While I have lots of favorite books and favorite characters, these are my favorite romances. That doesn't mean that the book is a romance itself, just that it has some romance in it that's freakin' amazing.
WHO'S READY FOR SWOONS?!
(Oh, but before I start, don't forget to enter my giveaway for an ARC of Hello, I Love You, which for sure has some swoons IMHO.)
Cricket and Lola
Lola and the Boy Next Door, by Stephanie Perkins
THE CUTEEEE I CAN'T EVEN TAKE IT OMGGGG!!! Cricket Bell is one of my favorite YA book boyfriends for sure, and I just loved the romance in Lola. This book gave me an absurd amount of feels, y'all. Awkward cute is the best cute.
Perry and Aria
Under the Never Sky trilogy, by Veronica Rossi
(And on a side note: the Aria/Roar and Roar/Perry platonic friend-ships are THE BEST!)
Ismae and Duval
Grave Mercy, by Robin LaFevers
This was another one that surprised me. I was sort of ambivalent about the romance at first; I was more interested in the plot and how much I loved Ismae. But as the story progressed, I found myself totally in love with these two as what I was hoping would become a couple. And even though they're not in much of the other two books, I loved seeing them together in those too.
Scarlet and Wolf
Scarlet, by Marissa Meyer
Oh my goshhhh these two are adorable. I love how he basically pines over her the entire time. It's freakin' adorable. I especially felt the shippy feels in Cress, when we all knew he wanted to be with her and she was still hesitant. Like, my heart couldn't take it. It was just. so. cute.
Cress and Thorne
Cress, by Marissa Meyer
TALK ABOUT CUTE! These two. I can't even. This relationship is basically the opposite of Scarlet and Wolf's in that Cress is the one going around pining after Thorne. I couldn't get over how precious they were together. I'm pretty sure I said "aww" audibly multiple times.
Hector and Elisa
Fire and Thorns trilogy, by Rae Carson
Oh, this ship. I spent many an hour angsting over these two. This is a slow burn romance at its finest, folks. And let's just say it: Hector is absurdly swoony. I think if I could reach into any YA book and pick me out a man, it would be this one. Just saying.
Juliette and Warner
Shatter Me trilogy, by Tahereh Mafi
Everybody who's Team Adam, GET OUT! (JK. Sorta...) This isn't my typical favorite type of romance, as it's pretty steamy. (I tend to go for cute instead.) But holy hotness, Batman, these two totally got me. Right. In. The. Feels.
Cassie and Evan
The 5th Wave trilogy, by Rick Yancey
This is one of the very few times that instalove really worked for me. I'm obsessed with these books, and one of the things I love about them is the relationship between Cassie and Evan. It totally plays into my romance-loving-heart that he's willing to give up his entire people group for her. Like whaaaaa I love it.
Lock and Mori
Lock & Mori, by Heather W. Petty
This ship, y'all. THIS SHIPPPPP!!!! Basically, if you love the TV show Sherlock, you're going to love this book. And you're going to love this ship. It's everything Sherlock fans have ever wanted, and Heather does it masterfully. My emotions were Play-Doh in her hands, that's all I'm gonna say.
Ren and Kelsey
Tiger Saga, by Colleen Houck
This is a series I was straight addicted to, mostly because I couldn't get enough of the epic romance. I know that some people might not have liked how detailed everything was in this book (including the romance), but I was obsessed. I recently did a re-read of these, and I have to say I shipped it just as hard the second time around.
Tessa and Jem
The Infernal Devices, by Cassandra Clare
THE SHIP TO END ALL SHIPS! I CAN'T EVEN TAKE HOW PERFECT THEY ARE MY PRECIOUS BABIES LET ME JUST HUG YOU AND SMOOSH YOU TOGETHER FOREVER AND EVER
All the feels.
All. The. Feels.
Me, reading that epilogue in Clockwork Princess:
So those are my favorite YA romances!
Hope you find some swoony books to read this weekend!