Looking for something for your teen to read this summer? We've got a few picks one of which is sure to grab their interest. Books for the Harry Potter fan, for a taste of the paranormal with vampires and dragons and even a little history mixed into the batch. We didn't forget the royals and adventure awaits even the most reluctant reader. And if you find yourself picking up one, you'll find complete enjoyment in these books.
The two that are one must become the one that is all. One to
save the world, one to destroy it.
Francisco: Nicholas and Perenelle Flamel have one day
left to live, and one job left to do. They must defend San
Francisco. The monsters gathered on Alcatraz Island have
been released and are heading toward the city. If they are
not stopped, they will destroy everyone and everything in
But even with the help of two of the
greatest warriors from history and myth, will the Sorceress
and the legendary Alchemyst be able to defend the city? Or
is it the beginning of the end of the human
Danu Talis: Sophie and Josh Newman
traveled ten thousand years into the past to Danu Talis when
they followed Dr. John Dee and Virginia Dare. And it's on
this legendary island that the battle for the world begins
Scathach, Prometheus, Palamedes,
Shakespeare, Saint-Germain, and Joan of Arc are also on the
island. And no one is sure what—or who—the twins will be
Today the battle for Danu Talis
will be won or lost. But will the twins of legend stand
together? Or will they stand apart— one to save the
world and one to destroy it?
Sunny McDonald and her vampire boyfriend, Magnus, are
on the run-accused of treason and wanted alive...or undead.
And her twin is the slayer sent to track them down.
Rayne would do anything to save her twin sister,
Sunny, from the Vampire Consortium dictator who wants her
dead. Instead, she's been commissioned by Slayer Inc. to
find Sunny and Magnus and deliver them to the
Consortium...which Rayne knows means certain death. She also
knows that if she and her boyfriend, Jareth, disobey orders,
they are signing not only their own death warrants, but also
those of every vampire in the Blood Coven.
As a rival
slayer with a personal vendetta moves in, Rayne and Jareth
must do something to stop her. So they embark on their most
dangerous journey yet, deep beneath the streets of New York
City and through the Gates of the Underworld. But when a
greedy god demands the ultimate sacrifice, will Rayne be
forced to choose between her sister...and the vampire she loves?
With its eclectic mix of vampire and human citizens,
Morganville, Texas, has always been a risky place to call
home. But with the invasion of the vampire's deadliest
enemy, Morganville isn't just in danger—it's
Ever since the draug—mysterious
creatures that prey on vampires—took over Morganville, the
lives of student Claire Danvers and her friends have been
thrown into turmoil. Most of the town's residents have
evacuated, but Claire, Shane, Eve and Michael have chosen to
stay and fight.
Using the city's water system to spread, the draug have
rapidly multiplied. Things in Morganville look grim,
especially since vampire Amelie—the town founder—has been
infected by the master draug's bite.
Claire and her friends don't figure out how to cure Amelie
and defeat the draug, it looks like Morganville will become
little more than a ghost town...
For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a
lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for
them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering
gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete
for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.
But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It
means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is
a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce
competition for a crown she doesn't want. Living in a palace
that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.
Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to
question all the plans she's made for herself—and realizes
that the life she's always dreamed of may not compare to a
future she never imagined.
One choice can transform you—or it can destroy you. But
every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the
factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to
save those she loves—and herself—while grappling with
haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and
loyalty, politics and love.
Tris's initiation day should have been marked by celebration
and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended
with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between
the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of
war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices
will become even more irrevocable—and even more powerful.
Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief
and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting
relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even
if she does not know what she may lose by doing so.
New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth's
much-anticipated second book of the dystopian Divergent
series is another intoxicating thrill ride of a story, rich
with hallmark twists, heartbreaks, romance, and powerful
insights about human nature.
At Mythos Academy, teen warriors in the making train to
take up their roles protecting humankind. With her snarky,
self-deprecating voice and strange gift of psychometry -
the ability to know an object's history just by touching
it - Gwen Frost is an outsider both to the students of the
Academy and the rest of the world. But now that she's
taking private tutoring with the Academy's most notorious
young Spartan, and has Nike's own sword to protect her,
she's ready to make mark...
Dark myths, medieval secrets, intrigue, and romance
populate the pages of the first-ever teen series from #1
bestselling author of The Other Boleyn
Italy, 1453. Seventeen-year-old Luca
Vero is brilliant, gorgeous—and accused of heresy. Cast out
of his religious order for using the new science to question
old superstitious beliefs, Luca is recruited into a secret
sect: The Order of the Dragon, commissioned by Pope Nicholas
V to investigate evil and danger in its many forms, and
strange occurrences across Europe, in this year—the end of
Isolde is a
seventeen-year-old girl shut up in a nunnery so she can't
inherit any of her father's estate. As the nuns walk in
their sleep and see strange visions, Isolde is accused of
witchcraft—and Luca is sent to investigate her, but finds
himself plotting her escape.
Despite their vows, despite themselves, love grows between
Luca and Isolde as they travel across Europe with their
faithful companions, Freize and Ishraq. The four young
people encounter werewolves, alchemists, witches, and
death-dancers as they head toward a real-life historical
figure who holds the boundaries of Christendom and the
secrets of the Order of the Dragon.
The first in a series, this
epic and richly detailed drama is grounded in historical
communities and their mythic beliefs. It includes a medieval
map of Europe that will track their journey; and the
interior will include relevant decorative elements as well
as an interior line illustration. And look for a QR code
that links to a note from the author with additional,
detailed information about the setting and the history that
informed the writing. With Philippa Gregory's trademark
touch, this novel deftly brings the past—and its salacious
scandals—vividly and disturbingly to life.