Book Reviews

Bookish and the Beast: Once Upon a Con, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Cute, modern, but bland take on "Beauty and the Beast."
By Ashley Poston
(2020)
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The Henna Wars Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Page-turner romcom takes on race, faith, queer love.
By Adiba Jaigirdar
(2020)
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Time of Our Lives Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teens try to balance duty and dreams in road-trip romance.
By Emily Wibberley, Austin Siegemund-Broka
(2020)
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The Upside of Falling Book Poster Image
age 12+
Fake dating turns real and opposites attract in fun romance.
By Alex Light
(2020)
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We Unleash the Merciless Storm Book Poster Image
age 14+
Exciting Latinx fantasy finale ramps up violence, romance.
By Tehlor Kay Mejia
(2020)
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Yes No Maybe So Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Engaging blend of activism and cross-cultural romance.
By Becky Albertalli, Aisha Saeed
(2020)
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Symptoms of a Heartbreak Book Poster Image
age 14+
Emotional tale of girl genius who's both doctor and teen.
By Sona Charaipotra
(2019)
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The Princess and the Fangirl: Once Upon a Con, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
"Prince and the Pauper" update is cute, fun, but falls flat.
By Ashley Poston
(2019)
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Fame, Fate, and the First Kiss Book Poster Image
age 13+
Light contemporary romance about chasing your dreams.
By Kasie West
(2019)
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96 Words for Love Book Poster Image
age 15+
Sweet romance mixes with thin take on serious issues.
By Rachel Roy, Ava Dash
(2019)
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Unclaimed Baggage Book Poster Image
age 14+
Sweet romance underscores bonds of friendship.
By Jen Doll
(2018)
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Five Feet Apart Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Sweet love story of sick teens who aren't allowed to touch.
By Rachael Lippincott, Mikki Daughtry, Tobias Iaconis
(2018)
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Love and Other Train Wrecks Book Poster Image
age 13+
Road trip romance is engaging, sometimes predictable.
By Leah Konen
(2018)
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Windfall Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Lucky lottery ticket changes everything in winning romance.
By Jennifer E. Smith
(2017)
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Once and for All Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Grieving girl learns to love again in sweet romance.
By Sarah Dessen
(2017)
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When Dimple Met Rishi Book Poster Image
age 13+
Opposites begin to attract in sweet arranged-union tale.
By Sandhya Menon
(2017)
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Geekerella: Once Upon a Con, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Charming "Cinderella" update set in world of sci-fi fandom.
By Ashley Poston
(2017)
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Always and Forever, Lara Jean:  To All the Boys I've Loved Before, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Sweet finale to upbeat romance series.
By Jenny Han
(2017)
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Alex & Eliza:  A Love Story Book Poster Image
age 11+
Fun imagined tale of Alexander Hamilton's sweet romance.
By Melissa de la Cruz
(2017)
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Wait for Me Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Sweet World War II romance between Scot girl and German POW.
By Caroline Leech
(2017)
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