YA Spring Romance
Fall in Love With These Wonderful Reads!
From a dazzling Sapphic fantasy, to a Jane Austen inspired-love story, to a renaissance faire romance, to a pretend boyfriend scenario, to a cosplay Cinderella moment, these tales are sure to capture your heart!
You won't want to miss:
Lies We Sing to the Sea by SARAH UNDERWOOD. Each spring, Ithaca condemns twelve maidens to the noose. This is the price Poseidon demands for the lives of Queen Penelope’s twelve maids, hanged and cast into the depths centuries ago. But when that fate comes for Leto, she wakes on a mysterious island and meets a girl named Melantho, with the power to command the sea. She says one more death can stop a thousand. The prince of Ithaca must die — or the tides of fate will drown them all.
Rosewood: A Midsummer Meet Cute by SAYANTANI DASGUPTA. When Eila meets Rahul at Rosewood, a summer camp where campers are being scouted for the hit Bridgerton-like TV show, she experiences… feelings. Between the drama of the show and the drama of the camp, will Eila be able to keep her wits about her to make it through the summer? Will she be able to choose between her head and her heart?
The Renaissance of Gwen Hathaway by ASHLEY SCHUMACHER. Since her mother’s death, Gwen has been determined that nothing in her life will change ever again. Then she finds her mother’s favorite faire under new management and completely changed, meets Arthur, the son of the new owners who wants to be her friend, and gets roped into becoming Princess of the Faire. Worst of all, she’s kind of having fun.
This Time It's Real by ANN LIANG. When Eliza’s essay about meeting the love of her life unexpectedly goes viral, her entire life changes overnight. Now she has a massive secret to keep — she made her essay up. Desperate to hide the truth, Eliza strikes a deal with the famous actor in her class, the charming Caz. She’ll help him write his college applications if he poses as her boyfriend. Caz is a dream boyfriend — but when their relationship starts feeling a little too convincing, she begins to wonder if she can still follow her dreams if it means breaking her own heart.
- NerdCrush by ALISHA EMRICH. When Ramona strikes up an email conversation with her crush as her cosplay character Rel, she falls even harder as Caleb opens up to her. However, as he starts to grow closer to Rel, he also strikes up a friendship with Ramona, who knows she can't keep the secret from him. With an important cosplay convention coming up, Ramona has to decide if she’ll let Caleb see the real her — because he might actually like her for who she is.
Thursday, April 27th at 6PM EST via Crowdcast!
For all Books of Wonder events, we expect all participants to maintain a family friendly atmosphere, inclusive of respect and fairness. Anyone who violates this standard of behavior, including engaging in any form of harassment, inappropriate language, or disruptive conduct, will, at our discretion, be immediately removed.