Summer is a great time to catch up on some reading, and this year I’m looking forward to diving into some new releases, picking up where I left off with my favourite series, and trying something new. What am I going to be reading? Here is my hammock list of must-reads.
- The Crown by Kiera Cass. I’m so excited to get into the fifth and final book in the Selection series. I hope Eadlyn finds love – with a princess and thirty-five wannabe mates, what could go wrong?!
- The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine. This retelling of the Snow White story is by the author of the amazing Defiance series. There are no damsels in distress in this version – instead Lorelei fights the wicked queen with magic, strength, and cunning. And of course pursues her Prince Charming.
- Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – A play by Jack Thorne based on the story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany. Coming July 31 (Harry’s birthday), this two-part play starts where the Harry Potter series ends. I’m so pumped to read about his life as a dad and a Ministry employee while following Harry’s son Albus as he tries to live up to his father’s legacy. One day I’d love to get to London to see the play, but until then I’ll have to settle for reading it.
- If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo. This book, written by a transgender author, is about Amanda Hardy, the new girl at school who is determined to fit in. But she’s keeping a huge secret: at her last school this transgender girl was Andrew, and trying to be herself got her attacked. The girl starts over in a new town, keeps her guard up, and is surprised to find herself getting close to a boy at school. But will he accept her if he knows the truth?
- Rebel, Bully, Geek, Pariah by Erin Jade Lange. Four very different teens find themselves running from the police together after a party gets broken up. They get themselves into even more trouble through plot twists and questionable choices, and in the process they get to know classmates they wouldn’t otherwise hang out with. Sounds like “Breakfast Club” on the lam!
- Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children: The Graphic Novel by Ransom Riggs and illustrated by Cassandra Jean. I really liked the strange novel about Jacob and his discovery that his grandfather’s stories about peculiar children with supernatural talents were actually true. And that he had special talents of his own. Then came the graphic novel version – I’m looking forward to following the cool story in a different way.