This YA spotlight features a romance that is Crazy Rich Asians meets The Princess Diaries, a Grease-inspired romcom about one girl choosing between the guy of her dreams and her female summer fling, and the start to a new trilogy about twin witches.
TOKYO EVER AFTER by Emiko Jean
“Izumi, a Japanese American high school student, has a pretty average life: a band of awesome misfit friends, a delicious diner where she’s a regular, and a loving mother—everything a high school senior needs…A fun experience that readers will want to read again and again.”
—School Library Journal, starred review
“A refreshing and spot-on depiction of Japanese Americans exploring their heritage, with appeal far beyond female Asian readers.” —Booklist, starred review
COOL FOR THE SUMMER by Dahlia Adler
“Written in Lara’s dry but vulnerable voice and strung through with humor, warmth, and sensuality, this romance will speak to any reader who has ever struggled to know their own heart.” —Booklist, starred review
SPELLS TROUBLE by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
“Descriptions of thoughtful spell work will hook readers early and, though the novel focuses on Norse and Greek mythology, the twins get a glimpse into Egyptian lore and the setting is prepped for the introduction of Japanese and Hindu mythology in the novels to come. A satisfying cliffhanger sets the stage for the next in the series.” —School Library Journal
TOKYO EVER AFTER by Emiko Jean; 9781250766601; available now.
COOL FOR THE SUMMER by Dahlia Adler; 9781250765826; available now.
SPELLS TROUBLE by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast; 9781250765635; available 5/25/21.