7 Summer Beach Reads By Latino Authors

A set of funky, fashionable beach accessories? Check. Plenty of sunscreen and sun care products? Check. A bikini that makes you feel amazing, inside and out? Check. A beach read to pass the time? We've got you covered. Check out seven books by Latino authors perfect for chilling on la playa

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1. Summer Reads: Grey

The ever-ubiquitous Fifty Shades series gets a reboot in this summer's Grey, a retelling of the kinky romance from the point of view of the male lead, Christian Grey. Written by Chilean-British author E L JamesGrey drops on June 18, and can be pre-ordered now at Amazon on paperback or on Kindle. 

Grey: Fifty Shades Of Grey As Told By Christian, $9.90, Amazon

2. Summer Reads: The Heir

Kiera Cass, the New York Times best-selling author of The Selection series, dropped her fourth book this spring — just in time to grab a copy for your beach holiday this summer. Cass, who boasts Puerto Rican heritage, skipped forward in time twenty years from the previous book. Avid readers (and newbies!) will follow Princess Eadlyn as she holds her own "Selection", the Bachelor-esque process of choosing a husband. 

The Heir (The Selection), $11.52, Amazon

3. Summer Reads: When Reason Breaks

Cindy Rodriguez's debut novel follows two girls named Elizabeth and Emily, who both connect with the words of Emily Dickinson and use her poetry to overcome their personal demons. 

When Reason Breaks, $11.99, Amazon

4. Summer Reads: Hollywood Witch Hunter

Hollywood Witch Hunter, the debut novel from journalist-turned-author Valerie Tejeda, is the perfect read for Buffy fans. Iris, a witch hunter, allies with a young boy named Arlo to stop an evil uprising in Southern California. Pre-order now, and pick up your copy in July 2015. 

Hollywood Witch Hunter, $4.99 (Kindle), Amazon

5. Summer Reads: The Girl At Midnight

Because who doesn't want to dream of magical worlds while taking a break from the nine-to-five grind? The Girl At Midnight, penned by Puerto Rican author Melissa Grey, tells the tale of a young girl named Echo who finds herself trapped in an ancient, mystical battle in the underground of New York City. 

The Girl At Midnight, $12.91, Amazon

6. Summer Reads: The Vicious Deep Trilogy Series

The third novel in The Vicious Deep series, The Vast and Brutal Sea by Zoraida Cordova continues the legacy of Tristan Hart, a normal kid who discovers he's actually a merman... and the heir to the Sea Throne. Now, he's caught in a brutal battle to claim his crown and save the girl he loves. 

The Vast and Brutal Sea: A Vicious Deep Novel, $11.69, Amazon

7. Summer Reads: More Happy

More Happy Than Not, the debut novel from Adam Silvera, brilliantly describes one young man's struggle to confront issues of race, sexuality, poverty and loss. 

More Happy Than Not, $13.40, Amazon