J. E. H U N T E R

A writer of young adult fiction specializing in self-publishing, creativity, and writing.

It’s that time of year. The sun is out, the weather is hot, and the backyard is calling. The only thing better than reading under a bunch of warm blankets with a cup of hot chocolate in hand, is reading in the hot sun in my new teal green adirondack chair with a cup of homemade ice tea.


I’ve currently got a huge pile of to-reads, but that hasn’t stopped me from checking out the list of books coming this summer. Below is my short list of YA Books that will be purchased thanks to my slew of book gift cards. One new book each month I think will suffice. A book to drag from from sunny-place to sunny-place, or maybe waiting inside for that often dismal (but much needed) rainy day. Or better yet, thunder-stormy day.

Out in June is With Malice by Eileen Cook. Reading this book blurb makes my blood tingle. A bit of real-life mystery is just what I need. Here’s hoping the novel lives up to the back cover.

My July pick is The Shadow Hour (THE GIRL AT MIDNIGHT) (July 12, 2016). I’ve been looking forward to this sequel since finishing The Girl at Midnight last summer. This one will take me no time at all to breeze through, I’m sure, if it’s anything like the first book in this captivating series.


At the end of August comes Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow. Now, this blurb says that fans of 13 Reasons Why will love this book, and we all know that that’s one of my favs. Let’s hope that Girl will hold up a candle to 13.

And Lastly, just as the summer winds down, comes Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas, the fifth book in the Throne of Glass Series, which I’ve been consuming all year. I’m looking forward to using this last book as the startling conclusion to my warm weather reading. I’ll post my reviews as I finish my reading, both from my backlog and new finds. Of course, every time I step into a book store there’s a chance I’ll find something I need to read right then. So this list is subject to change. And well, I always like having a list that’s a lot bigger than I can reasonably get done with the time I have. But I try, I really do. Because I love reading. Nerd and loving it.

And then, when the weather turns cold, it will be on to a new reading list, and warm cozy blankets. Oh, and don’t forget the hot chocolate.


J. E. Hunter is the author of the Black Depths Series. Tales of a Redheaded Sea-Witch, and Black Depths, the first two books of the series can be found on AmazonKoboiBooksBarnes and Noble, and Smashwords. The third book, Dark Shores, was released April 1, 2016. The fourth and last book of the Black Depths series, Twisted Currents, will be released in the fall of 2016.



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