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Initial post: Jul 15, 2012 12:35:48 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 15, 2012 12:43:20 PM PDT
Kate says:
I'm looking for unique YA romance.
I love books that go beyond your typical love story.
Something with secrets or danger or something like that. Or with people dealing with big issues like tragedy or abuse. I want gripping romance that touches you and keeps you guessing and quickly turning pages.
But I'm NOT looking for paranormal romance. So NO vampires or werewolves or people with weird powers.
I am, however, okay with fairytale retellings. Other than that though, I prefer the characters to be ordinary people.
Here are some examples of what I'm looking for. These are my favorite books:

If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Breaking Beautiful by Jennifer Shaw Wolf
Kill Me Softly by Sarah Cross
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Easy by Tammara Webber
Heart on a Chain by Cindy C. Bennett
Flat-Out Love by Jessica Park
The Day Before by Lisa Schroeder
Between by Jessica Warman
Still Waters by Emma Carlson Berne

Can you think of any books like the ones I listed above?? Or that match what I described?? Thank you so much!!

Posted on Jul 15, 2012 2:36:24 PM PDT
If you liked IF I STAY and THE FAULT IN OUR STARS, you might enjoy BEFORE I DIE by Jenny Downham. I just finished it, quietly weeping for the last 20 min on my sofa. :P

Posted on Jul 15, 2012 3:04:47 PM PDT
Sam I Am says:
Delirium: The Special Edition is a great book, forbidden love story/dystopian.

If you are willing to branch out and stick with a long trilogy, then I HIGHLY suggest you read The Knife of Never Letting Go: Chaos Walking: Book One and the rest of the series. They're not romance novels per say, more like adventure/dystpoia/phsycological... but they have my absolute FAVORITE love story. It's slow building though, like it takes the whole series to unfold.

Posted on Jul 16, 2012 1:39:08 PM PDT
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Posted on Aug 1, 2012 1:54:38 PM PDT
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Very romantic, a little dark.

Keturah and Lord Death

The Beast

Dragon's Bait

Pure

Posted on Aug 1, 2012 1:57:04 PM PDT
Helen Taylor says:
Try Incarnate by Jodi Meadows and Divergent by Veronica Roth.

Posted on Aug 1, 2012 2:09:10 PM PDT
A possible romance in the future, but an amazing story.

Ship Breaker

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mboyer says:
This post totally made my day. :P

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Terri says:
Try
Beautiful Disaster: A Novel
Thoughtless
A Bed of Knives
Poughkeepsie
Meeting Destiny: Destiny Series, Book 1

Posted on Aug 2, 2012 10:06:02 PM PDT
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Posted on Aug 3, 2012 12:08:01 PM PDT
How about Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols? I haven't read it, it's on my gargantuan TBR list, but it sounds like we have the same tastes in YA.

Posted on Aug 4, 2012 3:41:29 AM PDT
Shosh says:
Try these

Slammed and Point of retreat by Colleen Hoover.
I read these after I read Easy. I thought I hit the jackpot all three books were excellent.

Posted on Aug 4, 2012 4:23:54 AM PDT
s.e.redd says:
Teresa Ragen maybe? Return of the Rose It was a pretty good story. I usually read sci-fi so... I tried :)

Posted on Aug 5, 2012 8:19:07 PM PDT
Jbb says:
Divergent

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Posted on Aug 6, 2012 11:20:22 AM PDT
S. Reading says:
How about any of the Merecedes Lackey books? They aren't really YA but they are definitely romance. She redoes a lot of the classic fairy tales.

The Fairy Godmother (Tales of the Five Hundred Kingdoms, Book 1)

Posted on Aug 11, 2012 1:52:54 PM PDT
Mama says:
you have to read, Reason to Breath and Barely Breathing by Rebecca Donavan (note: it is a cliffhanger with the 3rd book coming in 2013, Out of Breath) SOOO GOOD!
Sempre and Crows's Row are great but different romances with lots of angst!

Posted on Sep 24, 2012 3:16:53 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 25, 2012 7:43:19 AM PDT
Christine H. says:
Miranda and the Warrior

Love Finds You in Charm, Ohio [teen Amish ROMANCE]

Tess and the Highlander

Avalon High

Teen Idol

13 Little Blue Envelopes

My Fair Godmother

The Coffin Quilt: The Feud between the Hatfields and the McCoys

Posted on Sep 25, 2012 10:39:20 AM PDT
MOM2JTV says:
Fragile by M. Leighton

Posted on Oct 2, 2012 3:37:41 PM PDT
kbuck73 says:
I highly recommend The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay The Sea of Tranquility
I absolutely thought this was amazing.

Posted on Oct 2, 2012 5:18:21 PM PDT
Tasha says:
Certainty by Eileen Sharp

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Posted on Oct 15, 2012 8:14:06 AM PDT
You might like Songbird by Angela Fristoe. It features a girl, Dani, who witnessed her father kill her brother and grew up in foster care, finally finding a place to call home. But her past trauma, as well as a possible stalker from her past, threaten her chances of finding peace, and also love with her best friend, Reese.
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