Thursday, February 2, 2012

Perfect Young Adult Books for Valentine's Day

Tip of the Day: If you're a teen in the western suburbs of Chicago, come see me at this Valentine's Day event tonight.

It's almost that time again...Valentine's Day. Are we yay or nay? I used to be more excited about Valentine's Day but now it seems like an endless flow of kid's valentine's and filling them out and buying treats for their classmates. That's for 103 kids. Nuts right? But between my four kids...sigh. But anyway, I need some good Valentine's reads to perk me up and thought you might too.

Felicity Walker believes in true love. That's why she applies for a gig at the matchmaking company Cupid's Hollow. But when Felicity gets the job, she learns that she isn't just a matchmaker...she's a cupid! (There's more than one of them, you know.)

Armed with a hot pink, tricked-out PDA infused with the latest in cupid magic (love arrows shot through email), Felicity works to meet her quota of successful matches. But the path to love is not always a straight shot...

Find it on Indiebound, B&N, or Amazon.

When a blizzard threatens to ruin Valentine’s Day, three seventh-grade friends make and distribute fortune cookies to their lonely neighbors—and confront the secrets they’ve been keeping from one another.

Confident Kate doesn’t notice much but the latest gossip, and shy Georgia can’t say out loud what’s always on her mind. They’re joined by observant, careful Olivia, whose epic, single-minded crush on PBJ (real name: Phillip Becker-Jacobs) is starting to frustrate the other two. Using fortune cookies that mysteriously always seem to speak directly to the person who opens them, the three girls try to work together to bring some love to their building, while reminding each other why they’re such good friends to begin with.

With all the right ingredients to appeal to tween girls, this is an irresistible confection from an emerging talent.

Find it on Indiebound, B&N, or Amazon.

What if you had only one day to live? What would you do? Who would you kiss? And how far would you go to save your own life?

Samantha Kingston has it all: the world's most crush-worthy boyfriend, three amazing best friends, and first pick of everything at Thomas Jefferson High—from the best table in the cafeteria to the choicest parking spot. Friday, February 12, should be just another day in her charmed life.

Instead, it turns out to be her last.

Then she gets a second chance. Seven chances, in fact. Reliving her last day during one miraculous week, she will untangle the mystery surrounding her death—and discover the true value of everything she is in danger of losing.

Find it on Indiebound, B&N, or Amazon.

Do you have any suggestions for good YA Valentine's reads?

Kristina, Miss Author in Action


Jennifer Hoffine said...

The first two sound super fun! Before I Fall is wonderfull.
I'd recommend Boy Meets Boy as a super V-day read.

Liana said...

sweet treats sounds good

C. K. Kelly Martin said...

Hey, I happen to be reading Struck right now. Much fun! Jenny Han's Summer series is perfect for Valentine's Day and I love me some Sarra Manning.