Top Ten Tuesday: Ten quick, fun YA beach reads for (almost. ish.) every genre

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For something short, light(ish), and fun in the sun. No tearjerkers in my beach reads!        

c.j.'s selections                         ten ten ten


And Then There Were Four - Nancy Werlin 

A quick dual-POV murder mystery about five teens who realize their parents are conspiring to try to kill them all. Super fun, fast-paced, and psychological.   

High Fantasy 

Royal Bastards - Andrew Shvarts 

A breakneck, balls-to-the-wall fantasy adventure with five badass heroes, magic, cinematic fight scenes, explosions, and the perfect mix of irreverence and action. 

Kill All Happies - Rachel Cohn 

A ridiculous, riotous whirlwind of one day, one girl's dream to throw the most epic senior party, one grouchy adult's mission to destroy her, and a whole lot of mayhem. 

Urban Fantasy 

Fate of Flames - Sarah Raughley 

A girl-power superhero squad fantasy that reads like your favorite video game, with four elementally magical heroines who slay giant demon monsters, government conspiracy, and tons of action.  

Fantasy Horror? 

Slice of Cherry - Dia Reeves 

An irreverent, hysterical, genre-twisting story about the daughters of a serial killer growing into their murderous passions in a town filled with magic, mystery, and charmingly quirky residents. 

Urban Fantasy 

The Rest of Us Just Live Here - Patrick Ness 

A genre-bending adventure that switches between irreverent nods to fantasy tropes and the chaotic lives of four teens who are just trying to get by while chaos explodes around them. 

The Dead House - Dawn Kurtagich  

A found footage horror film in book form, about two sisters who happen to (maybe?) be the same person, a shocking murder, a supernatural mystery, and a whole lot of lying.   
Contemporary Romance 

Sway - Kat Spears 

A lighthearted romance ala Hitch, about a boy who knows how to play the love game for his hopeless clients, and the girl who inadvertently plays the player. 

Poison - Bridget Zinn 

A laugh-riot fantasy adventure about a poison expert on a misadventure to save the kingdom, will the help of adorable boys named Fred, sassy princesses, and talking piglets.  
Science Fiction 

Relativity - Cristin Bishara 

A universe-hopping adventure about multiverse theory, quantum physics, and one girl trying to find the combination of circumstances that will create her perfect world. 

Your turn!  What fun, short books are your favorite go-to beach reads?

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