I’m a complete hopeless romantic. Nothing makes me happier than reading stories where the characters fall in love. I don’t care if it’s love at first sight, the enemies-to-lovers slow burn, or the characters that realize their soulmate was their best friend all along, I will read them all. These YA romances are some of my favorite and are so adorable that once you’ve finished them you’ll want to pass them along to your younger siblings to read as well!

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Prom Theory by Ann LaBar
In this heartwarming and whip-smart YA spin on The Rosie Project, a teen girl is determined to prove that love, like all things, should be scientifically quantified…right?
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Better Than the Movies by Lynn Painter
In this rom-com about rom-coms, in the spirit of Kasie West and Jenn Bennett, a hopeless romantic teen attempts to secure a happily-ever-after moment with her forever crush, but finds herself reluctantly drawn to the boy next door.
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We Can’t Keep Meeting Like This by Rachel Lynn Solomon
A wedding harpist disillusioned with love and a hopeless romantic cater-waiter flirt and fight their way through a summer of weddings in this effervescent romantic comedy from the acclaimed author of Today Tonight Tomorrow.
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A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow by Laura Taylor Namey
This book was a Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club YA pick and deservedly so. This feel-good romance, set in the English country side will warm your soul. Not to mention, make you hungry after you read all the delicious food descriptions.
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Rent a Boyfriend by Gloria Chao
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before meets The Farewell in this incisive romantic comedy about a college student who hires a fake boyfriend to appease her traditional Taiwanese parents, to disastrous results, from the acclaimed author of American Panda.
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The Sky Blues by Robbie Couch
Sky may be openly gay, but sometimes in his small town it’s easier to be invisible than it is to be himself. But that doesn’t stop Sky from planning an extravagant promposal to ask his crush, Ali, to prom. Unfortunately, before Sky can prompose, his plans are leaked by an anonymous hacker in a deeply homophobic eblast. Sky is fully prepared to drop out and skip town altogether—until his classmates give him a reason to fight back by turning his thirty-day promposal countdown into a school-wide hunt to expose the e-blast perpetrator.
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The Lucky List by Rachael Lippincott
Emily always felt lucky—that is, until her mother passed away three years ago. And things get even worse the summer before her senior year, when her boyfriend breaks up with her and her dad decides to sell their house. With her best friend away for the summer, the only person Emily can talk to is Blake, a girl she barely knows.Then Emily finds her mom’s senior year summer bucket list. When Blake suggests that Emily take it on as a challenge, the two set off on a journey to complete each item on the list. AsEmily begins to feel closer to her mom again, her bond with Blake deepens, too…into something she wasn’t expecting.
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Misfit in Love by S. K. Ali
It’s officially wedding season! In this fun and fresh sequel to Saints and Misfits, Janna hopes her brother’s wedding will be the perfect start to her own summer of love, but attractive new arrivals have her more confused than ever.
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The Meet-Cute Project by Rhiannon Richardson
Mia hates rom-coms, her friends, on the other hand, love them. When Mia finds herself in needing a date to her sister’s wedding, her friends have the perfect idea. It’s a little crazy, a little out there, and a lot inspired by the movies they love that Mia begrudgingly watches too. Mia just needs a meet-cute.
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A Pho Love Story by Loan Le
This book will warm your heart and will definitely leave you hungry. This funny, smart romantic comedy, follows two Vietnamese-American teens who fall in love and must navigate their newfound relationship amid their families’ age-old feud about their competing, neighboring restaurants.
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Save the Date by Morgan Matson
Charlie Grant’s older sister is getting married this weekend at their family home, and Charlie can’t wait. The house will be filled with jokes and games and laughs again. Making decisions about things like what college to attend and reuniting with longstanding crush Jesse Foster – all that can wait. She wants to focus on making the weekend perfect. The only problem? The weekend is shaping ups to be an absolute disaster.
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The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han
Belly loves the summers. She loves hanging out at the beach house and more importantly reuniting with Jeremiah and Conrad. Belly has known the boys for years. They’ve been brother figure, crushes, and more. But one summer, one wonderful and terrible summer, the more everything changes, the more it all ends up just the way it should have been all along.
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Love & Luck by Jenna Evans Welch
Can you imagine being trapped in a care on a road trip with your brother and his cute friend? Well that’s exactly what happens to Addie in this adorable book about a heartwarming road trip through Ireland that’s filled with love and adventure. Also there are cute Irish accents. Need I say more?
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Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott
Can you love someone you can never touch? Well that’s the reality for Will and Stella. Both of them have Cystic Fibrosis and are not allowed within 6 feet of each other because it could cost them their lives. The only way to stay alive is to stay apart. But suddenly six feet doesn’t feel like safety. It feels like punishment. What if they could steal back just a little bit of the space their broken lungs have stolen from them? Would five feet apart really be so dangerous if it stops their hearts from breaking too?
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Love from A to Z by S. K. Ali
When Zayneb is suspended for standing up to her Islamophobic teacher her parents send her to her aunt’s house in Quatar to get an early start on spring break. Adam is also heading to Qatar for spring break to visit his family. He was diagnosed to Multiple sclerosis in November and is intent on keeping it a secret from his father, who’s still grieving the death of Adam’s mother. When the two Muslim teens meet in the airport, something marvelous happens.
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To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
Can you imagine if all your crushes suddenly found out how you felt about them? That’s exactly what happens when Lara Jean's secret love letters get mailed out to all the boys she’s ever loved. Now things are out of control. So she makes a deal with resident cute jock, Peter Kavinsky to fake being boyfriend and girlfriend. But fake dating might just lead to real feelings.
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Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian
It’s Amelia’s last summer before college and she’s just been named Head Girl of Meade Creamery, the female-run local ice cream store. But when the owner suddenly passes away, Amelia has to learn to work with Grady Meade, the owner’s great nephew, who’s now in charge of the ice cream shop. Believe me, nothing is sweeter than an adorable romance surrounded by ice cream.
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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendship—the kind that changes lives and lasts a lifetime. And it is through this friendship that Ari and Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves and the kind of people they want to be.
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There’s Something about Sweetie by Sandhya Menon
Ashish is done with love, especially after he was dumped by his ex-girlfriend. His parents on the other hand, think they can set him up with someone better and in a moment of weakness, he challenges them to set him up. Enter Sweetie, a self-proclaimed fat athlete who is determined to show the worl what she;s really made of. When they decide to date, they both have something to prove – to themselves, to their families, and to the world – but they might be surprised with what they find.
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Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch
Lina’s mother’s dying with was that she get to know her father, which is how Lina finds herself spending the summer in Italy trying to get to know the man who hasn’t been around for the past 16 years. Then she’s given a journal that her mom had kept when she lived in Italy and soon she, along with the ever-so-charming Ren, is inspired to follow in her mother’s footsteps and discover a secret that has been kept for far too long. If you love this book as much as I think you will, check out the companion novels, Love & Luck and Love & Olives!
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The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
Andie has a plan. And she always sticks to her plan. So it’s no surprise that Andie has her summer all planned out too. Until a political scandal costs Andie her summer internship, and lands both she and Dad back in the same house together for the first time in years. Suddenly she’s doing things that aren’t Andie at all—working as a dog walker, doing an epic scavenger hunt with her dad, and maybe, just maybe, letting the super cute Clark get closer than she expected. Palmer, Bri, and Toby tell her to embrace all the chaos, but can she really let go of her control?
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American Panda by Gloria Chao
17-year-old Mei is a freshman at MIT, following the next step in her parents’ plan for her to become a doctor and marry a Taiwanese Ivy Leaguer.  What Mei can’t tell them is that she hates germs—and that she has a massive crush on her Japanese classmate. 
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Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson
The books in Elisabeth’s world are not normal. Books of magic are dangerous and can transform into terrible monsters, and she’s spent her entire live protecting the kingdom from their power. When the library’s most dangerous book is released, Elisabeth finds herself framed for the crime. Now the only person she can turn to for help is her sworn enemy, the sorcerer Nathaniel Thorn.
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Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
Amy Curry thinks her life sucks. Her dad recently died in a car accident and her mom has decided to move all way from California to Connecticut right before Amy’s senior year. In order to escape, Amy hits the road, driving cross-country away from the home she’s always know, heading towards the new life that awaits.
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Between You, Me, and the Honeybees by Amelia Diane Coombs
Perfect for fans of Jenn Bennett and Sarah Dessen, this swoon-worthy novel follows a teen girl during her California summer of beekeeping, secrets, and stolen kisses.
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As If on Cue by Marisa Kanter
A pair of fierce foes are forced to work together to save the arts at their school in this swoony YA enemies-to-lovers romance that fans of Jenny Han and Morgan Matson are sure to adore.
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Love Radio by Ebony LaDelle
Hitch meets The Sun Is Also a Star in this “mega swoon-worthy, effortlessly cool” (Casey McQuiston, New York Times bestselling author) novel about a self-professed teen love doctor with a popular radio segment who believes he can get a girl who hates all things romance to fall in love with him in only three dates.

When I first watched Five Feet Apart, I think I used up an entire box of tissues. But even though this movie made me ugly cry an impressive amount, it also made me laugh and swoon at the adorable romance. If you loved the Five Feet Apart movie as much as I did, then you’ll definitely want to check out the books below!

Books to Read if You Loved Five Feet Apart

1. Forget Me Not by Alyson Derrick

Perfect for fans of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Five Feet Apart, this tender solo debut by the coauthor of New York Times bestseller She Gets the Girl is a romantic ode to the strength of love and the power of choosing each other, against odds and obstacles, again and again.


2. The Lucky List by Rachael Lippincott

Rachael Lippincott, coauthor of #1 New York Times bestseller Five Feet Apart, weaves a captivating, heartfelt love story about learning who you are, and who you love, when the person you’ve always shared yourself with is gone.


3. All This Time by Mikki Daughtry and Rachael Lippincott

All This Time is just a swoonworthy and heartbreaking as Five Feet Apart, which makes sense since it was written by the same authors. When Kyle finds himself in the hospital after a car accident, which leaves his girlfriend dead, he doesn’t know how to go on. But when he meet Marley, who’s dealing with her own grief, he begins to heal.


4. When You Were Mine by Rebecca Serle

If you love a good star-crossed lovers story then you should pick up When You Were Mine, another Romeo & Juliet retelling. The difference between this book and Five Feet Apart is that it’s actually told from the perspective of Rosaline, Romeo’s former lover.


5. This Might Hurt a Bit by Doogie Horner

Want to laugh, cry, laugh some more, then laugh and cry at the same time? Then read this book! I think in many ways Kirby from This Might Hurt a Bit and Stella from Five Feet Apart are going through similar experiences and the antics that Kirby gets up to will definitely have you smiling.


6. Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippicott

Just in case you’ve only seen the movie, you should definitely check out the book! There are quite a few differences between the book and the movie that will make this feel like a brand-new read. But I’d still recommend having tissues next to you because this book is just as heartbreaking.


7. Our Year of Maybe by Rachel Lynn Solomon

This book is perfect for fans of Five Feet Apart. Sophie has always loved her best friend Peter and she finds out that she’s a match for the kidney transplant he needs, she doesn’t hesitate to donate one of her own. But Peter’s life post-transplant isn’t what either of them expected. He fears he’ll forever be indebted to Sophie and Sophie isn’t sure who she is without him. Then one heartbreaking night twists their relationship into something neither of them recognizes, leading them to question whether their friendship is even worth fighting for.


8. Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson

In Second Chance Summer, Taylor Edwards’ mostly normal family is devastated by the news that her father has cancer — and has only three or so months to live. Facing the diagnosis head on, her dad decides the family should go to their old beach house for the summer to finally spend real time together, and get to know one another again. Not to mention the beach house resides in the town where Taylor’s old best friend and first ever boyfriend live.


9. You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone by Rachel Lynn Solomon

Similar to how the characters in Five Feet Apart have a hereditary disease called Cystic Fibrosis, and have to deal with its limitations with regard to their relationship, this book centers around twins who find out that one of them has inherited their mother’s Huntington’s disease. Adina and Tovah couldn’t be more different and the Huntington’s diagnosis pushes them farther apart as they wrestle with guilt, betrayal, and the unexpected thrill of first love.


Looking for more? Check out these books that will make you cry!

After watching all of Outer Banks the night season one dropped on Netflix, two things were certain: 1. Pogues 4 life! And 2. I needed a second season immediately! Well, now that we’ve been BLESSED with seasons two and three, it’s time once again to fill the hole left by Outer Banks as we wait for season four. Sadly we have quite a bit of time before the next season comes out, so I’ve compiled a list of all the books to read if you, like me, are obsessed with OBX.

Books to Read If You’re OBSESSED with Outer Banks

1. I Killed Zoe Spanos by Kit Frick

Murder, wrongly-convicted killers, class differences, summery beach town vibes, the similarities between I Killed Zoe Spanos and OBX go on and on. So take a break from watching fan videos on Youtube and let this book fill the void left behind by Outer Banks.


2. The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han

Belly is in for an unforgettable summer, just like John B and the rest of the Pogues in Outer Banks. One of my favorite things about OBX is the budding love triangle between Kiara, JJ, and Pope that we can only hope to see more of in season 3. So why not read about an epic love triangle between Belly and brothers. Jeremiah and Conrad in The Summer I Turned Pretty.


3. In Deeper Waters by F.T. Lukens

One of the best things about Outer Banks is the treasure-hunting mystery. The twists and turns of discovering the Royal Merchant from season one are only amplified in season two as the Pogues hunt down the Cross of Santo Domingo. So if the seafaring adventures from Outer Banks are your favorite, you’ll love this book about a young prince who must rely on a mysterious stranger to save him when he is kidnapped by pirates during his coming-of-age tour.


4. Love & Olives by Jenna Evans Welch

Hunting down the lost city of Atlantis is the same as hunting down the Royal Merchant, right? Outer Banks perfectly combines summer beach town vibes with the high-risk hunt for gold, and don’t get me started on John B and Sarah Cameron’s relationship! So if you’re looking to fill the void left by season two of OBX, pick of Love & Olives, a story about a teen girl finding romance while trying to connect with her absent father in beautiful Santorini, Greece as he hunts for the lost city of Atlantis.


5. Retro by Sofia Lapuente and Jarrod Shusterman

Did the last three episodes of Outer Banks stress you out? Same. By the end of the last episode I was literally pacing back and forth while watching, because I couldn’t sit still. So if you’re looking for another heart-racing summery thriller, definitely check out Retro. Anna’s summer takes a turn for the worse when her best friend is found dead and she’s the prime suspect.


6. Blackhearts by Nicole Castroman

A book about pirates?! Whaat? But hear me out, the Pogues are literally looking for gold and they spend the majority of their time sailing around the Outer Banks. So this book is perfect for you if your favorite part of the show was the treasure hunting and seafaring.


7. Bad Things Happen Here by Rebecca Barrorw

An idyllic Island setting with beautiful oceanfront homes and a thrilling murder mystery is the perfect recipe for a good book. Alliances are made and secrets are revealed in Bad Things Happen Here, much like in Outer Banks!


8. Today Tonight Tomorrow by Rachel Lynn Solomon

I won’t lie and say I didn’t swoon when John B professed to Sarah Cameron in the rain that they have something real after spending one day together. Well, in Today Tonight Tomorrow, rivals work together in a senior class game that takes them all around Seattle over the course of one night. By the end they’ll discover that they might actually be perfect for each other and in the immortal words of John B “That’s like Big Foot evidence rare!”


9. Phoebe Will Destroy You by Blake Nelson

I literally don’t know how many times I said, “JJ why did you bring the gun?!” while watching Outer Banks. And yet, there was something truly vulnerable and endearing to JJ’s self-destructive nature. You can find more of that vulnerability in both Phoebe and Nick in Phoebe Will Destroy You.


11. Start Here by Trish Doller

If you loved Sarah Cameron and Kiara’s friendship in Outer Banks, then you should definitely read Start Here. Willa and Taylor spend their summer on a life-changing sailing trip on which they will discover if their friendship is truly worth saving.


12. The Lady Rogue by Jenn Bennett

Theo and John B have quite a lot in common. Like having treasure-hunting fathers who have gone missing, bad guys chasing them, and not knowing whom to trust. Granted Theo is living in 1937 Europe and not 2020 North Carolina but trust me, this is definitely worth the read if you’re a fan of OBX.


Looking for more? Take this quiz to find out what book you should read based on your fave retro tv show!


I don’t know about you but I’m over these hot summer days and can’t wait for the crisp smell of fall followed by the beauty of the first snow fall. So if you’re like me and are wishing for cold days where you can curl up with a hot drink and a good book, check out these atmospheric and wintery reads.

7 Wintery Reads for Hot Summer Days

1. The Girl from Shadow Springs by Ellie Cypher

I feel this book goes without saying that it has some strong wintery vibes. Just look at that cover!! A girl walking through a blizzard screams winter. This thrilling and atmospheric debut fantasy follows two teens who must brave a frozen wasteland and the foes within it to save their loved ones and uncover a deadly secret.


2. Winterwood by Shea Ernshaw

Once again, winter is right there in the name so you can definitely expect some strong winter vibes from this book. Need to escape the heat? Why not read a haunting romance where dark fairy tales and enchanted folklore collide after a boy, believed to be missing, emerges from the magical woods—and falls in love with the witch determined to unravel his secrets.


3. Recommended for You by Laura Silverman

Recommended for You takes place at a bookstore during the winter holiday season. So if you are over the summer and are already looking forward to the festive seasons ahead, grab your peppermint or pumpkin spice drink and settle down with this fantastic enemies to lovers romance.


4. Rent a Boyfriend by Gloria Chao

Another amazing romance set during the holiday season, Rent a Boyfriend follows a college student who hires a fake boyfriend to appease her traditional Taiwanese parents to disastrous results.


5. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

Snickerdoodle cookies, ski trips, hot tub make outs, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before has it all! Escape the heat and snuggle up with this amazing book and, once you’re done reading this book, finish the series with P.S. I Still Love You and Always and Forever, Lara Jean!


6. Permanent Record by Mary H.K. Choi

A meet-cute in a bodega at 5am during a snow storm? Sounds like the perfect next book to jump into! When Leanna and Pablo meet at 5:00 a.m. at the bodega in the dead of winter it’s absurd to think they’d be A Thing. But as they discover who they are, who they want to be, and how to defy the deafening expectations of everyone else, Lee and Pab turn to each other. Which, of course, is when things get properly complicated.


7. Of Curses and Kisses by Sandhya Menon

Nothing says winter like the mountains of Colorado. So if you’re so over these hot summer days, like I am, pick up Of Curses and Kisses, a contemporary spin on Beauty and the Beast set at an elite boarding school in Aspen. Don’t miss the next book in the series, Of Princes and Promises!


Looking for more? Check out these sizzling YA thrillers for hot summer days!

Legendborn by Tracy Deonn is out now and I know I’m not the only one who can’t stop talking about it. Bree’s story completely captivated and moved us. And as a result, there has been some truly amazing fan art created celebrating this epic book!

Check out a few of our favorite fan art images below from some extremely talented fans!

Our Favorite Fan Art from Tracy Deonn’s Legendborn


Let’s start off with the first piece of Legendborn fan art that I saw and it truly still takes my breath away each time I look at it.



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This is an absolutely stunning illustration of Bree! I can’t look away! This illustration was made by the super talented marcusartkiss.


I can’t look away! Look at Bree in all her magical glory!


Next are these gorgeous medieval-inspired illustrations by Rauviel!

Look at Bree, Nick, and Sel looking so knightly!


This is my official request for more William fan art! #TeamWilliam


And more Alice fan art! Alice Chen is one of the best friends I’ve read in a book in a long time and she deserves all the love.



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This Bree fan art from Nicole Deal is perfection!


I could look at this drawing of Bree all day.



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Currently curled up on futon reading ?????????? ??I am ADORING this book & made a #legendbornfanart of the main character (Bree Matthews). Here ‘tis!⁣ ⁣ ???’? ??????????: Bree Matthews is the sixteen-year old protagonist of Legendborn ( by @tracydeonn ). If you know me, you’ll know that I love, LOVE reimaginings of old legends and lore…and Tracy’s take on Arthurian legend, infused with “southern folk traditions and black girl magic” is just…*????’? ????*.⁣ ⁣ Bree is stubborn, resourceful, and hellah intrepid…which is why I picked this CN saying for her:⁣ ⁣ Míngzhī shān yǒu hǔ⁣ 明知山有虎⁣ ⁣ piānxiàng hǔ shān⁣ Xíng 偏向虎山⁣行 ⁣ ??????? ???????????: to willfully go towards the mountain although knowing that it has tigers (idiom)⁣ ⁣ ??????? ???????: to forge on undeterred by the dangers ahead; aka: intrepid!⁣ ⁣ Anywho, back to reading!⁣ PS, any of y’all read this yet? Drop us a comment so we can *fanperson* about it together! ⁣ ⁣

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I think we are all panda cub when it comes to looking at this adorable piece of fan art!


Maeeda Khan’s drawing of Bree exploring her rootcraft will leave you speechless!



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Who’s screaming? Oh right, it’s me! Because I’m OBSESSED WITH THIS! Seriously so talent, check out the artist here on Instagram.



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So good!! Bree looks amazing!


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It’s too good!! I can’t look away!!


We had to include these mobile and desktop backgrounds that Tracy Deonn commissioned from Alyssa Bradley because they are just so good!

If you love them as much as we do, you can download them for free here.


Have you made some Legendborn fan art? Tag us on social at @simonteen so we can see!


Looking for more? Take this quiz to find out who you’d be in the secret society of Legendborn!

There are few things better than curling up on the couch and putting on a classic movie rom-com. Except for maybe curling up on the couch with a rom-com book! I am absolutely in love with movie rom-coms (full disclosure, I’ve seen every movie on this list) so if you love them as much as I do, then these are the books for you!

The Perfect Book Recommendations for Fans of Movie Rom-Coms!

1. Bridget Jones’ Diary — Better Than the Movies by Lynn Painter

Honestly, if you love any movie rom-com you will love this book. But! Wes, Liz’s annoyingly-hot neighbor, gives off strong Mark Darcy vibes. So if you fell in love with Colin Firth after watching Bridget Jones’ Dairy, you will absolutely adore this book. Also the Liz’s awkward moments can definitely rival Bridget Jones’.


2. You’ve Got Mail — Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett

In this delightfully charming teen spin on You’ve Got Mail, the one guy Bailey Rydell can’t stand is actually the boy of her dreams—she just doesn’t know it yet.


3. The Wedding Singer — We Can’t Keep Meeting Like This by Rachel Lynn Solomon

Quinn wasn’t left at the alter but she was ghosted by her crush after she confessed her feelings to him in an email. Now she’s been dreading seeing him again almost as much as she dreads another summer playing the harp for her parents’ weddings. When the two meet again, they clash immediately but Quinn can’t deny her feelings for him are still there.


4. Notting Hill — Permanent Record by Mary H.K. Choi

When Leanna and Pablo meet at 5:00 a.m. at the bodega in the dead of winter it’s absurd to think they’d be A Thing. Almost as absurd as a movie star falling in love with the owner of a travel book shop. But as they discover who they are, who they want to be, and how to defy the deafening expectations of everyone else, Lee and Pab turn to each other. Which, of course, is when things get properly complicated.


5. What a Girl Wants — A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow by Laura Taylor Namey

What a Girl Wants had all the ingredients of a great movie rom-com: an American girl traveling to England, a cute British boy to show her around, and, once again, Colin Firth. This book might not have Colin Firth but it has everything else! Not to mention, food descriptions that will make your mouth water.


6. Can’t Buy Me Love — Of Princes and Promises by Sandhya Menon

This delightful, romantic twist on The Frog Prince is the perfect read for you if you loved Can’t Buy Me Love. Just like Patrick Dempsey’s character, Rahul grapples between his new-found social standing and his love for popular girl Catrina in this second installment in the Rosetta’s Academy series.


7. Dirty Dancing — Where Secrets Lie by Eva V. Gibson

Star-crossed attraction, secrets being revealed, and the heat of summer. Believe me, this is one book you don’t want to put in a corner.


8. She’s the Man — Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau Preto

Veronyka has always wanted to be a Phoenix Rider, so she disguises herself as a boy to join their ranks. If you loved She’s the Man, I promise you’ll love this book!


9. 10 Things I Hate about You — 10 Things I Hate about Pinky by Sandhya Menon

I mean, it’s in the name! This delightful follow-up to When Dimple Met Rishi follows Ashish’s friends Pinky and Samir as they pretend to date in order to achieve their individual goals, to disastrous and hilarious results.


10. When in Rome — To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

Sure, Lara Jean didn’t go picking up random coins from a lovers fountain in Rome that resulted in multiple people falling in love with her, but her love letters DID get sent to all her former crushes. The chaos of the first book, as Lara Jean tries to avoid Josh by pretending to date Peter K, will definitely give you some When in Rome vibes.


11. There’s Something about Mary — Misfit in Love by S.K. Ali

More like: There’s Something about Janna! Janna hopes her brother’s wedding will be the perfect start to her own summer of love, but attractive new arrivals have her more confused than ever. Her summer of love is turning out to be super crowded and painfully unpredictable.


12. About Time — For All Time by Shanna Miles

About Time might be one of the best movie rom-coms ever made, if not THE best! In the movie, after an unfortunate time-travel incident, Tim’s meet-cute with the girl of his dreams never happens. So he has to travel back in time multiple times to get their meet-cute right and win her heart all over again. For All Time isn’t about time-traveling but it is an epic romance about two teens who relive their tragic love story over and over until they uncover what they must do to change their fate.  This book will make you believe in the power of love, just like the movie About Time will (seriously, go watch it).


13. Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist — Take Me Home Tonight by Morgan Matson

Taking place over the course of one night, two best friends, Kat and Stevie, are in for a hilarious adventure when they get lost in NYC. Both will get a wake-up call about their friendship, their choices…and finally discover what they really want for their future. That is, assuming they can make it to Grand Central before the clock strikes midnight.


14. The Wedding Date — Rent a Boyfriend by Gloria Chao

Sure, there’s no way hiring a date to introduce to your parents will result in you falling in love with them. *Insert laughter here.* When Chloe starts to fall for the real Drew—who is unlike his fake persona she hired him to be—her carefully curated life begins to unravel. Can she figure out what she wants before she loses everything?


15. The Body Guard — Fall into Me by Mila Gray

Who can forget the movie that brought us Whitney’s version of I Will Always Love You? An unexpected and searing romance unfolds between a young recording artist and her ex-Marine bodyguard trying to outrun his difficult past in this wrenching novel from the author of Come Back to Me.


16. Love, Simon — The Sky Blues by Robbie Couch

Sky is already out in his small town in Michigan but having his promposal plans leaked in a deeply homophobic eblast is definitely a huge invasion of privacy. He’s fully prepared to drop out and skip town altogether—until his classmates give him a reason to fight back by turning his thirty-day promposal countdown into a school-wide hunt to expose the e-blast perpetrator. This witty, heartfelt, and ultimately hopeful debut novel is perfect for fans of Love, Simon.


17. Crazy Rich Asians — My Summer of Love and Misfortune by Lindsay Wong

Crazy Rich Asians meets Love & Gelato in this hilarious, quirky novel about a Chinese-American teen who is thrust into the decadent world of Beijing high society when she is sent away to spend the summer in China.


18. Under the Tuscan Sun — Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch

Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch

If Under the Tuscan Sun made you fall in love with Italy and all its little quirks, then Love & Gelato is definitely the book for you! A summer in Italy turns into a road trip across Tuscany in this sweeping book filled with romance, mystery, and adventure.


19. John Tucker Must Die — Burn for Burn by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian

Who doesn’t love a good revenge story? Girls coming together to help girls….seek vengeance, it’s perfect.


20. Love & Basketball — These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong

I know what you’re thinking, “how can a book about basketball and a Romeo & Juliet retelling be paired together?” Well, I’ll tell you. Both of these stories deal with first loves, second chances, and careers getting in the way of being with the person you love. I know that Roma betrayed Juliette but there’s a part of me that can just hear him saying “double or nothing.”


21. The Wedding Planner — Save the Date by Morgan Matson

Mary Fiore, from The Wedding Planner, and Charlie Grant know that planning a wedding isn’t easy. If you like reading about chaotic families and disastrous weddings then you should definitely read this book.


22. When Harry Met Sally — Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Similar to When Harry Met Sally, opposites attract in this fantastic novel about two boys, Ari and Dante, as their friendship slowly develops into something more. Once you’ve finished this book, be sure to check out the sequel Aristotle and Dante Dive into the Waters of the World, which comes out October 12!


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Scott Westerfeld’s Uglies series has been optioned for a movie and we can’t wait to see Tally on the big screen. Here’s everything we know so far about the Uglies movie.

Everything We Know About the Uglies Movie So Far

Joey King is set to star as Tally Youngblood!

According to Deadline’s exclusive announcement of the project Joey King has been a fan of the books for years. And we’re a fan of hers, so it’s a win-win situation!

Keith Powers, Brianne Tju & Chase Stokes joined Joey King!


While Joey King will be playing Tally, Keith Powers, Brianne Tju and Chase Stoke’s roles are not yet disclosed. But, we are sooooo excited to see who they play!

McG has signed on to direct!

Now I know what you’re thinking, “who?” You might not know his name, but you know his work. Not only has he directed both Charlie’s Angels movies from the early 2ooos but he also directed the pilot to a little-known TV show called The Shadowhunters. So yea, we’re excited!


While there’s no release date yet, the movie is set to release on Netflix

Don’t mind me, just getting ready to add this to my ever-growing watch list.


Haven’t read the books yet? The time is now!

Pick up a copy of the first books today and delve into the dystopian world of the Uglies. And if you love it, which we think you will, be sure to pick up the sequels, Pretties, Extras, and Specials!


Looking for more? Check out these 10 reasons by the Uglies is still great over 10 years after it’s release!

I love a good personality test, it’s amazing how one small quiz can make you feel like you’re completely understood. Books also have that amazing ability, to suddenly make you feel like you’re not alone. So I combined the two! With a little bit of research, I paired the books that fit perfectly with your personality type.

If you don’t know your personality type, you can take the test here!

What Books Your Myers Briggs Personality Type is Telling You to Read Next


A Heart in a Body in the World by Deb Caletti

I Killed Zoe Spanos by Kit Frick

If you’re an ISTJ then you should read A Heart in a Body in the World by Deb Caletti and I Killed Zoe Spanos by Kit Frick.

These two books are perfect for you because they are filled with characters that are organized and driven just like you. Both of these books have protagonists that are reserved but are trying untangle a lot of information to reveal the underlying truth. Plus you’re incredibly hardworking and you’ll totally relate to the young driven women in these books.



When We Were Infinite by Kelly Loy Gilbert

Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman

Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman

If you’re an INFJ then you should read When We Were Infinite by Kelly Loy Gilbert and Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman.

These two books are perfect for you because they appeal to your creative and empathetic sensibilities. It’s probably no surprise to you that your friends always seek you out when they need advice because they value your caring and thoughtful insights. You love reading about the friendships in When We Were Infinite and your creative side will love the art in Starfish!



Yolk by Mary H.K. Choi

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds, illustrated by Danica Novgorodoff

If you’re an INTJ then you should read Yolk by Mary H.K. Choi and Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds, illustrated by Danica Novgorodoff.

You’re a problem solver just like June in Yolk and also approach life with a thoughtful, analytical eye. You love your friends and enjoy having stimulating conversations with them, which is why after you read Long Way Down, you’ll have all of your friends reading it too!



To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong

If you’re an ENFJ then you should read To All The Boys I’ve Love Before by Jenny Han and There’s Something About Sweetie by Sandhya Menon.

You’re a really good communicator and tend to be influential without trying to be. Your friends probably talk about how genuinely nice you are, just like Lara Jean from To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before. But your ability to naturally take charge of a situation when needed will make you relate to Juliette from Theses Violent Delights.



The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw

Scythe by Neal Shusterman

If you’re an ISTP then you should read The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw and Scythe by Neal Shusterman.

People can sometimes think you’re aloof but that’s just because hanging out with people can be exhausting. You love hobbies that involve using your hands and you don’t really open up easily, you’re love language is definitely “spending time together.” Scythe and The Wicked Deep are your kindred spirits with their mysteries, and their logical and clever storytelling.



City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Aristotle and Dante Discover The Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

If you’re an ESFJ then you should read City of Bones by Cassandra Clare and Aristotle and Dante Discover The Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz.

You tend to stick to a strong moral code and you like helping to keep things in order, much like the Shadowhunters in City of Bones. But you’re also incredibly empathetic and love hearing the stories from other peoples’ lives so you will definitely enjoy reading Aristotle and Dante Discover The Secrets of the Universe.



Love From A to Z by S.K. Ali

Girls With Sharp Sticks by Suzanne Young

If you’re an INFP then you should read Love From A to Z by S.K. Ali and Girls with Sharp Sticks by Suzanne Young.

There’s a part of you that’s trying to find the meaning in everything, so after reading Love From A to Z you’ll want to start your own Journal of Oddities and Marvels. Also while you’re naturally laid back and good at putting people at ease, but you’re still a fighter especially when it comes to defending something you believe in, so you’ll love the Girls from Innovations Academy in Girls with Sharp Sticks.



Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens by Tanya Boteju

The Sky Blues by Robbie Couch

If you’re an ESFP that you should read Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens by Tanya Boteju and The Sky Blues by Robbie Couch.

You’re a natural entertainer and your spontaneous, fun-loving energy is contagious. You will love these laugh-out-loud characters in Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens as well as the quirky, adorable humor of The Sky Blues.



Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch

Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch

Better Than the Movies by Lynn Painter

If you’re an ENFP then you should read Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch and Better Than the Movies by Lynn Painter.

Your enthusiasm is contagious and you love helping people explore their creative side. You’re naturally drawn to art because it lets you explore the meaning of things. Lina in Love & Gelato shares your love of art as she explores the wonders of Italy, by the end of the book you’ll wish you were there, too. You’re also natural romantic and will really relate to Liz’s romantic side in Better Than the Movies.



The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell

Road Tripped by Pete Hautman

If you’re an ESTP then you should read The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell and Road Tripped by Pete Hautman.

You’re a thrill seeker and the total life of the party. Spontaneous trips are totally your thing. You will love The Last Magician because of its constant adventure and time travel. Road Tripped is right up your alley because, just like the main character, you’d totally head out on a road trip with nothing but a map and the unknown ahead.



Wings of Ebony by J. Elle

Slayer by Kiersten White

If you’re an ESTJ then you should read Wings of Ebony by J. Elle and Slayer by Kiersten White.

You’re really loyal to your family and community and are incredibly hardworking, so you’ll love Rue’s dedication to saving her family and her neighborhood in Wings of Ebony. You’re also a huge planner so characters like Nina from Slayer are incredibly relatable to you because they understand your need for structure.



Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce

Alanna by Tamora Pierce

Legendborn by Tracy Deonn

If you’re an ENTJ then you should read Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce and Legendborn by Tracy Deonn.

You’re a natural born leader and you love a good challenge because you know it’s one of the best ways to grow. But you’re also quick witted and a total problem solver. Alanna and Bree are your kindred spirits and you will totally see yourself in them.



Lies Like Poison by Chelsea Pitcher

Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman

If you’re an INTP then you should read Lies Like Poison by Chelsea Pitcher and Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman.

You’re really good at patterns and enjoy finding connections to gain further understandings of things. So a thriller like Lies Like Poison is perfect for you because you’ll be trying to solve the mystery before the characters in the book do. You’re also very logical and for that reason you will love Neal Shusterman’s Thunderhead.



Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott

Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare

If you’re an ISFJ then you should Read Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott and Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare.

You are incredibly caring and down to earth. You will love Cordelia from Chain of Gold and Stella from Five Feet Apart. Stella’s love of structure will be totally relatable and Cordelia’s drive to figure out who’s behind the attacks killing the London Shadowhunters in Chain of Gold will make it impossible for you to put the book down until you’ve finished it.



Sky Without Stars by Jessica Brody and Joanne Rendell

Your Heart, My Sky by Margarita Engle

If you’re an ENTP then you should read Sky Without Stars by Jessica Brody and Joanne Rendell and Your Heart, My Sky by Margarita Engle.

You’re probably the natural leader of your friend group. You love having intellectual conversations that stimulate your intelligence. These two books are perfect fits for you to read. Sky Without Stars is a clever retelling of Les Miserablés that you won’t be able to put down, and Margarita Engle’s Your Heart, My Sky is such a beautiful piece of literature, you’ll be recommending it to all of your friends by the time you’re done reading it.



Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi

Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett

If you’re an ISFP then you should read Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi and Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett.

These books totally fit your love of aesthetic and enjoyment of finding beauty all around you. Also you can probably relate to Penny’s quiet demeanor in Emergency Contact and your free spirit will totally love Lennon’s moms in Starry Eyes.

Less into personality types and more into horoscopes? Check out what your zodiac sign says you should read!

I can’t be the only person who’s said “There’s a glitch in the Matrix!” when one of my friends has mentioned having deja vu. Or maybe I am. ??‍♀️ Even so, The Matrix is truly an iconic sci-fi movie. So if you love The Matrix as much as I do, check out these book recs below.

10 Books to Read if You Love The Matrix!

1. Infinity Courts by Akemi Dawn Bowman

Fighting an artificial intelligence who’s intent on destroying humanity? Yea that sounds familiar. When Nami wakes up in the afterlife, she learns she’s in a place called Infinity, where human consciousness goes when physical bodies die. She quickly discovers that Ophelia, a virtual assistant widely used by humans on Earth, has taken over the afterlife and is now posing as a queen, forcing humans into servitude the way she’d been forced to serve in the real world. Even worse, Ophelia has plans to eradicate human existence once and for all. As Nami works to bring down Ophelia, she is forced to reckon with her past, her future, and what it is that truly makes us human.


2. Want by Cindy Pon

If you liked the cyberpunk genre of The Matrix, you’ll love Want and its sequel, Ruse. Set in a near-future Taipei plagued by pollution, a group of teens risk everything to save their city from a corrupt corporation.


3. Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman

Are you fascinated by AI? Well then you should definitely read the Arc of a Scythe trilogy. The second book in particular is partially written from the perspective of the artificial intelligence, the Thunderhead. While it may not be as evil as Agent Smith from The Matrix, the Thunderhead has some interesting thoughts on humanity.


4. A Complicated Love Story Set in Space by Shaun David Hutchinson

Shaun David Hutchinson is an expert at sci-fi writing, especially if you like your sci-fi books with a bit of romance. When Noa closes his eyes on Earth and wakes up on a spaceship called Qriosity just as it’s about to explode. He’s pretty sure things can’t get much weirder, but boy is he wrong. Trapped aboard Qriosity are also DJ and Jenny, neither of whom remember how they got onboard the ship. Together, the three face all the dangers of space, along with murder, aliens, a school dance, and one really, really bad day. But none of this can prepare Noa for the biggest challenge—falling in love.


5. This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada

In this gripping debut novel, seventeen-year-old Cat must use her gene-hacking skills to decode her late father’s message concealing a vaccine to a horrifying plague. If you love this sci-fi thriller, check out the sequels, This Cruel Design and This Vicious Cure.


6. The Program by Suzanne Young

The Program by Suzanne Young

In a future where suicide is an international epidemic, a teen named Sloane and her boyfriend James attempt to hide any compromising emotions for fear of being sent to “The Program,” which would wipe away their emotions and memories. As they both await turning 18 and being free from the threat of The Program, can Sloane and James get by on just their love, or will the depression claim them as it has so many others?


7. Everlost by Neal Shusterman

When Nick and Allie don’t survive a car accident, they find themselves in a sort of limbo between life and death known as Everlost. It’s a shadow of the living world, filled with all the things and places that no longer exist. It’s a magical, yet dangerous, place where bands of lost kids run wild and anyone who stands in the same place too long sinks to the center of the Earth. The first book in the Skinjacker trilogy is such a gripping read you’ll want to buy the sequels, Everwild and Everfound right away.


8. Rabbit &  Robot by Andrew Smith

Rabbit & Robot by Andrew Smith

If The Matrix ever made you stop and think “is this real or am I living in a simulation?” then Rabbit & Robot is definitely the book for you. To help him shake his Woz addiction, Billy and Rowan transport Cager Messer up to the Tennessee, a giant lunar-cruise ship orbiting the moon. Meanwhile, Earth, in the midst of thirty simultaneous wars, burns to ash beneath them. And as the robots on board become increasingly insane and cannibalistic, and the Earth becomes a toxic wasteland, the boys have to wonder if they’ll be stranded alone in space forever. This book will make you laugh, cry, and consider what it really means to be human.


9. Girls with Sharp Sticks by Suzanne Young

Much like how the Matrix is controlling humans in an artificial simulation, the Girls of Innovations Academy are being carefully controlled and the elite boarding school may not be quite as it appears to be. As Mena and her friends uncover the dark secrets of what’s actually happening – and who they really are – the students of Innovations Academy will learn to fight back.


10. Unwind by Neal Shusterman

In America after the Second Civil War, the Pro-Choice and Pro-Life armies came to an agreement: The Bill of Life states that human life may not be touched from the moment of conception until a child reaches the age of thirteen. Between the ages of thirteen and eighteen, however, a parent may choose to retroactively get rid of a child through a process called “unwinding.” Unwinding ensures that the child’s life doesn’t “technically” end by transplanting all the organs in the child’s body to various recipients. Now a common and accepted practice in society, troublesome or unwanted teens are able to easily be unwound.


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From Adventure Zone to Dimension 20 to Critical Role, Dungeons & Dragons has more fans than ever! Plus, it’s an amazing game to virtually play with your friends because all you really need is a little bit of imagination and a set of dice. So we put together a quiz to help you create your D&D character for your next campaign AND you’ll get a book rec that will help to inspire your character’s background.

Build a D&D Character and Get a Book Recommendation!


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