Media binging, just like walks on the beach or picnics in the park, has become an essential summer activity. While many of us have blown through multiple seasons of television or held our own movie marathons, these last, lazy days of summer are perfect for soaking up the sun with a new series. It’s the perfect time to relax, unwind with a good story, and catch up on your TBR. So why not knock three out in a row? Here are some of our favorite completed trilogies that are just perfect for an end of summer readathon.
Trilogies You Can Binge Before The School Year Starts
1. The Modern Faerie Tales by Holly Black
Sometimes summer means long, lazy days spent at home. But that doesn’t mean it is without adventure, or danger. After an ominous accident, Kaye returns with her rocker mom to her childhood home where she discovers a hidden world of magic and faeries she long believed to be real. As worlds collide, Kaye must for the freedom of this kingdom as well as her own in this dark and gripping series of magic near and far, light and dark.
2. The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han
Nothing encapsulates the excitement and possibility of summer quite like summer love. And who better to take you through the throws of first love than Jenny Han? Belly arrives to spend the summer once again with Conrad and Jeremiah, brothers who suddenly seem to take notice at Belly blossoming before them. Seasons pass, and Belly has to reconcile the affections of her childhood friends with her own feelings. Emotional and nostalgic, it’s the perfect endcap to the season.
3. Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger
Vane doesn’t know how he managed to survive a catastrophic tornado that took the lives of his parents. But Audra, a sylph who can harness the magic of the wind, does, and it could put them both in mortal peril. Audra also happens to be Vane’s guardian, and the secrets brewing between them amidst a budding love threatens to destroy them all. Get yourself caught up in an adventure and romance as sweeping as the mightiest of winds.
4. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
Summer is blockbuster season, and you will find no bigger smash hit here than To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. This series has everything you could want:
Romantic secrets, check.
Peter K., check.
Sisterly bonding, check.
Peter K., check check.
Peter K., check check check.
You will fall in love with Lara Jean’s big heart and where it takes her next across this series. Whether you are new to the series or already a mega fan of the movie, there is no better way to finish the summer than with Jenny Han’s heart stopping romance.
5. The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare
Follow the Shadowhunters in the Victorian Age this summer. Journey with Tessa Grey into a London of demons, mystery, and romance. Shortly into her search for her kidnapped brother, Tessa is captured by a secret organization called the Pandemonium Club. What’s more, she learns she has the unique ability to transform into another person, a power deeply coveted by the head of the organization known as the Magister. In the dangerous streets of London, Tessa can only find refuge with a select few: the Shadowhunters. It is a battle of will, magic, and love against all odds in a romance that echoes throughout the ages.
6. Burn for Burn by Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian
Perhaps you are looking for something with a bit more bite to it this summer. Look no further than The Burn for Burn Trilogy by powerhouse duo Siobhan Vivian and Jenny Han. Lillia, Kat, and Mary have all been hurt and wronged by people in their lives, and they want revenge. And together, maybe these girls can pull it off. It’s an ever-twisting story of wrongdoing, revenge, and friendship brought to you by two writers at the top of their game. Pain, loyalty, and secrets bring these three girls together, but the consequences of their actions may just tear them apart.
7. The Mara Dyer Trilogy by Michelle Hodkin
Mara Dyer only knows one thing: her friends are dead. As the sole survivor of the structural collapse of an abandoned asylum, Mara is left with far more questions. Why did the building collapse? Why did she survive? And why does Noah Shaw, a boy at her school, seem to know more about these events and Mara herself than he lets on? The hunt for the truth sends Mara’s mind reeling, seeing and hearing things that can’t be there, that can’t exist. Or can they? This is a series that absolutely demands to be devoured.
8. The Dark Artifices by Cassandra Clare
Conspiracy, demons, and a hunt for the truth converge in the City of Angels. Emma Carstairs is determined to avenge her deceased parents and find their killer in the Shadowhunter world of Los Angeles. She is a survivor, a warrior, and the best Shadowhunter of her generation. But with open war looming and uneasy alliances being made, Emma must grapple with who and what she can trust: her world, her friends, and her heart. These hefty tomes are perfect for the ambitious binge reader looking for nothing but the greatest of adventures.