14 Couples to Swoon Over for Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, we always crave a book with a swoon-worthy romance. We’ve lined up 14 of our fave YA couples to get you in the Valentine’s Day spirit. Tell us your favorite down below! 

1. Xander and Caymen: The Distance Between Us by Kasie West

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Caymen couldn’t stand Xander the first time she met him. In her mind, every rich person was trouble. Xander keeps showing up and convincing Caymen to spend time with him. The two had more in common than they thought…they both felt their parents dictate their future careers. That’s when they created career days. They’d each plan a day to help the other to decide what to do with their lives. The chemistry could not be denied in West’s first contemporary YA. Xander charmed us instantly and we loved Caymen’s dry sense of humor. The two may be stubborn, but they brought out the best in each other. The Distance Between Us is one of our favorite books from West.

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Then and Now: The Selection by Kiera Cass

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With the recent updates about Netflix’s movie adaption, we knew we had to reread The Selection and feature it on the blog. It’s been many years since we read the original trilogy…the spinoff books about Eadlyn don’t count. As one of our favorite YA series, we couldn’t wait to revisit the world that can be described as The Bachelor meets The Hunger Games

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February 2021 Book Club: Influence by Sara Shepard and Lilia Buckingham

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The Book

Influence was released on January 5, 2021.

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Jenn Bennett’s YA Books Ranked

If you read our blog you know that we love Jenn Bennett’s YA books. Five out of six are contemporary romance, while one is a historical fantasy. We plan to update this list when Bennett releases more books. The next one, Always Jane, will be released in 2021.

Have you read any of these books? Let us know in the comments. 

1. Alex, Approximately 

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Bailey Rydell moves from the east coast to California to live with her dad. Her dad also happens to live in the same town as her friend from an online chatroom for movie buffs, Alex. Only Bailey is too scared to meet Alex in person and see if she can find him without him knowing who she is. 

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Review: The Cousins by Karen McManus

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We had so much fun discussing The Cousins at our recent virtual YA book club. Instead of just telling you our thoughts, we’re going to mention a few of our discussion questions and reactions from the group.

Have you read McManus’s latest YA book? Let us know your answers to our questions in the comments!

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Dare You to Lie by Amber Lynn Natusch

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Kylene Danners never thought she’d return to Jasperville, Ohio. After a scandal two years ago, Kylene and her dad moved to Columbus and never looked back. Now that her dad is in prison (wrongfully accused) she has to move back and live with her Gramps and return to the school that ruined her life.

Determined to prove what really happened two years ago, Kylene pisses off the most powerful students: the football team. At least she has her old best friend Garrett and the new girl Tabby to help prove her case. 

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January 2021 Book Haul

Welcome to a new series on our blog, where we spill all of our recent book purchases. Claire is going to start us off with her latest purchases since Christy is in the midst of reading her Christmas presents and has been on a no-buy. 

Let’s get started!

I should start off by saying that a new year brings a new Goodreads goal, and I am determined to get to 50 books. I had to start off 2021 with a bang (sorry bank account!). So, what books have I bought so far this year? Keep on reading to gather some *bookspo* (book + inspo…ha..get it?). Moving on…

1. Killing November by Adriana Mather

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Christy read Killing November and has been trying to get me to pull the trigger for months. Well, friends, January was the month I finally succumbed to the peer pressure. Here’s our full review of the book. I freaking LOVED it— the romance, the plot, the characters. EVERYTHING! The hype was real and I cannot wait to read book 2, which leads me to my next purchase…

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Review: The Last Secret You’ll Ever Keep by Laurie Faria Stolarz

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*We received this book in exchange for an honest review.*

Nobody believes Terra. She’s become the girl who cried wolf of Dayton, Massachusetts. 

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Our 2021 Blogging and Reading Goals

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1. Read 50 Books

50 books is a realistic goal for us. We’d love to read more, but with other obligations, it’s an attainable Goodreads goal. To get a sneak peek of what we’ll be reading, check out our most anticipated books of the year. There are lots of great books coming out in 2021 that we cannot wait to read!

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