Five Newly Released YA Recommendations for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and just because things may look a little different this year doesn’t mean the books will be any less swoon-worthy! Here are just five up-and-coming YA books coming out in February to get everyone in the mood for the day celebrating all kinds of love.

    1. A Pho Love Story by Loan Le (February 9, 2021)

This rom-com follows two feuding families, the Mais and the Nguyens, who have competing pho restaurants in town. Linh and Bao of the respective families have avoided each other’s paths until just recently, leading to a connection both were not expecting. Can their love outlast their families’ complicated history?

    1. As Far as You’ll Take Me by Phil Stamper (February 9, 2021)

Marty has just landed in London to start a new life in a new country. His first boyfriend, traveling to different countries, and new friends are all he’s dreamed about, but inside, he feels something is missing. This story is heartfelt and explains the troubles every teen faces about identity, mental health, and the importance of friends and family.

    1. Love Is a Revolution by Renée Watson (February 2, 2021)

When Nala crosses paths with Tye, prominent community activist and an MC at open mic night, for the first time, she is instantly enchanted. However, she quickly spins herself to be a woman with similar tastes as him. With her lies getting further out of hand, Nala has to realize that her love life is important, but so is the love she has for herself and community.

    1. A Taste for Love by Jennifer Yen (February 2, 2021)

Liza is admired by her friends for her boldness and big dreams. However, in her mom’s eyes, she’ll never live up to be as perfect as her older sister. With baking as their only common interest, Liza helps her mom with their family bakery’s annual junior competition. Little does she know that the competition was a setup for her mom to find her an Asian American man to date. Will Liza be able to create the perfect recipe for a love life and acceptance from her mother?

    1. Dearest Josephine by Caroline George (February 2, 2021)

In a love story separated by over two hundred years, Josie finds herself secluded at her family’s manor in Northern England after being struck by tragedy. There she finds letters and a novel written by a man named Elias to the love of his life, Josephine. Just how much of their lives have intersected across time and will Josie understand just how precious love truly is?

These are just a few of the new and exciting YA releases for February. Check out the full list of anticipated books coming out on this list on Goodreads.

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