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YA Books to read while you wait for Stranger Things Season 4 Volume 2!

If you just watched the Stranger Things season 4, you might be counting down the days until Netflix drops Volume 2.

And we know waiting is hard, so here are 9 books with definite Stranger Things vibes to read while you wait!

1. The Electric Kingdom by David Arnold

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The Electric Kingdom has all the ravaged earth and ragtag crew fighting for survival elements we love from Stranger Things!

2. The Girls I’ve Been by Tess Sharpe


We love Millie Bobby Brown in Stranger Things, and we can’t WAIT to see her as Nora O’Malley in the adaptation of Tess Sharpe’s The Girls I’ve Been!

3. Rules for Vanishing by Kate Alice Marshall

Rules for Vanishing

Imagine if an entire book were written about the Upside Down. In fact, we’re pretty certain this book was written in the Upside Down to begin with. You may want to invest in a good nightlight because this book will give you a whole new reason to be afraid of the dark.

**WARNING** Do not read this book alone at night. Please do not call Penguin Teen and complain you had nightmares because you didn’t listen to us.

4. When the Sky Fell on Splendor by Emily Henry


Before Emily Henry wrote Beach Read, she wrote this! In case the cover didn’t tip you off, this book is packed full of stuff we loved in Stranger Things. The ragtag group of kids on bicycles? Invasion from otherworldly species? Super powers? Sign. Us. UP.

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If the monsters in the Stranger Things season 4 trailer gave you CHILLS, we’re inviting you into the Greater Jungle. Watch your step though, terrifying monsters are lurking everywhere.


6. The Girls Are Never Gone by Sarah Glenn Marsh

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If the VERY scary house in the season 4 gave you goosebumps, this is the read for you!


7. The Taking of Jake Livingston by Ryan Douglass


Jake’s travels to the underworld give us definite Upside Down vibes.

8. Dark and Shallow Lies by Ginny Myers Sain


Kids with powers in a strange town? Monsters lurking in the night? This read may be just what you need to hold you over until season 4 volume 2!

9. House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland


This book has the addictive vibe that made you binge watch every season of Stranger Things so far. In short: prepare to enter The Halfway.

10. The Desolations of Devil’s Acre by Ransom Riggs

Desolations of Devil's Acre

If you love the friend group from Stranger Things, and can’t resist the chaos of super powers, make sure you catch up on the finale of Ransom Riggs’ Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series!

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