12 Teen Romance Authors That You Won't Regret Reading
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12 Teen Romance Authors You and Your Teen Can Both Appreciate
Looking for something new to read? Why not try the YA romance genre?
There are so many great teen romance authors that are writing amazing books. Audiences might not be attracted to YA novels simply because of the young audience aspect but that's too bad. There are so many great stories that are written eloquently with characters that you'll relate to, no matter how old you are.
While there are definitely so many talented teen romance authors writing great pieces of fiction, we've found 12 that we really enjoy reading. And you will too!
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1. Ally Condie
What we're reading: Matched
Ally Condie has seen great success with her collection of YA novels in recent years. The Los Angeles Times praised Matched and Condie due in part to her feminist undertones and why, in doing so, she's shaping a generation of readers.
2. Katie McGarry
What we're reading: Only a Breath Apart
McGarry received lots of praise for Only a Breath Apart because it's a gritty, romantic YA novel that readers of all ages connected with. Love, family, adolescence, all themes in this poignant novel that will remind readers of their past or even what life might have in store.
3. Rachel Cohn
What we're reading: Dash & Lily's Book of Dares
Alongside author, David Levithan, Rachel Cohn created a whirlwind romance in Dash & Lily's Book of Dares and you won't want to put this YA novel down. And we're not surprised seeing as Cohn and Levithan wrote the bestselling novel (and subsequent movie), Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist.
4. Julie Buxbaum
What we're reading: After You
When tragedy strikes, protagonist Ellie must drop everything to save her best friend's daughter in London. After You shines light on the things we leave behind when we put others first and sometimes it's not always positive. Julie Buxbaum does a superb job detailing the relationships between mothers and their teen daughters making this YA novel great for everyone in the family and solidifying why Buxbaum is a great teen romance author.
5. Brigid Kemmerer
What we're reading: More Than We Can Tell
The School Library Journal recommends this book to teenagers who enjoyed reading The Perks of Being a Wallflower so you know it's going to be a good one thanks to Brigid Kemmerer's writing. More Than We Can Tell is a beautiful story of two outcasts who live with tumultuous families but when they meet they find solace in each other while battling deep secrets of their own.
6. Susane Colasanti
What we're reading: Something Like Fate
With a cover like that who wouldn't want to read Something Like Fate from YA author Susane Colasanti. This tale of soulmates is a bit more complicated for Lani since she's falling in love with Erin, her best friend's, new boyfriend Jason. You'll have to dive in to read what happens next!
7. Katie Cotugno
What we're reading: Fireworks
Katie Cotugno created the ultimate contemporary YA novel in the form of Fireworks. Cotugno does a fantastic job personifying the relationships between teenager girls and what the weight it holds in a lifetime. Best friends, Olivia and Dana are being made into rockstars and it might be ruining everything between them. The complexities of relationships both romantic and platonic will capture you in this great YA novel.
8. Maurene Goo
What we're reading: I Believe in a Thing Called Love
I Believe in a Thing Called Love has received extraordinary praise from NPR to Seventeen, this book made waves in 2017 all thanks to author, Maurene Goo. Desi Lee is the perfect student and she's followed plans her entire life. But she's never had a boyfriend, she can't plan it. Until, she's inspired by Korean drama's, shows her father obsessives over, she finally realizes she can fill a troupe. When she starts getting rescued, when she manipulates love triangles, and other dramatic events, Luca Drakos takes notice. But Desi realizes love isn't a game and she's actually falling for the mysterious artist.
9. Nadine Jolie Courtney
What we're reading: Romancing the Throne
Nadine Jolie Courtney is the ultimate teen romance author as evident by smash hit, Romancing the Throne which Town & Country called a "guilty pleasure". You'll have a fun time reading all about British boarding schools, sisters Libby & Charlotte, and the drama that ensues when they realize they are falling for the same guy!
10. Jenna Evans Welch
What we're reading: Love & Luck
New York Times bestselling author, Jenna Evans Welch brings you the perfect YA novel in the form of Love & Luck. You'll be transported to Ireland for Addie's aunts wedding. But her brother, Ian, won't leave her alone and all she cares about is her next trip to Italy to visit a friend. But plans never go accordingly and she's stuck in a car with her pesky brother and his cute friend, Rowan. She'll have to learn to find her own luck in the Irish countryside.
11. Ashley Poston
What we're reading: Princess and the Fangirl
Meet Imogen Lovelace, a diehard fan of character, Princess Amara. She's set on making sure the character isn't killed off her favorite series. The actress who plays Princess Amara, Jessica Stone, has had enough and she's ready to leave the character behind. And what would happen if Jess and Imogen switched places to find the true meaning of fandom? Author, Ashley Poston writing will make you have the most fun reading this sweet YA novel.
12. Sandhya Menon
What we're reading: Twinkle Love
Sandhya Menon is the author of the New York Times bestselling YA novel, When Dimple Met Rishi which received serious acclaim, and for good reason. Now, Twinkle Love has caught our attention. If you're looking for a great teen romance author, you've found the one and you'll love reading all of Menon's stories.
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