Summer is here, and it’s time for our favorite part! No, not the beach. No, not the super-long days (but that’s pretty nice, huh). We’re talking about SUMMER. READING. Summer 2017 is going to be the best because we have a TON of great series, ready for your binge-reading pleasure! So whether you’re going on an epic road trip, headed to the beach, or packing up your bag to go camping, we have the series to keep you reading all 👏 summer 👏 long 👏
The Wrath and the Dawn and The Rose and the Dagger by Renée Ahdieh
An epic retelling of Arabian Nights, The Wrath and the Dawn follows Shahrzad as she bravely enters into a marriage with the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan–a young man who takes a bride every night, and has her executed every morning. Shazi plans to take revenge on Khalid for the death of her best friend-–she does not plan to fall in love with him. This duology is the steamy summer romance of your dreams!
The 5th Wave, The Infinite Sea, and The Last Star by Rick Yancey
You may have seen The 5th Wave movie, but have you read the bestselling trilogy? All three of Rick Yancey’s books are action-packed as Cassie continues her search for her brother all while trying to survive Them. Plus, there’s more 5th Wave-world action from Rick Yancey coming next year!
An Ember in the Ashes and A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir
Laia is a slave. Elias is a soldier. Neither is free. Sabaa Tahir’s Ember in the Ashes series is perfect to pass the time during a long plane ride, road trip, or weekend away. Each book, told in alternating perspectives, has all the action, romance, and suspense to pass the time! A Torch Against the Night is available in paperback this August!
The Merciless I, II, and III by Danielle Vega
Hands-down the best campfire read if your goal is to COMPLETELY creep yourself out. Read at your own risk because each one of Danielle Vega’s Merciless books is scarier than the last. It all begins with five teenage girls in a basement, two trying to escape, and one tortuous exorcism. Scared yet?
Zodiac, Wandering Star, and Black Moon by Romina Russell
What pairs best with summertime stargazing? This beautiful series of sci-fi-meets-high-fantasy books set in a galaxy inspired by the astrological signs. Three books are out now, and the fourth, Thirteen Rising, will be available this August!
The Glittering Court and Midnight Jewel by Richelle Mead
Whether you’ve read Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy series, or are simply looking for a lush summer romance to sweep you off your feet, Richelle Mead’s The Glittering Court series is what you need in your life. This series follows a select group of girls entering the Glittering Court–giving them a shot at a life they’ve only ever dreamed of, one of luxury, glamour, and leisure.
Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, Paper Towns, and The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Maybe you’ve read The Fault in Our Stars, maybe you’ve seen the movie, or the Paper Towns movie…but have you read John Green’s other books? Summer is the perfect time to dive in to each of these classic contemporary novels. Read a bit more about each one here!
Rebel of the Sands and Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton
Hot reaches a new level with Alwyn Hamilton’s Rebel of the Sands series. Your heart will race as you discover mythical beasts, adventure, and a fierce heroine finally embracing her power in this Middle-East-meets-Wild-West fantasy!
If you love summer romance, you know Sarah Dessen. The two go hand in hand like poolside and popsicles. Sarah’s thirteenth(!!) novel, Once and For All, just came out, and is exactly what you need to put in your beach bag this summer!
Gayle Forman’s novels are beautiful, powerful, and poignant, and much like the summer, we wish we could make each book last forever. Her books have taught us how to be strong, how to trust yourself, and how to grow up. Plus, they give us all. the. feels. Read her two duologies: If I Stay and Where She Went and Just One Day and Just One Year, plus her latest, I Was Here.
The Young Elites, The Rose Society, and The Midnight Star by Marie Lu
Marie Lu’s second trilogy is now complete, and ready for the binge reading. Pack all three books in this explosive series and prepared to be whisked away to another world! Whether you’re road tripping or hanging in the backyard, you’ll want the next book on deck as you fly through the series!
Do you remember the release of a Harry Potter book in the summers growing up? Do you miss them terribly? Us, too. Fill the HP-shaped hole in your heart with Sally Green’s Half Bad series, a story set in modern-day England, where witches live alongside humans: white witches, who are good; Black witches, who are evil; and sixteen-year-old Nathan, who is both.
If you know you’re going to be in a serious slump once The Handmaid’s Tale series ends, you’ll want to go ahead and grab the Legend trilogy and fix that! In Marie Lu’s first series, what was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Follow Day and June, two teens from very different worlds, as they navigate the treacherous Republic.
The Falling Kingdoms series by Morgan Rhodes
Packing for summer camp? Going for a super long road trip? You’ll want to bring Morgan Rhodes’ Falling Kingdoms series, because these books will keep you busy with all the action, adventure, and romance you can imagine. The final book, Immortal Reign, comes out this December, so you better get started!
Between Shades of Gray and Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
If historical fiction is your jam, Ruta Sepetys is what you needed in your life, like, yesterday. These two novels, while not a series, are ones you’ll want to read back-to-back! Each book unearths a hidden history, and has a story so intriguing, so powerful, that you can’t read just one.
Already looking ahead to fall? These 5 books will be game-changers to your fall TBR!