The Drowning Summer (Hardcover)

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About the Author

Christine Lynn Herman is the New York Times bestselling author of young adult novels about magic, monsters, and growing up, including The Drowning Summer, the Devouring Gray duology, and All of Us Villains. Writing updates (and cat pictures) can be found on Instagram @christineexists or at

Praise For…

"The descriptions of the magic and hauntings are sensory delights.... Immersed in multilayered personal relationships and engrossing mysteries.—Kirkus

“Haunting and atmospheric, The Drowning Summer is a gorgeous exploration of what it means to forge our own path. With complex characters and a setting so vivid I could smell the salt air, readers will eagerly wade into this timely, eerie tale.”—Rachel Griffin, New York Times bestselling author of The Nature of Witches

“Herman expertly pairs real world issues with the supernatural in this spooky mystery complete with a swoon worthy queer romance. Readers will be haunted by this beautiful and eerie book long after they finish the final page."—Jennifer Dugan, author of Some Girls Do and Hot Dog Girl

“A story of two lost girls trying to find their way back to each other after a broken friendship. With unforgettable characters, vivid imagery and lush atmosphere, this story will keep you guessing about what really happened to the tragic Cliffside Trio while you root for Mina and Evelyn to let down their guard and embrace their connection. If you love magic, true crime, and complicated friendships this book is for you!”—Kat Cho, internationally bestselling author of Vicious Spirits

"Herman’s deft hand weaves a tale that's equal parts spooky and romantic. A ghost story for any season."—Mara Fitzgerald, author of Beyond the Ruby Veil and Into the Midnight Void

"[An] atmospherically told tale of the supernatural.... The author ticks a wide range of age-bracket and genre standbys—troubles with parents, a past mystery, and false accusations—but wider-world problems, including pollution, add layers and originality to the plot."—Publishers Weekly

Product Details
ISBN: 9780759557536
ISBN-10: 0759557535
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: April 19th, 2022
Pages: 384
Language: English