Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Love Books? Win Stuff! (or Who Wrote the Book of Love?*)

*with apologies to The Monotones

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What a week of LOVE here at A2A! In honor of Valentine's Week, I want to share with you my five favorite YA romances that I read in the past six months. And here they are, in no particular order:

John Green's book is full of smart characters who aren't afraid to be smart and their honesty about their feelings for each other is refreshing.

HAMLET is a super clever, modern take on a classic romance that shows Ophelia's heartbreak and anguish very well.

DITCHED 100 percent delivers on the romantic comedy front, from the missed connections to the prom setting.

RITES & WRONGS is an adorable look at a girl whose anthropological observations may steer her wrong when it comes to love.

LOLA is a fun main character with a quirky style, rocker boyfriend, and sweet boy next door that equals a great romance.

I definitely lack a good romance writer gene, maybe because as a teen I wasn't as smitten as some of my friends with the idea of finding "true love" in high school. I have to work hard to write swoony romance in my novels. What YA romances do you think I should read? What are some of your favorites?

Deena, Miss Subbing for Pubbing


Lilly Bear ♡ said...

Ahhh, I need to get my hands on The Fault in Our Stars so badly! I've heard wonderful, wonderful things. Same goes for Lola and the Boy Next Door. Some many books, so little time!

As for recommendations, I don't really read too many YA romances. I usually take my romance (non-mushy, please) with equal parts adventure, fantasy, and paranormal elements. I do remember enjoying Enthusiasm by Polly Shulman, though it's been a long time since I've read it. Happy Valentines Day! :)

Lilly @ BookLungs

DeenaML said...

Lilly -- Oooh! I read ENTHUSIASM a while ago and should pick it up again! Nothing like channeling Jane Austen for some romance!

And yes, be prepared to laugh and cry with John Green's latest!

Kristina Springer said...

Ooh, I put Ditched on my funny list-- glad it was good for you too!