New Teen Series to Read Before the Sequel

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!

The Wrath and the Dawn and The Rose and the Dagger are available in other formats.

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.

An Ember in the Ashes is available in other formats.

In another historical fantasy, Legacy of Kings, young Alexander the Great seeks the Fountain of Youth and finds romance with country gal Katerina. The second book, Empire Of Dust, arrived June 28.

Legacy of Kings is available in other formats.

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.

Illuminae is available in other formats.

Which books will make your summer reading list?