The Hottest YA New Releases Summer 2024

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Summer 2024 | YA Romance Books

10 Things I Hate About Prom

10 Things I Hate About Prom

By Elle Gonzalez Rose

Coming 05.14.24

There are more than 10 things to hate about prom, but the worst thing is when your lovable best friend wants to go with someone else. Don’t miss this sweet, charming rom-com from the author of Caught in a Bad Fauxmance!

Beach Cute

Beach Cute

By Beth Reekles

Coming 05.14.24

From the author of the hit Kissing Booth series comes another sizzling story following three very different girls on summer vacation! Equal parts romance and humor, this is the perfect beach read for your next getaway.

Wild About You

Wild About You

By Kaitlyn Hill

Coming 05.21.24

Two total opposites. One race through the Great Outdoors. In this grumpy-sunshine teen romance from the author of Love from Scratch and Not Here to Stay Friends, the trail to true love doesn’t always come with a map.

All Roads Lead to Rome

All Roads Lead to Rome

By Sabrina Fedel

Coming 06.18.24

When the daughter of a diplomat fake dates a Scottish celebrity in Italy, she soon finds herself living her own Roman Holiday until the feelings get real and the paparazzi’s knives come out.

Hearts Overboard

Hearts Overboard

By Becky Dean

Coming 07.09.24

Set sail with this banter-filled rivals-to-lovers romance between a STEM-loving girl and a jock guy that will fill you with wanderlust…and have you rooting for love in the great outdoors!

Love is on the horizon . . .

Near Misses & Cowboy Kisses

Near Misses & Cowboy Kisses

By Katrina Emmel

Coming 07.23.24

A swoon-worthy YA rivals-to-lovers romance between a Nebraskan cowboy and California girl, thrust together on the Oregon Trail.

Anything’s possible under a prairie sky . . .

Love Requires Chocolate

Love Requires Chocolate

By Ravynn K. Stringfield

Coming 08.20.24

A new romance series that’s Emily In Paris meets A Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants! In this first book, budding theatre nerd Whitney Curry studies abroad in Paris, France, where she meets her match in a cute, aloof footballer.

Summer 2024 | YA Thriller and Horror Books

The Dare

The Dare

By Natasha Preston

Coming 05.07.24

#1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Natasha Preston is back with another pulse-pounding, twisty read!

Would you accept the dare?

Seasick

Seasick

By Kristin Cast, Pintip Dunn

Coming 06.11.24

There’s a killer on board a luxury yacht, and two former friends must team up to figure out which of their privileged classmates has a penchant for murder before they become victims themselves. Don’t miss out on this gripping thriller from New York Times bestselling authors Kristin Cast and Pintip Dunn!

Six of Sorrow

Six of Sorrow

By Amanda Linsmeier

Coming 06.25.24

Sixteen years ago, six girls were born on the same day—and now, on their birthday, one of them is missing. From the author of Starlings comes a story about small-towns, friendships, and the terrifying things your parents don’t tell you, that’s perfect for fans of Yellowjackets.

The Midnight Game

The Midnight Game

By Cynthia Murphy

Coming 07.02.24

From the next big name in YA thrillers that fans on Book Tok have dubbed, “The CEO of plot twists” comes a classic horror story for a new generation.

Six strangers. One night. But how many survivors?

I Will Never Leave You

I Will Never Leave You

By Kara A. Kennedy

Coming 07.23.24

This emotional debut thriller follows a teen girl being haunted by the ghost of her toxic ex-girlfriend, who gives her a chilling ultimatum—help her possess another girl or go down for her murder.

“A blistering exploration of the ugliest and tenderest parts of love, Kennedy turns the classic ghost story on its head.”—Courtney Gould, author of The Dead and the Dark

Our Wicked Histories

Our Wicked Histories

By Amy Goldsmith

Coming 07.30.24

A teen girl’s attempt to make amends with her former friend group takes a sinister turn during a weekend getaway at an ancestral Irish estate in this atmospheric, literary horror from the author of Those We Drown.

Such Charming Liars

Such Charming Liars

By Karen M. McManus

Coming 07.30.24

The newest mystery from the author of One of Us Is Lying, the Queen of thrillers, Karen M. McManus! When mother-daughter grifters set out on their final job, the heist gets deadly and dangerously personal.

Silent Sister

Silent Sister

By Megan Davidhizar

Coming 08.06.24

The must-read suspense novel of the summer about a mysterious sister’s disappearance, her biggest betrayal and a deadly truth screaming to come out.

Hemlock House

Hemlock House

By Katie Cotugno

Coming 08.13.24

Set in the aspirational world of the Ivy-League, this follow-up to the critically acclaimed Liar’s Beach sees the return of iconic detective Holiday Proctor and her childhood friend Linden, as they work to uncover a mysterious murder on campus.

They did some bad things.

Summer 2024 | YA Sci-fi and Fantasy Books

Blood at the Root

Blood at the Root

By LaDarrion Williams

Coming 05.07.24

A teenager on the run from his past finds the family he never knew existed and the community he never knew he needed at an HBCU for the young, Black, and magical. Enroll in this fresh fantasy debut unlike anything you’ve seen before.

Liar's Test

Liar's Test

By Ambelin Kwaymullina

Coming 05.21.24

A gripping YA fantasy with a deadly contest to win a crown, a fierce heroine determined to right the wrongs done to her people, and a smoldering love story that could change everything . . .

Moonstorm

Moonstorm

By Yoon Ha Lee

Coming 06.04.24

In a society where conformity is valued above all else, a teen girl training to become an Imperial pilot is forced to return to her rebel roots to save her world in this adrenaline-fueled sci-fi adventure—perfect for fans of Iron Widow and Skyward!

Storm: Dawn of a Goddess

Storm: Dawn of a Goddess

By Tiffany D. Jackson

Coming 06.04.24

Before she was the super hero Storm of Marvel’s X-Men, she was Ororo of Cairo—a teenaged thief on the streets of Egypt, until her growing powers catch the eye of a villain who steals people’s souls. An epic origin story that will blow you away, from the New York Times bestselling author of Monday’s Not Coming.

“Tiffany D. Jackson has crafted the story of Storm that the world has been waiting for!” —Nicola Yoon, #1 New York Times bestselling author

Poison in Their Hearts

Poison in Their Hearts

By Laura Sebastian

Coming 06.18.24

Immerse yourself in the final book in the epic fantasy trilogy from the author of the New York Times bestselling Ash Princess series. Follow three princesses and the destiny they were born for: seduction, conquest, and the crown.

The Heart of the World

The Heart of the World

By Amie Kaufman

Coming 09.17.24

Magic and sacrifice will collide as lovers and gods, enemies and allies vie for the fate of the world in this heart-pounding sequel to The Isles of the Gods, which Stephanie Garber called “deliciously diabolical and full of heart.”

The Mirror of Beasts

The Mirror of Beasts

By Alexandra Bracken

Coming 07.30.24

#1 New York Times bestselling author Alexandra Bracken is back with the electrifying sequel to Silver in the Bone, in which fresh betrayal ignites ancient magic to wake the dead, and a cursed girl with no magic of her own must put the past to rest.

The Girl with No Reflection

The Girl with No Reflection

By Keshe Chow

Coming 08.06.24

A young woman chosen as the crown prince’s bride must travel to the royal palace to meet her new husband—but her world is shaken when she discovers the dark truth the royal family has been hiding for centuries—in this lush fantasy debut perfect for fans of Song of Silver, Flame Like Night and Violet Made of Thorns.

Zombie Apocalypse Running Club

Zombie Apocalypse Running Club

By Carrie Mac

Coming 08.13.24

When twins Eira and Soren escape from their survivalist home into a world overcome by zombies, there’s only one way to stay alive: run!

Summer 2024 | YA Contemporary Books

The Last Boyfriends Rules for Revenge

The Last Boyfriends Rules for Revenge

By Matthew Hubbard

Coming 04.30.24

A queer coming-of-age about three teenage boys in small town Alabama who set out to get revenge on their ex-boyfriends and end up starting a student rebellion. Perfect for fans of Becky Albertalli and Jason June!

The Notes

The Notes

By Catherine Con Morse

Coming 04.30.24

A reserved Chinese American teen at a Southern performing arts boarding school comes into her own under the tutelage of a glamorous new piano teacher. A moving coming-of-age-novel from a debut novelist about first love, adolescent angst, and academic pressures.

What's Eating Jackie Oh?

What's Eating Jackie Oh?

By Patricia Park

Coming 04.30.24

A Korean American teen tries to balance her dream to become a chef with the cultural expectations of her family when she enters the competitive world of a TV cooking show. A hilarious and heartfelt YA novel from the award-winning author of Imposter Syndrome and Other Confessions of Alejandra Kim and Re Jane.

“Park’s novel delivers authentic characters who will make you laugh…and cry. Not to be missed!” –Ellen Oh, author of The Colliding Worlds of Mina Lee

Diary of a Dying Girl

Diary of a Dying Girl

By Mallory Smith

Coming 05.07.24

This collection of one girl’s real, unflinching diary entries about slowly dying of a terminal illness is an unparalleled exploration of the human spirit and what it means to truly live.

The Color of a Lie

The Color of a Lie

By Kim Johnson

Coming 06.11.24

In 1955, a Black family passes for white and moves to a “Whites Only” town in the suburbs. Caught between two worlds, a teen boy puts his family at risk as he uncovers racist secrets about his suburb. A new social justice thriller from the acclaimed author of This Is My America!

Love Is in the Hair

Love Is in the Hair

By Gemma Cary

Coming 08.27.24

A feminist coming-of-age comedy that follows the endless humiliations, unrequited obsessions, and all-consuming friendships of fifteen-year-old Evia Birtwhistle as she leads a body hair positive revolution at her school.

Summer 2024 | YA Book Graphic Novels

First Test Graphic Novel

First Test Graphic Novel

By Tamora Pierce

Coming 07.02.24

This eagerly awaited graphic novel adaptation of the iconic fantasy novel, First Test, reimagines the classic knight’s tale, but with a twist. In a world not quite ready for her ambition, a determined girl seeks knighthood and finds herself on a mission to prove it.

Woe: A Housecat's Story of Despair

Woe: A Housecat's Story of Despair

By Lucy Knisley

Coming 07.02.24

WOE! SCREAM! MEOW! …PURR? Join the hilarious and of course dramatic world of Linney the House Cat, as her webcomic antics are gathered into graphic novel for the very first time! This collection is perfect for cat lovers and Linney fans alike.

Summer 2024 | YA Historical Fiction and Alternative History Books

Adventures of Mary Jane

Adventures of Mary Jane

By Hope Jahren

Coming 06.25.24

In this brand new reimagining, Mary Jane—the red-headed spark from Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, who stole Huck’s heart in just 30 pages—comes to life with her own story of adventuring down the Mississippi River in the 1840s.

Riot Act

Riot Act

By Sarah Lariviere

Coming 07.16.24

Punk rock meets Orwell’s 1984 in this story of a group of theater kids who take on a political regime, perfect for readers who love books by A.S. King and Marie Lu.

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