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Love Is In the Air! Young Adult Romantic Reads Perfect for Valentine's Day!

Love is in the Air! Here are some of our fave Young Adult romantic reads you'll adore and are perfect for Valentine's Day!

To All The boys I've Loved Before book cover by Jenny Han

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I love, love, love Valentine's Day! My favorite color is pink, romantic comedies are hands down my favorite genre of movie to watch and both my mom and I have a healthy appreciation for anything chocolate-related as well!

Best young adult books for Valentine's Day romantic reads

Every year, we put up decorations, make and send out cards to friends and family, and, of course, I try to read a couple of books that match the Valentine's vibe!

Fan of this fab holiday as much as we are?

You can expect more themed posts filled with all things sweet and cupid-esque before the conclusion of the holiday!

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So, back to the topic of this post... here is a selection of heartfelt, fun-filled YA romances that will go along perfectly with your Valentine's Day!

Young Adult Books Perfect for Valentine's Day

1. To All the Boys I've Loved Before

by Jenny Han


To All The boys I've Loved Before book cover by Jenny Han

A romantic, heartfelt read that is so perfect for Valentine's Day!

Lara-Jean keeps the love letters she writes in a hatbox--letters she's written only for herself, about each boy she's ever had feelings for, not for anyone else's eyes.

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Then, the letters are accidentally sent, and Lara-Jean finds herself going from no romantic prospects to far too many!

I couldn't stop reading To All the Boys I've Loved Before, and I guarantee you'll fall in love with this romance that's sweet, original and swoon-worthy!

2. Twilight

by Stephanie Meyers


Best teen romance books for Valentine's Day Twilight book cover by Stephanie Meyer hands holding apple

Twilight is the quintessential read for anyone who is looking to indulge in a little fantasy and a lot of romance!

Bella Swan moves to the small town of Forks, Washington, and her life is turned upside down when she meets the enigmatic Edward Cullen.

Twilight book series covers by Stephanie Meyer

Soon, Bella is discovering the secrets behind Edward's flawless looks and uncanny intelligence, leaving Bella to wonder where this romance is leading her.

The Twilight Saga is ideal for the upcoming holiday, and you'll be racing to reach the last page of this captivating love story!

3. Love and Gelato

by Jenna Welch


Best young adult teen romance Valentine's Day Love and Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch book cover

When Lena goes to Italy to spend the summer with a father she's never met, she's prepared to count down the days until she's back home in the States.

Since her mother passed away, Lena has been expecting this trip, but what she doesn't expect are the adventures, secrets and magic of both Italy and the people she encounters there. 

Love and Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch Best romanic young adult teen books for Valentine's Day

Love and Gelato aren't the only things awaiting her during her stay in Tuscany!

Follow Lena's adventures through the gorgeous cities of Italy, and make sure to get some gelato for yourself while you read this road trip romance!

4. Emma

by Jane Austen

Emma by Jane Austen book cover Best young adult teen romance books for Valentine's Day

Before there were Romantic Comedies, there was Jane Austen!

This witty heroine and her love for matchmaking were the inspiration behind the popular 90's flick Clueless, and Emma's adventures are as timeless as ever as she attempts to perfect the love lives of just about everyone she knows!

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If you love the classics, or enjoy a witty, Valentine's-worthy romance, you'll definitely want to add Emma to your TBR list!

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5. The Selection

by Keira Cass


Young Adult teen books for Valentine's Day The Selection book cover by Kiera Cass shows girl in teal dress

In the caste-divided nation of Illa, the Selection is the ultimate chance for young women to win the heart of the crown prince and have their lives transformed forever.

Though for America Singer, one of the Selected, it means competing for a life and crown she's not at all certain she wants! A glamorous, romantic read, The Selection  is perfect for those who love fairy tales- and competitions!

6. Jane Eyre

by Charlotte Bronte

Best romance books for young adult teen Jane Eyre book cover by Charlotte Bronte

A timeless classic that centers around the life of Jane Eyre, a feisty and remarkable heroine who finds true love in the most unlikely of places! 

An orphan brought up by her unkind aunt, Jane becomes a governess, finding employment at the home of the wealthy and enigmatic Mr. Rochester.

As Jane grows closer to her new home and the people in it, she finds herself drawn to her employer, despite the secrets and challenges they face.

A romance against the odds, Jane Eyre features an unforgettable story of following your heart!

Best Young Adult Romance Books Valentine's Day The Bronte Sisters book cover Three Novels Jane Eyre Wuthering Heights and Agnes Grey

Loved Jane Eyre? All three of the Bronte sisters wrote amazing novels, and you can find your own collection here!

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Valentine's Day seems like the ideal time to enjoy these romances!

Have you read any of the below titles? If you have, what did you think of them? Let us know in the comments below!

7. The Upside of Falling Down

by Rebekah Crane

Best teen books romance young adult ya the Upside of Falling Down book cover by Rebekah Crane

When Clementine wakes up in an Irish hospital with amnesia, she's told that she survived a plane crash, and was very lucky indeed.

Clementine can't remember any of her past though, and is determined to start anew with the help of a different identity and Irish stranger. Kieran O'Connell.

The Upside of Falling Down is the perfect book if you adore romantic twists and new beginnings!

(P.S. My mom read it and loved it!)

8. If I'm Being Honest

by Emily Wibberley and Austin Seigmund-Broka

Best young adult romance books ya If I'm Being Honest book cover by Emily Wibberley

This one looks like it would be so entertaining to read and is on the top of my TBR list!

In order to win back her crush, popular and extremely honest (maybe too much so!) California girl Cameron Bright decides she must remake herself, starting by apologizing to Brendan, someone she wronged in the past.

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As she gets to know Brendan though, Cameron starts to wonder- is she really doing what she wants? If I'm Being Honest is a rom-com read that sounds fab!

9. Love and Luck

by Jenna Evans Welch


Love & Luck book cover by Jenna Evans Welch with four leaf clover

Charm, travel, and a lush Ireland backdrop for the story to unfold in-what's not to love?!

Love and Luck is the companion to Love and Gelato, and after finishing Lena's adventures in Italy, I was excited to read this follow-up!

Addie is in Ireland for her aunt's exotic destination wedding, but between her recent heartbreak, and the fact that her brother isn't about to let her forget about it anytime soon, she's not exactly having a picture-perfect trip.

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Her Irish vacay takes a turn however, when she comes upon an unusual guidebook that takes her, her brother and his friend on a whirlwind tour of the Emerald Isle, which Addie hopes will help bring them all a little bit of luck and love!

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10. Tell Me Three Things

by Julie Buxbaum

Tell Me Three Things book cover by Julie Buxbaum Best young adult romance books

When I saw the cover of Tell Me Three Things , I was immediately interested!

Waffles and hearts are pretty compelling, and after reading the plot summary, I knew I had to add it to my list!

When her father elopes, Jessie is forced to move across the country to stay with her new step-family, and she's none too thrilled about it.

To her surprise though, she receives an anonymous email from someone offering to help her get to know her new high school.

Jessie says yes, and while she's grateful for the help, she can't help but wish she could meet whomever she's been relying on-will she finally meet him?

BONUS & New Fave!

Better Than the Movies

by Lynn Painter

YA Age recommendation: 14+

Better Than the Movies by Lynn Painter best YA romantic reads

Both of us have read and LOVED Better Than The Movies by Lynn Painter! We are taking turns reading all of her other books and they are page-turners for sure!

Liz Buxbaum is all about music, movies and dealing with her annoying neighbor, Wes. But when Liz's dreamy, childhood crush, Michael returns to town, Liz makes enlists Wes's help to win the affections of her perfect romantic partner!

I won't say anymore because this book has to be read and we're afraid once we start telling you about it, we won't be able to stop! Just know this, it's a super fun book that you will absolutely adore reading and will inspire you to read more by the fabulous Lynn Painter!

Well, there you are! Romantic reads that you'll adore for this season of hearts and happily-ever-afters!

Be sure to Pin this post so you can return to it when you're looking for some terrific titles to turn to!

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I hope you've found some titles that you'll fall in love with in the days leading up to Valentine's Day!

Have one that you'd like us to check out? Let us know in the comments below!


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Updated 02/06/2024 originally published February 2020

1 Comment

April Zhang
April Zhang
Jan 25, 2020

My favorite waffle topping is maple syrup! Although, if you want to put some ice cream on it and whipped cream to the side, I would not object! :)

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