Rad Reads

We picked your next YA read...based on your phone case


A person's phone case speaks loads about them. But does it also represent their YA novel taste?  We say yes! 

Here are our top YA recommendations based on your phone case:


If you own an artsy phone case, you should read... 

I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson



This fantastic read follows the journey of twin siblings, Noah and Jude. It's full of drama, loss and *very* attractive sculptors. This book will help you embrace your inner artist and hopeless romantic while also teaching you a lesson on the true meaning of family and of following one's dreams. 

If you have a space-themed phone case, open up...

Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray 


This fast-paced, addicting romance takes you to the stars and into the lives of Noemi and Abel. They are war enemies tasked to complete an impossible mission together across the galaxies—where they unlock secrets that make them question everything they know about their universe. This sci-fi novel is perfect for those of us with starry eyes and wild imaginations.

If you have a glittery case, dive into...

Famous in Love and Truly Madly Famously by Ally Carter 


If you love glamour, television and everything Holywood, you'll fall in love with these two a-maze reads. Allow Paige Townsen to take you through her journey from living as a small-town girl to transforming into an overnight sensation on the big screen. These books give you a look into the movie-making scene, celebrity romance love triangles and the reality behind a life of fame. 

If you use a leafy or flowery phone case, explore...

Woven in Moonlight by Isabel Ibanéz


Set in the broken country of Inkasisa, Ximena dedicates her life, freedom and identity to the resistance. She infiltrates the castle to marry the King while searching for a long-lost relic and dealing with a dashing yet dangerous masked vigilante. This beautifully written action fantasy is perfect for those of us who want to spice up our reading lists. 

If you have a minimalist phone case, relax and enjoy... 

Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige


Packed with romance, action and mystery, this novel takes a wildly exciting twist on The Wizard of Oz. After finding herself trapped in the corrupt kingdom of Oz, Amy Gumm must save Oz from its former hero and now evil ruler, Queen Dorothy. Don't let this minimalistic cover fool you, this YA novel is over-the-top with its intricate plotline and amazingly realistic characters. 

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by Cara Lamina | 6/29/2021