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Series are always fun to get into when the summer starts and you find yourself with more time to read. I’ve collected a small, random list of popular series (some that are completed and some that aren’t yet) along with the summary of the first book to get you started on your summer reading. Enjoy!
Chaos Walking Series by Patrick Ness
Summary: Pursued by power-hungry Prentiss and mad minister Aaron, young Todd and Viola set out across New World searching for answers about his colony’s true past and seeking a way to warn the ship bringing hopeful settlers from Old World.
Croak Series by Gina Damico
Summary: A delinquent sixteen-year-old girl is sent to live with her uncle for the summer, only to learn that he is a Grim Reaper who wants to teach her the family business
Finishing School Series by Gail Carriger
Summary: In an alternate England of 1851, spirited fourteen-year-old Sophronia is enrolled in a finishing school where, she is suprised to learn, lessons include not only the fine arts of dance, dress, and etiquette, but also diversion, deceit, and espionage.
Fire and Thorns Series by Rae Carson
Summary: A fearful sixteen-year-old princess discovers her heroic destiny after being married off to the king of a neighboring country in turmoil and pursued by enemies seething with dark magic.
Hallowed Ones Series by Laura Bickle
Summary: Amish teen Katie smuggles a gravely injured young man, an outsider, into her family’s barn despite the elders’ ruling that no one can come in or out of the community while some mysterious and massive unrest is wreaking havoc in the “English” world.
Klaatu Diskos Series by Pete Hautman
Summary: After thirteen-year-old Tucker Feye’s parents disappear, he suspects that the strange disks of shimmering air that he keeps seeing are somehow involved, and when he steps inside of one he is whisked on a time-twisting journey trailed by a shadowy sect of priests and haunted by ghostlike figures.
Partials Sequence by Dan Wells
Summary: In a post-apocalyptic eastern seaboard ravaged by disease and war with a man-made race of people called Partials, the chance at a future rests in the hands of Kira Walker, a sixteen-year-old medic in training.
Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater
Summary: Though she is from a family of clairvoyants, Blue Sargent’s only gift seems to be that she makes other people’s talents stronger, and when she meets Gansey, one of the Raven Boys from the expensive Aglionby Academy, she discovers that he has talents of his own—and that together their talents are a dangerous mix.
Shatter Me Series by Tahereh Mafi
Summary: Ostracized or incarcerated her whole life, seventeen-year-old Juliette is freed on the condition that she use her horrific abilities in support of The Reestablishment, a post-apocalyptic dictatorship, but Adam, the only person ever to show her affection, offers hope of a better future.
Feel free to place holds on our catalog or give us a call (320-235-3162) to see if any of these great books are in!
-Teen Librarian Kelly
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