Have more free time now that school's out for summer? Grab one of these action-packed novels and pull up your beach chair before the sequels hit the shelves.
In The Wrath & the Dawn, Shahzrad marries the caliph with plans to avenge her cousin's death. The sequel to this thrilling retelling of Arabian Nights, The Rose and the Dagger, just debuted and it's perfect beach reading!
Another epic fantasy featuring awesome female characters: An Ember in the Ashes. While spying in a military academy, Laia falls for Elias, the top student and potential future emperor—but Elias's BFF Helene just might steal his crown. The next installment, A Torch in the Night, comes out in August.
Meanwhile in space: Kady and Ezra endure the worst day ever in Illuminae. Right after they break up, their planet is attacked by an evil tech company and they escape on different spaceships—only to fight a deadly virus, bloodthirsty zombies and a deranged artificial intelligence network. Read hacked instant messages and military reports to find out who survives before the sequel, Gemina, launches in October.
Which books will make your summer reading list?