Many people enjoy reading series. Once we become familiar with characters we want to know what happens next. This is especially true with several new series you can find in the LMC.
I may be wrong, but I predict the next “hot” series is going to be The Maze Runner by James Dashner. I am even going to predict that a movie will eventually be made from this series. The Maze Runner is another fight for survival story, and the teens are being manipulated and controlled. But, you have to read the entire series to discover who is in control and why. The story begins with 16-year-old Thomas who wakes up one day in the middle of a maze. He has no idea where he is, or how he got there. In fact, his memory seems to have been wiped clean. It isn’t long before he discovers that other teens are also trapped in the Maze. What is the Maze? Who created it? Is there a way out? Will anyone escape? Once you read the first book, you will want to read the other books in the series, The Scorch Trials and The Death Cure. You have to read the entire series to find all the answers. If you liked the excitement and action of the Hunger Games Series, you definitely want to read The Maze Runner!
If you prefer magic, exciting battles, and mystery, The Ranger’s Apprentice series by John Flanagan should not be missed. In the first book, The Ruins of Gorlan, Will is selected to become a Ranger’s Apprentice. The Rangers are said to practice magic that makes them invisible to ordinary people. Will soon discovers that the Rangers are protectors of the Kingdom, and extremely skilled in battle tactics. A major conflict is brewing between the kingdom and the exiled Lord Morgarath who is gathering forces and is plotting to take over and rule the kingdom. Will’s adventures as an apprentice will keep you reading this series.
For ladies, I recommend Secrets of My Hollywood Life by Jen Calonita. This series is just fun and amusing to read! The series revolves around Kaitlin Burke, a 16-year-old teen celebrity. Kaitlin decides that she is a bit tired of all the stress of being a star. She has to deal with her agents, tutors, demands on her time, rehearsals, etc. She wants to take a rest and just be an ordinary teenager for a while. So, she decides to disguise her identity and enroll in high school. She soon discovers that being “ordinary” is harder than she thought. The series continues with several books including On Location and Family Affair.
Luxe is another great series, especially for anyone who likes to be transported to a different time. These books by Anna Godberson are set in New York City at the beginning of the 1900s. During this time, people’s social class was important, and social classes didn’t mix much. The series begins when Elizabeth Holland, a well-known socialite, mysteriously dies. The reaction to her death brings out secrets and scandalous behavior among her teenage friends who knew her. It seems that almost everyone has something to hide. Who were Elizabeth’s friends and who were her enemies? The series is continued with Rumors and Envy. Mystery and romance combine to make this an enjoyable series!
I hope one of these series will appeal to you. Enjoy reading!