Monica Recommends - Dispatch #13, Eerie Summer YA Edition
All the Dead Lie Down by Kyrie McCauley
The Haunting of Bly Manor meets House of Salt and Sorrows in Kyrie McCauley’s contemporary YA gothic romance about a dark family lineage, the ghosts of grief, and the lines we’ll cross for love.
Hell Followed With Us by Andrew Joseph White
Sixteen-year-old trans boy Benji is on the run from the cult that raised him—the fundamentalist sect that unleashed Armageddon and decimated the world’s population. A furious, queer debut novel about embracing the monster within and unleashing its power against your oppressors.
All That's Left in the World by Erik J. Brown
What If It's Us meets They Both Die at the End in this postapocalyptic, queer YA adventure romance from debut author Erik J. Brown. Perfect for fans of Adam Silvera, Alex London, and Heartstopper by Alice Oseman.
The Immeasurable Depth of You by Maria Ingrande Mora
How do you face your fears when everything is terrifying? In the devastating but uplifting tradition of Adam Silvera and Nova Ren Suma comes a queer supernatural coming-of-age story.
The River Has Teeth by Erica Waters
Lush and chilling, with razor-sharp edges and an iron core of hope, this bewitching, powerhouse novel of two girls fighting back against the violence the world visits on them will stun and enchant readers.
Into the Light by Mark Oshiro
It’s been one year since Manny was cast out of his family and driven into the wilderness of the American Southwest. Since then, Manny lives by self-taught rules that keep him moving—and keep him alive. A ripped-from-the-headlines story with Oshiro's signature mix of raw emotions and visceral prose.
This Delicious Death by Kayla Cottingham
Four best friends, one music festival, and a cooler filled with human organs: this summer is about to get gory. Sapphic horror for fans of Jennifer's Body!
Wildblood by Lauren Blackwood
A fierce and thrilling, fast-paced fantasy that tells the story of a girl who must find the strength to defeat the demons of the jungle as well as her own to find where she truly belongs.