Summer has begun for you YA Savvy Readers! Since I’m stuck in the office, here’s a few books I want you to go read on a beach for me, okay? Great.
My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton & Jodi Meadows
Co-written by three amazing authors, My Lady Jane is a unique and hilarious story. Hand, Ashton & Meadows have rewritten the history of Lady Jane Grey who back in the day was the Queen of England for nine days before they removed her head. Yep, that’s right. It’s the heartwarming and slightly absurd humour, reminiscent of The Princess Bride, which makes this such a delightfully funny read.
Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes
This isn’t the Wonderland we all know and love…this is a fierce political game of a newly crowned Queen. In the same theme of rewriting history, Oakes has rewritten a classic fairytale with a darker twist. This action packed tail is a heart pounding page turner that will pull you away from that sandy spot on the beach and straight down the rabbit hole!
The Season of You and Me by Robin Constantine
Cassidy has just had her heart broken. Brian has tragically ended up in a wheelchair. Both characters are looking to change their lives while working as camp counsellors. Neither of them expected to fall in love.
Just as a side note: I’m currently very jealous of that couple on the cover.
A Season for Fireflies by Rebecca Maizel
Fans of Sarah Dessen will love this captivating tale of a young girl who suffers a nearly-fatal lighting strike – and loses all her memories from the past year. This is a tale of exciting high school drama and startling second chances; a perfect summer/beach read.
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
Prepare to fall in love with the amazing character that is Simon Spier. Sixteen years old and not yet out of the closet, Simon is now faced with being blackmailed about his online budding romance with an adorable guy he’s never met. As many of you know, high school can be a cruel place, and Becky Albertalli has hit the nail on the head with this captivating coming of age story.
Sing by Vivi Green
The leading lady in this novel and myself are kindred spirits I think, given that she decides to escape her real life by spending her summer at the beach. Heartbroken and devastated, Lily has decided to focus on her music and forget about guys, at least until she meets a cute local boy. This light hearted romance will be tough to put down…just don’t forget to reapply your sunscreen.
I hope all you lovely readers have a happy summer vacation filled with sand, sun and stories.
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