Pinay Bookaholic Recommends: Young Adult Books (#1)

Hello everyone! So today I’ll be recommending Young Adult books. These are the YA books that I loved and I just want to share it to you guys. It’s quite challenging since YA have varieties. It can be a contemporary romance, paranormal, dystopia, post apocalyptic, Realistic Fiction etc.. 🙂 Here are some of my YA recommendations.

Kissed by an Angel by Elizabeth Chandler

angelic romantic suspense trilogy in one volume!

“Kissed by an Angel”: Ivy and Tristan have the love of a lifetime–until Tristan dies in a car accident. Now Tristan returns as an angel, but Ivy is unable to feel his presence.

“The Power of Love”: Tristan has learned that the person responsible for the car crash is after Ivy. Can he cross the boundaries of life anddeath to warn Ivy that she is in trouble?

“Soulmates”: Tristan must rescue Ivy, but if he does so his mission will be finished and he will have to leave his true love forever.

Why read this book?

  • This is a paranormal romance book with a touch of mystery. I simply adore its story and if you are into Ghostly Angel books, you might like this. It’s romantic, touching and a tear jerker. So, grab some tissues. The writing style is great and easy to read. The mystery part is also good by the way.   (You can read my short review here )

What other readers thought of it?

  • “Kissed By An Angel is a good read for all of you who jump into the mysteries, murders, and somewhat magical events, kind of book….. It is full of twists that will make you never want to put it down. This book was very well written.” (Diane ϟ [ Lestrange ] via Goodreads)
  • “An amazing mix of a heartwarming story which could make you cry with a punch of intrigue and suspense would be the definition of this book.” (Ritu via Goodreads)

Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles

PCA fresh, urban twist on the classic tale of star-crossed lovers.

When Brittany Ellis walks into chemistry class on the first day of senior year, she has no clue that her carefully created ‘perfect’ life is about to unravel before her eyes. She’s forced to be lab partners with Alex Fuentes, a gang member from the other side of town, and he is about to threaten everything she’s worked so hard for: her flawless reputation, her relationship with her boyfriend, and the secret that her home life is anything but perfect.

Alex is a bad boy and he knows it. So when he makes a bet with his friends to lure Brittany into his life, he thinks nothing of it. But soon Alex realizes Brittany is a real person with real problems, and suddenly the bet he made in arrogance turns into something much more.

In a passionate story about looking beneath the surface, Simone Elkeles breaks through the stereotypes and barriers that threaten to keep Brittany and Alex apart.

Why read this book?

  • It’s one addictive contemporary romance and I ended up binge reading the trilogy (or I believe there’s a 4th book in this. YES). If you are looking for a book with a bad boy in it or if you enjoyed Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry, I’m highly recommending this one.  (You can read my review here)

What other readers thought of it?

  • “A fantastic contemporary romance! I loved the relationship between Brittany and Alex, but I especially loved that the story wasn’t JUST about their romance–they each had their own conflicts and struggles in life. I thought they were both really well-developed characters, and I couldn’t help but root for them to get together.” (Kat O’Keeffe via Goodreads)
  • “ELECTRIC. DELICIOUS. TEMPTING.” (Maria via Goodreads)

Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen

FLIPPEDThe first time she saw him, she flipped. The first time he saw her, he ran. That was the second grade, but not much has changed by the seventh. She says: “My Bryce. Still walking around with my first kiss.” He says: “It’s been six years of strategic avoidance and social discomfort.” But in the eighth grade everything gets turned upside down. And just as he’s thinking there’s more to her than meets the eye, she’s thinking that he’s not quite all he seemed.

This is a classic romantic comedy of errors told in alternating chapters by two fresh, funny new voices. Wendelin Van Draanen is at her best here with a knockout cast of quirky characters and a hilarious series of misunderstandings and missed opportunities. But underlying the humor are two teens in transition. They are each learning to look beyond the surface of people, both figuring out who they are, who they want to be, and who they want to be with.

Why read this book?

  • You are probably sick of me blabbering this book over and over again. This is one of those underrated books that deserved better recognition than ever. Flipped, in my opinion is the true essence of YA Contemporary Romance. It’s so cute, realistic and adorable. How effortless it is to give me butterflies. Did you know I’ve watched the movie first before reading it? YEP. That’s how I discovered it’s based from a novel. Still, I loved them both. If you haven’t read this? You are missing out the good one. (You can read my review here

What other readers thought of it?

  • “This is the type of the book I’ll never get tired reading over and over again.” (Kristine via Goodreads)
  • “Flipped is really a heartwarming story about growing up and the cuteness and wholesomeness of young love.” (Karla from Reads and Thoughts )

Have you read these books? Feel free to comment and you can also leave your YA recommendations. 🙂


6 thoughts on “Pinay Bookaholic Recommends: Young Adult Books (#1)

  1. I’ve read both Perfect Chemistry and Flipped! I don’t think I liked Perfect Chemistry very much, but Flipped was so, so cute. I read it back in high school and was just totally in love with it. I’ve been planning on rereading it for old time’s sake, so thank you for reminding me. :p

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