It’s Teen Read Week and the theme is Get Away At Your Library so we’re celebrating books of EVERY genre imaginable that whisked us away from everyday life. Read on for 13 books that do an exceptional job of freeing you from reality: whether it’s to a fantasy world, the past, or simply into someone else’s shoes!
Sydney’s always felt invisible, but after her brother lands in jail because of a drunk-driving accident, she starts to question her place in the family and the world.
2. Atlantia by Ally Condie
Rio’s lived her whole life in the underwater city of Atlantia until one decision changes everything and she uncovers long-hidden truths about her mother’s death, her destiny, and the complex system that governs the divide between land and sea.
Ever since Hayley’s father returned from Iraq, she’s been on the move with him as he tries to escape the demons that torture him. Now, they’re back in the town she grew up in, but does she really have a chance at a normal life?
Raise your hand if you’re guilty of the #coverbuy. You know, the book you bought without any regard to genre, summary, or $$ in the bank. It’s ok – we’ve all felt the irresistible lure of a particularly gorgeous book cover, and in fact, we think it’s something to be celebrated. Read on for some of the covers from 2015 that made us stop, skip a heartbeat, and remember that all things good and beautiful come from bookshelves:
“An intoxicating gem of a story” deserves an intoxicating gem of a cover. Mission accomplished. This book looks like it belongs as a decoration in the palace of the Caliph of Khorasan, which the main character Shazi gets to know quite well on her quest to seek revenge on the man who had her best friend and so many other girls killed.
Oh hi. I like your flowy gown/cape/dress. And your intense stare. Rule of thumb: an epic fantasy deserves an epic cover. Plus, the iconic mountains in the background give you a hint of what the story was inspired by – ancient Chinese myth.
I’ve never seen this exact shade of turquoise before, but I am now planning on painting 75% of the walls in my house this color. Also, who can resist the girl on the bus? This cover SCREAMS witty and emotional road trip novel.
You had me at mix of breathtaking constellations and ominous outer space galactic splendor. These covers perfectly capture the magic that is Rho’s adventures in the 13 Horoscope houses of the Zodiac galaxy.
Look closely, book lovers: this is evidence that miracles DO happen. The hardcover and paperback covers for this book are both irresistible works of art, and do the tidal wave of emotion that awaits inside justice.
I’m pretty sure THIS is exactly what my high school english teacher meant about something having an “ominous” tone. Storm clouds, choppy waters, life savers drifting around…yep, if I don’t read this and find out what happened, I will never sleep again.