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Title: New(ish) YA contemporary/romance recs
Post by: PJV on August 03, 2012, 11:02 PM
My niece is over the paranormal, dystopian, and "issues" trends and has started reading contemporary and can't get enough. She loves Sarah Desson, Stephanie Perkins and Simone Elkeles. Can I get some more suggestions for her?

 :thankyou  :hearts  :love3:
Title: Re: New(ish) YA contemporary/romance recs
Post by: J.Ro on August 04, 2012, 05:56 AM
Nina LaCour's books, Jandy Nelson, Jessica Martinez - that's off the top of my head.
Title: Re: New(ish) YA contemporary/romance recs
Post by: Beth S on August 04, 2012, 06:01 AM
I recently read and loved Jennifer E. Smith's 'The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight' :)
Title: Re: New(ish) YA contemporary/romance recs
Post by: Jenn Reese on August 04, 2012, 06:15 AM
I absolutely loved E. Lockhart's The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks.

Also, for a feel-good tearjerker, Tiffany Schmidt's Send Me A Sign was wonderful. It's her debut and comes out in October.

Jenn
Title: Re: New(ish) YA contemporary/romance recs
Post by: ChristineSarmel on August 04, 2012, 07:17 AM
Anything by Sara Zarr or THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE by Jandy Nelson.
Title: Re: New(ish) YA contemporary/romance recs
Post by: Debby G on August 04, 2012, 07:58 AM
I second The Sky Is Everywhere, anything by E. Lockhart, and The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight.

I also recommend Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson, Ditched by Robin Mellom, and The Anti-Prom by Abby McDonald.
Title: Re: New(ish) YA contemporary/romance recs
Post by: dinalapomy101 on August 04, 2012, 08:57 AM
I will add Sarah Ockler to the list!
Title: Re: New(ish) YA contemporary/romance recs
Post by: ChristinefromCorona on August 04, 2012, 12:35 PM
I second Sarah Ockler. :yup  I really enjoyed her latest novel, Bittersweet.   :cupcake
 
The Best Night of Your (Pathetic) Life by Tara Altebrando is fast-paced and funny.
Title: Re: New(ish) YA contemporary/romance recs
Post by: MysteryRobin on August 04, 2012, 01:30 PM
Ally Carter? Her spy girl stories (I'd Tell You I Love You But Then I'd Have to Kill You, et al) aren't strictly romance, but the romance is played up. And Heist Society has a fair amount of romance, too.
Title: Re: New(ish) YA contemporary/romance recs
Post by: AnnS on August 04, 2012, 02:41 PM
Anything by E. Lockhart should work.
Title: Re: New(ish) YA contemporary/romance recs
Post by: PJV on August 05, 2012, 11:04 AM
Thanks all! These are great suggestions. I forgot how much I loved The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight. That might be the first one I get here and give her a list of authors.

 :flowers2 :hearts :flower
Title: Re: New(ish) YA contemporary/romance recs
Post by: Lwrites on August 05, 2012, 03:41 PM
The Jessica Darling series by Megan McCafferty - starts with SLOPPY FIRSTS - are a lot of fun. Extra points for being in diary format!
Another fun romance that comes to mind is DASH AND LILY'S BOOK OF DARES by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan.
And I second Ally Carter and E. Lockhart!

Edit: Meg Cabot! Meg Cabot! How could I forget her? The queen of fun, fluffy teen romance.  :bunnyrun
Title: Re: New(ish) YA contemporary/romance recs
Post by: Vijaya on August 06, 2012, 08:58 AM
Great list. I'll add Dairy Queen to the mix.
I must get my hands on Statistical Probability! What a great title!
Vijaya
Title: Re: New(ish) YA contemporary/romance recs
Post by: TaliaVance on August 06, 2012, 10:25 PM
Some of my favorite contemps: I love Jennifer Echols (Forget You, Going too Far, Such a Rush) Miranda Keaneally (Catching Jordan, Stealing Parker) and if she wants an awesome contemp story with a paranormal twist Megan Miranda's Fracture.
Title: Re: New(ish) YA contemporary/romance recs
Post by: Kris on August 07, 2012, 05:01 AM
The Summer I Turned Pretty series by Jenny Han. Straight up contemp. Also love the Bodyfinder series by Kimberly Derting if she wants a little paranormalish twist.

Enjoy!