If You Like These TV Shows, You’ll Love These Young Adult Novels
Chronicle Books is celebrating Teen Read Week™ with our friends from YALSA, the Young Adult Library Services Association. Teen Read Week encourages teens to be regular readers and library users, and we’re so down with that.
In a world filled with Snapchat, Scream Queens, and whatever is trending on YouTube, it’s hard to log off and pick up a book — so, in celebration of Teen Read Week, we’ve come up with a list of gateway novels to get teens hooked on books.
1. Are you jonesing for Game of Thrones?
Try The Falconer by Elizabeth May:
✔ Butt-kicking lady warriors
✔ Blood oath revenge
✔ Magical kingdoms
✔ Epic quests
✔ Steamy romance
Don’t miss Book II: The Vanishing Throne coming June 2016!
2. Seduced by Sherlock?
Try the Stoker & Holmes series:
✔ Classic literary references
✔ Crime-fighting, no-nonsense smart girls
✔ Steampunk-y goodness
✔ Espionage and mystery
❌ Benedict Cumberbatch- unfortunately not 😢
For more information check out the Stocker & Holmes website.
3. Desperate for Downton Abbey?
Try Always Emily by Michaela MacColl:
✔ Foggy English countryside
✔ Not-so-proper ladies in flowy dresses
✔ Sibling rivalry
✔ Murder and secret societies
✔ Handsome gents
4. Pondering Pretty Little Liars?
via ABC Family
Try Absent by Katie Williams:
✔ An accidental death… or maybe not
✔ Mean girls
✔ Messages from beyond the grave
✔ High school revenge
✔ Secret romance
5. Raving about Reign?
via The CW
Try Prisoners in the Palace by Michaela MacColl:
✔ Royal intrigue
✔ Conniving conspiracy
✔ Plucky Princess
✔ Dastardly villains
✔ Affairs of the heart
6. Hot and heavy for Hemlock Grove?
Try A History of Glitter and Blood by Hannah Moskowitz:
✔ Bloody battles
✔ Supernatural feuds
✔ Sexy strangers
✔ War and revolution
✔ Tangled love triangles
7. Addicted to The Americans?
Try Going Over by Beth Kephart:
✔ Star-crossed lovers
✔ Daring sacrifice
✔ Communist control
✔ High-stakes secrets
✔ Totally 80s!
Now pause your TV watching for a night and reach for a book!
Featured Image: via PBS
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