YA Romance Books

What is a trope? It is a recurring literary theme. From rags to riches to being the “chosen one,” it’s a popular device used in many stories. Whether you realize it or not, you probably gravitate toward books with similar story elements.

Some of my personal favorite tropes are the ones surrounding romance. Even if it’s cliche, I enjoy reading about characters falling in love in a variety of ways. Do you like reading about love triangles? That’s a trope, and there are countless books with this storyline for you to choose.

Here is a list of eight young adult books for some of the most popular romantic tropes! - Elise

Serpent & Dove Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062878038
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Published: HarperTeen - August 4th, 2020

An Amazon Best Book of 2019 * New York Times Bestseller * B&N's YA Book Club Pick * Indiebound Bestseller * #6 on the 2019 Kids’ Indie Next List

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The Wrath & the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780147513854
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Published: Penguin Books - April 5th, 2016

A #1 New York Times Bestseller!

“A riveting Game of Thrones meets Arabian Nights love story.” - US Weekly

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue (Montague Siblings #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062382818
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - September 4th, 2018

A Kirkus Prize nominee and Stonewall Honor winner with 5 starred reviews! A New York Times bestseller!

Named one of the best books of 2017 by NPR and the New York Public Library!

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe Cover Image
ISBN: 9781442408937
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 2014

This Printz Honor Book is a “tender, honest exploration of identity” (Publishers Weekly) that distills lyrical truths about family and friendship.

Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common.

Frankly in Love Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984812223
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Published: Penguin Books - September 1st, 2020

An Instant New York Times Bestseller and #1 Indie Bestseller!

A William C. Morris YA Debut Award Finalist

An Asian Pacific American Librarians Association Honor Book

Two friends. One fake dating scheme. What could possibly go wrong?

10 Things I Hate about Pinky Cover Image
ISBN: 9781534416819
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - July 21st, 2020

The delightful follow-up to When Dimple Met Rishi and There’s Something about Sweetie, which follows Ashish’s friends Pinky and Samir as they pretend to date in order to achieve their individual goals, to disastrous and hilarious results.

Pinky Kumar wears the social justice warrior badge with pride.

Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781481456029
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - September 1st, 2015

Magic is dangerous—but love is more dangerous still. Discover the “compulsively readable” (Booklist) first book in the #1 New York Times bestselling Infernal Devices trilogy, prequel to the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series—now with a gorgeous new cover, a map, a foreword, and excusive bonus content!

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ISBN: 9780062085504
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Published: HarperCollins - January 9th, 2018

The gripping first installment in New York Times bestselling author Tahereh Mafi’s Shatter Me series.

One touch is all it takes. One touch, and Juliette Ferrars can leave a fully grown man gasping for air. One touch, and she can kill.