Great characters and beautiful book covers provide some of the best fashion inspiration. Check out how we styled characters from these beach-worthy new releases.

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by Emmy Laybourne

Solu’s celeb-packed “Cruise to Lose” is the product launch for a new diet sweetener that delivers incredible weight loss. But Laurel’s too seasick to even try it. When her BFF Viv and all the other passengers start acting obsessed and violent, she realizes there’s something seriously wrong on this ship.

Laurel’s a low-maintenance, cowboy boots kind of girl. But for the Cruise Ball, she finally takes Viv’s advice and borrows a sequin skirt, a top and heels. And yes, Tom notices.

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Undertow by Michael Buckley

When 30,000 ocean-dwelling Alpha arrive on the Coney Island beach, the town turns violent and is transformed into a military zone. Lyric Walker is recruited to teach the Alpha crown prince, Fathom, about human culture. Then she falls for him.

Lyric used to be a Coney Island glitter princess who loved to thrift for vintage couture. Now she just needs to fit in, so the new go-to look for this beach-loving Jersey girl is vintage denim and classic Springsteen tees.

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Dangerous Deception by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Some loves are cursed. Others are…dangerous. Especially the love between Incubus Wesley “Link” Lincoln and Dark Caster Siren Ridley Duchannes. When Ridley goes missing, Link reunites with his New York bandmates and the mysterious Lennox Gates, who wants Rid for himself.

Ridley is a bonafide bad girl with a soft heart. And one thing’s for sure—even when she’s imprisoned in Silas Ravenswood’s plantation, this notorious bad girl looks good.

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Joyride by Anna Banks

Carly Vega works to save enough money to bring her deported parents back from Mexico. Arden Moss used to be the star quarterback, but since his sister’s suicide he’s rebelled against everyone’s expectations. When they meet, they both realize they’ve been living for everyone else.

Carly’s money all goes to her family, so even thrift store purchases are a splurge. And now that Arden’s convinced her to be an accomplice to his pranks, she needs to dress for speedy, laughter-filled getaways.

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Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry

Good girl Emily likes her safe life, but she’s curious about her biological father—the one who chose life in a motorcycle club. When a reluctant visit turns to an extended summer vacation with her dad’s family, one thing becomes clear: nothing is what it seems.

Emily’s look is classy and safe until she meets Oz, the guy with suck-me-in blue eyes. Like Sandy in Grease, Emily stays true to herself, but she borrows some clothes to give her a sexy, motorcycle-club edge that Oz rates two thumbs up.

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Rogue by Julie Kagawa

Ember Hill left the dragon organization Talon to take her chances with rebel Cobalt and his crew of rogues. But Ember can’t forget the sacrifice made by the human boy who could have killed her—Garret Xavier Sebastian, a soldier of the dragonslaying Order of St. George.

Ember is defiant, independent and incredibly loyal, and her look reflects her glorious crimson scales and her love of shiny things, which she can’t help – it’s in her dragon blood!

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Ruthless by Carolyn Lee Adams

Ruth Carver competes in horse shows like her life depends on it. Ambitious. Tough. Maybe even mean. No wonder people call her Ruthless. But when Ruth is abducted, she’s forced into a life-and-death contest she can’t afford to lose.

Ruth developed personal strength and the will to survive by competing in horse shows, and she uses that determination when she attacks, retreats and attempts to turn the tables on her captor in her intense fight for survival.