We may have just finished our Furyborn book club on Instagram, but we're already ready to dive into our next fantasy read! Check out this list of epic YA fantasy books perfect for escaping into this summer! If you're looking for more book recs, take a look at this round up of must-have LGBTQ reads! Happy reading!
1. The Dark Tide by Alicia Jasinska
When Lina offers herself to the queen in exchange for Thomas’s freedom, the two girls await the full moon together. But Lina is not at all what Eva expected, and the queen is nothing like Lina envisioned. Against their will, they find themselves falling for each other as water floods Caldella’s streets and the dark tide demands its sacrifice.
2. Kingdom of Exiles by Maxym M. Martineau
Determined to evade capture, Leena offers the dangerous assassin a deal: four magical beasts in exchange for her life…beasts with powers strong enough to break the curse that’s killed everyone he’s ever loved. Noc needs Leena. Yet as these unlikely allies cross the realm in search of mythical creatures, Leena can’t help but feel that Noc is hiding something—and that, no matter how hard she fights, her time may soon be running out.
3. Furyborn by Claire Legrand
As Rielle and Eliana fight in a cosmic war that spans millennia, their stories intersect, and the shocking connections between them ultimately determine the fate of their world—and of each other.
4. The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco
In her new home, Tea puts all her energy into becoming an asha—one who can wield elemental magic. But dark forces are approaching quickly, and in the face of danger, Tea will have to overcome her obstacles…and make a powerful choice.
5. Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova
To get her family back they must travel to Los Lagos, a land in-between, as dark as Limbo and as strange as Wonderland. And while she's there, what she discovers about herself, her powers, and her family, will change everything…
6. Reverie by Ryan La Sala
But as he and the others are dragged into increasingly fantastical dream worlds drawn from imagination, it becomes clear that there is dark magic at work. Nothing in Kane’s life is an accident, and only he can keep the world itself from unraveling.
7. The Storm Crow by Kalyn Josephson
But before she leaves, she finds a crow egg in the rubble of the rookery. Deep in the heart of Ilucia she must hatch the last crow, hold her own against the crown prince, and ignite a rebellion to take back what is hers.
8. Belle Révolte by Linsey Miller
But when their nation instigates a terrible war, Emilie and Annette come together to help the rebellion unearth the truth before it's too late.
9. Wicked As You Wish by Rin Chupeco
A new hope for their abandoned homeland reignites when a famous creature of legend, the Firebird, appears for the first time in decades. Alex and Tala must unite with a ragtag group of new friends to journey back to Avalon for a showdown that will change the world as they know it.
10. Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller
As Sal succeeds in the competition, and wins the heart of Elise, an intriguing scribe at court, they start to dream of a new life and a different future, but one that Sal can have only if they survive.
Have you read any of these? Let us know in the comments what you thought of them! Don't forget to leave your recommendations too!
June is Pride Month and we wanted to take this opportunity to share some of our favorite LGBTQIAP+ reads with all of you! Below you'll find a list of our top picks for reading all month long - click on each cover to learn more about the book. Don't forget to leave recommendations of your own favorites in the comments below! Happy reading!
We have a couple brand new covers to share with you and they are hot off the press! Keep reading to check out what's coming to your shelves this fall. Have you seen our other Fall 2020 covers? Check them out here. Or are you looking for something to read right now to help tide you over? Check out the staff's latest reads here!
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We sat down with Laura Bates, author of The Burning, and founder of the Everyday Sexism Project and asked her some of our burning questions. Laura's young adult novel came out April 7! We hope you enjoy this interview, if you have any questions for our author you can submit them via our Twitter and Instagram.
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We're re-releasing some of your favorites from thriller queen Natalie D. Richards PLUS October is bringing a brand new heart-pounding thriller and the cover reveal is below!
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