Book Genre: Romance

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Katie McGarry
Michael
1

Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry is a romance novel for teens.

The story is two teens, Noah and Echo, that come together by means of Mrs. Collins, the school social worker. Echo is supposed to tutor Noah to keep his grades up. Both self-proclaimed outcasts, each is dealing...

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Brian K. Vaughan
Colleen
4

Adding to the beautiful weirdness that was Saga Volume 1, we catch up with our struggling young family of Marko, Alana and Hazel as they try to escape a galaxy-wide war. They must dodge freelance assassins, in-laws, exes, and a strange mutant baby the size of a planet. All of this is depicted in...

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Francesca Lia Block
Em
4

This book is a dreamy post-apocalyptic story that follows the mythic moments of the Odyssey. It’s Francesca Lia Block at her best, with lovely and complex characters and intense storytelling. The story is strange and empowering and romantic in the best way. One particular detail about...

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Kate Locke
Emily
3

Xandra Vadran is a "halvie" (half human, half plague) living in a British Empire that never got de-Empired becuase the Queen is still alive and has been ruling for 175 years. Essentially the black plague has mutated and in turn has mutated those with aristocratic blood, some become Vampires,...

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Robin LaFevers
Colleen
4

Sybella serves as Death's assassin in an alternate version of 15th century France. She is forced to return to her abusive family in order to complete her most difficult mission. Adventure, political intrigue, love, and deeply disturbing family dynamics are handled deftly in LaFevers' second...

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Philippa Gregory
mbrandstetter
3

I've given The Red Queen a middle grade, not necessarily because I liked the book, but more because it did its job.  It's not that it's a bad book, nor is it poorly written or historically inaccurate. It's just that the main character, Margaret Beaufort, is probably one of the most...

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Jennifer Crusie
Colleen
4

Whenever I need a good laugh, I reach for a Jennifer Crusie novel. What the Lady Wants reminds me of an old screwball comedy, filled with witty repartee between the attractive hero and heroine who are destined to fall in love. But these characters are drawn more realistically than...

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Amie Kaufman
Angelita
3

After finishing this book, I realized that this was a part of a series. It's the first of trilogy, second book should be published in late 2014 and the third in 2015. So this is a good place to start. 

This is a science fiction/fantasy novel that might appeal a little more the girls...

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Maria V Snyder
KateM
5

I downloaded Poison Study for two reasons: one, it was available on Overdrive when I was (gasp!) out of physical books to read, and two, I was working my way through the top 10 books on Goodread’s “Best "Strong Female" Fantasy Novels” list and this was #4. I was not disappointed, at least, not...

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Julie Maroh
KateM
4

I picked up Blue is the Warmest Color because I had heard the movie adaptation had won the Palme d'Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, and because I’m something of a graphic novel junkie. While I’ve heard this graphic novel described as erotica, and admittedly some of the illustrations are...

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Rainbow Rowell
Brianna
4

Of all realistic teen fiction, Eleanor and Park is a great pick. We read about two high schoolers, neither of whom seem to fit in and how they learn to trust themselves and each other enough to love and be loved. It realistically portrayed the mind-numbing excitement of "firsts" in a...

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Gail Carriger
Bobby
3

Vampires, werewolves, steampunk, and romance.  Any of these elements alone would typically have me scoffing without cracking open the cover.  But in an effort to expand my reading horizons and based on a colleague’s recommendation, I made it past my initial prejudices and enjoyed this...

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Kate Alcott
April
4

Alice Barrow travels to Lowell to become a factory girl in a cotton mill run by iron-fisted Hiram Fiske and his two sons, Samuel and Jonathan.   In the boardinghouse where she stays, Alice meets feisty Lovey Cornell, an older mill girl who is as generous as she is reckless. ...

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Michelle
2

If paranormal romance is your thing, here are four novellas made for you. There are shapeshifters, fugitive princes and other strange folk, complete with racy bits.

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Janet Evanovich
Michelle
3

For a light romance and adventure story, this was pretty entertaining. If you're looking for something substantial, this is not it.

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Robyn Schneider
Georgia
5

Ezra had it all. He was captain of the tennis team, student government president and dating the most popular girl in school. Then it all changes, Ezra is involved in a hit and run accident and is told he will never be able to play tennis again. No longer the “golden boy” at school, Ezra begins...

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Kristen Ashley
ShellyB
4

I was pleasantly surprised by this one - I picked it up on a whim, intrigued by the Denver setting more than anything else, and it way exceeded all my expectations!  Filled with fun, interesting, eccentric characters (they are often too good to be true, but what the heck, that's why we read...

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Hannah Howell
Melody
2

After the sudden end to an unhappy marriage, Arianna Murray is returning to her highlands home a widow scorned. However, her French brother-in-law is not satisfied and is determined to murder Arianna and the two children in her care in order to secure his inheritance. Brian McFingal isn’t about...

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Julie Anne Peters
Mandy M.
5

Julie Ann Peters is probably my favorite author of all time. I offer this as a disclaimer because I think it would pain my heart to give her anything below a five star rating. That bias aside though, Grl2Grl is a great resource for teens or adults who are questioning their gender identity or...

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Jamie McGuire
Manon
5

I have never been very interested in romance novels, but Beautiful Disaster kept my attention the entire time I was reading it.  This book was incredibly hard to put down, and it is a good, easy read.  Abby has gone to Eastern University for school with her best friend...

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Sherry (Sherry M.) Thomas
Dana F
2

I used to be a connoisseur of romance novels, in my younger days. I enjoyed the escape of a well-written novel, interesting characters, and good dialogue. Hoping for a little of that escapism, I picked up Luckiest Lady in London.

The dialogue in this book is...

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Jessica Anthony
Angelita
3

The concept of the "graphic" novel is simple. There are pictures that connect with the story. The simplicity is wonderful because the reader can fill the gaps for themselves. The only thing I didn't like was the characters were too simple. The two main characters were in love with each other,...

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Dyan Sheldon
Angelita
3

*Spoiler Alert* This book was difficult for me to finish, mostly because of the situation that was going on in the book. It is a great book for teens because it discusses a serious topic of a controlling boyfriend or girlfriend. And how you may not even be aware of the situation that you're...

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Robyn Schneider
Melody
4

Ezra Faulkner thought he had his senior year (and the rest of his life) all planned out. A tennis star and school leader, he was a golden boy destined to be homecoming king. Tragedy strikes with a hit and run car accident that destroys his athletic ambitions. Suddenly Ezra doesn’t know who he is...

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Bec McMaster
seanamo
3

In this second volume of McMaster's London Steampunk series, we follow the Beast, Will Carver, a dangerous and solitary werewolf, and Lena Todd, a master clockworker and the younger sister of Will's boss' wife (Blade and Honoria from Kiss of Steel).

Because the verwulfen curse is a virus...