1 Three Sides of a Heart
"You may think you know the love triangle, but you've never seen love triangles like these.
These top YA authors tackle the much-debated trope of the love triangle, and the result is sixteen fresh, diverse, and romantic stories you don’t want to miss.
This collection, edited by Natalie C. Parker, contains stories written by Renee Ahdieh, Rae Carson, Brandy Colbert, Katie Cotugno, Lamar Giles, Tessa Gratton, Bethany Hagan, Justina Ireland, Alaya Dawn Johnson, EK Johnston, Julie Murphy, Garth Nix, Natalie C. Parker, Veronica Roth, Sabaa Tahir, and Brenna Yovanoff.
A teen girl who offers kissing lessons. Zombies in the Civil War South. The girl next door, the boy who loves her, and the girl who loves them both. Vampires at a boarding school. Three teens fighting monsters in an abandoned video rental store. Literally the last three people on the planet.
What do all these stories have in common?
The love triangle."
An amazing collection of authors comes together to give us an even more incredible collection of stories. After you read this book, your definition of love triangle will never be the same.
2 Future Leaders of Nowhere, Emily O'Beirne
"Finn and Willa have been picked as team leaders in the future leader camp game. The usually confident Finn doesn’t know what’s throwing her more, the fact she’s leading a team of highly unenthusiastic overachievers or coming up against fierce, competitive Willa. And Willa doesn’t know which is harder, leaving her responsibilities behind to pursue her goals or opening up to someone.
Soon they both realize that the hardest thing of all is balancing their clashing ideals with their unexpected connection. And finding a way to win, of course."
An adorable page-turner, you won't be able to put this book down (or get Finn and Willa out of your head).
3 The First Kiss Hypothesis, Christina Mandelski
"Nora Reid believes scientific laws control everything, even love. With her grandparents’ epic first kiss story cemented in her brain, Nora develops a hypothesis she’s determined to prove: for each person in the world, there is exactly one other person, and at first kiss, they’ll experience an immediate and intense reaction.
But after four years of zero-reaction kisses, she comes up with a new theory: maybe that pesky crush on her stunningly hot best friend Eli Costas is skewing her results.
She needs to get rid of him, and fast.
Eli Costas is an injury-prone lacrosse star with a problem—the one chance he had at winning over the girl next door resulted in the most epically sucktastic first kiss ever. And now she’s…trying to get rid of him? It’s time to disprove her theory and show her exactly what she’s missing.
Nora thinks she has love down to a science, but the adventure she takes in this book will turn all of her calculations and theories upside down.
4 Juniper Leaves: The Otherworldly Tale of a Lonesome Magical Girl, Jaz Joyner
"Kinky-haired nerd Juniper Bray used to believe in magic, until she lost her best friend: her grandmother.
Now this 15-year-old shy girl is going on her dad's research trip to a farm hundreds of miles away to stay with a family she barely knows and the opposite of a best friend, her new arch nemesis, Bree McKinney. Little does she know the next few months Juniper will discover magical powers she never knew she had, stumble into her first crush and well, quite frankly, save the world."
If you think moving to a strange place is a big change, what is gaining magical powers? It might seem like the set up for a catastrophy, but Juniper is strong, smart, and capable, and she will take you on the adventure of a lifetime.
5 Foolish Hearts, Emma Mills
"The day of the last party of the summer, Claudia overhears a conversation she wasn't supposed to. Now on the wrong side of one of the meanest girls in school, Claudia doesn't know what to expect when the two are paired up to write a paper—let alone when they're both forced to try out for the school production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.
But mandatory participation has its upsides—namely, an unexpected friendship, a boy band obsession, and a guy with the best dimpled smile Claudia's ever seen. As Claudia's world starts to expand, she finds that maybe there are some things worth sticking her neck out for. "
Shakespeare probably never expected this when he wrote A Midsummer Night's Dream, but he always did have a knack for bringing people together with his art. Claudia won't figure this out until after she's forced to participate in the play, but she won't forget it afterward.