Sick of Winter? Read These Sunny YA Books to Warm You Up!
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It’s that time of year again. You know, when you start feeling like winter will never end. But there’s one guaranteed way to escape the cold: read a book set in a warm location! So put on your fuzzy socks, get something hot to drink, and crack open one of these fantastic sunny YA books to beat the winter chill.
Warm up with a YA romance
Nothing makes you feel as warm and gooey inside as a young adult romance novel! Here are some of the best to add a little heat to your winter.
Pucker up! This book is like Emily in Paris in reverse. It’s about a French girl named Margot who moves to Manhattan to pursue her dreams of becoming a chef and find an American boy she met in Paris. But fate has other plans for Margot, including an unexpected attraction to a coworker.
Step onto the stage in sunny Los Angeles, where even the wildest dreams come true. Sloane gets cast in a teen reality dating show where her best friend (and crush) Liam works. This arrangement would be fine, except for the unexpected attraction between them. Drama, romance, and stolen kisses await inside the pages of this book!
The book goes on sale April 4th, but you can pre-order your copy now!
Nothing says summer like a cross-country road trip! Norah and Skyler were childhood best friends but haven’t hung out in a long time. When their families take an RV trip together, the forced proximity rekindles their friendship . . . and maybe something more. Keep your eyes peeled for this author’s next romance novel, Borrow My Heart, coming this summer!
This steamy summer romance is filled with toe-curling kisses, first love, and sex. Claude is spending the summer before college on an island where she meets Jeremiah. As their summer heats up, Claude must decide how much of her heart to give to a boy she plans to leave behind.
Although thrillers are usually described as hair-raising, blood-chilling, and spine-tingling, we’d like to point out that they also get your heart pounding. Here are a few thrillers set in warm locations that will make you forget the cold weather outside.
Head to an exclusive amusement park on an island in this YA thriller from the author of The Twin and The Lake. Four teen influencers get invited to an all-expenses paid weekend on the island. Everything seems too good to be true, and their sunny vacation takes a dark turn when they realize they might never leave the island alive.
Secrets, scandal, and murder—this whodunit has everything you could want in a YA murder mystery! This book will transport you to London for the summer, where Evan tries (and fails) to keep her identity as the King’s illegitimate daughter under wraps. But when someone gets killed and she takes the blame, Evan’s summer becomes the stuff of nightmares.
You’ll love this story about three cousins, their estranged (and wealthy) grandmother, and a summer they’ll never forget! When Milly, Aubrey, and Jonah go to work at their grandmother’s resort for the summer, they don’t know what to expect. They quickly learn that their grandmother is hiding a deadly secret. They must stick together if they want to survive the worst summer job ever.
The ultimate summer YA thriller and BookTok sensation will keep you reading well past bedtime! On a private island owned by the uber-wealthy Sinclair family, Cadence sunbathes, goes boating, and tries to remember the tragedy that happened two summers ago. If you’ve already devoured this book, check out the prequel, Family of Liars!
Magic, monsters, and adventure await inside this action-packed fantasy in an Arabian-inspired setting. Join Imani and her friends as they set out to find her brother and stop him from revealing their city’s magical secrets. The sunbaked desert and fast-paced plot will warm you right to your toes!
The magic, mythology, and warmth of West Africa come to life in this stunning novel about a girl with golden blood. Labeled a monster by her village, Deka runs away and joins an army of magical warrior girls like herself. This book is a must-read if you love fantasy with strong female characters and warm locales!
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