2. Dangerous Girls | This one was more fast-paced than the others, and great for a summer time read. A group of high school seniors on Spring Break in Aruba wake up one morning to find their best friend violently killed in her room, and the suspect list gets smaller and smaller. At first, I thought the story-line was predictable, but don’t give up on it yet – I was definitely wrong!
3. Free to Fall | Easily my favorite book I’ve read in a very long time, this one is 100% a must-read. The minute I finished it, I hastily texted my closest friends (and called my parents) telling them the plot summary and insisting that they read it so I can talk about it with them! I think the reason it had me so excited was because I could almost see it happening in real life…picture a technology company that completely dominates the industry with a phone and app that helps you make every single decision in your entire life…and the consequences that can come with that.
4. With Malice | Truthfully, this one is fairly similar to Dangerous Girls – a fast-paced thriller revolving around the secrets, lies and hidden truths of a sudden and shocking death between high school best friends while they are abroad on a trip. I read this one right after Dangerous Girls, probably because I had enjoyed that one so thoroughly.
5. Everything, Everything | I make it a point to never pick out romance novels. They’re great stories, but they tend to be as predictable as a book can get, and lately I’ve been preferring mystery thrillers (a side effect of loving Girl On The Train that still hasn’t gone away…) but I am so glad I gave this one a shot. It was described as a book meant for people who loved The Fault In Our Stars, this one is about a girl with an auto-immune disease that has kept her living inside a “bubble” in her home for her 17 years of life. A boy moves in next door, but believe me – this story was anything but predictable. My second favorite book in a very long time!
6. The Perfect Girl – Gilly MacMillan | This author was also featured on my summer reading list this year, and I loved this book even more. Only released this month, the storyline had an incredible way of sucking you in. It’s told in the perspectives of several characters, and all of their stories, secrets and thoughts slowly uncover the truth about what happened that night. That’s all I’ll say, because I don’t want to ruin anything, but having finished it only an hour ago, I’m still excited by what a great story it was up until the very last page.
PS – If you’re looking for even more suggestions, you can find my favorite books of the summer here, too!