Books may seem boring to some, but each one contains a different adventure and journey. Readers can be transported to anywhere in the world and beyond, simply by opening a book. As George R. R. Martin said, “I have lived a thousand lives, and I’ve loved a thousand loves. I’ve walked on distant worlds and seen the end of time. Because I read.”


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Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Synopsis (From Goodreads):

Nothing drives me crazier than a weak heroine and thankfully that’s the complete opposite of Celaena. By the age of 18 she already has the reputation as the most feared assassin around, so basically she’s a badass.

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Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Synopsis (From Goodreads):

Before this was a major motion picture it was a book! While the movies are book the books are just better, so do yourself a favor and read it. The movie leaves out some really good stuff that you’ll regret missing out on.

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City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Synopsis (From Goodreads):

If you saw the movie version of this I’m sorry and please don’t hold it against the book! The book is actually really good, the movie…not so much.

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Switch by Janelle Stalder

Synopsis (From Goodreads):

Continuing the trend of badass heroines in Switch you’ll meet Charlotte, mind reader and a feared leader however everyone believes that she is actually a he. After a visit at a rebels’ meeting, Charlotte, or Dinah, since she changed her name, is ordered to go undercover with the rebels and try to find out their secrets. However, one of the rebels has figured out that she is a girl and it’s that rebel that she finds herself drawn to.

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Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins

Synopsis (From Goodreads):

This is a story about good versus evil. Which side will prevail? This book has it all: action, romance, intrigue. Readers will definitely not get bored with this one.

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Divergent by Veronica Roth

Synopsis (From Goodreads):

I know most of you have seen the movies but I highly encourage you to read the book as well. Due to time constrictions not all of the details that are in the book get put into the movie and those details, little as they may be, truly make a difference.

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Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

Synopsis (From Goodreads):

Can you imagine a world in which at the age of 16 everyone was forced to have plastic surgery in order to be considered pretty? This book will keep you on the edge of your seat.

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Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

Synopsis (From Goodreads):

I get it. You’ve probably seen the show and don’t feel like it is worth it to read this 800+ page book but remember what I said about trusting me and those pesky little details? I’m really doing you a favor, truly.

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My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent

Synopsis (From Goodreads):

You don’t find many books where a banshee is the protagonist. Actually, you rarely find books with banshees in them, which makes this book stand out amongst other fantasy books.

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Firelight by Sophie Jordan

Synopsis (From Goodreads):

Seriously though who cares about hot guys that turn into wolves when you can turn into a freaking dragon?!

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Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Synopsis (From Goodreads):

Ah, yes. Aliens. Of course I had to include a book about aliens. However these aren’t little green martians that come in peace. No, these aliens look just like us, blend right in, they even go to high school! But as always where there is good there is evil and some aliens aren’t huge fans of the human race.

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Wake by Lisa McMann

Synopsis (From Goodreads):

This book has a very interesting premise and knows how to draw the audience in. You’ll find yourself wanting to know what happens next and eagerly waiting for the next page.

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Graceling by Kristin Cashore

Synopsis (From Goodreads):

This book is about finding yourself and embracing who you are and as cheesy as that may sound the way Kristin Cashore writes it is so engaging. This book has many twists and turns and leads readers on an adventure.

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Tempest Rising by Tracy Deebs

Synopsis (From Goodreads):

Always be yourself. Unless you can be a mermaid. Then be a mermaid. Right?

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I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

Synopsis (From Goodreads):

Yet another book turned movie. For those of you that have seen the movie you know that action is abundant in this epic adventure. This books hooks you on the very first page and does not let go until the end.

*BONUS*

Harry Potter, duh.


For this article, each synopsis was taken from Goodreads.com, an Amazon company and website that lets users search an extensive user-populated database of books, annotations, and reviews.