German Author Shanaya Summer Hits Multiple #1 Amazon Best Seller Lists In USA with “Sonya – The Elven Princess”

Author Shanaya Summer‘s recent release, Sonya: The Elven Princess – The Revelation hit’s best seller list on January 30th, 2022, climbing all the way to Number one in the Teen & Young Adult categories for Friendships and Body, Mind & Spirit. The book also featured as a hot new release in multiple categories including Social Issues, Personal Health, Folklore & Mythology, Inspiration & Personal Growth, Fantasy & Supernatural, Myths & Legends, Mythical Creatures, Family, Parents, Siblings, Girls & Women, Self Esteem, and Emotions & Feelings.

The broad reach of Sonya: The Elven Princess has made author Shanaya Summer very happy, exclaiming, “It means everything to me to have become a bestselling author. I can hardly put into words the joy of it. The inspiration has always been my children Sonja and Selina, both of whom have their part in the book.”

Sonya is a riveting book that escalates when Sonya is pushed through the mirror into the secret world of elves. Sonya has to face many dangers and realize that she has skills that she would never have dared to dream of. Sonya encounters dark shadow forces that stand in her way and seek her life as she tries to free her sister from the clutches of the evil wizard.

Author Shanaya Summer grew up in a family where she was not wanted as a girl. To cope, she would dive into her dream world and see pictures and places in her head filled with fantasy and mythology. Summer hopes that teenagers who might be struggling with difficult emotions and feelings can immerse themselves in the exciting world of fantasy that Sonya finds herself in when they read the book. Readers will be inspired about life and the possibilities that await when they tap into their imagination and resilience. 

With the recent increase in depression and suicide among teen and young adult girls in the headlines Sonya – The Elven Princess’ subject matter is a hot topic and a must-read for teen girls and young females.

According to the National Institute for Mental Health an estimated 4.1 million adolescents aged 12 to 17 in the United States had at least one major depressive episode. This number represented 17.0% of the U.S. population aged 12 to 17.

  • The prevalence of a major depressive episode was higher among adolescent females (25.2%) compared to males (9.2%).



Shanaya Summer has already written a number of short short stories and published her first work with Novum publisher in Winter 2015. It was at this point that she decided to finish writing the book Sonya: The Elven Princess, which she started around 2014. A stroke of fate made her finish writing the book in 2018. The book was translated from German to English for publication in the USA on Amazon.

Summer lives with her youngest daughter and their two dogs in Bruecken/Pfalz in Germany. She has finished her second book Sonya the Elven Princess- The Prophecy and plans to publish it in June 2022. She is currently writing her third book, which should be complete by the end of the year.


To learn more about Shanaya Summer, visit her author page on Amazon.

Sonya – The Elven Princess The Revelation is now available on at