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Romance for Teens

January 2015

This recommended reading list provides a broad list of romance novels from paranormal romance to real life love stories. This list is recommended for those reading at a 5th through 8th grade reading level up to a senior high and older reading level.
To order any of these titles, contact the library by email, mail or phone. You may also request these titles online through WolfPac. Identification numbers for braille books begin with BR, large print books begin with LP, and audiobooks begin with DB. All audiobooks and available braille books listed are linked to the Braille and Audio Reading Download site (BARD) for downloading.

Grades 5 to 8

The Heartbreak Messenger by Alexander P. Vance
LP 2365
Wanting to help out with the household bills, Quentin starts a business in which he delivers breakup messages, for those too chicken to do it themselves. As he interacts with clients, message recipients, and his best friend, Abigail, he starts to wonder if his heart will remain intact. 2013.

Grades 6 to 9

There is No Dog by Meg Rosoff
LP 2227
When the beautiful Lucy prays to fall in love, God, an irresponsible youth named Bob, chooses to answer her prayer personally, to the dismay of his assistant, Mr. B who must try to clean up the resulting catastrophes. 2012.

The Treachery of Beautiful Things by Ruth Frances Long
Download The Treachery of Beautiful Things, DB 75995
Read by Julie-Ann Elliott. Reading time: 11 hours, 6 minutes.
Seven years after the forest swallowed her brother Tom whole, seventeen-year-old Jenny--whose story about Tom's disappearance was disbelieved--prepares to leave home. When she visits the spot where Tom vanished to say goodbye, Jenny is pulled into a mysterious world of fairies and other creatures. Some violence. 2012.

Junior and Senior High

A Beautiful Dark Trilogy by Jocelyn Davies
Download A Beautiful Dark Trilogy, DB 77741
Read by Emily Maixner. Reading time: 23 hours, 52 minutes.
Includes A Beautiful Dark, A Fractured Light, and A Radiant Sky. Seventeen-year-old Skye's life changes after she meets two strangers on her birthday, Asher and Devin. She learns that the three of them are special and that their destinies are entwined. 2011.

Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler
Download Bittersweet, DB 74585
Read by Dale Allen. Reading time: 9 hours, 22 minutes.
Fourteen-year-old Hudson Avery lost a figure-skating championship because of her parents' impending split. Now three years later, Hudson bakes cupcakes at her mom's diner for emotional comfort but soon finds herself back on the ice--with interesting prospects. Some strong language. 2012.

How (Not) to Find a Boyfriend by Allyson Valentine Schrier
Download How (Not) to Find a Boyfriend, DB 77585
Read by Erin Jones. Reading time: 9 hours, 16 minutes.
Sixteen-year-old Nora sheds her nerdy image and lands a spot on the varsity cheerleading squad, only to fall for Adam, the new school genius. Torn, Nora starts to lead double lives, trying to maintain her popularity while dazzling Adam with her smarts. 2013.

Immortal Hearts by Ellen Schreiber
Download Immortal Hearts, DB 74585
Read by Kristin Allison. Reading time: 5 hours, 47 minutes.
Raven and her vampire boyfriend Alexander's relationship is tested when his younger sister Stormy comes to town in this series finale. Sequel to Cryptic Cravings (DB 77630). Vampire Kisses series, book 9. 2012.

Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick
Download Midwinterblood, DB 78632
Read by Mare Trevathan. Reading time: 4 hours, 56 minutes.
Seven linked short stories. Eric, a journalist, travels to the Blessed Island, where inhabitants live forever, according to myth. Once there he meets Merle and learns that his life has been entwined with hers throughout time. Printz Award. 2013.

The Tragedy Paper by Elizabeth LaBan
Download The Tragedy Paper, BR 20136
Download The Tragedy Paper, DB 76874
Read by Alec Volz. Reading time: 8 hours, 3 minutes.
After receiving the dreaded assignment called the Tragedy Paper, Irving School student Duncan gets wrapped up in the tale of the ill-fated romance of albino Tim Macbeth and popular girl Vanessa Sheller. 2013.

Senior High

Ascend by Amanda Hocking
LP 2265
Read by Alec Volz. Reading time: 8 hours, 3 minutes.
Duty-bound to marry her friend Tove in order to give the Trylle people their strongest king and queen in history, Wendy, a changeling troll princess, is torn between two other suitors, Finn and Loki. Trylle trilogy, book 3. 2012.

Senior High and Older

Alienated by Melissa Landers
Download Alienated, DB 78374
Read by Suzanne Toren. Reading time: 10 hours, 10 minutes.
Ambitious Cara Sweeney is startled to earn a scholarship from the L'eihr Exchange Ambassador Program, a student exchange with aliens. As part of the program, attractive Aelyx stays with the Sweeneys, but the alien visitor has an ulterior motive. Alienated series, book 1. Some strong language. 2014.

Blink Once by Cylin Busby
Download Blink Once, BR 19656
When a bike accident leaves him paralyzed, high school senior West blinks to communicate. West connects with Olivia, a fellow hospital patient, who seems to understand his dreams and nightmares. But Olivia has a secret. Some strong language. 2012.

Every Day by David Levithan
Download Blink Once, BR 19708
Every morning A wakes up in a different person's body, a different person's life. He learns over the years to never get too attached--until he finds himself in Justin's body and falls in love with Justin's girlfriend Rhiannon. 2012.

The Program by Suzanne Young
Download The Program, DB 77838
Read by Jennifer Hubbard. Reading time: 11 hours, 14 minutes.
When suicide becomes a worldwide teen epidemic, parents turn to the Program, which cures depression with amnesia. But seventeen-year-old Sloane would rather die than have her memories of her boyfriend and dead brother erased. Descriptions of sex, some strong language, and some violence. 2013.

The Reece Malcolm List by Amy Spalding
Download The Reece Malcolm List, BR 19990
When sixteen-year-old Devan's father dies, she is sent to live with her mother, the famous writer Reece Malcolm, in Los Angeles. Suddenly Devan is showered with material items and attends an expensive performing-arts school--but her mother is keeping secrets. Some strong language. 2013.

Requiem by Lauren Oliver
Download Requiem, DB 76276
Read by Erin Jones. Reading time: 10 hours, 37 minutes.
Alex's return throws Lena for a loop, especially with her growing feelings for Julian. Meanwhile, Hana--cured of the ability to love--prepares for her upcoming marriage to the city's new mayor. Sequel to Pandemonium (DB 74331). Some violence and some strong language. Delirium series, book 3. 2013.

The Story of Us by Lauren Oliver
Download The Story of Us, DB 75203
Read by Kristin Allison. Reading time: 8 hours, 47 minutes.
Cricket hates change, but is forced to deal with attending her mother's upcoming wedding, moving from the house she grew up in, and picking a college. Meanwhile, her love for her boyfriend Janssen complicates matters. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2012.

These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman
Download These Broken Stars, DB 78031
Read by Abigail Maupin. Reading time: 10 hours, 35 minutes.
Eighteen-year-old war hero Tarver Merendsen attends an upper-class function aboard the spaceship Icarus and falls for the unobtainable heiress Lilac LaRoux. When the Icarus fails and crashes into a nearby planet, Tarver and Lilac must work together. Starbound series, book 1. Some violence and some strong language. 2013.

Timepiece by Myra McEntire
Download Timepiece, BR 19808
When Jack Landers steals vital research about the time gene, Kaleb, Emerson, and other talented teens from the Hourglass Institute must find him--but the time-traveling criminal could be anywhere. Sequel to Hourglass (BR 19795). Hourglass series, book 2. Some violence and some strong language. 2012.