Happy first day of Spring! OK, I know it might not be very spring-like outside yet, depending on where you live. I'm in New York, gearing up for the fourth Nor'easter in about two weeks to hit, so believe me, I understand. But that doesn't mean that I can't try to ignore the weather patterns and start living for those sunny, warm weather feels that I know are on their way. In fact, it's moments like these where I tend to turn to books the most. If it's not going to spring outside, it can at least be spring on my TBR. Luckily for me, and for you, these upcoming YA books will get you in the spirit of warm weather in no time at all.
The 15 picks below are all being released between now and June, and all are set either in the spring or summer seasons, so you know they'll be full of sunshine, dips in the pool, ice cream, and tons of heat — and I'm not just talking about the rising temperature. You might still be donning your winter coat now, but adding these to your reading list is the best way to lose yourself in the new season:
by Whitney Gardner
Cameron's cosplay is finally starting to earn her attention she hopes will get her into college. But when Cameron's family moves the summer before her senior year, the only comic shop in town is owned by a dudebro who challenges every woman who comes into the shop.
by Jenn Bennett (April 3)
Ever since last year’s homecoming dance, best friends-turned-enemies Zorie and Lennon have made an art of avoiding each other. But when a group camping trip goes south, Zorie and Lennon find themselves stranded in the wilderness. Alone. Together. With no one but each other for company, Zorie and Lennon have no choice but to hash out their issues.
by Amy Spalding (April 3)
Seventeen, fashion-obsessed, and gay, Abby Ives has always been content playing the sidekick in other people's lives. When she lands an internship at her favorite local boutique, she’s thrilled to take her first step into her dream career. She doesn't expect to fall for her fellow intern, Jordi Perez.