When Zafira embarks on a quest to uncover a lost artifact that can restore magic to her suffering world and stop the Arz, Nasir is sent by the king on a similar mission: retrieve the artifact and kill the Hunter. But when Alice’s handsome and mysterious mentor is poisoned, she has to find the antidote by venturing deeper into Wonderland than she’s ever gone before. But then Finnikin is summoned to meet Evanjalin, a young woman with an incredible claim: the heir to the throne of Lumatere, Prince Balthazar, is alive. But as rebellion seethes and as Jetta meets a young smuggler, she will face truths and decisions that she never imagined—and safety will never seem so far away.”. And as Sal succeeds in the competition, and wins the heart of Elise, an intriguing scribe at court, they start to dream of a new life and a different future, but one that Sal can have only if they survive.”, “Sefia knows what it means to survive. Raise Kids Who Love to Read. Keep an eye on your inbox. But it’s not enough for Camellia to be just a Belle. For the god who has sent her on this journey will not be satisfied until his power is absolute.”. Some of the best contemporary, science fiction, historical, fantasy and romance novels are written by YA authors, and here are fifty you are certain to enjoy at any age. The Musical Love Story of Noah and... by ridh_08. And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherworldly war. Now a prisoner, she learns her brother joined the enemy when a Riki warrior named Fiske saved his life. “Adelina Amouteru is a survivor of the blood fever. Unknown to Adrian, Nova is really Nightmare, an assassin who attempted to kill his father Captain Chromium. But something she never expected begins to happen: Khalid is nothing like what she’d imagined him to be. “At the Medio School for Girls, distinguished young women are trained for one of two roles in their polarized society. But nighttime brings with it a darkness that not even daybreak can quell. What’s more, Hesina believes that her father was murdered—and that the killer is someone close to her. My heart's slamming against my chest, and it's not just that I'm holding her in my arms again, that I'm gazing down at her, her mouth only a breath from mine. It was an enemies to lovers vibe. But he is so insistent he didn't kill her brother, she begins to have doubts. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Roarke is initially hostile toward Essie, the proposed marriage, and making appearances on Six for Hicks, but the financial payout is too good to turn down. After her father is brutally murdered, she flees into the wilderness with her aunt Nin, who teaches her to hunt, track, and steal. They agree to give him their sacred, enchanted River Pearl in exchange for permanent protection—if he’ll marry one of the village girls to solidify the alliance. “The lush city of Palmares Tres shimmers with tech and tradition, with screaming gossip casters and practiced politicians. She smiled at him. But when a promotion comes up that only one of them will get, it takes their office antics to new heights. “The first time the Nightmares came, it nearly cost Alice her life. Apprentice Knight Kalanthe Ironheart wasn’t meant for heroism this early in life, and while she has no intention of giving up the notoriety she has earned, her reputation does not pay her bills. But when the Daggers find Adelina, they discover someone with powers like they’ve never seen. The city is on the cusp of industry and power, and the Exposition Universelle has breathed new life into the streets and dredged up ancient secrets. With Jetta behind the scrim, their puppets seem to move without string or stick a trade secret, they say. For those craving an out-of-the-box take on fantasy, these are the books for you. She wants to be the favorite—the Belle chosen by the Queen of Orléans to live in the royal palace, to tend to the royal family and their court, to be recognized as the most talented Belle in the land. 16 Enemies to Lovers Romances We Definitely Don’t Hate to Love. In Obsidio, Asha and Rhys meet again after several years, but now they're on opposites sides. They’re some of the enemies to lovers in Fantasy books I’ve read! A Court of Mist and Fury book. Then she puts her life on the line to save him. On the morning of her wedding, Lia flees to a distant village. And Iseult’s true powers are hidden even from herself. But this is a world of betrayal and lies, and Mare has entered a dangerous dance – Reds against Silvers, prince against prince, and Mare against her own heart.”. Her forbidden romance becomes enmeshed with an explosive plot that threatens the very foundation of Ikhara, and Lei, still the wide-eyed country girl at heart, must decide just how far she’s willing to go for justice and revenge.”. Lilac is the daughter of the richest man in the universe. Elias wants only to be free of the tyranny he’s being trained to enforce. “Princess Hesina of Yan has always been eager to shirk the responsibilities of the crown, dreaming of an unremarkable life. But her dreams of fame become something more when she meets Enki, the bold new Summer King. . But better late than never. 1. When they finally returned to London, nothing had changed at all—nothing, except themselves. When the elite, ever-powerful Order of Babel coerces him to help them on a mission, Séverin is offered a treasure that he never imagined: his true inheritance. Here, no one keeps tabs on dark truths better than treasure-hunter and wealthy hotelier Séverin Montagnet-Alarie. In truth, Jetta can see the souls of the recently departed and bind them to the puppets with her blood. 'Oh, poor Archer,' she sneered. And his touch immerses her in the world of the Corbeaus, where falling for him could turn his own family against him, and one misstep can be just as dangerous on the ground as it is in the trees.”. They will add fuel to a growing rebellion against the governments strict limits on new tech. Enzo Valenciano is a member of the Dagger Society. Nasir is the Prince of Death, assassinating those foolish enough to defy his autocratic father, the king. But when the police find a murdered girl branded with a cryptic symbol and Will is called to the scene, Evie realizes her gift could help catch a serial killer. Throughout the Legend trilogy, June's involvement in the arrest that killed Day's mother continues to come between them even though they can't live without each other. You picked a hell of a day to dump me, Kades. “In Saskia’s world, bones are the source of all power. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Before she knew what she was doing, she was storming after Kai. Then she meets Merlin, who has aged backward over the centuries into a teenager, and together they must break the curse that keeps Arthur coming back. Xochi accepts a position as Pallas’s live-in governess and quickly finds her place in their household, which is relaxed and happy despite the band’s larger-than-life fame. As the weeks unfold, Philippa wonders if Ev truly did find a way home, or if the weight of their worlds pulled her under.”. A young man named Memphis is caught between two worlds. Unknown to Nova, Adrian is the dreaded Sentinel, who keeps showing up at the wrong time, messing up her plans. In Illuminae, Kady and Ezra have just broken up when they find themselves thrown back together. Now she’s trained to battle monstrous creatures in the dark dream realm known as Wonderland with magic weapons and hardcore fighting skills. Jules Addison is a scholar interested in protecting the culture of ancients aliens called the Undying. Or will the cost be too high?”. Lace Paloma may be new to her family’s show, but she knows as well as anyone that the Corbeaus are pure magia negra, black magic from the devil himself. “Mila Flores and her best friend Riley have always been inseparable. And a desire to destroy all who dare to cross her.”. Behind the gilded palace walls live dark secrets, and Camellia soon learns that the very essence of her existence is a lie—that her powers are far greater, and could be more dangerous, than she ever imagined. But when Caledonia’s best friend and second-in-command barely survives an attack thanks to help from a Bullet looking to defect, Caledonia finds herself questioning whether to let him join their crew. Thank you for signing up! Broken bones are always bad luck, but this particular set of bones have been infused with extra magic, and so the break has devastating consequences—Saskia’s future has split as well. And June will fall deeply, unfortunately in love with Enki. Get book recommendations, tips & advice, and more tailored to your child's age. Their quest? She never expects to fall in love with beautiful Prince Po. Fearful of Mare’s potential, the Silvers hide her in plain view, declaring her a long-lost Silver princess, now engaged to a Silver prince. The feeling brings tears to my eyes. Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Both families make their living as traveling performers in competing shows—the Palomas swimming in mermaid exhibitions, the Corbeaus, former tightrope walkers, performing in the tallest trees they can find. I love reading young-adult books with my kids and then reviewing them online for other adult and teen readers. A childhood as a common criminal hardly prepared Sal for the trials. But the old ways are forbidden ever since the colonial army conquered their country, so Jetta must never show never tell. However, his help may not slow down the Bloodwitch now hot on the girls’ heels. and a few classic YA fantasy mainstays that are just so good that you, well, must read them. Read hot and popular stories about enemies-to-lovers on Wattpad. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions. A Court of Mist and Fury book. Seraphina is drawn into the investigation, partnering with the captain of the Queen’s Guard, the dangerously perceptive Prince Lucian Kiggs. She gets her wish when her father makes Lynet queen of the southern territories, displacing Mina. 'You sound like you've read too many comics.'. But as betrayal threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.”. He even believes he will find his imprisoned father. Unfortunately, Riley, June, and Dayton have no recollection of their murders, but they do have unfinished business to attend to. To be a place where Good Witches can’t be trusted, Wicked Witches may just be the good guys, and winged monkeys can be executed for acts of rebellion. Enter to win our favorite YA novels of 2020. 1) Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder -- Poison Study isn't your typical YA book. Just as Veronyka finally feels like she belongs, her sister turns up and reveals a tangled web of lies between them that will change everything. Her gaze dropped down, inspecting the arm still wrapped to my chest. A historian banished from his home. But it backfires. Both families make their living as traveling performers in competing shows—the Palomas swimming in mermaid exhibitions, the Corbeaus, former tightrope walkers, performing in the tallest trees they can find. Browse . After clashing with a powerful Guildmaster and his ruthless Bloodwitch bodyguard, the friends are forced to flee their home. Why, on this comfortable chaise lounge I’ve carried here for you in my pocket, Your Highness, so glad you asked.'. Philippa, on the other hand, is determined to find a place in this world. She would do anything to preserve her new life, but with the creatures determined to exact vengeance on those who’ve hurt her, no one is safe—not the family she’s chosen, nor the one she left behind.”. And now she’s quite reluctant to leave it. 'You’re even more painful to look at than she is.'. Can their love survive this world of stories and secrets?”. “When a powerful viceroy arrives with a fleet of mechanical dragons and stops an attack on Anlei’s village, the villagers see him as a godsend. And Jasmine is a kickass, complex, modern heroine. But is the price of the throne too high? Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King. OKAY! Posted by 1 day ago. Instead, she does the unthinkable—she falls in love. “Around the world, black hand prints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky. Adrian is the son of Hugh Everhart (Captain Chromium) and Simon Westwood (The Dread Warden) who sit on the Renegade Council. Each night he takes a new bride only to have a silk cord wrapped around her throat come morning. Filled with swords and sorcery, adventure and intrigue, good and evil, Alanna’s first adventure begins – one that will lead to the fulfillment of her dreams and the magical destiny that will make her a legend in her land.”. 14 YA Books You Can Finally Read in Paperback This January; Quizzes . 'First,' said Adrian, 'you missed a sprinkle.' “After her family is killed by corrupt warlord Aric Athair and his bloodthirsty army of Bullets, Caledonia Styx is left to chart her own course on the dangerous and deadly seas. “Young witches Safiya and Iseult have a habit of finding trouble. But Tea finds solace and guidance with an older, wiser bone witch, who takes Tea and her brother to another land for training. But then he meets the minister’s son—cruel, dangerous, and achingly beautiful—and the way forward becomes less clear. When I've searched for YA books that fall under this category, I've noticed that there are many good ones I've personally read that rarely or never get mentioned. But at the Cast Iron nightclub in Boston, anything and everything is possible. In exchange for help from rebels who promise to rescue her brother, she will risk her life to spy for them from within the Empire’s greatest military academy. He wasn't so polite in his mind. Depending on her specialization, a graduate will one day run a husband’s household or raise his children, but both are promised a life of comfort and luxury, far from the frequent political uprisings of the lower class. If they don't, many lives will be endangered. Adelina’s black hair turned silver, her lashes went pale, and now she has only a jagged scar where her left eye once was. Now she will live her two potential paths simultaneously. She's a virus. In These Broken Stars, Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen get off to a very bad start. Alice’s only lead is the message her mother left behind: “Stay away from the Hazel Wood.”, Alice has long steered clear of her grandmother’s cultish fans. So, if you've exhausted the books on other enemies-to-lovers lists, I hope you'll find something new here. His hand that wasn't encased in plaster reached toward hers. Fantastic slow burn, enemies to lovers story. The family ekes out an existence in the Empire’s impoverished backstreets. Alex is a bruja, the most powerful witch in a generation…and she hates magic. As First Daughter, she is expected to have the revered gift of sight—but she doesn’t—and she knows her parents are perpetrating a sham when they arrange her marriage to secure an alliance with a neighboring kingdom—to a prince she has never met. The sexual power dynamic in social circles, the workplace, and of … On her graduation night, Dani seems to be in the clear, despite the surprises that unfold. They say she found a way to come back to Oz. But he can’t pull it off alone…, A sharpshooter who can’t walk away from a wager, A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums, Kaz’s crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction—if they don’t kill each other first.”. Evanjalin is determined to return home and she is the only one who can lead them to the heir. But there are also opportunities—and Jane is studying to become an Attendant, trained in both weaponry and etiquette to protect the well-to-do. But that night took a turn when the sisters were transported to another realm called the Woodlands. Determined to find her father’s actual killer, Hesina does something desperate: she enlists the aid of a soothsayer—a treasonous act, punishable by After all, not even being the daughter of a wealthy white Southern woman could save her from society’s expectations. And if you want more, you can find lists of the best feminist YA, YA fantasies by women of color, and #Ownvoices YA fantasy. That heartens me,' Malthus said. Now the young princess had humiliated him, and there was nothing he could do but remain respectful in her presence. I feel the pulse of our bond and history and love through our hands, like a wave of magic, the return of a long-lost friend. Her skill and fame are her family’s way to earn a spot aboard the royal ship to Aquitan, where shadow plays are the latest rage, and where rumor has it the Mad King has a spring that cures his ills. She arranges his arrest during which Day's mother is killed. For some will stop at nothing to get their hands on a Truthwitch.”. June is a fifteen-year-old who scored a perfect 1500 on her Trial, a test everyone takes on their 10th birthday. literally.”. As they journey together, Finnikin is affected by her arrogance…and her hope. When June Iparis and Daniel "Day" Altan Wing first meet, June is undercover, looking for the person she believes murdered her brother. An encounter with hostile "scavvers" on Planet Gaia forces them to form an uneasy alliance. As Evie jumps headlong into a dance with a murderer, other stories unfold in the city that never sleeps. Tell us some of your favorite YA fantasies in the comments! Although the main character is in her late teens, the book's mature content could easily appeal to a wide range of readers. The whole city falls in love with him including June’s best friend, Gil. These 10 YA titles don't often appear on other enemies-to-lovers genre lists. Everything becomes complicated when Cinder discovers who and what she really is and Prince Kai no longer wants anything to do with her. Night after night, Shahrzad beguiles Khalid, weaving stories that enchant, ensuring her survival, though she knows each dawn could be her last. Everything he knew about her had been a lie. She sees a fellow artist. THAT WE ARE MORE THAN OBSESSED WITH . By day, Ada and Corinne use these same skills to con the city’s elite in an attempt to keep the club afloat. I’ve been recruited by the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked. The drama, the action, the political plays, the romance. But when disaster strikes the small town where both families are performing, it’s a Corbeau boy, Cluck, who saves Lace’s life. War is brewing, and the Arz sweeps closer with each passing day, engulfing the land in shadow. Essie knows Roarke is in the closet, but makes it very clear to him their marriage will be a short-term financial arrangement. lol . Blog – Posted on Tuesday, Feb 05 The 30 Best YA Fantasy Books for Teens Fantasy is a (literally) magical genre — and a great coping mechanism for not-so-magical times like, say, adolescence. It is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and should not be substituted for impartial fact or advice in legal, political, or personal matters. But when your whole life gets swept up by a tornado – taking you with it – you have no choice but to go along, you know? A dancer with a sinister past. To hunt down the ancient artifact the Order seeks, Séverin calls upon a band of unlikely experts: An engineer with a debt to pay. Despite knowing that one misstep would mean her death, Mare works silently to help the Red Guard, a militant resistance group, and bring down the Silver regime. And now no one is safe. More like a couple who initially don't trust each other, and then have a falling out when she's forced to pretend she's betraying him. Deception abounds, and Lia finds herself on the brink of unlocking perilous secrets—even as she finds herself falling in love.”. “Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Having magic powers is dangerous in a world where magic is outlawed. Incredibly, Shahrzad finds herself falling in love. After they kiss, she begins to suspect the boy is Day. “In a society steeped in tradition, Princess Lia’s life follows a preordained course. I love dark novels. “In a land ruled by a murderous boy-king, each dawn brings heartache to a new family. 'Like I belong to you.'. But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. In this new nation, safety for all depends on the work of a few, and laws like the Native and Negro Reeducation Act require certain children attend combat schools to learn to put down the dead. But once Ada is out, they face betrayal at every turn.”. She receives an assignment to train as a Bone Charmer, like her mother, and even worse, a match-making reading that pairs her with Bram—a boy who has suspicious tattoos that hint of violence. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself?”. No pressure. A few of these books don't strictly fall under the enemies-to-lovers genre but all at least come close. And dark fantasy has a special place in my heart. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas I will admit I liked absolutely nothing about Rhysand in A Court of Thorns and Roses (well except that he was a badass). But dark forces are approaching quickly, and in the face of danger, Tea will have to overcome her obstacles…and make a powerful choice.”. Her lips pressed together. Ridley is convinced a murder pinned on her friend was actually committed by Archer. In Their Fractured Light, Sofia Quinn and Gideon Marchant don't trust each other, but they must work together anyway. “In this lush fantasy, Lei is a member of the Paper caste, the lowest and most oppressed class in Ikhara. She also believes he's a threat to people like her. He reached out and brushed a thumb across the corner of Nova's mouth. Forced to hide in the sewers beneath the city, Josse’s hope of reclaiming Paris seems impossible―until his path collides with Mirabelle’s. When her plight can no longer be denied, Skybright learns that despite a dark destiny, she must struggle to retain her sense of self – even as she falls in love for the first time.”, Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Mira tries to ease her guilt by brewing helpful curatives, but her hunger tonics and headache remedies cannot right past wrongs or save the dissenters her mother vows to purge. Search. Close. When a “job” goes awry and Ada is imprisoned, she realizes they’re on the precipice of danger. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of all they hold dear. She never guessed that her father cut out her heart and replaced it with one of glass. “In the former United States, sixteen-year-old Noam Álvaro wakes up in a hospital bed, the sole survivor of the viral magic that killed his family and made him a technopath. All Safi and Iseult want is their freedom, but danger lies ahead. They are sworn enemies, yet they form a tenuous pact to unite the commoners and former nobility against the Shadow Society. Okay, it's definitely not anything between a man and a woman. But the lives of these three will collide in unexpected ways, as each fights a very different and personal battle. Dipping into sub-genres of contemporary, historical, and high fantasies, it includes a mix of new and newer titles, a few to look forward to (and preorder!) “Finnikin of the Rock and his guardian, Sir Topher, have not been home to their beloved Lumatere for ten years. Because like all Summer Kings before him, Enki is destined to die.”. Trust book recommendations from real people, not robots Sign in with Sign in with. Only one future can survive. “The king’s scholar, the magus, believes he knows the site of an ancient treasure. 'Your days of villainy are over, Nightmare. 'Did I make a mess for you? Knowing the viceroy won’t protect her village without the jewel, she takes matters into her own hands. In Renegades, the main characters Adrian Everhart and Nova Artino are both enemies and lovers throughout the three books in the series. With the future of Orléans and its people at stake, Camellia must decide—save herself and her sisters and the way of the Belles—or resuscitate the princess, risk her own life, and change the ways of her world forever.”. Read 41 709 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Anlei’s noble plans are sent into a tailspin, however, when a young thief steals the River Pearl for himself. Meet Karou. They’ve seen what happens to those who do. 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