Enjoying the mini heat wave? Who else has it hot in the YA world?


Let’s start with a little cheat and list some books set in hot countries:

Australian outback: Everybody Jam by Ali Lewis and The Middle of Nowhere by Geraldine McCaughrean

Ethiopia: The Fastest Boy in the World by Elizabeth Laird

South Africa: Spud by John van de Ruit

Zimbabwe: Out of Shadows by Jason Wallace

Brazil: Trash by Andy Mulligan

Botswana: The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith

And then move on to people on holiday in hot places:

Cruel Summer by James Dawson

Blue by Lisa Glass

The Summer I Turned Pretty series by Jenny Han

We Were Liars by E Lockhart

How about books with sun in their title:

I’ll Give you the Sun by Jandy Nelson

Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Husseini

Empire of the Sun by J G Ballard

Or books in fantasy hot worlds or places – not unusual in dystopian worlds where the planet has been abused. Here are just a couple:

Red Rising by Pierce Brown

Blood Red Road by Moira Young

And if it’s all too much for you and you are dreaming of snow?

Let It Snow by John Green

Winter Damage by Natasha Carthew

Dead of Winter by Chris Priestly

Or perhaps books with hot main characters? I’ll leave you to think of your favourites!

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