Is there anything better than getting lost in a good book? Luckily all of the titles on this list include a map to help you find your way around! Immerse yourself in the fantastical worlds these stories have to offer, and familiarize yourself with the exciting landscapes in their beautiful maps.

8 Books with Amazing Maps

1. The Lady Rogue by Jenn Bennett

Jenn Bennett’s newest book, The Lady Rogue, takes place in 20th century Romania and follows Theo as she and her ex-boyfriend Huck set out to rescue her father who disappeared while searching for a mysterious ring that was believed to have belonged to Vlad the Impaler himself. With only her father’s journal to guide them, Theo and Huck are in for a big adventure and maybe by the end they’ll be able to rekindle their love for each other.

2. Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau Preto

This epic fantasy about a girl who disguises herself as a boy to join a secret group of warriors that ride phoenixes into battle spans across a grand empire ruled by fierce queens. Follow along with Veronyka as she defies her sister and strikes out alone to become a Phoenix Rider.


3. The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell

This exciting first in a series follows Esta, a talented time-traveling thief, who travels back in time to old New York to stop a magician from trapping anyone with magical abilities inside the city’s boundaries. The detailed map inside defines the important buildings and boundaries of magic.


4. City of Bones: Tenth Anniversary Edition by Cassandra Clare

Discover the world of the Shadowhunters in the first installment of the bestselling series. When Clary Fray is abruptly introduced to the world of the Shadowhunters, a secret group of warriors dedicated to driving demons out of our world and back into their own, she begins to learn more about herself and her capabilities. The map in the 10th anniversary edition provides a whole new insight into the Shadowhunters world.


5. Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett

In this romantic dramedy a teen girl’s ordinary life is driven off the beaten path when she’s abandoned in the wilderness with her worst adversary – the boy who broke her heart. Use the map drawn by the author to track their adventure through the forest, and read along as the two former friends find themselves falling back in love.


6. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

The only thing more dangerous than magic is love in the first book in the Infernal Devices trilogy, the prequel to the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series. When Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother only to end up kidnapped and in danger from vampires, warlocks, and other supernatural folk.


7. Alanna by Tamora Pierce

In a time when girls are forbidden to be warriors, Alanna wants nothing more than to be a night in the realm of Tortall. When she finds a way to switch places with her twin brother, Alanna begins her training as a page at the palace and must learn to master weapons, magic, her temper, and her own heart.


8. Sky Without Stars by Jessica Brody and Joanne Rendell

When the Last Days came, the planet of Laterre promised hope. But five hundred years later, it’s now a place where an extravagant elite class reigns supreme and the poor starve in the streets and whispers of revolution have begun—a revolution that hinges on three unlikely heroes… Chatine, a street-savvy thief who will do anything to escape the brutal Regime. Marcellus, an officer—and the son of a renowned traitor. Alouette, an underground refuge. All three have a role to play in a dangerous game of revolution—and together they will shape the future of a planet.


Hoping to get lost in a world? Check out this list of YA fantasy books you have to read!


We’re almost halfway through summer, which hopefully means plenty of fun in the sun with a good book close at hand! Unless you’re running up a big ice cream bill, and “fun in the sun” time has inevitably turned into “work your summer job” time until school starts back up.

While toiling away at a snack bar, surf shop, day camp, or any other assortment of seasonal jobs might sound tedious, they always seem to come with their share of interesting characters and drama. You never know who your summer coworkers could end up being – new best friends, crushes, or even someone mysterious…

Check out the books below and see if any of these characters have summer jobs like you! Or cherish the fact that you don’t have summer jobs like them!

The Perfect Book for your Summer Job

1. After Hours by Claire Kennedy

This restaurant drama follows four teens over summer who play a risky dare-based game with their tip money once the high-end café where they work closes each night. Full of gossip, hook-ups, and high stakes, working in a restaurant has never seemed so scandalous!


2. Run Away With Me by Mila Gray

Emerson and Jake have a complicated past, which only becomes more complicated when he returns to town after leaving abruptly years ago and starts working at her parent’s adventure shop in Seattle with her all summer. Close quarters in the shop and sizzling tension make this romance a steamy summer read as the two former best friends turn into lovers.

3. The Rattled Bones by S.M. Parker

The Rattled Bones by S.M. Parker

The unconventional job that Rilla Brae, the independent character at the heart of this eerie story, has is mostly due to her father’s sudden death. Rilla takes up the responsibility of the family business as a lobster fisherwoman, navigating the cold Maine waters and becoming entwined in a local mystery being unearthed by a cute archaeology student she meets on the water.


4. The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

Working as a dog walker is only part of Andie’s topsy-turvy summer, where all of her carefully constructed plans are tossed aside after a political scandal costs her a summer internship. Between failing at avoiding her Congressman father and falling for a cute boy named Clark, Andie is slowly starting to let go of her controlling nature and enjoying the completely uncharacteristic summer she’s having.


5. The Education of Margot Sanchez by Lilliam Rivera

Margot Sanchez’s summer employment is unique in that it’s more of a punishment than a source of seasonal income. After she racks up a huge bill on her father’s credit card, Margot is condemned to working in the family grocery store to pay off her debts. Her hatred for her job is rivaled only by her desire to keep her prep school reputation and make it to the ultimate beach party, without letting pesky things like her family’s drama and the cute boy from the neighborhood Moises get in her way.


6. What I Leave Behind by Alison McGhee

This heartfelt story about a boy trying to come to terms with his own sadness after his father’s suicide follows sixteen-year-old Will, who works at a local dollar store. In between working and walking all over Los Angeles, Will starts to realize that by helping others, like the friends he feels he let down and the strangers he encounters every day, he can ultimately help himself and find his happiness.


7. Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian

Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian

Nothing says summer like ice cream! At a local ice cream stand, founded by Molly Meade in the 40’s to cheer up her lovesick girlfriends while the boys were all at war, girls from town run the shop all summer long. Lifelong friends Amelia and Cate have been working at the stand every year, but when tragedy strikes and Amelia is asked to stay on to help the business with Molly’s grandnephew, she has to manage both the changes to the shop and a budding romance.


8. Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett

Mystery-book aficionado Birdie Lindberg finds herself working the same summer job in a Seattle hotel as Daniel, the boy she had an awkward first encounter with at a diner not too long ago. Brought together by the odd hours of their shifts and the intriguing mystery of a reclusive writer, the Birdie and Daniel find themselves drawn to just more than the secrets they’re investigating.

Is it your day off from your summer job? Head to the beach with these books!

If you’ve ever wanted to dive into the sci-fi genre but haven’t known where to start, look no further! The six books below are full of intriguing plots, scientific adventures, futuristic elements, and even a little romance. These page-turners all manage to be entertaining without getting overwhelmingly difficult to comprehend, and they’ll definitely leave you wanting more.

6 Electrifying Science Fiction Reads for Newbies

1. The Program by Suzanne Young

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In a future where suicide is an international epidemic, a teen named Sloane and her boyfriend James attempt to hide any compromising emotions for fear of being sent to “The Program,” which would wipe away their emotions and memories. As they both await turning 18 and being free from the threat of The Program, can Sloane and James get by on just their love, or will the depression claim them as it has so many others?


2. The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid

Sworn to protect the young woman she was created to keep alive, Nemesis the Diabolic must go to the galactic court disguised as the senator’s daughter, Sidonia, and take her place as a hostage. Amidst the tension at court over the impending rebellion and Nemesis’ fear of being found out, she manages to form connections with some of the others there and questions the essence of her humanity. It’s a thrilling, futuristic ride from start to finish.


3. This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada

In a post-apocalyptic world where humans can manipulate their own genetic code but are susceptible to a deadly virus that makes them explode, one young hacker named Cat attempts to release the vaccine that her scientist father created before he was killed. Cat must begrudgingly accept the help of a soldier from the corporation she’s been fighting for years, and together they attempt to save humanity. Also check out This Mortal Coil’s new Sequal, This Cruel Design, out October 30th!!


4. Sanctuary by Caryn Lix

When a breach in the space-set youth prison Sanctuary occurs, young guard-in-training Kenzie becomes a hostage to the prisoners whose only crime is being super-powered and deemed too dangerous to live on Earth. Kenzie begins to question her loyalty to the corporation that raised her when she realizes she might have more in common with the prisoners than she thought.


5. Scythe by Neal Shusterman

When humanity humanity has advanced so far that death is unnecessary, two teens must learn to master the art of death as apprentices to a scythe – the only ones in society able to take a life in order to control the population. All is not as it seems however, when the two must navigate the ethics of their positions, their relationship to one another, and the inner politics and danger of the scythe community.


6. Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

Living in a society that values physical appearances over everything else, Tally Youngblood has been eagerly awaiting her 16th birthday her whole life. When you turn sixteen in this futuristic world you undergo a surgery that changes you from a bland “ugly” to a “pretty,” which allows you to move to New Pretty Town and happily enjoy all of the parties and happiness you want. But right before her birthday, Tally’s friend Shay introduces her to a group of people who choose to live in the wild and stay ugly forever. With her friend’s rebellion compromising her upcoming procedure, Tally must make an important decision that could change her life forever.

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