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Top Five Summer Reads

By Mónica González


Summer has officially come to a close.  While we bid farewell to vacation time and say hello once more to routine and responsibilities, I can’t help but to give a shoutout to the best five books I read throughout the summer break.  I loved them, and I know you will too!

No. 5:  The Cage by Megan Shepherd


Cora Mason, along with five others, has been abducted by an alien race to live in an outer-space zoo that resembles timeless earthly locations. With or without the help of her friends, she will try to outsmart Cassian, her alien captor, in order to get back home.  What she didn’t count on was to fall for him in the process.


No. 4: Something Real by Heather Demetrios

91KcXq0tIMLChloe Baker was born on TV and she’s sick of it.  After being known all over the country as the infamous Bonnie™ Baker who attempted suicide on her family’s Reality Show after her parents decided to get a divorce, she’s determined to start a new life under a new name.  Unfortunately, that’s not what her mother has planned.  Four years after the show’s cancellation, Baker’s Dozen: Fresh Batch is back on the air, and if she refuses to be in it, the consequences will be suffered by the entire family.


No. 3: Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

71ZlxOeCx4LIt’s 1999, the internet is basically new and the new millennium is almost here.  Lincoln was hired to monitor the company emails of a newspaper and report employees that send dirty jokes to one another.  When he comes across Beth & Jennifer’s emails, he can’t help but to not report them, while he starts falling for Beth.  She, with her rock star boyfriend and her movie critiques, knows someone is reading her emails but doesn’t care. Will Lincoln be able to introduce himself and tell her how he feels before it’s too late?


No. 2: Extraordinary Means by Robyn Schneider

300Lane finds himself stuck at a Tuberculosis sanatorium on his senior year.  He had his life planned out, he was taking advanced courses, getting into Stanford, and everything else would just come into place.  Now, he has to lay off the books and rest up until they find a cure.  When Sadie introduces him to a life he never imagined before, his time at Latham House, their time together, will shape him into someone he’d never been, someone he’ll hopefully continue to be, with Sadie on his side, for a long time.


No. 1: Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard

something-strange-and-deadlyYes, yes. I spent the entire summer talking about this series. Well, if I did, there’s a very valid reason for it, a reason you will only understand after you read this book and be forever hooked.  It’s 1876 and Eleanor Fitt is trying to save her brother.  He seems to have been captured by the walking dead.  Meanwhile, many of his former classmates are being murdered in cold blood.  To find him, she teams up with the Spirit Hunters, a team dedicated to deal with the dead problem, that’s when she meets Daniel Sheridan, a handsome, yet un-mannered, young inventor who flips her life upside down while dealing with the dead crisis.


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