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Picking up a few weeks after American Royals left off, Beatrice is now the Queen of the United States of America…and she’s only in her early 20s. As she returns to D.C. after the family drama, she’s expected to get married right away– and not to the guy she wants to be with.
If you’re like, you’re always looking for book recommendations! We created a list of recommendations based on some popular YA books. Let us know if you’ve read any of these and if you have some recommendations for us!
1. If you liked The Hunger Games, read The Testing
The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau is an underrated YA series, and is basically a more intellectual version of The Hunger Games. Cia and three other students in her region get chosen to compete for spots at University. In this dystopian future United States, a massive world war left most of the world in shambles. Only the brightest can help bring back the country.
Cia believes that if she doesn’t pass her tests, then she’ll go back to her normal life. However, once students start disappearing, she realizes the price for failure is a lot higher than she ever imagined.
The first of a four book series, The Ivy focuses on Callie Andrew’s first semester at Harvard. Lauren Kunze, with her friend Rina Onur, started this series while students at Harvard. They refuse to admit how much of the plot actually happened 😉
Audrey Lee has finally achieved her life-long dream of making the U.S. Olympic gymnastics team. After suffering a devastating spine injury and defying odds by returning to training, Audrey is hoping to go out with a bang in Tokyo. With her best friend, Emma, on the team, Audrey finally feels like her hard work has paid off. The world expects the U.S. team to win gold, and the girls expect to leave Tokyo Olympic champions.
*We received this book in exchange for an honest review*
At the prestigious and cut-throat Westcott High, you’re either a Violet or a Cobalt. Violets are wealthy socialites from the Hills; Cobalts are scholarship students from the Valleys. Sonny Carter, a Violet, wants to make it through her junior year of high school in one piece after her older sister was involved in a scandal that rocked Westcott to its core. With the dream of attending an Ivy League and pursuing her writing, Sonny knows her best shot at standing out amongst her over-achieving classmates is to secure a spot as one of the Chosen Ten– a group of students competing for a prestigious award.
We created a list of the books we plan to read in July. Let us know if you plan on reading any of them. We can’t wait to start these amazing new books! Tell us what you plan to read in July. We’re always looking for recommendations.
1. A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi
This book, about a 16-year old Muslim girl navigating life post-9/11, has been on our to-read list for a while! Mafi is one of Claire’s favorite authors, and we can’t wait to read this book. Exciting news readers: we have partnered with Bards Alley, our local bookstore in Vienna, VA , for a virtual YA book club on Monday, July 20 at 7 pm! We will be discussing this book. We hope to see you there 🙂
Anna wanted to get away from Brooklyn, so the summer before she starts college, she goes to the Hamptons to work as a nanny for a rich family. Herron Mills is nothing like Bay Ridge. Everyone has large estates and the town is so clean and picture perfect. However, as soon as Anna arrives to spend the summer taking care of Paisley, strange things start happening.
People stare at Anna on the street. For some reason, she feels she has been here before. But, that’s impossible. Her mom never had the money to bring Anna to a place so upscale.
*We received this book in exchange for an honest review.*
The Sullivan sisters used to be the best of friends. Eighteen-year-old Eileen was the leader and a budding artist. Seventeen-year-old Claire was the dreamer, set on getting out of her small Oregonian town with the goal of attending Yale. And fourteen-year-old Murphy, an aspiring magician, was the engine of the family. But two years ago, that all changed– the sisters grew apart, their mom became absent, and Eileen stumbled upon a family secret that could change their lives forever.
Water. Earth. Fire. Air. I’ve heard stories about the old days, a time of peace when the Avatar Blogger kept balance between the Water Critics, Earth Reviewers, Fire Writers, and Air Readers. But that all changed when the Fire Writers attacked.
Only the Avatar Blogger, master of all four blogging elements could stop the ruthless Fire Writers. But when the world needed them the most, they vanished. A hundred years have passed and the Fire Writers are nearing victory in the war.
Some people believe that the Avatar Blogger was never reborn into the Air Readers, and that the cycle is broken. But I haven’t lost hope. I still believe that somehow, the Avatar Blogger will return to save the book world!