“From forth the fatal loins of these two foes
A pair of star-cross’d lovers take their life“
- The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Genre: YA Romance
Average Goodreads Rating: 4.17
Hazel always sees herself as a ticking time-bomb with her lung cancer, but then she meets Augustus at a cancer support group.
- Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds
Genre: YA Romance
Average Goodreads Rating: 3.69
Jack and Kate meet at a party and seem to instantly fall for each other. Then, Kate dies. Her death sends Jack back to the beginning, and he has a second chance to prevent her from dying–even with some deadly consequences.
- Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor
Genre: YA Fantasy
Average Goodreads Rating: 3.99
Winged strangers appear from the sky, and Karou is something else. She has blue hair and draws monsters and no one knows what she is. When Akvia sets eyes on her, the result is a star-crossed love, an otherworldly war, and the truth of her identity.
- The Weight of Feathers by Anna Marie-McLemore
Genre: Magical Realism
Average Goodreads Rating: 3.77
The Palomas and the Corbeaus have been rivals for two decades. Both families are performers in competing shows. Lace Paloma knows that the Corbeaus are dark magic and a touch from them can mean death. But when a Corbeau saves Lace’s life, everything she thought she knew is turned upside down.
- Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
Genre: YA Science Fiction
Average Goodreads Rating: 3.92
Juliette’s touch is fatal, so the Reestablishment threw her in a cell. But now there’s a threat of war and the Reestablishment might just have the perfect weapon.
- A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown
Genre: YA Fantasy
Average Goodreads Rating: 4.01
The Solastia Festival gives Malik a chance to escape his war-torn home into Ziran. But a vengeful spirit kidnaps Malik’s sister, Nadia, in the process, so he strikes a deal. Kill Karina, the princess of Ziran, for Nadia’s freedom. But Karina is planning to ressurect her mother, and to do that she needs the heart of a king. To get one, she plans on offering her hand in marriage to the winner of the Solastia competition.
- After the Night by Linda Howard
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Average Goodreads Rating: 4.07
Faith is a poor outcast from Louisiana who’s always secretly loved golden boy Gray. When her mom and his dad dissapeared, Gray called Faith white trash and for some reason, that made Faith want him more. Meanwhile, Gray wants to ruin her, not desire her.
- Written in the Stars by Aisha Saaed
Genre: LGBT Romance
Average Goodreads Rating: 3.93
Darcy lies to her brother, saying her latest blind date was a hit, so he can stop matchmaker. Elle dreams of finding a soul mate, and that certainly was not Darcy. So when Darcy’s brother (and Elle’s new buisness partner) tells her he’s happy they hit it off, she’s baffled. But she plays along when Darcy begs her to. The last thing she expects in this fake relationship is to develop real feelings.
- The Second Mrs. Astor by Shana Abe
Genre: Historical Romance
Average Goodreads Rating: 4.06
Madeline is seventeen when she captures Jack Astor’s attention. Jack is 29 years older than her and recently divorced and his mom is the Mrs. Astor, practically royalty. So when Madeline marries him, she is a new favorite subject for the press. She is so happy on their honeymoon to Egypt–nothing can go wrong. And then they decide to return aboard a ship called the Titanic.