A pair of fierce foes are forced to work together to save the arts at their school in this swoony YA enemies-to-lovers romance that fans of Jenny Han and Morgan Matson are sure to adore.
Lifelong rivals Natalie and Reid have never been on the same team. So when their school’s art budget faces cutbacks, of course Natalie finds herself up against her nemesis once more. She’s fighting to direct the school’s first ever student-written play, but for her small production to get funding, the school’s award-winning band will have to lose it. Reid’s band. And he’s got no intention of letting the show go on.
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Life in the Commonwealth isn’t easy for Eva Marteinn. When it’s her turn to be chosen for a career path, Eva is picked as the first female Bellator — warriors who she sees as no more than killers. Suddenly, she’s moved into a world of training, weapons and always having to be one step ahead.
It takes two people to cheat. That seems pretty obvious, yet it seems that the girl always takes the blame. Whether the girl actually takes part in the cheating or is “blamed” for “forcing” her boyfriend to cheat, she tends to take the brunt of the criticism.
We went through our shelves to find how many books that we’ve read that included cheating as a trope in love triangles and analyzed how the author portrayed the characters.
Do you have any more examples of cheating in YA? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!
1. 99 Days of Katie Cotugno
99 Days is one of the most controversial books in the YA contemporary genre. Everyone on Goodreads seems to have a strong opinion on this book. It’s not a great book per se, but we like a lot of aspects about it.
It’s New York City in 1911. Frances Hallowell is an ordinary seamstress who lives with the other girls she works with. Her life changes forever when she kills a man who is trying to attack her. Except, she never moved a muscle.
Afraid of the impending murder investigation, Frances tries to lay low when a couple of women whisk her away from Manhattan to a place called Haxahaven Academy located in Queens.
The Hawthorne Legacy will be released on September 7, 2021.
Why did we pick this book?
Our entire book club loved The Inheritance Games for our August pick, so we all agreed to continue with the series in September! None of us could wait to see what happens to Avery Grambs in book 2. First, there’s the mysterious puzzle left by Tobias Hawthorne. Second, there’s the love triangle with Avery, Jameson and Grayson. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to join us Sunday September 19th for book club!
Avery Grambs just wants to get to college as soon as possible. She’s tired of living with her sister Libby and Libby’s on again off again abusive boyfriend Drake. Her best chance of leaving is a college scholarship.
However, when someone named Grayson Hawthorne shows up at school and says that his grandfather mentioned Avery in his will, Avery and Libby travel to Texas to learn about the mysterious billionaire Tobias Hawthorne.
We love when young adult books have romance. It doesn’t matter if it’s a fantasy, thriller, mystery or contemporary. Bring us the romance and the swoonworthy book boyfriends. Below you’ll find some of our favorite guys in YA!
Unfortunately, we haven’t found guys for the letter I, U, V and Y. If you can think of YA guys whose names start with any of these four letters let us know in the comments.
A. Ash, Killing November by Adriana Mather
We loved Ash in Killing Novemberand Hunting November. He’s sweet, a total badass and always there for November. The two don’t have the easiest time since someone is always out to get them, but they protect each other no matter what. We loved Ash’s quick wit and ability to read people. He’s the perfect YA book boyfriend for a thriller.
Meg thought she had her life figured out. After high school, she and her best friend Emily are going to Cornell. She has a great boyfriend and she loves her job, where she calls people to help them register to vote.
Morgan Matson is one of our favorite authors for YA contemporary books. Her books are perfect beach reads, that’s why we’re posting our thoughts on her books in August. Have you read Matson before? Let us know your favorite book in the comments.
1. The Unexpected Everything
Andie, the daughter of a U.S. Senator Connecticut, had her entire life planned out. She’d score an amazing internship and have a memorable summer with her friends before senior year. Too bad the universe had other plans. Her summer internship falls through and she has to take a job as a dog walker. To make matters worse, a political scandal threatens her relationship with her dad and upends her life. But when she meets Clark, one of her clients, she realizes that not everything needs a plan and that letting go can lead to the unexpected.