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Ready, Set, Binge Read!

We live in a world where binge-watching your favorite movies and TV shows is basically the norm. Is there anything better than finding a TV show or film franchise that you love and can watch in one fell swoop if you so choose? How about starting a new book series and realizing that you don’t have to wait an entire year for the next installment? Cue the Hallelujah chorus! We all know the feeling you get when you finish a great book and it ends on an epic cliffhanger and it feels like FOREVER until you’ll be able to hold the next book in your hands. It’s bookish torture, plain and simple. I’m here to help point you in the direction of a few of my favorite YA series that are complete and ready for you to binge read!

Six of Crows duology by Leigh Bardugo

I feel like it’s impossible for me to write a blog post about YA books I love and not include a Leigh Bardugo book. Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom are perfect books. I devoured the first book in this duology and immediately wanted to know what would happen next to Kaz Brekker and the rest of his crew. If you’re looking for an epic fantasy with impeccable writing, complex world-building, a diverse group of memorable characters, and a dynamic blend of magic, action, romance, then this series is for you! You’ll be hooked from page one.

Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi

Mafi’s lyrical style of writing is incredibly beautiful and it grabbed me from the very first book. I was immediately drawn into this action-packed, high stakes, incredibly romantic and intense series, and I’m sure you’ll love it as much as I do. It also features one of my favorite book boyfriends from any YA book series I’ve read to date. Team Warner all the way!

The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

If you’re a fan of fairytale retellings then buckle in because you’re about to freak out over the world Marissa Meyer has created in The Lunar Chronicles. This series is entertaining, full of action, romance, and features a great group of characters that you’ll love and root for all the way through to the epic ending. In addition to the four main books in the series, there is also a prequel, short story collection and spin-off graphic novels focusing on one of the side characters, so you’ll have plenty of reading material to last you a while!

The Dodge Cove trilogy by Kate Evangelista

Some of you may have already read No Love Allowed and No Holding Back by our very own Kate Evangelista and are eagerly awaiting the final book in The Dodge Cove series. If you’re new to this series, then you’ll be happy to know that No Second Chances, the final book, comes out in just under a month. Yay! It’s the perfect time for you to devour the first two books. Throw them in your beach bag or pack them for a picnic and reading session in the park for a perfect dose of fun and fresh YA contemporary romance.

What are some of your favorite YA series to binge read? Share with us in the comments!

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Teresa Ferraiolo

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