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Even though I’m closer to 30 than my teen years, YA is still my favorite genre — particularly romantic stories. I love reading fast and fun stories of characters overcoming obstacles and falling in love with all the hope in the world. Young adult romance books usually feature characters in their high school years, facing typical (or fabulously atypical) teenage problems.
The books on this list are everything from undeniable young adult favorites to new releases, recommended by readers from Goodreads, Instagram, and bestseller lists. Whether you’re looking for a fantastical retelling of a classic love story, a queer romantic comedy, or an engrossing enemies-to-lovers read, here are 21 of the best young adult romance books.