What I'm reading this summer (Carolyn)

This past Wednesday was my last day of school, so I'm now officially on summer break! You know what that means... I have so much more time for reading. Here's a list of books I'm planning on reading this summer.

Avalon Rising by Kathryn Rose (Flux, May 8, 2015)
and Camelot Burning by Kathryn Rose (Flux, May 8, 2014)

As a fan of the BBC show Merlin, someone recommended Camelot Burning last year, but I didn't get around to reading it. Since the sequel, Avalon Rising, just came out, I'm planning on picking up a copy of both and binge-reading them in one sitting.

P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han (Simon & Schuster, May 26, 2015)

I loved Jenny Han's hilariously poignant To All the Boys I've Loved Before, so I'm definitely excited for the release of the sequel. I'm not the biggest fan of contemporary YA, but the perfect mixture of humor and heart makes the first book one of my favorites of 2014, and I can't wait to see what happens next to Lara Jean

The Selection Series by Kiera Cass

I *still* haven't got around to reading the Selection series, but hear me out: I've been waiting until I could read them all in one sitting. So now that I'm finally out of school, I can easily carve out a chunk out time and just read the entire series, cover to cover.

A Girl Undone by Catherine Linka (St. Martin's Griffin, June 23, 2015) 

One of my favorite debuts of 2014 was A Girl Called Fearless, and so one of the books I'm most looking forward to is A Girl Undone, the sequel to Catherine Linka's brilliant first novel. I'm intrigued to see what will happen to Avie, the main character, after the events of the first book.

Silver in the Blood by Jessica Day George (Bloomsbury, July 7, 2015)

I am a huge fan of Jessica Day George's other books (The Dragon Slippers Series, The Princesses of Westfalin Trilogy, Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow), so when I saw that she was writing another fantasy book, I was thrilled. This is one of the many books I can't wait to get my hands on this summer.

The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen (Harper, June 9, 2015)
and The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen (Harper, July 8, 2014)

Several people have already recommended The Queen of the Tearling to me, but I just haven't had time to read it yet...The release of the sequel, though, gives me the perfect opportunity to read both. I'm also a huge fan of Emma Watson, so hearing that she was cast as the main character in the movie adaptation just gives me more motivation to read the books.

Daughter of Dusk by Livia Blackburne (Disney-Hyperion, August 4, 2015)

Midnight Thief, the first book in the series, was another one of my favorite books of 2014, so I can't wait for the release of the sequel. Daughter of Dusk will be released right before I have to go back to school, so it'll be the last book I get to read on summer break. However, summer as a season still lasts through September... 

Maid of Wonder by Jennifer McGowan (Simon & Schuster, August 25, 2015)

I recently read the first two books in the Maids of Honor series, and I'm intrigued to see what will happen in the third book, especially what'll happen to the mysterious Sophia (who this book focuses on). As much as I love fantasy, I really enjoy historical fiction now and then.

Ash and Bramble by Sarah Prineas (HarperTeen, September 15, 2015)

My abiding love for fairy-tale retellings (documented here and here) is no secret, so when I came across this dark retelling of Cinderella while browsing through Goodreads, I was pretty excited. 

Walk the Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson (September 22, 2015)

A mixture of historical fiction and fantasy? Count me in! I love both genres, and I especially love cross-genre books (although I never know where to put them on my bookshelf...). As much as I disliked learning about the gold rush in elementary school, I've found that I actually really enjoy historical fiction set in that era (such as Under a Painted Sky).  

Carolyn is a teen blogger who shares her favorite YA reads and favorite book related finds with readers on Fridays.