Bec’s YA Reads for Quarantine

May 11, 2020 by Bec | Books, Chatterbox

A little while ago, I posted about the comfort reads that were getting me through my self-isolation period after coming home from New Zealand. Much to my surprise, that list was entirely comprised of historical romance novels. Clearly, I had been deviating from my old YA fantasy niche.

Since Happy Indulgence is a predominately YA blog I thought I should post about some of the YA books I’m hoping to read while we’re all being encouraged to be hermits. Turns out there are quite a few unread series I’ve been waiting to binge read. In this post I’m going to mention only four (out of probably twenty or something absolutely ridiculous… There are over 200 books on my TBR pile, okay. I wish that was an exaggeration).

With all of these series I have read at least the first book. In most cases it was quite a long time ago that I actually read that book. Oops. I’m hoping that by the time this post is published (I’m writing it at least a month in advance. I’m trying to be an organised blogger) I’ll have read more of at least one of them… Time will tell.

The Falconer Trilogy by Elizabeth May

A historical fantasy trilogy that features a lot of fey. This was the first book (and one of the only books) I was approved for on Edelweiss. Not only that, it was also FANTASTIC and ended on a really, really, suspenseful cliff hanger. Why has it taken me over seven years to finally follow up and see what happened next?!

Undying by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

This is probably the newest book on my list, and also part of the shortest series (being book 2 in a duology). Unearthed has very accurately been marketed as Indiana Jones and Tomb Raider in space. It’s fast paced, filled with puzzles, and a tonne of fun to read. Unearthed ended with a really big twist mid scene and I have no excuses for not jumping into Undying right when it first came out. I’m telling myself I was waiting for time to reread Unearthed

Embassy Row by Ally Carter

I feel a lot of nostalgia about Ally Carter and her books. A new Gallagher Girls novel (which is a really fun spy series) came out each year I was in high school. Her books are contemporary adventure/ thrillers and always light, fun, and fast to read. I read All Fall Down when it first came out and then just… got distracted by fantasy novels probably.

Stalking Jack the Ripper series by Kerrie Maniscalo

I have read Stalking Jack the Ripper twice and Hunting Prince Dracula once and really enjoyed them. I’m a sucker for historical mysteries, and I love following Audrey and Thomas on their adventures. So why on Earth have I not finished this series yet?! I think I might be scared of my own high expectations… In any case, I need to do a full reread of the first couple of books (there’s a lot of rereading to prompt my memory in the future).

What have you been reading during your extra reading time (if you’ve been lucky to get any)?

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Bec is an Aussie blogger and reader who loves all types of novels. Fantasy, sci fi, and historical are my usual go-to genres. If I’m not binge reading, I’m usually gaming, trying to take decent photos for bookstagram, or freaking out about silly things.

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14 responses to “Bec’s YA Reads for Quarantine

  1. Ohhhh this is a great list! I’ve read the Undying series which I enjoyed and I loved the Stalking Jack the Ripper series (the 2nd was my fave)! I’ve abandoned embassy row and the Falconer is still on my list.

  2. Ooh so many oldies but goodies! Good luck catching up with everything! (And also, I didn’t know Unearthed was a duology – that makes me much more likely to finish it as well HAHA)

    I’ve been reading a lot of romances (historical, fantasy, and paranormal) while in isolation. This genre can get so wild! I’ve discovered a lot of interesting kinks via GR blurbs haha.
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    • Bec

      That describes my entire TBR because I keep buying new releases then leave them for years HAHA.

      Yeah I’ve really been on a romance binge too. I like that they’re easier to read and have an almost guaranteed HEA. Though I have learnt some things I don’t think I ever wanted to know…
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