Your next read is written in the stars! Yesterday on our Instagram we put together YA book recommendations based on astrological signs and their personality traits, so scroll on down to find your sign and discover what you should read next!
ARIES (March 21 – April 20)
Aries are a fiesty bunch. You are bold, brave, spontaneous and adventurous and the books we chose for you all fit those categories! Each one of these books features characters that are very similar to the Aries personality!
From left to right: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard, Endgame: The Calling by James Frey, The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows, The Brokenhearted by Amelia Kahaney, Reboot by Amy Tintera, Divergent by Veronica Roth, Don’t Turn Around by Michelle Gagnon, I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore, Mila 2.0 by Debra Driza.
TAURUS (April 21 – May 21)
The Bull sign is known for being independent, down-to-earth, sensual, patient and practical. We chose books featuring dependable, loyal characters that are very chill. These books are also very sensual and earthy in tone!
From left to right: The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong, Delirium by Lauren Oliver, Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson, Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi, For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund, Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr, Wild by Alex Mallory
GEMINI (May 22 – June 21)
Those born under the Gemini sign are known for their humor and wit and having a bit of a dual personality. You are cheerful, loveable and enthusiastic! The books we chose for you all feature smart, sassy, witty characters, except for Twinmaker – which we chose because obviously we had to include it for the Twin sign!
From left to right: Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley, The Improbable Theory of Ana and Zak by Brian Katcher, Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo, Geek Girl by Holly Smale, A Midsummer Tights Dream by Louise Rennison, The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White, Twinmaker by Sean WIlliams
CANCER (June 22 – July 22)
The Crab can be a bit unpredictable. Those born under the Cancer sign are sensitive, empathetic and very intuitive. We chose books that turn on the feels! All of these books are known to bring the feels, hard, so these are perfect for this group!
From left to right: Extraordinary Means by Robyn Schneider, Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman, My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga, Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta, The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand, Every Day by David Levithan, Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes
LEO (July 23 – August 22)
The Lions are the leaders of the signs. Those born under the Leo sign are majestic, aristocratic, confident and very self-aware. Naturally, we chose books that are also all of those qualities, especially the majestic trait.
From left to right: Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge, Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard, The Jewel by Amy Ewing, A Wicked Thing by Rhiannon Thomas, The Selection by Kiera Cass, The Luxe series by Anna Godbersen
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22)
If you are Virgo then you are known to be analytical, smart, eloquent, and pragmatic. We chose books for this sign that all feature characters that are gifted leaders and make sensible, practical choices. You won’t find any of these female protagonists putting up with any BS!
From left to right: The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson, The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd, Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson, The Unquiet by Mikaela Everett, Sabriel by Garth Nix, Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis, In the After by Demitria Lunetta
LIBRA (September 23 – October 23)
Libra’s are charming, honest, peace-loving, idealistic and harmonious! We chose all contemporary stories that deal with Before’s and After’s and characters striving to get their lives back to how they used to be or to repair friendships lost. These are perfect for the diplomatic Libra!
From left to right: Proof of Forever by Lexa Hillyer, The Cost of All Things by Maggie Lehrman, The Night We Said Yes by Lauren Gibaldi, Even in Paradise by Chelsey Philpot, Better than Perfect by Melissa Kantor, Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway
SCORPIO (October 24 – November 22)
Scorpio-born are a mysterious bunch. You are are passionate, strong-willed, magnetic, and known to be quite a powerful, stubborn force! We chose books that are exotic and feature passionate, strong characters that will stop at nothing to get what they want!
From left to right: Forbidden by Kimberley Griffiths-Little, The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas, Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins, An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir, Talon by Julie Kagawa, Exquisite Captive by Heather Demetrios
SAGITTARIUS (November 23 – December 21)
Those born under the Centaur sign are true characters. You are large-hearted, confident, optimistic, and sincere! We chose books that feature characters that know themselves (or are in the process of knowing themselves) and are courageous, generous and kindhearted!
From left to right: Things We Know By Heart by Jessi Kirby, Guy in Real Life by Steve Brezenoff, Fans of the Impossible Life by Kate Scelsa, The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness, The Distance Between Us by Kasie West, Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins, Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 20)
Capricorns are the most determined and driven out of all the zodiac signs. You don’t let anything stand in the way of you achieving your goals and each of the books shown below feature a character (or two!) that are incredibly determined in the path they have chosen. These characters are smart––they take risks, but not without first evaluating the situation!
From left to right: Panic by Lauren Oliver, Kissing in America by Margo Rabb, Partials by Dan Wells, The Seventh Son by Joseph Delaney, Salvage by Alexandra Duncan, Stray by Elissa Sussman, Rites of Passage by Joy N. Hensley
AQUARIUS (January 21 – February 18)
Aquarius-born are the most progressive and modern of the zodiac signs. They are the true humanitarians–doing everything they can to make the world a better place. They accept people as they are and because of that, they can be quite popular! The books we’ve chosen for Aquarius to read are forward thinking, feature characters that challenge the norm and are open-minded.
From left to right: Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman, Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy, What We Saw by Aaron Hartzler, Nimona by Noelle Stevenson, A Step Toward Falling by Cammie McGovern, The Miseducation of Cameron Post by emily m. danforth, None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio.
PISCES (February 19 – March 20)
If you are a Pisces you have probably stopped reading this already because you are off in a daydream or you’ve already picked up a book and started reading. Pisces are the dreamers. You love getting lost in a fantasy, so we chose books for you that are all dreamy! Many of these also feature other worlds or parallel universes to satisfy your need to escape!
From left to right: September Girls by Bennett Madison, A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray, Dreamland by Robert L. Anderson, Interworld by Neil Gaiman, We Were Liars by E. Lockhart, Elusion by Claudia Gabel and Cheryl Klam, Sleep No More by Aprilynne Pike, Splintered by A.G. Howard.
What is your sign and which book from the ones recommended do you think you’ll read? Tell us in the comments below!