Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! If you’re looking for some romantic reads to get ready for the holiday, then you found the right post. We’re here to share with you some of our favorite ya romances guaranteed to make you swoon.
It feels like 2022 is the year of adaptations! We’ve already compared the Love & Gelato book and movie and The Summer I Turned Pretty book and TV show. Recently, we watched Netflix’s adaptation of Hello, Goodbye and Everything in Between. Most of the story takes place over a single night, where Clare and Aidan decide if they should break up or stay together before starting college. With Clare leaving for Dartmouth in the morning, the two have just 12 hours to make a choice.
Warning: Spoilers if you haven’t read or watched Hello, Goodbye and Everything in Between.
So many of our favorite books are set in New England. The six states (Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont and New Hampshire) are the perfect setting for a murder mystery or a contemporary romance. What are your favorite books set in New England? Let us know in the comments.
1. Two Can Keep A Secret by Karen McManus
Two Can Keep A Secret is a spooky YA mystery set in Vermont. When Ellery and Ezra move from LA to a small town in Vermont, unsolved murders seem to be the norm…some of which have to do with the amusement park they started working at. This mystery will give you major fall vibes and the full small town New England experience.
Do you want to travel right now but you don’t have the time? We can help by providing our readers with book recommendations! The YA City Guide is a new feature on our blog where we recommend great books set in a major city. If you haven’t already, check out our previous city guides for Paris and London.
This YA City Guide is all about New York City! The city that never sleeps. The Big Apple. We admit, we became obsessed with NYC because of Gossip Girl. We used to dream of strolling the streets of the Upper East Side like Blair and Serena.
Keep reading to learn about some of our favorite YA books set in NYC! Did we mention any of your favorites? Let us know in the comments.
Anyone else have major wanderlust or is it just us? We’re travel addicts and we’re always looking at ways to travel through reading.
We may also be guilty of scrolling through too many travel tags on Instagram… (sorry, not sorry)! If you’re like us and love to travel, then here are some of our favorite books set in Claire’s favorite city: London! Let your imagination take you on a trip across the pond through these amazing books. For more travel inspiration, check out our previous city guide for Paris.
This blog post is all about the YA Books that are set in London.
1. The Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare
Our readers know that we love The Infernal Devices— we’ve gushed about it numerous times on our blog…but that won’t stop us from fangirling again with you all right now. This Shadowhunter series takes place in Victorian London. The year is 1878 and Tessa Gray enters London’s seedy supernatural underworld in search of her missing brother.
Along the way, she stumbles upon two Shadowhunters, Will Herondale and Jem Carstairs, who may be the key to finding her brother and unlocking the secret behind her strange supernatural ability.
Want to travel to all 50 states, but don’t have the time or the money? Now you can with our YA Read Across America Challenge, without even leaving your home.
We compiled a list of YA books, one for every state and Washington D.C. Challenge yourself and see how many you can read. Let us know in the comments how many of these books you have read and which are your favorites!
This blog post is all about the YA Read Across America Challenge.
Alabama: Looking for Alaska by John Green
Looking for Alaska is set at a boarding school in Alabama. Miles “Pudge” Halter wanted to leave his boring life in Florida, ready to embark on an adventure of self-discovery in someplace new.
Do you love traveling? So do we. In fact, since we don’t get to travel as much as we’d like, we find ourselves traveling through books.
We came up with a list of our 15 favorite young adult books set in Europe. We promise, reading these books will give you major wanderlust. Get inspired to visit some of our favorite cities, which include Paris and London.
Did we miss any of your favorite books set in Europe? Let us know in the comments.
This blog post is all about the best YA books set in Europe.
1. Anna and The French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Anna Oliphant is forced to leave Atlanta and spend her senior year of high school at a boarding school, the School of America in Paris (SOAP). At first she hates the idea of leaving her mom and brother, her best friend, and her crush (and hopefully future boyfriend.)
Upon arriving at SOAP, she quickly joins a group of friends that helps her explore the City of Lights and get over her fear of living in a foreign country. Almost instantly, Anna develops feelings for a member of the friend group, the charismatic, gorgeous (and very taken) Étienne St. Clair. Their friendship is tested when the two discover if being more than friends is in their future.