It's no secret that a lot of romance readers are dipping into YA with great relish these days. And, seriously, what's not to love? Along with some highly complex emotional stories, there's also the delicious thrill of all those firsts--first crush, first kiss, first heartbreak.
As a Valentine treat to you, here's a look at what's on shelves now and coming soon from our Fire line of teen reads.
EMBRACE by Jessica Shirvington
Available March 6
"Shirvington's debut is smart, edgy and addictive—and sure to leave readers clamoring for the rest of the series." —Kirkus Reviews, STARRED
"One of the best YA novels we've seen in a while. Get ready for a confident, kick butt, well-defined heroine." —RT Book Reviews"Fans of romantic fantasy with a paranormal twist will find Violet and her adventures captivating." —VOYA
On her 17th birthday, everything will change for Violet Eden. The boy she loves will betray her. Her enemy will save her. And she will have to make a choice that could cost not only her life, but her eternity...
WHILE HE WAS AWAY by Karen Schreck
He cradles my face in his hands. He kisses me hard. Then he lets go of me. His eyes dart from me to whatever’s next.
When her boyfriend joins the U.S. Army and is shipped overseas, Penna is determined that distance won't ever get in the way of their love for each other. After all, they have email and Skype. But how long can you hold on to something that may not exist anymore, and even more important, how do you know when to let go?
CATCHING JORDAN by Miranda Kenneally
Missing Friday Night Lights? Love strong girls? You'll definitely want to catch up with Jordan Woods, captain and quarterback of her high school football team.
“Whoever said football and girls don’t mix hasn’t read CATCHING JORDAN! I stayed up all night reading – I couldn’t put it down!” ~Simone Elkeles, New York Times Bestselling author of the PERFECT CHEMISTRY series
“I fell in love with the hero on page 1, and CATCHING JORDAN just gets better from there. This feel-good romantic comedy about high school football is the novel I’ve been waiting for. I loved it!” ~Jennifer Echols, author of LOVE STORY
“CATCHING JORDAN has it all: heart, humor, and a serious set of balls. With a clever, authentic voice, Kenneally proves once and for all that when it comes to making life’s toughest calls — on and off the field — girls rule!” ~Sarah Ockler, bestselling author of Fixing Delilah and Twenty Boy Summer
DARKER STILL by Leanna Renee Hiber
"This chilling tale will draw you in and keep you guessing until the very last page!" - Seventeen
"Spooky, tense and wonderfully romantic." -- Kady Cross, author of The Girl in the Steel Corset
"A lush, Gothic tale that begs for reading... I couldn't put it down." - NYT Bestselling author Sarah MacLean
The Picture of Dorian Gray meets Pride and Prejudice, with a dash of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde...
New York City, 1880. Seventeen-year-old Natalie Stewart's latest obsession is a painting of the handsome British Lord Denbury. Something in his striking blue eyes calls to her. As his incredibly life-like gaze seems to follow her, Natalie gets the uneasy feeling that details of the painting keep changing... Lord Denbury's soul is trapped in the gilded painting by dark magic while his possessed body commits unspeakable crimes in the city slums. He must lure Natalie into the painting, for only together can they reverse the curse and free his damaged soul.
I'd love to hear more about what you're reading! Two lucky commenters will get ARCs of our upcoming teen novels.