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Romance Books for Teens and Young Adults

Books that will speak to the heart through crushes, first loves and yes, even a bit of heartache. 

Cover of American Betiya
Anuradha D.

Eighteen-year-old Rani, a budding photographer, grapples with first love, family boundaries, and the complications of a cross-cultural relationship.

Cover of Anatomy: A Love Story

Hazel Sinnett is a medical student in 19th century Scotland who, after being kicked out because of her gender, works with new attractive acquaintance Jack Currer to procure dead bodies to study, but they soon discover secrets buried in the heart of Edinburgh society.

Cover of Anything But Fine

With his dancing dreams dashed, Luca Mason loses his performing arts scholarship and transfers to the local public school. The only bright side is that he strikes up unlikely friendships with the nicest (and nerdiest) girl at his new school, Amina, and the gorgeous, popular, and (reportedly) straight school captain, Jordan Tanaka-Jones.

Cover of Blackout
Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas,
Ashley Woodfolk, and Nicola Yoon

Six critically acclaimed, bestselling, and award-winning authors bring the glowing warmth and electricity of Black teen love to this interlinked novel of charming, hilarious, and heartwarming stories that shine a bright light through the dark.

Cover of A Clash of Steel: A Treasu

Captivated with the thrill of adventure, Xiang joins Anh and her motley crew off in pursuit of the island. The girls soon find that the sea-and especially those who sail it-are far more dangerous than the legends led them to believe

Cover of Fierce As the Wind
Tara Wilson

In order to cope with a traumatic breakup and the uncertainty of life after high school, seventeen-year-old Miho decides to complete a triathlon and with the help of her family and friends learns just how far her determination can take her.

Cover of How Moon Fuentez Fell In L
Raquel Gilliland

When seventeen-year-old Star Fuentez reaches social media stardom, her polar-opposite twin, Moon, becomes "merch girl" on a tour bus full of beautiful influencers and the grumpy but attractive Santiago Philips.

Cover of If This Gets Out
Sophie Gonzales and
Cale Dietrich

Best friends and members of a popular British boy band find their once-easy rapport straining under the pressures of fame and their management's decision for gay singer Reuben to stay in the closet.

Cover of In the Wild Light

Attending an elite prep school in Connecticut on a scholarship with his best friend (and secret love) science genius Delaney Doyle, sixteen-year-old Cash Pruitt, from a small town in East Tennessee, struggles with emotional pain and loss until his English teacher suggests writing poetry.

Cover of The Jasmine Project

When Korean American Jasmine Yap's long-time boyfriend, Paul, is caught cheating on her, her giant, overprotective family secretly arranges to use her graduation party to introduce her to Orlando's most eligible men.

Cover of Me (Moth)

Moth has lost her family in an accident. She feels alone and uprooted until she meets Sani, a boy who is also searching for his roots. Moth and Sani take a road trip that has them chasing ghosts and searching for ancestors.

Cover of Misfit in Love
S. K.

Janna Yusuf and her friends are planning for her brother's nikah. But what started as a simple marriage ceremony is turning into the biggest event of the summer-and a chance for Janna to finally reveal her crush...or so she thinks.

Cover of This Woven Kingdom

In this epic, romantic trilogy inspired by Persian mythology, there are clashing empires, a forbidden romance, and a long-forgotten queen destined to save her people.

Cover of Where the Rhythm Takes You

It's been two years since Reyna's mother passed away, two years since Aiden-her childhood best friend, first kiss, first love, first everything-left the island to pursue his music dreams. While Reyna has stayed exactly where he left her, Aiden has returned to Tobago with his Grammy-nominated band and two gorgeous LA socialites and he may (or may not be) dating one of them.