Who is ready to return the Ready Player series? The sequel is coming out and we don’t want to spoil it. The sequel will pick up right after the events of the first book. We have so many questions? What new quests will Wade go on? Is the entire cast of characters coming back? Will there be a movie? We can’t wait to enter into this virtual reality world again.
The original Hunger Games novels sold more than 100 million copies. The books were made into movies. Hunger Games fans’ the wait is finally over. Set 64 years before the Hunger Games, a prequel is coming out which focuses on 18 year old Coriolanus Snow.
Spread across 3 books, the Hunger Games is told through the eyes of Katniss Everdeen. Every year, two teenagers are selected and put in an arena where they must battle for their survival. Typical stuff for a teenager, right? This set includes the entire trilogy.
Many people are comparing the Covid-19 pandemic to a Stephen King book called The Stand. In The Stand, a deadly virus known as the Super Flu swept across the globe. Everybody who isn’t immune dies and the people left must rebuild. It’s amazing how closely the plotline mirrors real life. Due to the real life pandemic, many fans want to revisit this novel.
When 13 year old Brian Robeson’s plane crashes, he is the only survivor. All alone, he only has his clothing and a hatchet, which his mother had given him as a gift. Brian will have to learn to survive to find food and shelter. It’s a journey of discovery that nobody will want to miss.
Who would have guessed a movie about chess would be so entertaining? We fell in love watching The Queen’s Gambit on Netflix, but now want to read the book. It’s a fun way to revisit the story. The story is about young girl named Beth who learns to play chess from a janitor and soon becomes a chess prodigy. Even if you don’t like chess, this is a story that you will want to keep reading until the end.
Throughout her life, Sadie Robertson made it her mission to inspire people. She often writes about the problems the she is going through because other people can relate to her. Through the followings of Jesus, she encourages teen girls to reach their life’s purpose. There’s a lot of uncertainty right now, but Sadie reminds us there is always hope in life if we truly live.
If you love One of Us Is Lying, the thrilling sequel is here. The book takes place one year after the events of the first book. The time the game of Truth or Dare turns deadly. There are plenty of plot twists along the way in this thriller.
How much do you love somebody? In Five Feet Apart, two teens, who have a lung disease known as cystic fibrosis, fall in love with each other in a hospital. The twist? Because they are ill, they must socially distance from each other to survive. Will they choose to live or love? It’s a modern day Romeo and Juliet.
It’s not easy being a teen girl. This “survival guide” for teen girls is built around 10 key problems from friendship to social media. Unlike other self help books, this isn’t a passive experience. It’s interactive and there are fun quizzes and activities at the end of each chapter. The book has a valuable lesson: sometimes it’s more important about what you “bring to the party” than changing yourself to fit in.
Chicken Soup for the Soul is a line of inspirational books. This edition is geared toward teens. You won’t find any adults preaching life lessons in this book. Instead, it’s a collection of 101 inspirational stories written by teens that deal with love, relationships, family, and tough times. It will make you laugh, cry, and most importantly grow.
When Stranger Things first appeared on Netflix, it developed a huge following. Now they are releasing the first official novel for the show, which is actually a prequel. Have you always wanted to know more about Eleven’s Mother? Stranger Things fans will love this novel that relives the story of Terry Ives.
Back in 2005, the Twilight books were popular among teen girls. Surprise, Twilight is back! Stephenie Meyer is releasing the fifth Twilight novel, Midnight Sun. Meyer may have actually started writing the book back in 2008. Unlike the previous novels, this time the story is told through the eyes of Edward Cullen. It’s a different time so it will be interesting to see if the vampire saga resonates with today’s audience.
Twilight was released around 15 years ago. The series revolves around Bella Swan who crosses paths with Edward. The only problem? He’s a vampire. It’s sinful, romantic, and cheesy all at the same time. It’s one of those series that you will really get into or slam shut. Now you can catch up on the Twilight saga with this limited edition White Collection box.
Midnight Sun is actually the second retelling of the Twilight Saga. The original retelling happened in 2015 where the roles of the characters were swapped. Everybody knows Bella and Edward but in this story there is a female vampire named Edythe and human named Beaufort Swan. It’s actually the same story but the genders are swapped which makes for an interesting read.
In this mysterious and horror filled tale, Jacob Portman grew up listening supernatural tales from his grandfather. As Jacob grows up he starts to believe his grandfather’s tales were pure fantasy. He soon finds out the tales are true when he discovers children trapped in time. The book makes interesting use of pictures to tell its creepy tale.
If she hangs around Instagram a lots she’s probably heard of the Strange Planet comics. Nathan Pyle is launching a book featuring the Internet’s most loveable aliens. Strange Planet is a planet filled with blue beings that do things that we find ordinary but they make them seem unusual. If she loves the Strange Planet comics, she is going to love this humorous little book.
Stephen King has enthralled us once again with his latest horror masterpiece. In this classic tale, a young boy with supernatural powers named Luke is kidnapped and taken to an Institute. He meets other kids who also have superpowers. At the Institute, you check in but never check out. As long as you go along, you are rewarded. If you don’t, you are severely punished. Will Luke escape? The book delivers a scary tale that leaves up to the Stephen King name.
J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter is brilliant but now they are rereleasing beautifully illustrated versions of all the books. While the story is exactly the same, the vivid illustrations by Jim Kay beautiful capture the magic of Harry Potter. All of the characters are beautifully illustrated, bringing the words of J.K. Rowling to life. Even if she has read all the books, it is worth revisiting the world of Harry Potter again.
A classic tale about prejudice and injustice, The Outsiders is one of the most popular books for teens. It tells the story of Ponyboy and his gang. He believes that there are two types of people in this world greasers and soc. A soc is somebody who is social while a greaser is an outsider. His whole worldview changes when somebody is murdered by his friend.
Wonder is wonderful! It’s already hard going to Middle School, but for Auggie it is even harder. He has a rare facial deformity that makes it super difficult. When people see him, they call him names and stare. While Wonder is a book that it is for younger kids, the message is so powerful that everybody should read it. It’s story about bullies, acceptance, and kindness. The ending will leave you in tears.
Since 1955, the Guinness Book of World Records has been filled with record breaking facts. It’s always fun to look forward to each new edition of the book every year. Did you know that the longest pair of fingernails in the world measured over 18 feet? It took Ayanna Williams 23 years to grow her nails that long. The latest book contains over 300 new records just like this.
Based on real life events, this is an incredible tale that takes place during World War II. With well drawn out characters, the book follows the story of a heroic Italian teen named Pino. He is just your regular 17 year old teen until the war starts. During World Wars II he leads Jews over a treacherous mountain to safety in Switzerland. At times, it feels too real but it is a powerful story about bravery.
Who doesn’t love murder mysteries? In One Of Us Is Lying, five students are in detention. When detention ends, one student is dead. The other four students become suspects and all of them claim that they are innocent, but somebody is lying. Filed with mystery, compelling characters, and intrigue, One Of Us is Lying is a hard book to put down when the plot begins to unravel.
Told from the eyes of a 9 year old German boy named Bruno, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is a moving story that takes place during the Holocaust. Bruno’s father is in charge of a concentration camp in Auschwitz. Bruno doesn’t like living in Auschwitz until he meets a boy with striped pajamas who is the same age as him. The two of them forge a meaningful friendship. The twist? They are living on opposite sides of the fence.
Does she love Harry Potter? Then she will love this boxed collection, which includes all 7 books in the series. There are a lot of teen girls who don’t have all the books or who have just watched the movies. Once you start reading about Harry Potter’s battle with Lord Voldermont, you won’t want to stop.
Now we can relive the Harry Potter books in illustrated form. The 3rd illustrated book Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is now out. Illustrated by Jim Kay, it features gorgeous illustrations with vibrant colors, which brings the Harry Potter story to life in a whole new way. This is a must have for any Harry Potter fan.
Does he love Gods, monsters, and Greek mythology? He is going to love reading through this beautiful boxed set with five books in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. It’s sort of like Harry Potter with Greek Gods. This is where the Percy Jackson series all started. Percy Jackson might seem like a regular kid, but he soon finds out that he is a half Greek God.
Being a fan of Percy Jackson, I am excited to check out Rick Riordan’s latest Greek mythology series, The Trials of Apollo. The new series will explore Apollo, who has been stripped of his godly powers. Will Apollo be able to survive as a mortal on Earth? Book 5 is now out.
Rick Riordan fans are going to want to the Magnus Chase and the Gods Of Asgard series. With the same wit and charm of the Percy Jackson series, the series is filled with a distinct sense of humor. This time Magnus will be trained by Percy Jackson. Will Magnus be able to learn anything?
Meet Artemis Fowl! He’s a 12 year old genius that happens to be an evil mastermind. He makes a stunning discovery, a world of intelligent fairies that are protecting a gold fortune. To steal the gold, he decides to kidnap a fairy. The only problem? These fairies are no joke. Featuring leprechauns, elves, and fairies, Artemis Fowl is filled with plenty of magic, humor, and fantasy. This set contains the first 3 books.
My Hero Academia is the most popular anime book right now. If you don’t understand the hype behind My Hero Academia, you have to read the first book. Chances are that you will become hooked like everybody else. It’s not just another tired superhero story. Izuku Midoriya may be one of our favorite protagonists ever. He is just a regular kid that becomes a powerful superhero when he gains he power from another hero and has to go through intense training to hone in his powers.
Here’s is a simple and comprehensive guide to the world of Chakras. Chakras are portals that link the physical and spiritual worlds. By practicers, it is believed that there are seven chakras in the human body that must remain in balance for healing to take place. The book goes through each of the chakras and shows you how to balance each one with mediation, yoga, essential oils, and crystals.
Inspired by the Black Lives Matter Movement, The Hate U Give is one of the most powerful and moving books. It tells the story of an unarmed black teenage boy who is killed by a police officer. The main character in the book is the only witness to the fatal shooting. While there are mature subjects touched upon like drug use, profanity, and sexual situations, this book is raw, painful, and powerful.
Tackling subjects like racism, profiling, and police brutality, Dear Martin delves into topics that are present in our everyday lives. It’s the story of Justyce McAllister who is doing exceptional in school. His life changes when he is put in handcuffs by a police officer. Unable to escape the ridicule, he starts writing a journal to Martin Luther King. There are curse words, but the raw story delivers a gut punch that opens your eyes to a different perspective.
Who wouldn’t want to become a fortune teller? Tarot cards are extremely trendy right now. Tarot cards are a great tool to interpret life. You can use them to make decisions and see into the future. Focusing on animal wild life, the Wild Unknown deck is a beautiful deck of tarot cards. This lovely boxed set not only comes with the gorgeous tarot cards, it comes with a book that explains the cards and acts as a guidebook for beginners.
A tale of life and death, Arc of a Scythe explores a world where humans can live forever. The catch? The planet can only sustain a limited amount of people. Scythes have been chosen to keep the population from growing too large. The book follows two teens that have been chosen to become apprentice scythes. They must learn to kill and after 3 trials one of them will be chosen to become a scythe. The final book in the trilogy is now out.
Set in Nazi Germany, The Book Thief has become a classic. Telling the story from a different perspective, Death narrates this tale about 10 year old Liesel Meminger, who becomes a foster child. She’ll soon learn how to read and eventually become a book thief. She steals books that the Nazis want to destroy. It’s a wonderful story that describes the horrors the Jews went through during that time period.
There are plenty of dystopian novels, but Ready Player One is perfect for anybody who loves video games and cyberpunk stories. Mixing video game culture with 80s culture, it’s a geek’s dream come true. The story takes place in the year 2044. There is a global energy crisis. The main character, a teenager named Wade, is on a high stakes quest to find the OASIS, which is said to give anybody who finds it wealth and power.
If you love Harry Potter, you are going to love this book. Written by Tomi Adeyemi, Children Of Blood and Bone is a fantasy novel based in Western culture and folklore. This is one of those books that you won’t be able to put down. The magic, the world, and the characters are so rich. By telling the story from 3 different perspectives, the author is not only able to tell a sweeping fantasy, but is able to layer so much of depth and meaning. It’s a fantasy story but it deals with difficult issues such as oppression and racism. Book 2 is out.
Do you remember your first crush? With a movie out on Netflix, you might want to check out Jenny Han’s To All the Boys I’ve Love. Sixteen year old, Lara Jean, writes love letters about all her different crushes. It’s her most prized possession. Nobody knows about them until her love notes are exposed to her secret crushes. It’s a fun romantic story that those in high school can totally relate to. This set contains all 3 books.
Setup like a reality show, Selection is like a futuristic dating show meets Cinderella. Thirty five girls between 16 and 20 enter a contest to marry a Prince on a reality TV show. Friendship, loyalty, and bravery are central themes to the series. There are a few bad words and while none of the characters go all the way romantically, they stop just short of it. While there is a lot of intimacy depicted, including the main characters caressing with each other with their clothes on, it’s nothing more than you wouldn’t see in a PG-13 movie. It’s sort of like Hunger Games with a lot of more romance.
I am a big fan of John Green. He’s written books like The Fault In Our Stars, Paper Towns, Looking For Alaska, and An Abundance Of Katherines. This collection includes all of John Green’s books. If you have never read any of John Green’s books, this boxed set is the perfect gift.
Everything, Everything tells the story of a girl who is unable to leave her own house because she has rare condition which makes her allergic to the outside world. However, when a boy moves in next to her, she dreams about finding love and experiencing the world. The story is deep and moving but parents may find the overly graphic depictions of sex inappropriate.
The Divergent series is great for girls who enjoy sci fi stories set in the future. The series and story of Tris is just as addictive as the Hunger Games. Teen girls will love that the heroes of the story are teenagers that they can relate to. If they love the movie, the books are much better with greater detail. There is something always happening that you just want to keep reading.
Containing the entire trilogy of the Maze Runner series, this set is the perfect gift for Hunger Games and Divergent fans. The story is set in a post apocalyptic world with constant action. With related characters, the Sci Fi action keeps you on the edge of your seat that it is impossible to put down.
If you loved Hunger Games and Divergent, this series is for you. The Darkest Minds manages to paint a believable, dark dystopian future. It stars Ruby who is infected with a “disease” called IAAN that kills most teens but has given survivors like her physic powers. These survivors are locked up in concentration camps. It’s incredibly dark and disturbing. Compared to other dystopian novels, parent should know that there is a lot more violence and swearing here including death and hinted sexual assault.