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Summer Reading 2018 - Binge Reads

You have all summer to read! What a perfect time to start a series and read the whole thing. The following is a list of books that have been released this year. Some are fantasy, some are realistic, all are fabulous. What are you waiting for? Become immersed!

Beasts Made of Night (Beasts Made of Night, #1)

Taj is a sin-eater. He is called upon by the wealthy and powerful to magically remove their sins and guilt in the form of magical beasts. Most sin-eaters go insane, but this is the only way Taj can support his family. And now he might be the only person who can save his city (and a princess) from evil.

Book 2 - Crown of Thunder - release date: 10-2-2018

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The Burning Maze (The Trials of Apollo, #3) by Rick Riordan

Zeus needs to punish the Greek god, Apollo. The worst punishment he can think of is to send Apollo to earth in the form of a human. An awkward teenager human, named Lester. To regain his godly powers, Lester/Apollo must restore the five Oracles. This is his quest.

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Defy the Worlds (Constellation, #2) by Claudia Gray

In this sequel to Defy the Stars, Abel is hiding from his father/creator, Burton Mansfield, who now wants to use Abel for his healthy robot body. But when Mansfield kidnaps Noemi, Abel’s love, Abel must risk everything, including the survival of mankind, to rescue her.

The Fates Divide (Carve the Mark, #2) by Veronica Roth

Cyra and Akos continue to fight the fates that have been determined for them. Even though they know that their fates have determined their deaths, they are willing to risk it all in order to take down Cyra’s father, the cruel leader Lazmet Noavek.

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Furyborn (Empirium, #1) by Claire Legrand

Rielle is also known as the Sun Queen, whose magical powers have enabled her to survive the deadly trials and rule the kingdom. Eliana is a trained assassin who only knows of Rielle as some kind of myth, 1000 years later. Their two stories are intertwined in unexpected ways while the fate of the kingdom lies with them both.

Book Trailer - Sun Queen

Book Trailer -Blood Queen

Ghost (Track, #1) by Jason Reynolds

Four kids from VERY different backgrounds work together to form an unbeatable track team in this series.

Lu, the final story in this series, will be released 10-23-2018.

Book Trailer - Jason Reynolds reads from Ghost

Hero at the Fall (Rebel of the Sands, #3) by Alwyn Hamilton

Amani left her small town life long ago. But it’s one thing to join a rebellion, it’s another to lead it. The finale of one of my favorite series ever. (Book One - Rebel of the Sands / Book Two - Traitor to the Throne)

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Leah on the Offbeat (Creekwood, #2) by Becky Albertalli

Leah has never had a problem speaking her mind. She is very self-assured in all things: playing drums, school, and giving advice to her friends. So why is it so hard for her to be honest with herself and those that she loves the most?

Book One - Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda / Book Two - The Upside of Unrequited

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My Plain Jane (The Lady Janies, #2) by Cynthia Hand

A brilliant retelling of Jane Eyre, in which Jane is best friends with author-to-be Charlotte Bronte, is hired as a governess by handsome, brooding, Mr. Rochester, and also is a ghost hunter. As you do. Funny, romantic, and filled with adventure, this is the perfect summer read.
Release date of 6-26-2018
Book One - My Lady Jane

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Obsidio (The Illuminae Files, #3) by Amie Kaufman

Time is running out. The survivors of Heimdall Station are packed onto a container ship with limited space and supplies and no chance of returning to safety. Their only escape is to return to the planet Kerenza, where BeiTech soldiers are certain to kill them. The series finale that will have you up all night to find out who survives.
Book One - Illuminae / Book Two - Gemina

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Puddin' (Dumplin', #2) by Julie Murphy

Millie and Callie couldn’t be more opposite. Millie is the ever-optimistic future broadcast journalist who has been to fat camp every summer since she can remember. Callie is the sarcastic, mean-girl dance team captain who has never sustained a true friendship. Through unexpected circumstances these two young women are thrown together and find that they have more in common than they thought.
The sequel to Dumplin’.

A Reaper at the Gates (An Ember in the Ashes #3) by Sabaa Tahir

Helene, the Blood Shrike, continues her fight to keep her sister safe as well as save the kingdom. Laia continues to marshal her magical powers to be able to fight to save her brother and fellow scholars from the Emperor. Elias continues to learn how to serve as Soul Catcher. None of them are winning. All of this leads to the series ender…
Book One - An Ember in the Ashes / Book Two - A Torch Against the Night

Book Trailer - Countdown with Sabaa

Restore Me (Shatter Me, #4) by Tahereh Mafi

Juliette has killed the supreme commander and taken over as ruler of the Reestablishment so everything should be going her way, right? Wrong.
Book One - Shatter Me / Book Two - Unravel Me / Book Three - Ignite Me

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Thunderhead (Arc of a Scythe, #2) by Neal Shusterman

The Thunderhead must only observe. But it does not like what it sees in the Scythedom. There are two factions of scythes fighting over when it is right to kill. But is it ever right to kill? And who gets to decide? If you haven’t read Scythe, start now, because this sequel only gets better.

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Smoke in the Sun (Flame in the Mist, #2) by Renee Ahdieh

In this sequel to Flame in the Mist, Mariko has been returned to the castle to marry the emperor’s son. She must lie to everyone about her loyalty, pretending to be the dutiful wife-to-be. But as her love, the rebel Okami knows, Mariko is extremely intelligent and is actually planning to help the rebels take back their country for the good of all.