YA Books to Read on Your Next Snow Day

Winter is the perfect time to curl up with a cup of hot tea and a good book. Because we’re big fans of all things cozy, we put together this list of YA books to read on your next snow day. You’ll find romance, fantasy, historical novels, and thrillers with major winter vibes. The next time you’re stuck inside on a snow day, escape with one of these wintery YA novels.

Red Tigress

Red Tigress

By Amélie Wen Zhao

The sequel to the buzz-worthy book Blood Heir is everything we hoped it would be. As the only surviving member of the royal family, Ana must raise an army if she wants to overthrow the empress and take back the throne. To do so, she and Ransom Quicktongue must team up once again. They travel to Bregon, where she hopes to receive the support she needs to start a revolution.

Monsters Among Us

Monsters Among Us

By Monica Rodden

Home for the winter break after her first semester at college, Catherine is still reeling from a horrific attack. When her friend is murdered, she enlists her childhood playmate Henry to help her investigate. Things become even more complicated when a boy from college shows up, claiming to know what happened to Catherine. As she looks into both crimes, Catherine uncovers her small town’s hidden secrets and dark obsessions.

His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass (HBO Tie-In Edition)

His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass (HBO Tie-In Edition)

By Philip Pullman

Magic, adventure, peril, and a mystical element await in the pages of this modern fantasy classic! If you’ve never read about Lyra’s journey to the far North and her brush with destiny, it’s time to catch up on your reading. Get an early start because once you open this book, your snow day will be gone before you know it! And when you’ve finished reading, you can binge-watch the HBO series!

New Year's Kiss

New Year's Kiss

By Lee Matthews

Take a winter vacation to the Evergreen Lodge, nestled in the mountains of Vermont. It’s a place of snow, romance, and dreams. When Tess meets Christopher in the lounge, the two teens embark on a mission to cross off as many items from their bucket lists as possible. This wintry YA romance novel is a must-read!

Dash & Lily's Book of Dares (Netflix Series Tie-In Edition)

Dash & Lily's Book of Dares (Netflix Series Tie-In Edition)

By David Levithan

We can’t think of anything cozier than spending the holidays in New York City. When Lily leaves a notebook filled with challenges in a bookstore, Dash picks it up. The two teens spend their winter break exploring the city, trading dares, and falling in love. After you’ve read the book, make sure to watch the Netflix adaptation!

All I Want for Christmas

All I Want for Christmas

By Wendy Loggia

It doesn’t have to be the festive season to read a YA romance set during Christmastime. If you want to spend your snow day snuggled up with a feel-good book, look no further. Christmas wishes, mistletoe, romance, and plenty of snow are waiting for you.

House of Salt and Sorrows

House of Salt and Sorrows

By Erin A. Craig

In the mood for something spookier? Pick up this retelling of “Twelve Dancing Princesses.” You’ll get lost in this bone-chilling story about curses, dark magic, and a girl with ghostly visions. It’s the perfect way to spend a cold evening at home.

A Cloud of Outrageous Blue

A Cloud of Outrageous Blue

By Vesper Stamper

There’s nothing quite like reading about the Black Plague when you’re living in the middle of a global pandemic. When she loses her parents unexpectedly, Edyth’s brother sends her to live in a priory. There, she comes to terms with her new life and even finds love. If you love historical fiction, you’ll obsess over this gorgeously illustrated novel.

The Court of Miracles

The Court of Miracles

By Kester Grant

On Sale 05.25.21

If you love classic literature, you’ll adore this retelling of Les Misérables set in 1828 in an alternate Paris. With crime rings, sisterhood, royalty, and war, this YA novel is a fast-paced page-turner that you won’t be able to put down.

Nowhere on Earth

Nowhere on Earth

By Nick Lake

Emily finds a boy named Aidan wandering in the woods and wants to help him get home—even if home is not on Earth. When their airplane crashes into a mountain, Emily, Aidan, and the pilot struggle to make it out alive. Along the way, they’ll battle the freezing temperatures while trying to evade the government forces tracking them. This strange, poignant book will keep you thinking even after you’ve turned the last page.

Winter War Awakening (Blood Rose Rebellion, Book 3)

Winter War Awakening (Blood Rose Rebellion, Book 3)

By Rosalyn Eves

This is the breathtaking conclusion to the Blood Rose Rebellion trilogy. If you haven’t read this series, you should binge it on your next snow day! It’s a mash-up of history and fantasy set during the Hungarian Revolution. The beautiful writing and fast-paced plot will keep you turning pages as quickly as you can devour them.

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