9 New YA Novels to Read This Summer
Mysterious disappearances. Surfer girls. A horror-movie studio. Your summer just got way more interesting. Presenting beach season's best new YA novels, great for young adults and adult adults alike.
Your Destination Is On the Left by Lauren Spieller
Dessa is a 17-year-old aspiring artist whose family travels around the country in an RV. When she lands an internship with an artist in Santa Fe, she’s torn over ending her nomadic lifestyle.
The Fall of Innocence by Jenny Torres Sanchez
Emilia has spent years trying to move on from a traumatic attack. But when a discovery about her attacker's identity comes to light, the memories start flooding back.
Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson
When Claudia’s best friend disappears, she digs deeper into the case, only to discover that no one remembers the last time they saw her at all.
Who Are You, Trudy Herman? by B.E. Beck
After moving to Mississippi, a young girl struggles to deal with the bigotries of the local white residents and the abject poverty of the black citizens.
Lovely, Dark, and Deep by Justina Chen
Viola, a promising young woman, is forced to rework plans for her future when she develops an extreme case of photosensitivity and is forced to avoid all hint of light.
The Leaving Year by Pam McGaffin
After her father goes missing, 15-year-old Ida travels from Washington State to southeast Alaska in pursuit of the truth about the man she thought she knew.
See All the Stars by Kit Frick
Part love story, part thriller, this debut novel is about Ellory, her once-inseparable friend group and the secrets and lies that tore them apart and changed their lives forever.
Scream All Night by Derek Milman
It’s been three years since Dario was emancipated from his father, an infamous horror-movie director. But when his brother invites him home to a mysterious ceremony, Dario hopes it’ll give him some closure. (Spoiler: It doesn’t.)