Swoon-Worthy YA Romances You Need to Pick Up! (Slideshow)(Recommendation Nation)

Okay, I know Valentines day was a week ago and everyone has already made their list of favorite romances, but I want to do it to.

And to be extra special, I did it in slideshow form. Because I clearly have way too much free time.

Romance plot lines can make or break a book. The majority of YA books include one, but they’re not always great. So, I made a list of YA books with adorable romances (spanning a few different genres) that are perfect if you’re looking to be swept off your feet!

[ Related: Underrated YA Fantasy Books Everyone Needs to Read (Recommendation Nation)(Slideshow)]

Featured Books:

Keep reading for a few bonus recommendations!

I also include a transcript of the slideshow below for anyone with screen readers or trouble loading images!

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The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi (Review)

Overall: 4.5/5 Stars
Characters: 5/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing: 5/5
Plot and Themes: 4/5
Awesomeness Factor: 5/5
Review in a Nutshell: The Star-Touched Queen is a beautifully written slow-burn novel that will enchant you.

“I know your soul. Everything else is just an ornament.” 

// Content Warning: Death, Violence //

Release Date: 4/26/2016
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Page Count: 342
Series: The Star-Touched Queen #1

The Star-Touched Queen follows Maya, who has been ostracized by her kingdom because of her ominous horoscope. She is swept away from the kingdom by Amar, a suitor her father had brought to potentially arrange a marriage. When she and Amar wed, she becomes the queen of Akaran. While being queen and married to Amar has benefits, there are secrets lurking in Akaran that Maya must unravel before it’s too late.

“Trust is won in years. Not words.” 

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Review: Star-Touched Stories by Roshani Chokshi


This is tough to review considering it’s 3 separate novellas, so I’ll first discuss it as a whole then go into each story.

Overall: 4.5/5 Stars
Characters: 4/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing: 5/5
Plot and Themes: 4/5
Awesomeness Factor: 5/5
Review in a Nutshell: Star-Touched Stories is a beautiful collection of novellas that will add so much to your overall enjoyment of this world and these characters.

“Sometimes we women are our own worst traps. Our hopes snatch us like quicksand. Our loneliness forges a cage. Sometimes all it takes is one sweet glance and kind word to make us forget ourselves.” 

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