YA Romance

YA Romance

Want to lose yourself in a romantic story about love between a human and a vampire/werewolf/angel/zombie (seriously, zombie) or are you just looking for a realistic tale of meet cutes and true love? Try one of these with a side of hot chocolate for the perfect romantic night in.


Compiled by:
Becky F.
96 Words for Love

Rachel Roy, Ava Dash
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Roy)

While exploring her grandmother's past at an ashram in India with her cousin Anandi, seventeen-year-old Raya finds herself and, perhaps, true love in this modern retelling of the legend of Dushyanta and Shakuntala.


Autoboyography

Christina Lauren
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Lauren)

Three years ago, Tanner Scott’s family relocated from California to Utah, a move that nudged the bisexual teen temporarily back into the closet. With one semester of high school to go, and no obstacles between him and out-of-state college freedom, Tanner plans to coast through his remaining classes. But when his best friend Autumn dares him to take Provo High’s prestigious Seminar, Tanner can’t resist going against his better judgment and having a go. It takes only one second for him to notice Sebastian Brother, the Mormon prodigy who sold his own Seminar novel the year before and who now mentors the class.


The Darkest Part of the Forest

Holly Black
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Black)

In the town of Fairfold, where humans and fae exist side by side, a boy with horns on his head and ears as pointed as knives awakes after generations of sleep in a glass coffin in the woods, causing Hazel to be swept up in new love, shift her loyalties, feel the fresh sting of betrayal, and to make a secret sacrifice to the faerie king.


Emergency Contact

Mary H K Choi
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Choi)

After a chance encounter, Penny and Sam become each other's emergency contacts and find themselves falling in love digitally, without the humiliating weirdness of having to see each other.


The Fault in Our Stars

John Green
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Green)

Sixteen-year-old Hazel, a stage IV thyroid cancer patient, has accepted her terminal diagnosis until a chance meeting with a boy at cancer support group forces her to reexamine her perspective on love, loss, and life.


Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit

Jaye Robin Brown
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Brown)

Joanna Gordon has been out and proud for years, but when her popular radio evangelist father remarries and decides to move all three of them from Atlanta to the more conservative Rome, Georgia, he asks Jo to to lie low for the rest of her senior year. Although it is much easier for Jo to fit in as a straight girl, things get complicated when she meets Mary Carlson, the oh-so-tempting sister of her new friend at school.


Graceling

Kristin Cashore
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Cashore)

In a world where some people are born with a unique and sometimes uncanny gift, Katsa was certainly no exception. At an early age, she demonstrated an uncomfortable gift for killing. This makes her the perfect tool for her uncle, King Randa. But Katsa detests being used and decides to stand against the injustice surrounding her.


Hearts Unbroken

Cynthia Leitich Smith
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Smith)

When Louise Wolfe's boyfriend mocks and disrespects Native people in front of her, she breaks things off and dumps him over e-mail. She'd rather spend her senior year with her family and friends and working on the school newspaper. The editors pair her up with Joey Kairouz, an ambitious new photojournalist, and in no time the paper's staff find themselves with a major story to cover. As tensions mount at school, so does a romance between Lou and Joey. But 'dating while Native' can be difficult.


I Believe in a Thing Called Love

Maurene Goo
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Goo)

A disaster in romance, high school senior Desi Lee decides to tackle her flirting failures by watching Korean television dramas, where the hapless heroine always seems to end up in the arms of her true love by episode ten.


Just One Day

Gayle Forman
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Forman)

Sparks fly when American good girl Allyson encounters laid-back Dutch actor Willem, so she follows him on a whirlwind trip to Paris, upending her life in just one day and prompting a year of self-discovery and the search for true love.


Let's Talk About Love

Claire Kann
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Kahn)

Alice, afraid of explaining her asexuality, has given up on finding love until love finds her. Alice's last girlfriend, Margo, ended things when Alice confessed she's asexual. Now Alice is sure she's done with dating... and then she meets Takumi. She can't stop thinking about him or the rom-com-grade romance feelings she did not ask for. When her blissful summer takes an unexpected turn and Takumi becomes her knight with a shiny library-employee badge, Alice has to decide if she's willing to risk their friendship for a love that might not be reciprocated-- or understood.


The Luxe

Anna Godbersen
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Godbers)

In Manhattan in 1899, five teens of different social classes lead dangerously scandalous lives, despite the strict rules of society and the best-laid plans of parents and others.


My Life Next Door

Huntley Fitzpatrick
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Fitzpat)

When Samantha, the seventeen-year-old daughter of a wealthy, perfectionistic, Republican state senator, falls in love with the boy next door, whose family is large, boisterous, and just making ends meet, she discovers a different way to live, but when her mother is involved in a hit-and-run accident Sam must make some difficult choices.


My So-Called Bollywood Life

Nisha Sharma
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Sharma)

Betrayed by Raj, who she thought she was fated to marry, seventeen-year-old Winnie Mehta teams with fellow film fan Dev to get her life back on track and find her true soul mate.


The Only Thing Worse than Me is You

Lily Anderson
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Anderso)

After years of competing against each other, Trixie and Ben form a fandom-based tentative friendship when their best friends start dating each other, but after Trixie's friend gets expelled for cheating they have to choose which side they are on.


The Problem with Forever

Jennifer L. Armentrout
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Armentr)

Growing up, Mallory Dodge learned that the best way to survive was to say nothing. After she escaped her terrifying childhood and spent years being homeschooled by loving adoptive parents, she is starting her senior year at a public high school. The first day, she runs into Rider Stark, the friend and protector from her childhood. As Rider's life spirals out of control, Mallory faces a choice between staying silent and speaking out: for the people she loves, the life she wants and the truths that need to be heard.


Queens of Geek

Jen Wilde
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Wilde)

Australian friends Charlie, Taylor and Jamie are in San Diego for their first ever "SupaCon." Charlie likes to stand out. She's a vlogger/actress promoting her first movie, and this is her chance to show fans she's over her public breakup with co-star Reese Ryan. When internet-famous cool-girl actress Alyssa Huntington arrives as a surprise guest, it seems Charlie's long-time crush on her isn't as one-sided as she thought. 


Ronit & Jamil

Pamela Laskin
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Laskin)

Ronit, an Israeli girl, lives on one side of the fence. Jamil, a Palestinian boy, lives on the other side. Only miles apart but separated by generations of conflict--much more than just the concrete blockade between them. Their fathers, however, work in a distrusting but mutually beneficial business arrangement, a relationship that brings Ronit and Jamil together. They fall desperately into the throes of forbidden love, one that would create an irreparable rift between their families if it were discovered. But a love this big can only be kept secret for so long.


Shiver

Maggie Stiefvater
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Stiefva)

In all the years she has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house, Grace has been particularly drawn to an unusual yellow-eyed wolf who, in his turn, has been watching her with increasing intensity.


Something in Between

Melissa de la Cruz
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Delacru)

After learning of her family's illegal immigrant status, Jasmine realizes that college may be impossible and that deportation is a real threat, uncertainties she endures as she falls for the son of a congressman who opposes an immigration reform bill.


The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight

Jennifer E. Smith
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Smith)

Hadley and Oliver fall in love on the flight from New York to London, but after a cinematic kiss they lose track of each other atthe airport until fate brings them back together on a very momentous day.


Summer Days and Summer Nights

Stephanie Perkins
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Summer)

Summer meets love in both fantasy and reality in this anthology featuring renowned writers of both teen and adult fiction.


This Lullaby

Sarah Dessen
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Dessen)

Raised by a mother who has had five husbands, eighteen-year-old Remy believes in short-term, no-commitment relationships until she meets Dexter, a rock band musician.


To All the Boys I've Loved Before

Jenny Han
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Han)

Lara Jean writes love letters to all the boys she has loved and then hides them in a hatbox until one day those letters are accidentally sent.


When Dimple Met Rishi

Sandhya Menon
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Menon)

When Dimple Shah and Rishi Patel meet at a Stanford University summer program, Dimple is avoiding her parents' obsession with "marriage prospects" but Rishi hopes to woo her into accepting arranged marriage with him.


Wild Beauty

Anna-Marie McLemore
(Young Adult Fiction - Y McLemor)

For nearly a century, the Nomeolvides women have tended the grounds of La Pradera, hiding a terrible legacy, until mysterious Fel arrives and Estrella helps him explore his dangerous past.