First of all for all of you who don’t know about this, it is a brand new tag created by Flavia @ Flavia the Bibliophile and Melanie @ Melanie Noell Bernard Books. It’s a monthly blog event inspired by Neil Sedaka’s 1961 song Calendar Girl, where every month a specific theme will be picked up and you’ll have to read a book you find fit into that theme and then incite discussions with other bloggers.
This month’s theme is Best Romance in YA!!
This was definitely not an easy one because I tend not to read YA romances. I prefer adult romance novels but I can see how the romance in itself is a main part in the subgenre that is YA. Looking at my goodreads YA list I found two possible choices that I highly enjoyed: THG’s Katniss&Peeta and Vampire Academy’s Rose&Dimitri. Both of this are great romances in my opinion. One is slow building, pure and soft and the other one is a sudden, strong and passionate romance that got maybe a bit too addictive for me. These would be perfect choices but I decided to go with another angle and that’s why the best romance in YA for me is:
The Book Thief!
You may be shocked because this isn’t usually categorized as a romance novel but I find the relationship between Liesel and Hans Hubermann just breathtaking and one of those romance stories that is not easily forgotten. The pair just blossoms and from the first minute they click together so much that a really strong love story happens between this father and daughter. Not your typical love story, and maybe not what you hoped for but it’s been more than a month and I still remember both of them fondly. This story is simply full of love, because we can’t forget the relationship between Death&Liesel. I also found Death’s attachment to Liesel to be quite unique.
Let’s not forget what’s really important about romance novels… LOVE.
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Next month’s theme will be War Books!!
(Funnily enough the book selected for this month it’s a perfect one for next month too!! 😦 😦 )