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In celebration of surviving my 1st full week of senior year and of classes starting everywhere, please enjoy these top picks for heading back.


I am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to be Your Class President by Josh Lieb
Let’s ease back into the idea of “using your brain” with a simple, funny tale about the not-as-overused-as-it-could-be cliche about kids that have everything but confidence that their parents love them. Only this kid has a lair. And money. And people.


Devilish by Maureen Johnson
When back to school drama meets unexpected troubles from Satan. Yes, Satan… well, more or less….


Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
Proving that not even a vampire princess and her badass best friend can escape going to school (no matter how hard they try). The beginning of a fangirling worthy series that *annoying blood sucker joke warning* you can really sink you teeth into.


Wickedpedia by Chris Van Ettan
A murder mystery that will make you think twice about cheating on that history paper. (want more than a sentence about it? See my teenreads review on it here.)


8th Grade Bites by Heather Brewer
*warning: another lame vampire joke ahead* As if 8th grade didn’t suck enough for normal people (sorrynotsorry to anyone currently having dreadful middle school flashbacks). A vampire series that is actually worth your time. No sparkles here!


Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Growing up in a boarding school setting because of reasons that I can’t share without spoiling it. Dark, haunting novel that sticks with you. PS- Some AP English classes use this book!


Ghostgirl by Tonya Hurley
Choking to death on a gummy bear= so not the best way to start senior year.


Invisible World by Suzanne Weyn
Deep knowledge on the Salem Witch Trials is a great teacher pleaser, trust me. One of the very few historical fictions that I didn’t want to set myself on fire while reading.


Speechless by Hannah Harrington
Happy go lucky books are fun, but sometimes you need to be reminded that actions have consequences. Sometimes, saying that you’re sorry isn’t enough. Sometimes, words can kill.