Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan, the brilliant fashion bloggers from Go Fug Yourself, just published a new young adult novel called Spoiled, which features a teenage girl named Molly Dix who moves from Indiana to sunny LA when she reunites with her celebrity dad. The book is hopefully the first of many from the duo, and is definitely worth picking up on your way to the beach. With this in mind, we’ve come up with a list of 10 contemporary YA series that you can read in transit or under a large umbrella without breaking a mental sweat. Dostoevsky they ain’t — but isn’t that point of summer reading?
His Dark Materials Trilogy by Philip Pullman
The trio includes The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass, and the first was made into a film that unfortunately didn’t do very well on our shores at least. This shouldn’t spoil your enjoyment of the series, however. It has demons, humans, and a mysterious Dust which may or may not be able to unite the universe(s), which is exciting, right? When Pullman isn’t writing, he’s drawing. Some of his Amber Spyglass illustrations are here.