For many of us, the first thing that we think of when it comes to February is love and romance. This month, I’ve kept with that theme and compiled a list of some of my favorite YA Romance books.
“Look to the stars. Aim. Ignite.”
Geekerella by Ash Poston is a retelling of classic fairytale Cinderella in a modern-day setting. In Geekerella, Cinderella is sci-fi enthusiast Elle Wittmier who lives and breathes Starfield, the classic sci-fi show that’s her greatest connection to her late father. And Prince Charming is Darien Freeman, the teenage heartthrob who plays Federation Prince Carmindor, the male lead in the new reboot of Starfield. Geekerella wonderfully combines romance with fan culture, and would be a fantastic read for anyone who loves cosplay and cons as well as fairytales and romance.
2. To All the Boys Trilogy
“Life doesn’t have to be so planned. Just roll with it and let it happen.”
Many of us may have heard of or watched To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before the movie. But it’s also based on a trilogy of the same name, written by author Jenny Han. The trilogy is mainly centered around main character Lara Jean’s struggles with love after her younger sister, Kitty, mails five love letters addressed to each of Lara Jean’s former crushes. This trilogy is delightfully funny and romantic, and I would recommend this to anyone who’s a fan of rom-coms, and Jenny Han’s The Summer I Turned Pretty.
3. Opposite of Always
“Don’t be afraid. Take chances. And when those don’t work out, take more.”
Opposite of Always by Justin Reynoldsis the story of “almost.” Protagonist Jack King has always been so close to accomplishment, but falls short each time. When he’s sure that he’s finally done with his streak of “almost” after meeting Kate, she dies before they can have a “happy ending.” Upon her death, Jack is thrown into a time loop, jumping back to the moment they met every time she dies. Opposite of Always tells the riveting tale of second chances chances and almost endings of Jack’s relationship with Kate. I would highly recommend this book to people who like romance and time travel.