Romance

Alex and Eliza

Melissa De la Cruz

YAF De La Cruz

1777. Albany, New York. It’s one of New York society’s biggest events: the Schuylers’ grand ball. Eliza Schuyler can barely contain her excitement when she hears of the arrival of Alexander Hamilton, a mysterious, rakish young colonel and General George Washington’s right-hand man. Alex is a orphan, a bastard on at that; only his association with Washington puts him in such esteemed company. And he has arrived at the ball as the bearer of bad news for the Schuylers. But when Alex and Eliza meet that fateful night, so begins an epic love story that would forever change the course of American history.

 

Anna and the French Kiss

By: Stephanie Perkins

YAPB Perkins

When Anna’s father sends her to an American boarding school in Paris for her senior year of high school, she reluctantly goes, and meets a boy who becomes her best friend , in spite of the fact that they both want something more.

 

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

By: Benjamin Alire Saenz

YAF Saenz (Nutmeg 2016)

Fifteen-year-old Ari Mendoza is an angry loner with a brother in prison, but when he meets Dante and they become friends, Ari starts to ask questions about himself, his parents, and his family he has never asked before.

 

Ask the Passengers

By: A. S. King

YAF King

“Astrid Jones copes with her small town’s gossip and narrow-mindedness by staring at the sky and imagining that she’s sending love to the passengers in the airplanes flying high over her backyard. Maybe they’ll know what to do with it. Maybe it’ll make them happy. Maybe they need it. Her mother doesn’t want it, her fathers always stoned, her perfect sister’s too busy trying to fit in, and the people in her small town would never allow her to love the person she really wants to: another girl named Dee. There’s no one Astrid feels like she can talk to about this deep secret or the profound questions that she’s trying to answer. But little does she know just how much sending her love– and asking the right questions– will affect the passengers’ lives, and her own, for the better”– Provided by publisher.

 

Beastly

By: Alex Flinn

YAPB Flinn

Presents a modern retelling of “Beauty and the Beast” from the point of view of the Beast, a vain Manhattan private school student who is turned into a monster and must find true love before he can return to his human form.

 

Boy Meets Boy

By: David Levithan

YAPB Levithan

“This is the story of Paul, a sophomore at a high school like no other: The cheerleaders ride Harleys, the homecoming queen used to be a guy named Daryl (she now prefers Infinite Darlene and is also the star quarterback), and the gay-straight alliance was formed to help straight kids learn how to dance. When Paul meets Noah, he thinks he’s found the one his heart is made for. Until he blows it. The school bookie says the odds are 12-to-1 against him getting Noah back, but Paul’s not giving up without playing his love really loud.”-Goodreads

 

The Difference Between You and Me

By: Madeleine George

YAF George

School outsider Jesse, a lesbian is having a secret tryst with Emily, the popular student council vice president, but when they find themselves on opposite sides of a major issue and Jesse becomes more involved with a student activist, they are forced to make a difficult decision.

 

Eleanor and Park

By: Rainbow Rowell

YAF Rowell

“Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits– smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try” — Provided by publisher.

Every Day

By: David Levithan

YAPB Levithan

Every morning A wakes in a different person’s body, in a different person’s life, learning over the years to never get too attached, until he wakes up in the body of Justin and falls in love with Justin’s girlfriend, Rhiannon.

 

Everything, Everything

By: Nicola Yoon

YAF Yoon

“The story of a teenage girl who’s literally allergic to the outside world. When a new family moves in next door, she begins a complicated romance that challenges everything she’s ever known. The narrative unfolds via vignettes, diary entries, texts, charts, lists, illustrations, and more”– Provided by publisher.

 

Everything Leads to You

By: Nina LaCour

YAF LaCour

While working as a film production designer in Los Angeles, Emi finds a mysterious letter from a silver screen legend which leads Emi to Ava who is about to expand Emi’s understanding of family, acceptance, and true romance.

 

Fairest 

By: Gail Carson Levine

YA FIC Levine

In a land where beauty and singing are valued above all else, Aza eventually comes to reconcile her unconventional appearance and her magical voice, and learns to accept herself for who she truly is.

 

The Fault in Our Stars

By: John Green

YAF 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.

 

Holding Up the Universe

By: Jennifer Niven

YAF Niven

“A boy with face blindness and a girl who struggles with weight fall in love” -Provided by publisher.

 

If I Stay

By: Gayle Forman

YAPB Forman

While in a coma following an automobile accident that killed her parents and younger brother, seventeen-year-old Mia, a gifted cellist, weighs whether to live with her grief or join her family in death.

 

Perfect Chemistry

By: Simone Elkeles

YAPB Elkeles

When wealthy, seemingly perfect Brittany and Alex Fuentes, a gang member from the other side of town, develop a relationship after Alex discovers that Brittany is not exactly who she seems to be, they must face the disapproval of their schoolmates– and others.

 

The Sea of Tranquility

By: Katja Millay

YAPB Millay (Nutmeg 2016)

Two and a half years after an unspeakable tragedy left her a shadow of the girl she once was, Nastya Kashnikov moves to a new town determined to keep her dark past hidden and hold everyone at a distance. But her plans only last so long before she finds herself inexplicably drawn to the one person as isolated as herself: Josh Bennett. Josh’s story is no secret. Every person he loves has been taken from his life until, at seventeen years old, there is no one left. When your name is synonymous with death, everyone tends to give you your space. Everyone except Nastya who won’t go away until she’s insinuated herself into every aspect of his life. But as the undeniable pull between them intensifies, he starts to wonder if he will ever learn the secrets she’s been hiding, or even if he wants to–From back cover.

 

The Summer I Turned Pretty

By: Jenny Han

YAPB Han

Belly spends the summer she turns sixteen at the beach just like every other summer of her life, but this time things are very different.

 

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

By: Jenny Han

YAF 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”– Provided by publisher.

 

The Truth About Forever

By: Sarah Dessen

YAPB Dessen

The summer following her father’s death, Macy plans to work at the library and wait for her brainy boyfriend to return from camp, but instead she goes to work at a catering business where she makes new friends and finally faces her grief.

 

When We Collided

By: Emery Lord

YAF Lord

Can seventeen-year-old Jonah save his family resturaunt from ruin, his mother from her sadness, and his danger seeking girlfriend Vi-vi from herself?