Romance for Teens / Teen Reads

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"Cinders & Sapphires (At Somerton, #1)" by Leila Rasheed

'Cinders & Sapphires (At Somerton, #1)' by Leila Rasheed

One house, two worlds...Rose Cliffe has never met a young lady like her new mistress. Clever, rich, and beautiful, Ada Averley treats Rose as an equal. And Rose could use a friend. Especially now that she, at barely sixteen, has risen to the position of ladies' maid. Rose knows she should be grateful to have a place at a house like Somerton. Still, she can't help but wonder what her life might have been had she been born a lady, ...

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"Nantucket Blue (Nantucket, #1)" by Leila Howland

'Nantucket Blue (Nantucket, #1)' by Leila Howland

★★★★ A cozy and captivating summer beach read, "Nantucket Blue" takes us through the most pivotal summer of Cricket Thompson's life. The summer before her senior year of high school, Cricket's life monumentally changes when her best friend's mother suddenly dies. Nora, whom Cricket spent more time with than her own newly divorced mother, leaves a gaping hole, one that turns Cricket's best friend into someone that barely continues to talk to her ...

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"How to Love" by Katie Cotugno

'How to Love' by Katie Cotugno

★★★★ Reena has always been the good girl: straight A student, responsible job holder, and good friend. Despite her good girl status, Reena has also always been in love with bad boy Sawyer LeGrande. When Sawyer starts to take notice of her, Reena's life becomes an exhilarating and devastating roller coaster of events. The chapters alternate between Reena's relationship with Sawyer and three years after the relationship ends. After a series of he ...

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"Just One Day (Just One Day, #1)" by Gayle Forman

'Just One Day (Just One Day, #1)' by Gayle Forman

★★★★★ This book, told from the point of view of main character Allyson, tells the story of her chance encounter with Willem and their one day spent in Paris. Allyson and Willem are an unlikely pair who seem to be inexplicably drawn to one another. Little does Allyson know that the one day in Paris will define her life and help her understand who she is in it’s aftermath. A love story like I have not read in quite some time, this young adult no ...

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"My Life Next Door (My Life Next Door, #1)" by Huntley Fitzpatrick

'My Life Next Door (My Life Next Door, #1)' by Huntley Fitzpatrick

"One thing my mother never knew, and would disapprove of most of all, was that I watched the Garretts. All the time."The Garretts are everything the Reeds are not. Loud, messy, affectionate. And every day from her rooftop perch, Samantha Reed wishes she was one of them . . . until one summer evening, Jase Garrett climbs up next to her and changes everything.As the two fall fiercely for each other, stumbling through the aw ...

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"Pushing the Limits (Pushing the Limits, #1)" by Katie McGarry

'Pushing the Limits (Pushing the Limits, #1)' by Katie McGarry

So wrong for each other …and yet so right.No one knows what happened the night Echo Emerson went from popular girl with jock boyfriend to gossiped-about outsider with "freaky" scars on her arms. Even Echo can't remember the whole truth of that horrible night. All she knows is that she wants everything to go back to normal. But when Noah Hutchins, the smoking-hot, girl-using loner in the black leather ja ...

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"Easy (Contours of the Heart, #1)" by Tammara Webber

'Easy (Contours of the Heart, #1)' by Tammara Webber

When Jacqueline follows her longtime boyfriend to the college of his choice, the last thing she expects is a breakup two months into sophomore year. After two weeks in shock, she wakes up to her new reality: she's single, attending a state university instead of a music conservatory, ignored by her former circle of friends, and failing a class for the first time in her life.Leaving a party alone, Jacqueline is assaulted by her ex's frat br ...

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"Eleanor & Park" by Rainbow Rowell

'Eleanor & Park' by Rainbow Rowell

★★★★★ Eleanor and Park are both high school outsiders in 1986 Omaha. Eleanor is the new girl in town with an unstable and threatening family life. Park is half-Korean in a white-dominated town who struggles to fit in not only at school but with his own family. When the two outlanders sit on the school bus together, they find an acceptance in each other and create a bond that cannot be broken. Even though the book is classified as young adult ...

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"The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green

'The Fault in Our Stars' by John Green

★★★★★ John Green is a master storyteller. He manages to tell the story of a misfit group of teenage cancer patients without pity or sappiness. What emerges instead is a real portrayal of teenagers who happen to have cancer and all of the highs and lows that come with life, death and adolescence. The characters are amazingly written. I found myself wanting to re-read this book, just to spend more time with Augustus and Hazel. ...

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"Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin, #1)" by Robin LaFevers

'Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin, #1)' by Robin LaFevers

Why be the sheep, when you can be the wolf?Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where the sisters still serve the gods of old. Here she learns that the god of Death Himself has blessed her with dangerous gifts—and a violent destiny. If she chooses to stay at the convent, she will be trained as an assassin and serve as a handmaiden to Death. ...

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"Catching Jordan" by Miranda Kenneally

'Catching Jordan' by Miranda Kenneally

ONE OF THE BOYSWhat girl doesn't want to be surrounded by gorgeous jocks day in and day out? Jordan Woods isn't just surrounded by hot guys, though-she leads them as the captain and quarterback of her high school football team. They all see her as one of the guys and that's just fine. As long as she gets her athletic scholarship to a powerhouse university.But everything she's ever worked for is threatened when Ty ...

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"Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2)" by Stephanie Perkins

'Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2)' by Stephanie Perkins

Budding designer Lola Nolan doesn’t believe in fashion...she believes in costume. The more expressive the outfit--more sparkly, more fun, more wild--the better. But even though Lola’s style is outrageous, she’s a devoted daughter and friend with some big plans for the future. And everything is pretty perfect (right down to her hot rocker boyfriend) until the dreaded Bell twins, Calliope and Cricket, return to the neighborhood.When C ...

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"Delirium (Delirium, #1)" by Lauren Oliver

'Delirium (Delirium, #1)' by Lauren Oliver

Ninety-five days, and then I'll be safe. I wonder whether the procedure will hurt. I want to get it over with. It's hard to be patient. It's hard not to be afraid while I'm still uncured, though so far the deliria hasn't touched me yet. Still, I worry. They say that in the old days, love drove people to madness. The deadliest of all deadly things: It kills you both when you have it and when you don't. ...

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"Hades (Halo, #2)" by Alexandra Adornetto

'Hades (Halo, #2)' by Alexandra Adornetto

Heaven Help Her.Bethany Church is an angel sent to Earth to keep dark forces at bay. Falling in love was never part of her mission, but the bond between Beth and her mortal boyfriend, Xavier Woods, is undeniably strong. But even Xavier’s love, and the care of her archangel siblings, Gabriel and Ivy, can’t keep Beth from being tricked into a motorcycle ride that ends up in Hell. There, the demon Jake Thorn bargains for ...

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"The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight" by Jennifer E. Smith

'The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight' by Jennifer E. Smith

★★★★ Hadley's parents are divorced and she is expected to fly to London to meet her father for his second marriage to a woman she's never met. Hadley is less than thrilled to have to leave Connecticut to go to a wedding that, in Hadley's mind, shouldn't be happening. To make matters worse, she misses her flight by a few minutes and has to draw out the whole process even more by taking the next departure. But she ends up sharing the flight wi ...

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"Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1)" by Stephanie Perkins

'Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1)' by Stephanie Perkins

Anna is looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. Which is why she is less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris--until she meets Étienne St. Clair. Smart, charming, beautiful, Étienne has it all...including a serious girlfriend. But in the City of Light, wishes have a way of coming true. Will a year of ro ...

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"Matched (Matched, #1)" by Ally Condie

'Matched (Matched, #1)' by Ally Condie

Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander's face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is her ideal mate... until she sees Ky Markham's face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black.The Society tells her it's a glitch, a rare malfunction, and that she should focus on the happy life she ...

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"Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1)" by Maggie Stiefvater

'Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1)' by Maggie Stiefvater

For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf—her wolf—is a chilling presence she can't seem to live without.Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human… until the cold makes him shift back again.Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy whose famil ...

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"Fallen (Fallen, #1)" by Lauren Kate

'Fallen (Fallen, #1)' by Lauren Kate

What if the person you were meant to be with could never be yours?17-year-old Lucinda falls in love with a gorgeous, intelligent boy, Daniel, at her new school, the grim, foreboding Sword & Cross . . . only to find out that Daniel is a fallen angel, and that they have spent lifetimes finding and losing one another as good & evil forces plot to keep them apart. Get ready to fall . . . ...

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"Perfect Chemistry (Perfect Chemistry, #1)" by Simone Elkeles

'Perfect Chemistry (Perfect Chemistry, #1)' by Simone Elkeles

A fresh, urban twist on the classic tale of star-crossed lovers.When Brittany Ellis walks into chemistry class on the first day of senior year, she has no clue that her carefully created 'perfect' life is about to unravel before her eyes. She's forced to be lab partners with Alex Fuentes, a gang member from the other side of town, and he is about to threaten everything she's worked so hard for: her flawless reputation, he ...

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"Beastly" by Alex Flinn

'Beastly' by Alex Flinn

I am a beast.A beast. Not quite wolf or bear, gorilla or dog but a horrible new creature who walks upright--a creature with fangs and claws and hair springing from every pore. I am a monster.You think I'm talking fairy tales? No way. The place is New York City. The time is now. It's no deformity, no disease. And I'll stay this way forever--ruined--unless I can break the spell.Yes, the spell, the one the witch in my English ...

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"Two-Way Street" by Lauren Barnholdt

'Two-Way Street' by Lauren Barnholdt

There are two sides to every breakup.This is Jordan and Courtney, totally in love. Sure, they were an unlikely high school couple. But they clicked; it worked. They're even going to the same college, and driving cross-country together for orientation. Then Jordan dumps Courtney -- for a girl he met on the Internet. It's too late to change plans, so the road trip is on. Courtney's heartbroken, but figures she can tough it out ...

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"When It Happens" by Susane Colasanti

'When It Happens' by Susane Colasanti

At the start of her senior year in high school, Sara wants two things: to get into a top college and to find true love.Tobey also wants two things for his senior year: to win Battle of the Bands and to make Sara fall in love with him. However, a popular jock named Dave moves in on Sara first. But Tobey’s quirky wit and big blue eyes are hard for Sara to ignore. Plus, he gets the little things that matter to her. Can a slacker rock-star wannabe ...

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"Just Listen" by Sarah Dessen

'Just Listen' by Sarah Dessen

Last year, Annabel was "the girl who has everything" — at least that's the part she played in the television commercial for Kopf's Department Store.This year, she's the girl who has nothing: no best friend because mean-but-exciting Sophie dropped her, no peace at home since her older sister became anorexic, and no one to sit with at lunch. Until she meets Owen Armstrong.Tall, dark, and music-obsessed, Owen is a reformed bad boy ...

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"Twilight (Twilight, #1)" by Stephenie Meyer

'Twilight (Twilight, #1)' by Stephenie Meyer

About three things I was absolutely positive:First, Edward was a vampire.Second, there was a part of him - and I didn't know how dominant that part might be - that thirsted for my blood.And third, I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him.When Bella Swan moves to the gloomy town of Forks and meets Edward Cullen, her life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn. With his porcelain skin, golden ey ...

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