1. Ruin and Rising – Leigh Bardugo
In the final book of the thrilling Grisha trilogy, Ruin and Rising draws out Alina to try and take down the Darkling once and for all. The future rests on her shoulders and only time will tell if she can take the Darkling down once and for all.
2. Game of Thrones Finale
While we’re sad to see another season go, the season 4 finale is sure to be the most action filled yet. We can’t wait to see how the storming of Castle Black plays out and what will happen to John Snow, Aria, and everyone else.
3. The Fever – Megan Abbott
We were huge fans of Abbott’s last book, Dare Me, and this newest effort is sure to please also. The Fever follows a tight knit community in the throes of an outbreak and what happens when hysteria swells and the town begins to come apart at the seams
4. Ed Sheeran – X
Ed Sheeran’s album X, pronounced multiply, is sure to top charts all summer long. Born in 1991, the Brit is super talented and we’re sure to see a lot more from him in years to come.
5. Dark Metropolis – Jaclyn Dolamore
This thriller with touches of magic is sure to please fans of both PLL and the Great Gatsby alike. Glitzy city life is contrasted with Thea Holder’s struggle to deal with a dead father and mentally unstable mother…while magical forces work on bigger levels.
6. Lana Del Rey – Ultraviolence
The songstress so popular, Kanye West had her sing at his wedding to Kim Kardashian, Ultraviolence is the newest effort from Lana Del Rey. The album is filled with anthemic, emotional tours that are likely to be featured in movies and on TV for the rest of the year.
7. Body in the Woods – April Henry
In this POV shifting new series told from multiple perspectives, a group of Portland teens search for an autistic man lost in the woods. The search takes a dark turn and becomes far more than they expected when they find a dead body in this sinister and gripping opening book of a sure to be hit series.
While we’re missing Faking It dearly, we’re highly amped to watch Degrassi in the meanwhile. Becky’s online gaming is explored in this episode of the 13th season.
9. Sam Smith – In The Lonely Hour
Another Brit dropping a highly anticipated album, Sam Smith’s In The Lonely Hour is a powerful debut effort. His vocal tone is unparalleled and his storytelling is second to none.
10. Jersey Boys
The Tony Award Winning hit musical is finally coming to the big screen. It was highly beloved during it’s run on Broadway and after a long development process, it’s sure to be a joyful musical experience.