My Summer Reading List
I'm excited for this coming season's reading list as I will be reviewing two upcoming authors that have personally asked me to read their books! A big thank you to authors Martine Lewis and Julie Milillo for asking me to be apart of their journey of being newly published authors, I hope to join you two soon! As a friendly reminder my lists often include sequels and books that belong to a series of three or more books. The summaries of these books potentially will spoil their predecessors so read at your own risk!
1) "The Warded Man" by Peter V. Brett
As darkness falls after sunset, the corelings rise--demons who possess supernatural powers and burn with a consuming hatred of humanity. For hundreds of years the demons have terrorized the night, slowly culling the human herd that shelters behind magical wards--symbols of power whose origins are lost in myth and whose protection is terrifyingly fragile. It was not always this way. Once, men and women battled the corelings on equal terms, but those days are gone. Night by night the demons grow stronger, while human numbers dwindle under their relentless assault. Now, with hope for the future fading, three young survivors of vicious demon attacks will dare the impossible, stepping beyond the crumbling safety of the wards to risk everything in a desperate quest to regain the secrets of the past. Together, they will stand agains the night.
2) "Crossing The Barrier" by Martine Lewis
High school student Malakai Thomas, star wide receiver of the varsity team, collides with band member Lily Morgan on his way to football practice. As days go by, Malakai cannot get the petite clarinetist out of his head.
Lily Morgan can feel everyone's emotions. She loses her ability to shield herself against them the day Malakai runs into her. Now she must try to maintain her sanity in the emotional jungle that is high school, as well as deal with her growing feelings for Malakai.
Can Malakai get over the social stigma and his own internal struggle to be with Lily? Is Lily's secret too big to accept, even for him?
3) "Immortal Sin" by Julie Milillo
One Girl. Two Worlds. Three Questions. What lies beneath the hidden secret? Can love rise above the inevitable? And most importantly, where will her fate lead her?
Amanda Chaste had lived what she considered an average life in New Jersey, looked after and cared for by her grandmother. But when she accidentally meets an enigmatic stranger from out of town, her world is drastically thrown upside down. A hidden secret has been buries in the past and not even Amanda can save herself from her own fate.
Conflicted and tormented within her own flesh, discovering her true identity will prove to be something that will change her life forever.
4) "Gathering Darkness" by Morgan Rhodes
War brought them together. Love will tear them apart. Alliances from across Mytica and beyond as royals and rebels alike race to hunt down the Kindnred--the four elemental crystals that give their owners god-like power. The stakes have never been hight for Magnus and Cleo, who are brought together by a life or death decision that will lock their fates and change the course of the kingdom forever. The Rebels forge ahead. Pricness Cleo slays with sweetness--and a secret that might control Lucia's magic--as she and vengeful Jonas lead the hunt for the all-powerful Kindred. The Kraeshians join the fray. Asur and Amara, the royal siblings from the vast kingdom across the Silver Sea, prove to unveil the Kindred. And which side will Prince Magnus choose, now that everyone he's been betrayed by everyone he's ever loved?
Book #3 of the Falling Kingdoms series
5) "The Heir" by Kiera Cass
Princess Eadlyn has grown up hearing endless stories about how her mother and father met. Twenty years ago, America Singer entered the Selection and won the heart of Prince Maxon--and the lived happily ever after. Eadlyn has always found their fairy-tale story romantic, but she has no interest in trying to repeat it. If it were up to her, she'd put off marriage for as long as possible.
But a princess's life is never entirely her own, and Eadlyn can't escaper her very own Selection--no matter how fervently she protests.
Eadlyn doesn't expect her story to end in romance. But as the competition begins, one entry may just capture Eadlyn's heat, showing her all the possibilities that lie in front of her...and proving that finding her own happily ever after isn't as impossible as she's always thought.
Book #3 of The Selection series
6) "The Runaway King" by Jennifer A. Nielsen
A kingdom teetering on the brink of destruction. A king gone missing. Who will survive? Find out in the highly anticipated sequel to Jennifer A. Nielsen's blockbuster THE FALSE PRINCE!
Just weeks after Jaron has taken the throne, an assassination attempt forces him into a deadly situation. Rumors of a coming war are winding their way between the castle walls, and Jaron feels the pressure quietly mounting within Carthya. Soon, it becomes clear that deserting the kingdom may be his only hope of saving it. But the further Jaron is forced to run from his identity, the more he wonders if it is possible to go too far. Will he ever be able to return home again? Or will he have to sacrifice his own life in order to save his kingdom?
The stunning second installment of The Ascendance Trilogy takes readers on a roller-coaster ride of treason and murder, thrills and peril, as they journey with the Runaway King!
Book #2 of The Ascendance Trilogy