There is a common perception in the world of literature that the first book by an author is great, but the second one might not be as good. We are strictly talking about standalone books rather than the series that some of the famous authors have written.
With that said, we are here to explore some amazing literary work by great authors. The exception here is that we are not exploring the debut novels, but the second ones, which makes this even more interesting than usual. So, let’s not delay and have a look.
#1 Summer Bird Blue By Akemi Dawn Bowman
The first book we are looking at is a fiction by Akemi Dawn Bowman called the Summer Bird Blue. The book is a lyrical novel that explores the themes such as grief, love, as well as self-discovery that takes place after a horrible loss. For those who want to have a powerfully moving book, especially the one that can tug at your heartstrings, this is definitely the book that you should go for.
#2 The Cold Is in Her Bones By Peternelle van Arsdale
The Cold Is in Her Bones by Peternelle van Arsdale is one of the best novels you can get the chance to read. It is about a girl who goes to the extent of finding secrets from the past so she can save the life of her friend. There is a lot of great substance in this book, involving some love, as well as revenge.
Many readers have pointed out that the book takes inspiration from the Greek monster Medusa.
#3 Dealing in Dreams By Lilliam Rivera
If you have had the pleasure of watching the Outsiders and Mad Max, then you would be pleased to know that Dealing in Dreams by Lilliam Rivera is the perfect combination and something that you should definitely read. The book is amazing and is filled with some of the finest written plot points.
#4 Love From A to Z By S.K. Ali
S.K. Ali brings us Love from A to Z, a wonderful book that takes us on the journey of two Muslim teens who meet each other during a spring break. The book is amazing, to say the least. This is coming from someone who was never a fan of romantic novels, this is definitely the one to read for the ages.
#5 Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson
For the fans of young adult fiction, the Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson is definitely a great book to get your hands on. You have magic, as well as romance, and amazing friendships. All of this combined with an amazing character and world building that we do not get to see a lot.
In conclusion, the one thing that we are certain about is that these novels will leave a lasting impression on you. Wherein, for anyone who is looking for a great reading experience, these novels are a way to go.