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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

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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.

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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: Take Me Home Tonight by Morgan Matson

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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. 

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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

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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!

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YA City Guide: New York City

One thing we miss right now is travel. We’re both travel addicts and can’t wait to begin traveling across the U.S. again. Do you want to travel right now but can’t? We can help with book recommendations. The YA City Guide is a new feature on our blog to recommend books set in a certain city. If you haven’t already, check out our precious city guides for Paris and London

Our next YA City Guide is 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. Here are some of our favorite YA books set in NYC! 

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