This Adventure Ends

Sloane isn’t expecting to fall in with a group of friends when she moves from New York to Florida—especially not a group of friends so intense, so in love, so all-consuming. Yet that’s exactly what happens. 

Sloane becomes closest to Vera, a social-media star who lights up any room, and Gabe, Vera’s twin brother and the most serious person Sloane’s ever met. When a beloved painting by the twins’ late mother goes missing, Sloane takes on the responsibility of tracking it down, a journey that takes her across state lines—and ever deeper into the twins’ lives.

Filled with intense and important friendships, a wonderful warts-and-all family, shiveringly good romantic developments, and sharp, witty dialogue, this story is about finding the people you never knew you needed.


“Mills seamlessly creates art imitating life imitating art while bringing freshness to the familiar romantic conventions she invokes. With taut, realistic dialogue, she expertly crafts blossoming friendships and nascent romances.”

Publishers Weekly

“This tale of privileged teens offers a...satisfying glimpse of an almost alternate universe in which mundane life can be ignored.”


"Immensely enjoyable."


“Fans of the author's debut, First & Then, or her YouTube vlogging persona, Elmify, will gravitate toward this title with relatable characters and a satisfying plot.”

School Library Journal

"THIS ADVENTURE ENDS is a heartfelt story about friendship, family, love, and life. It’s funny, honest, and will capture your heart and hold onto it long after the last page."

The Young Folks

“A lovely and charming book with great characters and a wonderful focus on the importance of friendship. Emma Mills is definitely [the] go-to author now for fantastically written contemporaries with quirky characters and an engaging plot.”

Across The Words

“THIS ADVENTURE ENDS... celebrates that kind of love – the all-consuming passion of finding the one thing or person you’re meant to be with.”

Mostly YA Lit

“Authentic relationships and unique, lively characters who really brought out the best in each other...Real lessons were learned about love and friendship in THIS ADVENTURE ENDS.”

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