Shark Week is here! Every year, the Discovery Channel celebrates these fascinating and feared creatures with shark-themed programming so of course, we had to make the perfect Shark Week reading list.
Whether you’re a fan of the thrills that Jaws brings or are just fascinated by the ocean and its mysterious flora and fauna, there’s a YA novel out there that makes for the perfect Shark Week companion. Dive in to see which YA book pairs with your favorite shark!
If your favorite shark is a tiger shark, you should read Her Radiant Curse by Elizabeth Lim.
Why? For one thing, there’s a tiger on the cover. For another thing, this story is about two sisters—one beautiful, and one monstrous—two words that also could be used to describe the tiger shark, depending on your point of view.
If your favorite shark is a great white shark, you should read Never Coming Home by Kate M. Williams.
Why? Did you not see the blood in the ocean on the cover? If that doesn’t scream “great white shark,” we don’t know what does. Not to mention the great white shark is probably the most popular shark around. You know it would be a shark influencer if it could.
If your favorite shark is the megalodon, you should read Queen Bee by Amalie Howard.
Why? Because just as this prehistoric shark was ruling the ocean back in its prime, the teen girl in this story isn’t afraid of a little backstabbing to become the queen of her metaphorical ocean.
If your favorite shark is a whale shark, you should read Picture-Perfect Boyfriend by Becky Dean!
Why? Because . . . there’s a whale on the cover. And just as a whale shark is comedically confusing (is it a whale or is it a shark?), so is this teen girl’s make-believe boyfriend who turns out to be not-so-make-believe after all.