Is your teen an avid reader, or are you hoping to encourage his or her bookworm side with a few new bestsellers? You’re in luck! There are quite a few anticipated new young-adult book releases for summer. So open up your Notes app and let’s start jotting down some books for your teen’s to-be-read list!
1. Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan
The author of “The Forest of Hands and Teeth” series pens a new story about a girl named Frances Mace. After a devastating cruise ship attack kills her parents, her friend Libby, and many other passengers, Frances, a senator and the senator’s son are the only ones left. The guys are lying about who may have targeted the ship, and Frances isn’t afraid to get payback.
Release Date: May 26, 2015
2. The Isle of the Lost by Melissa de la Cruz
For all the Disney fans out there, this one is a must-read. The first book in the Descendants series, “The Isle of the Lost” tells a tale featuring the most famous Disney villains: Maleficent, Cruella De Vil, Jafar, Captain Hook, and Evil Queen. The best part is that the story isn’t all about them – it’s about their kids! After the bad guys are exiled to an island where magic is impractical, their kids go on a journey to find a treasure that can bring back the darkness. Their first step is high school.
3. The Heir by Kiera Cass
The fourth book in The Selection series, “The Heir” is about…well, the next heir, really. Princess Eadlyn, the next heir to the throne, has come of age for her selection, which means that a line of suitors will compete to win over her heart. But Eadlyn doesn’t want anything to do with the selection. Will she repeat her parents’ past, or will she find her own happiness?
4. Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen
Sarah Dessen fans, look out! She has another book coming out called “Saint Anything.” Dessen’s 12th novel is a story all Dessen fans will fall in love with. “Saint Anything” is about Sydney, a sister who lives under her popular older brother’s shadow. One day, her brother trades in his popularity for illegal actions and finds himself in court. A more mature material from Dessen, this novel explores the difficulty of fitting in, along with the values of family life.
5. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
This novel, loosely based on Beauty and the Beast, tells the story of a huntress named Feyre who is kidnapped in a magical land. A journey filled with surprises and romance ensues; Sarah J. Maas fans won’t be able to put this one down.
Summertime is great for reading under the sun, and filling the days with piles of books! If none of the aforementioned titles sound like something your young adult will enjoy, then how about checking out some of these classic bestsellers?
1. Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
Before Sloane, Emily wasn’t the fun kind of person. She didn’t go to parties or talk to people. But after meeting Sloane, Emily was about to have an epic summer. That’s before Sloane disappeared, with no warning. She just left a to-do list of crazy things that Emily would never do in her lifetime. With the long summer ahead, the list, and the help of Frank Porter, what will Emily discover?
2. Paper Towns by John Green
Before the anticipated movie comes out, how about reading the novel first? Most agree the book is always better than the movie. Nothing sounds better than a road trip during the summertime. Quentin Jacobsen spent his life loving Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. She is an adventurous, tough, beautiful girl who got cheated by her boyfriend, and now needs Quentin’s help for revenge. After their night of mischief, Margo is gone, only leaving clues for Quentin and his friends. They go on a road trip to uncover Margo’s mystery.
3. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
This book is great for the summertime because, who doesn’t like a story about a boy and a tiger stranded on the ocean after their ship sinks? The boy named Pi, the tiger, and the other animal survivors must survive long enough with their limited resources until rescue comes… if it comes.
4. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
Set in a high fantasy world, with a touch of ancient Rome, “An Ember in the Ashes” tells the story of a slave girl, Laia, and a young soldier, Elias, fighting for her family and his freedom. Neither is free, yet.
5. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
The Reds are the commoners, and the Silvers are the Elite warriors with godly powers. The Reds got their names because of their regular red blood color, and the Silvers got theirs for their silver blood. In a world where Reds are ruled by Silvers, Mare Barrow, a 17 year old Red who works in the Silver palace, possesses a power so great that it threatens the very existence of the Silvers.