Top 10 Best Books to Read in Teen & Young Adult Romance - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Teen & Young Adult Romance. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Sorcery of Thorns


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Teen & Young Adult Romance - August 2021

A New York Times bestseller! “A bewitching gem...I absolutely loved every moment of this story.” —Stephanie Garber, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Caraval series “If you loved the Hogwarts Library…you’ll be right at home at Summershall.” —Katherine Arden, New York Times bestselling author of The Bear and the Nightingale From the New York Times bestselling author of An Enchantment of Ravens comes an “enthralling adventure” ( Kirkus Reviews , starred review) about an apprentice at a magical library who must battle a powerful sorcerer to save her kingdom. All sorcerers are evil. Elisabeth has known that as long as she has known anything. Raised as a foundling in one of Austermeer’s Great Libraries, Elisabeth has grown up among the tools of sorcery—magical grimoires that whisper on shelves and rattle beneath iron chains. If provoked, they transform into grotesque monsters of ink and leather. Then an act of sabotage releases the library’s most dangerous grimoire, and Elisabeth is implicated in the crime. With no one to turn to but her sworn enemy, the sorcerer Nathaniel Thorn, and his mysterious demonic servant, she finds herself entangled in a centuries-old conspiracy. Not only could the Great Libraries go up in flames, but the world along with them. As her alliance with Nathaniel grows stronger, Elisabeth starts to question everything she’s been taught—about sorcerers, about the libraries she loves, even about herself. For Elisabeth has a power she has never guessed, and a future she could never have imagined.

  • Author: Margaret Rogerson
  • Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books; Reprint edition (June 4, 2019)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Teen & Young Adult

                 

2. Midnight Sun


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Teen & Young Adult Romance - August 2021

Number one best-selling author Stephenie Meyer makes a triumphant return to the world of Twilight with this highly anticipated companion: the iconic love story of Bella and Edward told from the vampire's point of view. When Edward Cullen and Bella Swan met in Twilight, an iconic love story was born. But until now, fans have heard only Bella's side of the story. At last, listeners can experience Edward's version in the long-awaited companion novel, Midnight Sun . This unforgettable tale as told through Edward's eyes takes on a new and decidedly dark twist. Meeting Bella is both the most unnerving and intriguing event he has experienced in all his years as a vampire. As we learn more fascinating details about Edward's past and the complexity of his inner thoughts, we understand why this is the defining struggle of his life. How can he justify following his heart if it means leading Bella into danger? In Midnight Sun , Stephenie Meyer transports us back to a world that has captivated millions and brings us an epic novel about the profound pleasures and devastating consequences of immortal love. An instant number one New York Times best seller An instant number one USA Today best seller An instant number one Wall Street Journal best seller An instant number one IndieBound best seller Apple Audiobook August Must-Listens Pick "People do not want to just read Meyer's books; they want to climb inside them and live there." ( Time ) "A literary phenomenon." ( New York Times )

  • Author: Stephenie Meyer
  • Genre: Teen & Young Adult, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Fantasy, Paranormal & Urban, Vampires

                 

3. The Betrothed


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Teen & Young Adult Romance - August 2021

The instant #1  New York Times  bestseller from the bestselling author of the Selection series! Kiera Cass is back with  a glittering royal romance sure to captivate her legion of loyal readers and lovers of courtly intrigue alike. A would-be queen. A handsome young king. A perfect match…or is it? When King Jameson declares his love for Lady Hollis Brite, Hollis is shocked—and thrilled. After all, she’s grown up at Keresken Castle, vying for the king’s attention alongside other daughters of the nobility. Capturing his heart is a dream come true. But Hollis soon realizes that falling in love with a king and being crowned queen may not be the happily ever after she thought it would be. And when she meets a commoner with the mysterious power to see right into her heart, she finds that the future she really wants is one that she never thought to imagine.

  • Author: Kiera Cass
  • Publisher: HarperTeen (May 5, 2020)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Teen & Young Adult

                 

4. Twilight: The Twilight Saga, Book 1


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Teen & Young Adult Romance - August 2021

About three things I was certain. First, Edward was a vampire. Second, there was a part of him, and I didn't know how dominant that part might be, that thirsted for my blood. And Third, I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him. Isabella Swan's move to Forks, a small, perpetually rainy town in Washington, could have been the most boring move she ever made. But once she meets the mysterious and alluring Edward Cullen, Isabella's life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn. Up until now, Edward has managed to keep his vampire identity a secret in the small community he lives in, but now nobody is safe, especially Isabella, the person Edward holds most dear. The lovers find themselves balanced precariously on the point of a knife, between desire and danger. Deeply sensuous and extraordinarily suspenseful, Twilight captures the struggle between defying our instincts and satisfying our desires. This is a love story with bite.

  • Author: Stephenie Meyer
  • Genre: Teen & Young Adult, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Fantasy, Paranormal & Urban, Vampires

                 

5. One of Us Is Lying


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Teen & Young Adult Romance - August 2021

Streaming soon on Peacock, the television series event starring Cooper van Grootel, Annalisa Cochrane, Chibuikem Uche, Marianly Tejada, and Mark McKenna! “ Pretty Little Liars meets The Breakfast Club ” ( Entertainment Weekly ) in this “flat-out addictive” ( RT Book Reviews ) story of what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive.   Pay close attention and you might solve this. On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention.     Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule.     Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess.     Nate, the criminal , is already on probation for dealing.     Cooper, the athlete , is the all-star baseball pitcher.     And Simon, the outcast , is the creator of Bayview High’s notorious gossip app.   Only, Simon never makes it out of that classroom. Before the end of detention Simon's dead. And according to investigators, his death wasn’t an accident. On Monday, he died. But on Tuesday, he’d planned to post juicy reveals about all four of his high-profile classmates, which makes all four of them suspects in his murder. Or are they the perfect patsies for a killer who’s still on the loose? Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you would go to protect them. And don’t miss the #1 New York Times bestselling sequel, One of Us is Next ! Praise for One of Us Is Lying An Entertainment Weekly Best YA Book of the Year Selection A Buzzfeed Best YA Book of the Year Selection A Popcrush Best Young Adult Book of the Year Selection A New York Public Library's Best Book for Teens Selection A CBC Teen Choice Book Award Nominee A Bustle Best Young Adult Book A Goodreads Best Young Adult Book of the Year Nominee A YALSA Best Fiction Book Nominee A YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers “You’ll tear through this juicy, super-fun (if murder can ever be fun?) thriller."— Bustle " A whodunit with a Breakfast Club twist ...following four unique voices on a chase to find the killer, this one will keep you guessing until the very, very end."—Popcrush "Twisty plotting, breakneck pacing and intriguing characterisation add up to an exciting, single-sitting thrillerish treat. "— The Guardian "This is no ordinary whodunit …surprising and relevant."— USA Today “ An addictive, devour-in-one-sitting thriller. ”—Kara Thomas, author of The Darkest Corners , Little Monsters, and The Cheerleaders ★ "As McManus's intense mystery unfolds... each character becomes more complex and nuanced, adding richness and depth to the suspense. " — VOYA , Starred Review

  • Author: Karen M. McManus
  • Publisher: Delacorte Press (May 30, 2017)
  • Genre: Teen & Young Adult, Literature & Fiction
  • ISBN: 978-1524714680
  • Dimensions: 6.06 x 1.45 x 8.5 inches

                 



6. Curvy Girls Can't Date Soldiers (The Curvy Girl Club Book 8)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Teen & Young Adult Romance - August 2021

He’s in love with me. The only problem? He thinks I’m someone else. I’ve spent my whole life trying not to get bullied. For my frizzy hair. My freckles. The white patches on my black skin or the gap in my teeth. Not to mention the extra hundred pounds I have on most of my classmates. So when my soldier pen pal wants to see a picture of me, I freak. I send him a picture of one of the it girls at school and move on. The odds of us meeting in person are less than zero, and for once in my life, I want to know what it feels like to be one of the beautiful girls. Someone a guy like him would be into. And it is  amazing... Until I start to feel more about him than just a pen pal should. He says he feels the same way, but when he wants to meet me, I have a huge problem. How can I put my heart on the line when I can’t even show my face? This curvy military romance is going to have you shaking your head one moment and wiping your eyes the next. Get ready to see what it means to face your biggest fears when your biggest fear is yourself.

  • Author: Kelsie Stelting
  • Publisher: Kelsie Stelting Creative LLC (July 31, 2021)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Children's eBooks

                 

7. A Court of Thorns and Roses


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Teen & Young Adult Romance - August 2021

When 19-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin - one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world. As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she's been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow over the faerie lands is growing, and Feyre must find a way to stop it... or doom Tamlin - and his world - forever.

  • Author: Sarah J. Maas
  • Genre: Teen & Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Fantasy

                 

8. Savage: A Dark High School Bully Romance (Savage Falls Sinners MC Book 1)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Teen & Young Adult Romance - August 2021

A new dark romance from the bestselling author of the Rebels at Sterling Prep series. No one knows the code of the Sinners MC better than me. Born and raised in the club, I’ve spent most of my life rebelling against my daddy’s strict rules and overprotective nature. When an old MC rivalry resurfaces, I find myself with not one, but two surly biker babysitters. Dane Stray, my ex-best friend, and Rhett Savage, my daddy’s favorite member and perpetual thorn in my side. I don’t need protecting though, not the way Dane and Rhett think I do. But they’re determined to get all up in my business. I hate them… except, I also want them. Both of them. Which is kind of awkward because I’m the club princess and one-hundred percent off-limits. That’s never stopped them taking what they want though. One of them wants me. One of them hates to want me. And me? I just want to survive senior year and finally spread my wings. But I’m about to learn just how far Sinners will go to protect their own… especially when it’s my life on the line. SAVAGE is a full length dark enemies-to-lovers/bully romance. This is a why choose novel, meaning the main character has more than one love interest. It is book one in the series.

  • Author: Caitlyn Dare
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Teen & Young Adult

                 

9. That Boy: A Small Town, Friends-to-Lovers Romance (That Boy Series Book 1)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Teen & Young Adult Romance - August 2021

#6 Book in the Amazon Store! An Amazon Best Seller of 2020 (#57) #1 in Contemporary Romance, #1 in Sports Romance, #1 in Teen and Young Adult Romance You know, being friends with two cute boys does have its benefits. There's Danny. Danny is a golden boy in every way. He has dreamy blue eyes and blonde hair that always looks perfect, even when it’s windblown or been stuck under a football helmet. He’s the boy every girl crushes on. The boy I get into trouble with, the boy I fight with, the hot quarterback no girl can resist. Being with Danny is like being on an adventure. He has a bright, contagious smile and abs to die for. Equally crush worthy is Phillip. Adorable, sweet Phillip, who I have known since birth. Phillip has dark hair, a perfect smile, brown eyes, and the sexiest voice I have ever heard. He’s the boy I talk to every night before I go to sleep. The boy who rescues me, the boy who can read my mind, the boy who is always there for me, the boy who tries to keep me out of trouble, the boy who irritatingly keeps getting hotter, and whose strong arms always seem to find their way around me. And when he gives me that grin, I can never say no. One boy will give me my very first kiss. One boy will teach me to make out. One boy will take me to prom. And finally, one boy will ask me to marry him. They will both be my best friends. But only one of them will be the boy I fall in love with. Only one of them is That Boy .

  • Author: Jillian Dodd
  • Publisher: Swoonworthy Books (January 13, 2014)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Teen & Young Adult

                 

10. Gods & Monsters (Serpent & Dove, 3)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Teen & Young Adult Romance - August 2021

Evil always seeks a foothold. We must not give it one. The electrifying conclusion to the New York Times and Indiebound bestselling Serpent & Dove series is perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas and Kendare Blake. Lou has spent her whole life running. Now, after a crushing blow from Morgane, the time has come to go home—and claim what is rightfully hers. But this is no longer the Lou her friends knew. No longer the Lou who captured a chasseur’s heart. A darkness has settled over her, and this time it will take more than love to drive it out.

  • Author: Shelby Mahurin
  • Publisher: HarperTeen (July 27, 2021)
  • Genre: Teen & Young Adult, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • ISBN: 978-0063038936
  • Dimensions: 5.59 x 1.97 x 8.35 inches