We’re looking forward to lots of great YA books this month – there are great acclaimed authors and a bunch of promising debutants. Their books seem to have more substance than show, and hold important messages for the youth, as opposed to the superficiality YA is assumed to be. Plus they seem to have loads of entertainment in store for readers. Today, we’ve made a list of 10 perfect young adult books releasing in July 2021.
List of 10 Perfect Young Adult Books Releasing In July 2021:
- Any Way The Wind Blows by Rainbow Rowell
- All These Warriors by Amy Tintera
- Flash Fire by TJ KLune
- In The Same Boat by Holly Green
- What Strange Paradise by Omar El Akkad
- Rise To The Sun by Leah Johnson
- Walls by LM Elliott
- The Betrayed by Kiera Cass
- Reign by Cora Carmack
- The Right Side of Reckless by Whitney Grandison
Any Way The Wind Blows by Rainbow Rowell
Of ‘Eleanor and Park’ and ‘Fangirl’ fame, Rowell is coming out with her third installation in the Simon Snow series. In this book, Simon, Baz, Penelope and Agatha scourge a way to move on from the events in the second book. Simon must make a choice about his destiny in the World of Mages and its implications on his relationship with Baz. Baz, on the other hand must grapple with family conflicts and vampire identities. Penelope is struggling with illegally getting an American immigrant to London and Agatha is dealing with her own stuff. It’s going to be a hell of a ride to see where Rowell takes the series with the third book.
All These Warriors by Amy Tintera
The scintillating conclusion to the Monsters duology, this one will end what Tintera set out with in ‘All These Monsters’. It follows Clara and Team Seven’s journey as they set out to ‘expose the truth’ of the scrab menace. Their journey will not be easy – it is beset with difficulty, including their own self. YA readers will love it for its adventure appeal and high stakes.
Flash Fire by TJ KLune
The second book in The Extraordinaries series, award winning author Klune picks up where he last left off. Nick, a regular guy with ADHD has found a perfect lover in his best friend (and superhero) Seth, but not everything is under control. New villains and heroes are emerging, and it falls upon Nick and his friends to discern. Contrasting light, playful and adorable banter with heavier themes of police brutality, this book is a perfect YA read.
In The Same Boat by Holly Green
At the heart of thus YA novel is a competition – a canoeing competition that our protagonist Sadie’s father has a record in. But all because of Sadie’s fault, last year he couldn’t win. And he has been unforgiving since. This year’s competition is Sadie’s only chance to redeem herself in the eyes of her father, but she must team up with her attractive bestie-turned enemy for it. And now, as the duo canoes through the dangerous river full of obstacles, a beautiful romance ensues. This book will definitely steal your heart.
What Strange Paradise by Omar El Akkad
This book follows a shipwreck on an island where dozens of Palestinians, Syrians, Egyptians, Lebanese and Ethiopians die. Nine year old Syrian refugee Amir miraculously survives, rescued by Vanna. The two speak different tongues yet communicate, a beautiful bond forms between them. She is willing to do anything to help him and he is willing to submit to her without doubts. Full of empathy and kindness, this is a story of humanity that will move you to tears.
Rise To The Sun by Leah Johnson
This queer love story follow two girls Olivia and Toni as they fall in love over the course of a music festival. With sizzling chemistry and seamless writing, this book is also an exemplar of YA characterization. Set against the backdrop of music, this book will make you fall in love yourself.
Walls by LM Elliott
This follows the heartwarming friendship between Drew, an American living in Berlin supporting democracy and Matthias who believes in communism, having seen the destruction caused by the Allies during WW2. As these two boys overcome ideological differences, stakes are raised and a wonderful historical fiction emerges.
The Betrayed by Kiera Cass
The author of the famous Selection trilogy has come out with the sequel to ‘The Betrothed.’ It follows Hollis as she establishes her new like in Isolte, having fled Coroa and her love Silas. Her adoptive family Eastoffe is kind and understanding, except Etan. Political tensions in Isolte rise, and it falls upon Hollis to help the Eastoffes take out a tyrannical king. This book will draw you into its fantasy world and keep you wanting more.
Reign by Cora Carmack
The third book in the Stormheart series, this takes off where the last one ended. It follows Aurora Pavan, now the Queen of her people and enemy of the Stormlord, a dangerous man with evil intentions and the same power as her. Disillusioned, she takes the throne and rules, but there is more in store for her than she expects. Since the last book ended on a cliffhanger, this one has got to be one of the most anticipated releases for Stormheart lovers this month.
The Right Side of Reckless by Whitney Grandison
A feel good girl-meets-boy story, this follows Guillermo and Regan. Guillermo is the boy your parents warned you about, but he wants to turn a new leaf. Regan is the good girl, but wants to explore her wild side. When they crash, no one approves, but love demands a little recklessness. This is a basic plot, but the writing seems to elevate it to the next level.
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