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🔥 Your YA Ebook Deals are Sizzlin’

Hey YA lovers: Welcome to June and perfect cheap ebooks for summer reading!

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It’s finally summer here in the middle of the USA — we skipped spring and had an extended winter that led right into summer instead. Which is to say, now all I can think about is grabbing a pile of books and reading in my hammock.

For those of you with hammock reading plans, poolside reading plans, or buried-under-blankets-because-it’s-actually-winter-where-I-am plans, here are some excellent deals to snag. Prices current as of this morning!

I woke up this morning to discover my own anthology (Don’t) Call Me Crazy is $2. If I may suggest picking this book of honest essays and art about mental health, now is the time.

Trish Doller’s fabulous book Something Like Normal, about a teen returning from active duty and struggling with both his relationships and his mental health, is $2. Grab that, then grab Where The Stars Still Shine, about a girl who is given a stable home after a life of instability, also for $2. Her road trip thriller The Devil You Know is also $2.

Meredith Russo’s romance featuring a trans girl main character If I Was Your Girl is $3. An absolutely perfect Pride Month read.

Dip into the world of magical realism with Anna-Marie McLemore’s When The Moon Was Ours for $3.

Although I haven’t yet read Black Wings Beating, I’ve heard nothing but tremendous things about this first book in a series by Alex London. $3.

Jen Wilde’s Queens of Geek, which is a fabulous story about teens at their first fan convention, full of heart, an exploration of friendship and mental health, and more, is $3.

Haven’t yet read Ash by Malinda Lo? You have no excuse. It’s $3, perfect for Pride Month, and it’s a staple in queer YA.

Lois Duncan’s classic I Know What You Did Last Summer is $2.

Impostors, the first book in the spinoff to Scott Westerfeld’s “Uglies” series, is $3.

A History of Glitter and Blood by Hannah Moskowitz is $2 and supposed to be great.

Spend $4 and get Lauren Oliver’s Delirium.

Did you know that the Christina Lauren duo, known for their adult romances, wrote a teen horror romance? They did and you can pick up The House for $2.

All three of the books in Neal Schusterman’s The Skinjacker trilogy can be yours for $5. A steal of a deal and excellent collection for those still catching up on all of Schusterman’s back list.

I know y’all know Anne of Green Gables, but if you haven’t read the Emily Starr trilogy by LM Montgomery, you can pick it up for $1. Three books! $1!

Last, but not least, Marieke Nijkamp’s sophomore novel Before I Let Go is $2.


Thanks for hanging out and we’ll see you on Monday with a really great guest newsletter. Until then, happy reading!
— Kelly Jensen, @veronikellymars on Instagram and editor of (Don’t) Call Me Crazy and Here We Are.