Our Cursed Love by Julie AbeCam and Remy thought drinking the banned soulmate elixir they found during their Tokyo trip would seal their fate. Except now Cam has forgotten who Remy is, and Remy has six days to cure him. This magical fantasy will charm cozy romance fans.
So Let Them Burn by Kamilah ColeFive years ago, Faron vanquished her island’s colonizers, thanks to powers bestowed by the gods. When her sister unexpectedly bonds to an enemy dragon, Faron must decide between saving her country again or rescuing her sister. Read-alikes: Lauren Blackwood’s Wildblood; Tanvi Berwah’s Monsters Born and Made.
Okay, Cupid by Mason DeaverAlready on probation for kissing a human, cupid Jude must ace their next assignment: repairing the rocky relationship between Alice and Huy, best friends destined for love. Then Jude starts falling for Huy. This book will grab fans of slow-burn LGBTQIA romances.
Ghost Roast by Shawneé Gibbs and Shawnelle Gibbs; illustrated by Emily CannonChelsea, grounded after a wild night out, is spending her summer working for her father’s ghost-removal business. Discovering she can speak with ghosts, Chelsea investigates a 19th-century mystery linked to her current-day crush. Read-alikes: Monica Gallagher’s GFF, Ghost Friends Forever; Sarah Glenn Marsh’s The Girls Are Never Gone.
Shut Up, This Is Serious by Carolina IxtaBelén’s future becomes uncertain when her depression threatens her ability to graduate. Meanwhile, her best friend Leti’s pregnancy is complicating her college plans. This compassionate portrait of life’s messiness is perfect for fans of Elizabeth Acevedo and Erika L. Sánchez.
A Drop of Venom by Sajni PatelMonster slayer Pratyush hopes killing the Serpent Queen will bring his freedom. But that queen is his lost love Manisha, imbued with deadly powers after being pushed into a viper pit. This urgent Medusa retelling explores themes of sexual violence and vengeance.
Seven Minutes in Candyland by Brian WassonIn addition to selling candy to his fellow high schoolers, Kalvin makes money dispensing relationship advice to classmates, including his crush. Can Kalvin fix other people’s problems while still maintaining his own relationships? Read-alikes: Ben Philippe’s Charming as a Verb; Emery Lee’s Meet Cute Diary.
Lunar New Year Love Story by Gene Luen Yang and LeUyen PhamA disastrous date and a spilled family secret prove that Valentina’s family is cursed to be heartbroken forever. Still, she strikes a bargain with Saint Valentine to find love within the year. This vividly detailed graphic novel blends romance and a coming-of-age story.
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