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There’s nothing better than the swoonworthy when it comes to YA, and there’s thankfully no dearth of that in the genre! Here are the top ten books that made me swoon.
- The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer. This whole series, in fact, is swoonworthy. The haunting writing, the crackling chemistry… Whew, Michelle Hodkin.
- Angelfall. Let’s just… let’s just not even… Thinking about Raffe and Penryn gets me hot and bothered.
- A Great and Terrible Beauty. Libba Bray is officially the YA queen of the 1800s. Yes? Yes. Her setting, her characters… *swoons*
- The Girl in the Steel Corset. Okay, so this might have a more juvenile writing style than the rest but… trust me. It’s definitely swoonworthy.
- Heist Society. No books scream ‘SWAG!’ quite like Ally Carter’s, and Heist Society is all that is suave, smooth, and stylish when it comes to grifters.
- The Gallagher Girls series (Cross My Heart and Hope To Spy onwards). There’s nothing like a series that gets better as it goes, and the ridiculous mess that was book number one in this series is far outdone by the later, more thrilling adventures of Cammie and her friends.
- City of Masks. This book might not be for everyone, but if you like alternate-universe Renaissance Italy with the most daring escapades, City of Masks is made for you.
- Arcadia Awakens. I will never stop recommending this book to anyone who can read. It’s fast-paced, exciting, and I love its romance.
- Sisters Red. Ass-kicking sisters with a strong, loving bond? Yes please! Sisters Red surprised me – in a good way.
- Daughter of Smoke & Bone. Last but not the least! Laini Taylor is a master of enchanting storytelling, and Daughter of Smoke & Bone will keep you hooked (and swooning. Lots of swooning.)