There's nothing like a good summer read — especially one that allows you to escape to an exciting new world. Like Trollhunters, for example, based on the amazing world created by Guillermo del Toro for his DreamWorks animated series by the same name. If you love fantasy stories, and haven't checked it out, you totally should. If you've already read the series, there are plenty of books just like Trollhunters that'll help you fill that troll-sized hole in your heart.
For the uninitiated, Trollhunters starts like most typical coming-of-age adventure stories. A relatively normal suburban kid, Jim Sturges, discovers that the world is not what it seems... and neither is he. He goes on amazing adventures with a crew of unlikely sidekicks, mysteries to solve, and monsters to vanquish. Ultimately, your hero learns that they are capable of so much more than they ever thought — even saving the world.
If this type of story is your favorite way to escape the summer heat or monotony of mom life, you are in luck. Turns out, there are a ton of other great books to add to your e-reader, or order from Amazon, including new finds like The Lie Tree, by Frances Hardinge, and old favorites like A Wrinkle In Time, by Madeleine L'Engle, for you to read and even share with your kids. Here are just a few: