their stories entwine when Day is suspected of murdering June’s brother. But all is not as it seems in the shadowy future, and June and Day find themselves fighting for the most precious commodity of all, the truth, in a heart-pounding chase to the finish line. You’ll be turning pages fast enough to not need a fan to get you through the hot days!
So far I have only read Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan – co-author of The Bane Chronicles – but I will definitely check out the other books! Will you be picking up any of the books Cassie has recommended? Sound off in the comments!