It’s the first week of summer! For us, one of the best things to do is read outside while enjoying the warm weather. We love finding YA books that make the season even more enjoyable. Keep reading to see some great books to get you excited for the sun, sand and water and tell us how you are celebrating the new season.Continue reading “YA Books with Summer Vibes”
Tag: Morgan Matson
2021 YA Book Holiday Gift Guide
Need to finish (or start) your holiday shopping? We’ve got you covered. Books are the best gifts in our opinion. We’re sharing with you some of our favorite YA books and the perfect audience for them.
Do you have any books on your holiday list this year? Let us know which ones in the comments.
1. The Hopeless Romantic: Better Than the Movie by Lynn Painter
Better Than the Movies follows hopeless romantic Liz as she tries to impress her former crush. Enter Wes: the guy next door and a serious pain in the ass. But if Liz can get Wes’s help, she can definitely succeed. But as they spend more time plotting, the more Liz realizes she actually more-than-tolerates Wes—she likes him. Painter’s debut book is perfect for fans of romcoms and those you just want something fun for the holiday season.Continue reading “2021 YA Book Holiday Gift Guide”
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
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.Continue reading “Morgan Matson’s YA Books Ranked”
Review: Take Me Home Tonight by Morgan Matson
Kat and Stevie need an adventure. Kat’s anxious after the theatre teacher postponed the casting of the school play. Stevie pretends everything is okay after he dad cancels her birthday dinner to work, but she’s secretly devastated.
Kat and Stevie head into New York City, lying to their parents that they are staying at their friend Teri’s house and not leaving suburban Connecticut. Since Stevie’s dad never cancelled the reservation at the fancy restaurant, the two girls expect to have an epic night.Continue reading “Review: Take Me Home Tonight by Morgan Matson”
YA Books Set in New England
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.Continue reading “YA Books Set in New England”
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
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.Continue reading “14 Couples to Swoon Over for Valentine’s Day”
Our Most Anticipated Books of 2021
We’re so excited for all the amazing YA books coming out in 2021! Not every cover has been released yet, so we will update the post when more information is available. Let us know which books you’re most excited for!
1. Chain of Iron by Cassandra Clare
Chain of Gold was easily our favorite read of 2020. We can’t wait for Lucie, James, Matthew, Cordelia and the rest of the gang to take on a killer and keep London safe. Chain of Iron promises to be exciting, romantic and full of plot twists. March 2nd can’t come soon enough!Continue reading “Our Most Anticipated Books of 2021”
YA City Guide: New York City
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.Continue reading “YA City Guide: New York City”
Holiday Gift Ideas: YA Books for Every Friend in Your Life
Books make great presents! No matter which holiday you celebrate, everyone could use a new book in their lives.
1. The Murder Mystery Lover: One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus
McManus emerged in 2017 as the Queen of Mysteries. Plus, she’s super nice IRL! One of Us is Lying has a twist ending that will surprise the most well-read YA lovers. The companion novel to this book, One of Us is Next, will be released January 2020.Continue reading “Holiday Gift Ideas: YA Books for Every Friend in Your Life”
The Best YA Beach Reads
Looking for a cute romance to read this summer? Look no further! These YA contemporaries will leave you swooning.
1. The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han
Belly Conklin spends all year looking forward to summer. Every year, her family travels to Cousins beach with the Fisher’s. Belly has been crushing on Conrad Fisher forever, but this year she hopes things are going to change. Everything gets complicated because other guys are also involved, including Conrad’s brother Jeremiah and a summer fling named Cam.Continue reading “The Best YA Beach Reads”