The ABCs of YA Book Boyfriends

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

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We loved Ash in Killing November and 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. 

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Review: You Say It First by Katie Cotugno

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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.

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Morgan Matson’s YA Books Ranked

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

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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.

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Review: The Main Attraction (Heartbreak Cafe #2) by Janet Quin-Harkin

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In The Main Attraction, Debbie Lesley is starting to get used to her new life. She spends most of time working at the Heartbreak Café and any free moments are spent with her boyfriend Grant. Her parents are still notably absent, but Debbie’s coping with the help of the Heartbreak regulars and her best friend Pam.

Everything changes when the next big Hollywood Blockbuster starts filming on the beach by the café. Suddenly, everyone is obsessed with the world of fame and fortune…well, everyone except Debbie. 

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Liebster Award #3

The Liebster Award is a peer recognition award for up and coming bloggers. This award is a great way to get noticed as a new blogger and provides an opportunity to help connect with other new bloggers and help support them in getting recognized as well. The rules are as follows:

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you.
2. Answer the questions from the person who nominated you.
3. Nominate 5-11 bloggers.
4. Notify your nominees.
5. Ask 11 new questions for your nominees.

Thank you to Worlds Unlike Our Own for nominating us! Don’t forget to check out this amazing book blog!

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August 2021 Book Club: The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

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The Book

The Inheritance Games was released on September 1, 2020. The paperback came out in July 2021.

Why did we pick this book?

We’ve been so excited to read The Inheritance Games since last year. It’s pitched a YA version of the movie Knives Out and we love a good mystery. Also, we really enjoyed The Naturals series by Barnes and can’t wait to see if her latest series lives up to the hype. We’re reading book 1 just in time. Book 2, The Hawthorne Legacy, releases in September! Email us at imallbookedupya@gmail.com to join us Sunday August 22nd for book club!

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Review: Good Girl, Bad Blood by Holly Jackson

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After the events of A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder, Pip Fitz-Amobi has decided to give up being a detective. With the help of her boyfriend Ravi Singh, Pip set up a podcast to discuss the mysterious case of Andie Bell. Now everyone knows Pip and what she accomplished in her small Connecticut town.

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Review: Twin River High series by Lynn Rush and Kelly Anne Blount

We loved In The Penalty Box when we read it earlier this year and became excited that Rush and Blount were releasing three companion books around the same time. 

1. Gutter Girl

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McKenna Storm and Jace Rovers couldn’t be more different. In fact, despite knowing each other since Kindergarten, the two haven’t spoken in years. One bump in the hallway changed their whole trajectory, leading to McKenna covering for Jace. Jace writes a fantasy romance book online and is terrified of anyone finding out. 

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Review: That Weekend by Kara Thomas

In case you missed it, earlier this week we interviewed Kara Thomas! Check out the interview and the GIVEAWAY for a signed copy of That Weekend. We’re accepting entries until Monday July 26th. All you need to do is comment on the previous blog post!

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After a devastating breakup, Claire Keough plans to skip the prom and go away with her two best friends Kat Marcotte and Jesse Salpietro. Without telling their parents, the three sneak up to Kat’s parent’s house secluded in the mountains of Upstate New York.

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Giveaway + Author Interview: Kara Thomas

We had the opportunity to interview Kara Thomas, the author of our July book club pick That Weekend. Thomas also wrote The Cheerleaders, Little Monsters, The Darkest Corners and the Prep School Confidential series.

Thomas has also let us a do a GIVEAWAY for a signed copy of That Weekend. To enter: comment on this blog post and provide a way for us to reach you. The giveaway will last one week. We’ll announce the winner on Twitter on Monday July 26th and give the contact information to Kara Thomas.

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1. When did you first realize that you wanted to be a writer?

I knew when I was in elementary school I wanted to be a writer. When I discovered Nancy Drew, I was so obsessed that I began writing my own terrible knock-off novels. I never quite outgrew the habit, because I still write mysteries.

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