We’re back with our young adult book blurb series. Check out these exciting reads! They are some of our recent favorites. If you missed the first edition of One Desk, Three Books, find it here.
Now for this week’s picks:
Blurb: Who would have thought that a teenager could have a successful career creating makeup tutorial videos on YouTube? For Lacey Robbins, this dream has been her reality. An up-and-coming YouTuber, she has thousands of fans and can’t wait for the day when her subscriber count reaches the one million mark. And when she is offered a high school internship at On Trend Magazine, she figures that this could be the make it or break it moment.
But sometimes your dream job isn’t all that it seems. Her editor is only interested in promoting junk products, and her boss in the Hair and Makeup department introduces her to the larger world of makeup artistry, making her wonder if making tutorials online is all she is meant to do. To top it all off, when the magazine’s feature subject, musician Tyler Lance, turns his broodingly handsome smile her way, falling for him could mean losing her fans, forcing her to make a decision: her YouTube life or her real life?
Fans of Zoella’s Girl Online will fall right into the world of this YA The Devil Wears Prada and stay hooked from the first blush to the last glossy kiss.
Read this book if you: are looking for a fun, snappy, story about love, friendship, and having to compromising your ideals to achieve your dream.
Three Words: Glamour. New York. Rock Star.
Blurb: Graceling meets The Selection in debut novelist Victoria Aveyard’s sweeping tale of seventeen-year-old Mare, a common girl whose once-latent magical power draws her into the dangerous intrigue of the king’s palace. Will her power save her or condemn her?
Mare Barrow’s world is divided by blood–those with common, Red blood serve the Silver- blooded elite, who are gifted with superhuman abilities. Mare is a Red, scraping by as a thief in a poor, rural village, until a twist of fate throws her in front of the Silver court. Before the king, princes, and all the nobles, she discovers she has an ability of her own.
To cover up this impossibility, the king forces her to play the role of a lost Silver princess and betroths her to one of his own sons. As Mare is drawn further into the Silver world, she risks everything and uses her new position to help the Scarlet Guard–a growing Red rebellion–even as her heart tugs her in an impossible direction. One wrong move can lead to her death, but in the dangerous game she plays, the only certainty is betrayal.
Read this book if you: love a sweeping fantasy with a powerful heroine. This first book in Aveyard’s bestselling series is both powerful and beautiful.
Three Words: Intrigue. Battle. Epic.
Blurb: Linny has kept a journal of famous disappearances ever since her sister Grace ran away in the middle of the night. Sebastian is an aspiring astrophysicist with a working theory for everything—but the one thing he can’t figure out is the identity of his birth father.
They haven’t met—yet—but Linny and Sebastian have one thing in common: an obsession with famous novelist and filmmaker Àlvaro Herrera, who who went missing three years ago and has just reappeared. As their lives converge around the mystery of Àlvaro, they begin to uncover the answers they’ve been looking for.
With humor and heart, debut author Carlie Sorosiak weaves a story of searching for those who leave—and loving those who stay.
Read this book if you: are a fan of sharp, funny contemporary ya and dual point of view stories. This is a beautiful love story filled with heart and humor.
Three Words: Witty. Miami. Poignant.
Disclaimer: Some of the books we feature in this series contain mature themes and language. Only you can judge what is acceptable for you, or––parents––for your children to read. We advise you to research before you purchase. If you have any specific content questions, you can comment below or send us an email. Happy reading!