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5 YA Books Set to Release This Summer, Including Sarah J. Maas and Maureen Johnson

Spring has sprung and, now that the weather’s getting warmer, it’s  time for reading books in parks, on the beach, and pretty much anywhere outside! Summer is (finally) nearing and nothing says summer like a brand-new reading list.


Check out these five new Young Adult books set to release this summer:


1. A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J Maas


A Court of Frost and Starlight

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This novella is set in the world of Maas’s insanely famous and beautiful A Court of Thorns and Roses series. The story will be narrated by Feyre and Rhysand and take place over the Winter solstice. It will bridge the gap between A Court of Wings and Ruin and the upcoming novels in the series. It’s set to release May 1st.


2. Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson


Monday's Not Coming

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Based on true events, this story highlights the very real racial bias within our justice system by centering on young Claudia as she struggles to get anyone to pay attention to the fact that her best friend, Monday Charles, has gone missing. Set to release May 22nd.



3. Puddin’ by Julie Murphy



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A companion to the novel Dumplin’ (which is currently in pre-production as an adaptation starring Jennifer Aniston) this coming-of-age story centers on Millie Michalchuk, a teenage girl who goes behind her parents backs’ by skipping fat camp and, instead, going after a journalism internship. Through a series of events, Millie winds up joining forces with popular Queen B, Callie Reyes, and the two form an unexpected bond and a friendship that illuminates the power and beauty of girlhood. Set to release May 8th.




4. Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson


Undead Girl Gang

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When young Wiccan Mila Flores’s best friend, Riley, is discovered dead alongside two of their high-school’s “mean girls“, she performs a spell to bring the three back to life so she can reveal their killer. The only problem is, it turns out none of the girls can actually remember dying and they only have seven days before the spell wears off. This The Craft-esque novel is sure to be a blast! Set to release May 8th.



5. How I Resist: Activism and Hope for a New Generation edited by Maureen Johnson



How I Resist

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This collection is an anthology of essays, stories, songs, and more written by a variety of celebrities and Young Adult authors. It’s a powerful showcase of resilience, strength, empowerment, and the power behind never staying silent. Set to release May 15.


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