I have been watching the Owlcrate team do this series on their YouTube channel and I think it is such a fun idea! So basically what’s going to happen is every moth I will pick a color and then recommend you a few books that have that specific color on it’s cover.
This month we are starting with RED!
As always, if you’d like to know more about any of these books, I have linked their Goodreads pages!
Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised.
We all knew this was going to make this list, right?! I’ve gushed about Simon to the point that you are probably tired of hearing about it! It’s one of my all time favorite books. It’s funny, intense and hopeful! I also highly recommend the movie Love, Simon! It is one of the best adaptations I have ever seen!
Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa
One thousand years ago, the great Kami Dragon was summoned to grant a single terrible wish—and the land of Iwagoto was plunged into an age of darkness and chaos. Now, for whoever holds the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers, a new wish will be granted. A new age is about to dawn…
This book was a total surprise for me. I got it in an Owlcrate box last year and I hadn’t really heard anything about it before then. I decided just to pick it up one day and I am so glad that I did. I absolutely loved it! If you are looking for a book that is full of danger, demons, action and adventure…then you NEED to give this a try!
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
Laia is a slave. Elias is a soldier. Neither is free.
It is in this brutal world, inspired by ancient Rome, that Laia’s brother is arrested for treason, Laia is forced to make a decision. In exchange for help from rebels who promise to rescue her brother, she will risk her life to spy for them from within the Empire’s greatest military academy. There, Laia meets Elias, the school’s finest soldier—and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias wants only to be free of the tyranny he’s being trained to enforce. He and Laia will soon realize that their destinies are intertwined—and that their choices will change the fate of the Empire itself.
For real though, if you don’t read any of the other books on this list…PLEASE read this one! I can’t even begin to tell you how much I adore this book. It is action packed and will have you on the edge of your seat the entire time. Sabaa Tahir’s writing, characters and world is stunning beyond belief! I’m actually planning to reread this very soon and I cannot wait!
This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab
Kate Harker and August Flynn are the heirs to a divided city—a city where the violence has begun to breed actual monsters. All Kate wants is to be as ruthless as her father, who lets the monsters roam free and makes the humans pay for his protection. All August wants is to be human, as good-hearted as his own father, to play a bigger role in protecting the innocent—but he’s one of the monsters. One who can steal a soul with a simple strain of music. When the chance arises to keep an eye on Kate, who’s just been kicked out of her sixth boarding school and returned home, August jumps at it. But Kate discovers August’s secret, and after a failed assassination attempt the pair must flee for their lives.
This Savage Song is dark, creepy and so unique! From the very beginning to the very end I was invested in the story. Schwab’s way of writing will make you completely lose track of time. You will be SO into the story that you blink and you have been reading for three hours. It’s amazing. I fell head over heels in love with the characters. August is precious and Kate is a baddass. This would be a perfect read for the upcoming fall season!
What are some of your favrotie books with red on the cover? Have you read any of the books I mentioned?