Best Contemporary YA Romance Books



What is Contemporary YA Romance?

A contemporary YA Romance is a sub genre of books that are set in the present time and cater to the young adults. All the books in this list have a basic storyline dealing with romance.

12294652Loud, messy,loving: these three words summed up the Garrett family perfectly.

So, every day from her rooftop, Samantha Reed would look at her neighbours, the Garretts with strange fascination. Her family was 100% opposite to theirs, and looking at them gave her a sense of pleasure. She wanted to become one of them, wished her family was more like theirs.

It was her secret, until one evening Jase Garrett climbs up on her rooftop.
This is a sweet story that revolves not only around Jase and Samantha, but their families too.

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15749186Lara Jean, a sixteen year old naive girl who never admits her crushes. Instead, she writes letters to each of the guys she had ever loved or thought she loved.

All these letters are written just for her. She writes them, address them, and keeps them in a box under her bed. But, by mistake all these letters gets posted.

Now Lara Jean has to deal with all the consequences of her letters, deal with all her emotions as well as deal with all the guys.

[schema type=”book” name=”To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” author=”Jenny Han” publisher=”Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers ” pubdate=”2014-04-15″ isbn=”1481417754 ” ebook=”yes” paperback=”yes” hardcover=”yes” ]

15745753Two Misfits, One Extra Ordinary Love!

Eleanor: A red haired, overweignt girl who wears weird clothes.

Park: Black Haired, lanky, and quiet guy who is half Korean.

Both misfits.

And when both share a ride to school there is awkward silences in the beginning, that leads to mutual sharing and friendship over music and comic books.

Both Eleanor and Park know that first loves almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to give it a shot.

The story is one of the cutest love stories ever, what makes it even more special is that the role of parents in a teenagers life is given as much of an importance as friends.

Check out the book review here:

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DUFFIt is said that a person normally hangs out with people who are like themselves. But Bianca Piper’s friends are totally opposite to her, at least in the opinion of Wesley Rush. Bianca’s friends Cassie and Jessica are stereotypically “pretty” with their thin bodies and their blond hair.

Bianca’s life is on the downhill since she came to know her parents were getting a divorce. So, in her insecurities and her household problems, she and Wesley turn into a closet enemies with benefits kind of a relationship.

But, then all go haywire and Bianca has to learn that one cannot quite escape from your problems very easily.

[schema type=”book” name=”The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend” author=”Kody Keplinger ” publisher=”Little Brown/Poppy” pubdate=”2010-09-07″ isbn=”0316084239″ ebook=”yes” paperback=”yes” hardcover=”yes” ]

1054003Landon Carter was THE guy in his high school: popular, handsome, and in the “IN” crowd. The last girl he could fall for was Jamie Sullivan, a quiet girl who was satisfied with with her own life and lived with her dad.

Landon & Jamie’s lives were as different as chalk and cheese, and both were very sure that they would never cross paths. But, fate had other plans and they end up being paired together, and Jamie’s only condition for agreeing to be paired with Landon is that he promises her that he would not fall in love with her.

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7150991Three years ago, Veronica Miller’s life turned upside down as her parents divorced and her father moved from New York to North Carolina.

Till today, Veronica has not been able to forgive her parents, so when her mother decided that she needed to spend the summer with her father, she was not happy about it.

This novel is special as it not only focuses on young love between the couple, it even focuses on the love between families.

[schema type=”book” name=”The Last Song” author=”Nicholas Sparks” publisher=”Grand Central Publishing ” pubdate=”2010-03-01″ isbn=”0446570966″ ebook=”yes” paperback=”yes” hardcover=”yes” ]

7. Fangirl

16068905Urban dictionary defines fangirls as: A rabid breed of human female who is obsessed with either a fictional character or an actor. Similar to the breed of fanboy.

Cath is one such fangirl. She has been fangirling Simon Snow Series since forever. Almost all her activities revolve around Simon Snow. She believes that it is this series that is keeping her life together as it was what got her and her sister through some tough times.

Now she is off to college, and her sister has told her she does not want to share a room with her. So now all on her own, she has to move on, that also means moving on from Simon Snow. Will she move on?

Read the complete book review here:

[schema type=”book” name=”Fangirl” author=”Rainbow Rowell” publisher=”St. Martin’s Press” pubdate=”2013-09-10″ isbn=”1250030951″ ebook=”yes” paperback=”yes” hardcover=”yes” ]

17453983This is the first book in the Anna and the French Kiss Series. The Second book in this series is Lola and the Boy Next Door and the third one is Isla and the Happily Ever After.
All three books are amazing, but it is better to read them as they were written, so Anna and the French Kiss needs to be read first.
Anna has an almost-perfect life in Atlanta, so when her father decides to send her to a boarding school in Paris, she is not too happy.
So, will Anna find her love in the city of love?

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11870085 (1)When Shakespeare said “The fault dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves”, he was pointing at how people mess up their relationships because of various things they do and then go around blaming the stars.

But what if the fault indeed is in the stars? If the relationship is perfect in every way, but you still end up being separated from your loved one because of factors that are not in your control?

The Fault in our Stars is a story of one such star crossed couple. Hazel Grace Lancaster, a sixteen year old who has been fighting Stage 4 Thyroid cancer with metastasis forming in her lungs, but has managed to live with her disease owing to doses of an experimental drug called Phalanxifor. As she spends most of her time indoors reading the same book over and over again, her mother starts to think she is depressed and sends her to a support group.

Here she meets Augustus Waters, who used to have cancer and has now come to support his best friend. This is one love story that just tugs at the heart strings quite painfully.

A more detailed review can be found here:

[schema type=”book” name=”The Fault in Our Stars” author=”John Green” publisher=”Dutton Books” pubdate=”2012-01-10″ isbn=”0525478817″ ebook=”yes” paperback=”yes” hardcover=”yes” ]




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