IET Approved Summer Reads for Young Adults

The warm weather has arrived and schools are officially on summer break. If your YA is looking for something new to read at home, near the pool or lounging at the beach, here are our top picks.

Children of Blood and Bone
“The epic I’ve been waiting for.” —New York Times-bestselling author Marie Lu

This book has gained a ton of popularity and has even been featured as The Tonight Show’s Summer book club read. Children of Blood and Bone is a West-African inspired fantasy book written by Toni Adeyemi.

The Evolution of Claire
Written By: Tess Sharpe

This is a Jurassic World spin off where a young woman becomes an intern for the theme park. Claire must tackle rumors, romance and mystery that surround the park. Truly a great read for any Jurassic World fan.

From Twinkle With Love
“Delightful, inspiring, and the hug your heart most certainly needs.”
–Book Riot

From Twinkle With Love is a great journey through the tribulations of high school and could be Summer’s sweetest rom-com. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry and have a hard time putting it down.

The Hazel Wood
Written By: Melissa Albert

“Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice’s life on the road, always a step ahead of the uncanny bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice’s grandmother, the reclusive author of a cult-classic book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her estate, the Hazel Wood, Alice learns how bad her luck can really get: Her mother is stolen away—by a figure who claims to come from the Hinterland, the cruel supernatural world where her grandmother’s stories are set.”

Written By: Chandra Prasad

After a plane crashes on a deserted island, teens must rely on each other and their wit to survive. After attempts made to escape, it becomes clear they must be able to survive not only the island – but each other.

Hello, Universe
Written By: Erin Entrada Kelly

The novel is told from the perspectives of four middle school students as one of them becomes trapped in a well.

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