Rad Reads

We found a summer read for every Taylor era

...Ready for it? These TBRs will enchant you from the very first page.

You Don't Have a Shot by Racquel Marie (Feiwel & Friends, $20)
Star athlete Vale knows one thing all too well: This summer is her last shot to prove she can play collegiate soccer. The only catch? Vale and her longtime rival Leticia are going to have to work together as co-captains of their camp team to secure that chance. Fans of She Drives Me Crazy will fall head over cleats.

Chloe and the Kaishao Boys by Mae Coyiuto (G.P. Putnam's Sons BFYR, $19)
Chloe Liang has her future all planned out: leave the Philippines to study at a top American university, become an amaze animator and live happily ever after. But when her dad sets her up with an unexpected love interest, Chloe suddenly has a reason to stick around.

Made of Stars by Jenna Voris (Viking, $19)
This high-stakes heist is bigger than the whole sky. Co-conspirators Ava and Shane are skilled at robbing space banks, but shiny new military mastermind Cyrus has it out for the career criminals. Are Ava and Shane going to be able to outsmart Cyrus' team, or will a top-secret plot destroy the duo's home planet?

Silver in the Bone by Alexandra Bracken (Alfred A. Knopf BFYR, $20)
Tamsin was born without the ability to see magic—but she is a Hollower who raids crypts for precious objects. To save her brother from a tragic curse, Tamsin has no choice to join forces with Emrys, her enemy. Will they find a way to work together...or does their bad blood run too deep?

Never Vacation With Your Ex by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka (Viking, $19)
Family friends (and exes) Kaylee and Dean don't know how they're going to navigate a vacay together in Malibu, but Kaylee has rules to make it work. All the feels of debut Tay, right down to the trusty BFFs-to-lovers trope.

Lying in the Deep by Diana Urban (Razorbill, $19)
After Jade's ex-boyfriend and BFF get together, Jade decides to spend a semester away at sea...only to find that the two backstabbers are also on board. But when a shocking murder lands her as the prime suspect, she and a cute new crush work together to clear her name before it's endgame for Jade.

Margo Zimmerman Gets the Girl by Brianna R. Shrum and Sara Waxelbaum (Inkyard Press, $20)
Overachiever Margo didn't know she was gay until a chance encounter at a spin-the-bottle party. Naturally, her next move is to enlist Abbie, the school's resident lesbian, to tutor her with "Queer 101" classes. A must-read for Lover stans looking for their next It couple.

Lei and the Fire Goddess by Malia Maunakea (Penguin Workshop, $18)
13-year-old Anna didn't mean to insult Pele the fire goddess. In fact, she didn't even believe her grandma's folk tales until they started to come to life. It's up to Anna to save her BFF from Pele's wrath, but first she'll have to dig deep into her Hawaiian heritage in this fearless adventure.

Hey, girl! Just wanted to let you know that this story originally ran in our June/July 2023 issue.
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by GL | 6/2/2023