YA Books to Read on a Cruise

I’m on a boat!

Set sail for a summer cruise with one of these sea-faring YA books! You could be sailing smooth on the river of love, or facing a treacherous journey through dangerous waters. Which of these YA books to read on a cruise will you choose for your next voyage?

Those We Drown

Those We Drown

By Amy Goldsmith

Coming 07.02.24

An ocean-drenched, atmospheric horror debut! Liv’s best friend disappears on their first night aboard their dream semester-at-sea program—but is he really sick, like everyone says, or is something darker lurking beneath the water?

Seasick

Seasick

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!

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 . . .

The Isles of the Gods

The Isles of the Gods

Magic, romance, and slumbering gods clash in this riveting fantasy duology that spans gangsters’ dens, forgotten temples, and the high seas from the New York Times bestselling author of the Aurora Cycle and the Illuminae Files.

Cursed Cruise

Cursed Cruise

From the authors of Horror Hotel, called “fast-paced and freaky” by #1 NYT bestselling author Kendare Blake, comes another addictive YA horror about a group of teen ghost hunters who are invited to travel onboard a haunted historic cruise ship.

All aboard . . .

The Wicked Bargain

The Wicked Bargain

El Diablo is in the details in this Latinx pirate fantasy starring a transmasculine nonbinary teen with a mission of revenge, redemption, and revolution—now in paperback!

Girl Overboard

Girl Overboard

This fast-paced thriller about a girl who investigates her friend’s disappearance during their cruise ship vacation is Ruth Ware’s The Woman in Cabin 10 for teens—and it’s a paperback original!

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