Teen Book Horoscope: Leo

Into all things zodiac? This blog will look at the current zodiac signs and suggest books based on the traits and characteristics of that sign.

This month we look at Leo, the zodiac sign for people born July 23-August 22.

Symbol: Lion

Character traits: Roll out the red carpet because Leo has arrived. The Leo is a spirited fire sign and are the kings and queens of the celestial jungle. They’re delighted to embrace their royal status: Vivacious, brave, ambitious, loyal, fiercely protective of their nearest and dearest, sunny, big-hearted, and passionate. Leos love to bask in the spotlight and celebrate themselves. People born under the sign of Leo are natural born leaders.

Whether you're a Leo or can relate to these traits, these teen books might appeal to the lion in you.

Fatal Throne
Seven Y.A. authors come together to reimagine the lives of Henry VIII and his six wives. Leos will be able to appreciate reading about Henry VIII, the monarch who loved to love himself. Told in the first person, each author takes on a character — from Henry himself to strong-willed Anne Boleyn to one-bullied, later-beloved Jane Seymour — and together build a gripping story about one of the most compelling and treacherous periods of English history.

The Dark Days Club
Who says that ladies have to be in-waiting? In 1812, on the night before her presentation to the queen, 18-year-old Lady Helen goes in search of her family’s missing servants and finds herself deep in the shadows of Regency London. Helen must tap into the Leos bravery to decide if she wants the help of Lord Carlton, whose shady reputation precedes him, and soon finds herself not a swirl with petticoats but in demon-hunting.

The Hate U Give
Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Passionate Leos will appreciate Starr’s journey as leader for change in her community.