Summer Booklist – 2019: YA Edition

summer reads

Hello, my book lovers!

It’s that time of year! I have the summer recommendations for YA reads! Some are brand spanking new and others I really just wanted to suggest because I hear such amazing things. In any case, here are some books to add to your TBR list! Get your read on this summer!


The Past of Other Things That Should Stay Buried
Author: Shaun David Hutchinson
Scarlet Reader

Spending time with the dead is all well and good until they start talking. When Dino’s ex-best friend July dies unexpectedly and then comes back to life the two must work together to figure what is going on and they end also explore how their friendship came to such a horrible end.

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The Haunted
Author: Danielle Vega
Scarlet Reader
Penguin Random House

Hendricks and her family move to a new town for a new start and the fixer-upper they move into is notorious for being haunted. She doesn’t believe it until unexplainable and terrifying things start happening. With the help of the mysterious boy next door, she is going to take out the ghosts before they take her out.

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The Last Magician & The Devil’s Thief
Author: Lisa Maxwell

Scarlet Reader

Esta has an affinity for time traveling. In modern-day New York magic is all but gone. It’s this special ability that allows her to go back in time and hopefully help all Mageus, like her, by stealing a powerful book. Trained as a thief since a very young age, she feels confident that this will be a piece of cake. But, when she discovers secrets and crosses paths with the devilish magician, Harte Darrigan the job gets more complicated and the lines become blurred.

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Author: Jennifer Donnelly
Scarlet Reader

Isabelle has done so much to try and fit in. She’s struggled to live up to her mother’s impossible expectations. She even cut off her toes to fit into a glass slipper so that she could win the prince, but he was madly in love with her sister, the one who really fit the slipper. Now she is filled with shame. A plain girl in a world of vanity, she wants more than this and if there’s one thing for sure it’s that it takes more than heartache to break a girl.

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Hope and Other Punchlines
Author: Julie Buxbaum
Scarlet Reader

Abbi is the center of famous meme ‘Baby Hope’ showing her as a baby holding a red balloon as the south tower of the World Trade Center is collapsing behind her on 9/11. Now seventeen, she is hoping for some anonymity while she works as a counselor at Knights Day Camp. Then she meets Noah and it seems that hope is dashed, but he believes it’s fate that’s brought them together. The two of them work together to ask the hard questions regarding that photo of ‘Baby Hope’ but they may not be ready for the answers.

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Wicked Saints
Author: Emily A. Duncan
Scarlet Reader

A girl who can speak to gods, a prince in danger, and a boy who harbors a dangerous secret must kill the king to end a brutal war. In the midst of this mission, a deadly romance threatens to tips the scales of light and dark.

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The Center of the Universe
Author: Ria Voros

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Grace and her mother, GG couldn’t be more different. Grace is into astrophysics and GG is into her as a news anchor. Then one day, GG disappears. Grace’s whole life is turned upside down and she works to uncover what happened to her. When she begins to uncover pieces of her mother’s long-lost past she starts to wonder that GG wasn’t taken but she just left? If so, why?

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The Lost Coast
Author: Amy Rose Capetta
Scarlet Reader

Believing she and her mom came to Tempest, California on a whimsical trip, Danny discovers that a group called the Grays who throw around terms like queer and witches like they’re normal and every day, though they startle her, have actually cast a spell on her to bring her to them. They believe she can help bring the most powerful of them back. Imogen has been missing for a while and Danny doesn’t get far in finding her before strange and scary things that put her in harm’s way begin happening.

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These Witches Don’t Burn
Author: Isabel Sterling
Scarlet Reader

Hannah’s a witch. The real deal. She can control the four elements, but she must keep that to herself. But when dark blood magic happens at the end-of-the-year bonfire she must team up with the last person she wants to: her ex-girlfriend, Veronica. Then she meets a new girl, Morgan who’s a ballerina and her life gets even more complicated. Amid trying to find and defeat the Blood Witch causing problems all over town while trying to date is no easy feat.

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Broken Throne
Author: Victoria Aveyard
Scarlet Reader

Calling all Red Queen fans!

The ultimate collection of novellas of the deadly and dazzling world of Norta. Catch up with characters after the events of War Storm in this beautifully put-together collection. Also contains additional content such as maps, flags and bonus scenes. If you aren’t able to let go of Mare Barrow and her world then pick this one up!

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Be on the lookout for the Fiction and Nonfiction lists coming soon!

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