I am so excited today because our Feature this week is also one of our inspirations for the Blogger Spotlight – Dani @ Perspective of a Writer. I have been following Dani’s blog since I started the Ginger Mom and I absolutely adore her! She puts so much of herself into her posts that I have yet to read one I didn’t enjoy! She does a weekly feature similar to our spotlight, but she picks some of her favorite blog posts from the week and shares them. And we are honored to have her joining us today to talk about one of my favorite topics . . . romance!
Welcome, Dani 🙂 I can’t wait to
hear read what you have to say . . .
I am too, too honored that Megan asked me to guest post for her blog!! When I saw that she reviewed children’s books with her two kids I felt an immediate kinship since I do the same with my nephew who is autistic. Then I noticed that Megan fangirls over romance and I knew we were meant to be friends . . .
Romance hits that sweet spot for me, too, and I am one of those readers who actually LOVE every book they read to have some sort of spark a part of the story. Nowadays I read a lot from the young adult genre. It’s a huge market now and there is a wide range of sub-genres like mental health, dystopian, fantasy, paranormal, sci-fi, retellings . . . but what about romance?! Today, I’m going to share a couple books from different genres that will suck you into reading YA books, all because of the sweet, sweet romance . . .
A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard
This book is about a girl who is a selective mute and a deaf boy. I totally shipped these two and loved how we saw both sides of their romance and the difficulty they had because of their conditions. It’ll totally melt your heart and you’ll want to come back for more . . .
Eliza and her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
I ADORE books with awkward characters at their core . . . and these two are so adorkable! They both create and bond over their love of this imaginary world (can’t we ALL relate!)
For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund
Of the dystopian genre, but the world is ordered based upon lords and ladies of historic England. This romantic retelling of Persuasion swept me off my feet with a romance that tugged on my heart with each letter . . . Romance at its best!
My Lady Jane by Cynthia hand, Brodi Ashton & Jodi Meadows
A total tweaking of history, this comedy takes history and turns it on its head with a shape-shifting past. You giggle and swoon and feel like a kid again in the thrall of first love! If you don’t mind many liberties then you’ll enjoy this dual romance.
Rosemarked by Livia Blackburne
A fantasy world where herblore is the “magic”, the romance is a slooooowwww burn. I quite loved the way this story built up around the couple. It almost felt like an adult contemporary in nature because of that, while being set in a total fantasy world.
The Alchemists of Loom by Elise Kova
Talk about opposites . . . anti-hero Ari is a thief and Cva is a noble dragon and they pretty much should be mortal enemies. Instead, they become allies . . . and eventually lovers. Another slow build romance that keeps you on your toes!
Fantasy All the Way
Red Winter by Annette Marie
For those Asian fans (like me!), this series has mythology and gods and goddesses . . . and one human girl who gets caught up in it all. The first book was good, the next book was dynamite and the series ended with my heart singing with joy for the human girl and yokai guy.
Reign the Earth by A.C. Gaughen
I left the best for last. A girl marries to save her people from war and yet wishes for a marriage that will be happy and content. The emotions!! The emotions as I read this were so overwhelmingly powerful . . . hidden abilities, abuse and a revolution complicates the romance further.
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AHHHHH!! I could go on and on about romance. These are some heavy romance YA but there is a full range of LOVE in the air for all types of taste! What about you . . . are there other YA books featuring romance that you’d put up on this list?
Thanks again for the opportunity to be a part of your blog, Megan!! It sure was fun to create this list . . .