As an avid reader, teacher and book blogger for Owl Always Be Reading, I get to indulge in seeing what hot new books are coming up next. And this summer, there’s a variety of amazing books that all of us can look forward to. And I am so excited for these!
I highly recommend you make room in your bookshelf and get ready to curl up with some of these amazing reads from Harper Collins Teen. I, for one, adore Young Adult novels, and these have an array of suspense, romance and so many other themes lurking between the covers. And who doesn’t love a great summer read?
Here’s a look at our top 4 picks for Harper Collins this May 2016!
“The Crown’s Game” by Evelyn Skye
In this fantasy, Vika Andreyeva can summon the snow and turn ash into gold. Nikolai Karimov can see through walls and conjure bridges out of thin air. They are enchanters—the only two in Russia—and with the Ottoman Empire and the Kazakhs threatening, the Tsar needs a powerful enchanter by his side. And so he initiates the Crown’s Game, an ancient duel of magical skill—the greatest test an enchanter will ever know. The victor becomes the Imperial Enchanter and the Tsar’s most respected adviser. The defeated is sentenced to death, according to the book synopsis which has us super intrigued. Will the Crown’s Game be the type that one cannot lose? We can’t wait to find out!
“Lost in Love” by Susane Colasanti
In this romance from the City Love series, three girls share a Manhattan apartment the summer before college begins. Lost in Love captures the essence of summer love, self-discovery, and sisterhood, according to the synopsis, and it makes for the perfect novel for Dirty and Thirty girls. A hot summer read about self discovery? Yes please!
“Please Don’t Tell” by Laura Tims
In this thriller, Joy killed Adam Gordon—at least, that’s what she thinks. The night of the party is hazy at best. But she knows what Adam did to her twin sister, Grace, and she knows he had to pay for it. What Joy doesn’t expect is that someone else saw what happened. And one night a note is shoved through her open window, threatening Joy that all will be revealed. Now the anonymous blackmailer starts using Joy to expose the secrets of their placid hometown, according to the book synopsis that gave us pure chills. We predict this is going to be a page turner!
“Queen of Hearts” by Colleen Oakes
This fantasy story takes us to the world of Alice in Wonderland, where the future Queen of Hearts, Dinah’s days are an endless monotony of tea, tarts, and a stream of vicious humiliations at the hands of her father, the King of Hearts. The only highlight of her days is visiting Wardley, her childhood best friend, the future Knave of Hearts — and the love of her life, according to the book synopsis. Part epic fantasy, part twisted fairy tale, this dazzling saga will have readers involved in Dinah’s world and gearing up to read every page.
Looking forward to these books? What’s on your bookshelf right now? Let us know at @AuroraMiami and @DirtyandThirty. Happy reading, guys!