Top 10 YA romance books

Even though Valentine’s day is over that doesn’t mean that the lovefest stops there. So here’s a list of 10 YA romances to keep the valentine’s day vibes going all year long.

1. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before series: Jenny Han

Okay, so everyone has seen the movie I know, I know. But the journey doesn’t stop there. Continue Lara Jean and Peter’s relationship in the next two books Ps. I Still Love You and Always and Forever, Lara Jean and Peter catch up before the sequel comes out. P.s. you’ve got a big storm coming for the sequel.

2. The Sun Is Also A Star: Nicola Yoon

This book is something, I’ll tell you that. This book follows Natasha and Daniel throughout the course of one single day leading up to her family's deportation back to Jamaica.

This romance is quick but deep and you’ll fall in love with their chemistry instantly. Also, the book is being made into a movie starring Yara Shahidi and Charles Melton set to release in May of this year. Catch up now if you want to read about it before the movie release!

3. Pride: Ibi Zoboi

This is a modern take on an old favorite, pride and prejudice.

The story follows Afro-Latino Zuri Benitez and her family leading up to her college applications. When the Darcy family moves in she wants absolutely nothing to do with them (especially Darius).

Zuri is trying to find her place in the world all the while her neighborhood is undergoing major changes. This modern spin on Pride and Prejudice is a great choice for those who like the enemies-to-lovers storyline. 

4. What If It’s Us: Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera

Follow the story of Arthur and Ben as they meet each other at the post office then again after they get separated and have 3 do-over dates. Will this be enough to make it work like in the Broadway plays or will it just end? But what if it doesn’t?

5. I Believe in a Thing Called Love: Maurene Goo

This one is for all the K-drama fans. Desi Lee believes that anything is possible when you have a plan. Practically good at everything except getting a boyfriend (girl same), she decides to make a plan using K-dramas as a guide for getting the guy and falling in love. And if you’ve ever seen a K-drama, then you know all the drama that ensues. So get ready for a wild ride. Bonus points for the K-drama recommendations at the end of the book.

6. Love, Hate and Other Filters: Samira Ahmed

This book follows Maya Aziz and how she’s torn between two worlds: the proper ones her parents want her to live in, and her world where she moves to New York to become a filmmaker.

Maya’s world turns upside down when a horrible crime happens hundreds of miles away. Maya sees her neighborhood change right before her eyes and she’s left to wonder where she truly belongs.

7. Eleanor & Park: Rainbow Rowell

This book is a personal favorite of mine. This book is about star-crossed lovers Eleanor and Park and their developing relationship over a school year. They both realize that if they fall in love, it might not last. But they do it anyway and that’s what makes this story so beautiful despite the pain. It’s worth a read, trust me. But have some tissues ready just in case.

8. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight: Jennifer E. Smith

More meet cute for your sweet tooth. Hadley Sullivan finds herself on a long flight to her father’s wedding in London. Insert cute British boy Oliver (who’s sitting in her row) and you’ve got yourself a love at first sight moment.

9. Once And For All: Sarah Dessen

The queen of YA romance, let’s be honest.  This is Sarah Dessen’s 13th novel and its as sweet as all the others. Louna has seen a bunch of weddings from her mom’s work. Which may have led to her cynical outlook on love and happy endings. That’s why she starts to hold off cute boy Ambrose. But Ambrose isn’t gonna give up on her just yet.

10. Meet Cute: Jennifer L. Armentrout, Dhonielle Clayton, Katie Cotugno, and more

This is the ultimate meet cute situation. This book is an anthology of many meet cute scenarios; like one via customer service review, hiding from the police, and finding love from a missing library book. So pick up the book and pick a favorite. 

 

Hopefully you can pick up one of these books and give up all your uwu’s to these beautiful love stories.