Book Genre: Romance

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Marcus Sedgwick
Colleen
4

What is the nature of sacrifice? Is it horribly romantic or romantically horrible? Find out while reading about the island of Blessed and the many lives of Erik and Merle in Midwinterblood.  Reading Midwinterblood is like reading someone's vivid dream: what is real and...

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Eva Indigo
Becker
3

What's a recently single pagan to do? Allura Satou feels like she's in a rut--with her job, with her skepticism about love. She performs rituals and asks friends for advice, which variously lead her to adopting a pet bird, trying laugh yoga, and going on a blind date. Allura is floundering, not...

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Simon Rich
Laurie.
4

I like my romance books funny and irreverent or not at all. So imagine my delight when I found Simon Rich's collection of short stories featuring the weird, sardonic and hilarious tales of romancing the girl.

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Jennifer E Smith
Tara
4

Does anything good ever happen in an airport while you are waiting after a missed flight? For seventeen-year-old Hadley it does. Young love is born on an international flight between two strangers. Will they ever see each other again? This moving and romantic novel has charming and memorable...

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Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Brett
2

I’m pretty sure that somewhere in the orientation paperwork it was stated that, as a librarian, I am required to love this book. Same goes for booksellers or, really, anybody who loves books. Well, I am bucking that trend. I just didn’t like it.

Now, don’t get me wrong: the descriptions...

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Jennifer Morey
Zac
1

They made me read a romance. It was tough. I picked a skinny one hoping it would lessen the pain. It didn’t.

I also picked this one because of the title. Bad girl turns librarian? – I can dig it. But the mentioned scandal isn’t really scandalous, and it doesn’t stay a secret beyond the...

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Sarah MacLean
Kristi
3

In Regency England, Lady Pippa is about to marry her safe but boring duke. He’s a catch, but she’s not. She’s more interested in her science, dogs, and books.  She doesn’t care about the latest fashion or passion. For purely scientific reasons, she is interested in what might happen on her...

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Amy Tintera
Kristi
4

17 year old Wren died five years ago, but came back to life after 178 minutes, because of a viral disease that only affects certain people for unknown reasons. Now, she is a imprisoned reboot, used by the government to capture criminals and do other nasty jobs. Reboots come back less human with...

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Gail Carriger
Adelina
5

Humorous Steampunk. The main character, Alexia Tarabotti has a sharp tongue and quick wit. I gobbled up The Parasol Protectorate series up like candy.

This is the first installment where we meet Alexia Tarabotti. She doesn’t fit the ideal of Victorian English womanhood. She is a...

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Katie McGarry
Em
4

Staight-A-designer-clothes good girl Rachel (with numerous overprotective brothers) and tattooed foster kid Isaiah. Classic YA pairing, right? But McGarry makes it interesting--Rachel has mad anxiety issues and is in love with speed and her Mustang GT, and Isaiah is just the sweetest bad boy of...

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Danielle Steel
Cori Jackamore
1

Now I know why I’ve never been much of a romance reader—pedestrian writing at best, undeveloped characters that I never grew to care about and a plot that was more recitations of events than compelling. A tough slog, indeed!

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Dream Jordan
Melody
3

Katie’s life gets flipped on it’s head when she finds herself returning to the chaos of a group home after spending the last year with a loving foster family. Things feel like they couldn’t get any worse when suddenly a hot older boy, Percy, starts crushing on her. Percy treats her like a queen...

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Julie Berry
Melody
4

In a small Puritan village, two girls disappeared mysteriously. Two years later, one of the girls returns alive but unable to speak of what happened. Shunned and shamed by her family and the village, Julie must stand silently by as the boy she loves marries another. An attack on the village...

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Frederik Peeters
Lily
3

Blue Pills is a sentimental, honest, and endearing memoir told in the form of a graphic novel. Author Frederik Peeters depicts his experience falling in love with Cati. Cati is HIV positive and so is her three-year-old son. Blue Pills is sweet, but sometimes prone to the mildly...

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Nora Roberts
Lauren
1

I'm not a romance reader and didn't really know where to start with the genre. Given Nora Roberts's status as a prolific, perennial bestselling writer, I picked up The MacKade Brothers: Rafe and Jared more or less at random. This book is actually two shorter novels bundled together:...

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Katie McGarry
Michael
1

Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry is a romance novel for teens.

The story is two teens, Noah and Echo, that come together by means of Mrs. Collins, the school social worker. Echo is supposed to tutor Noah to keep his grades up. Both self-proclaimed outcasts, each is dealing...

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Brian K. Vaughan
Colleen
4

Adding to the beautiful weirdness that was Saga Volume 1, we catch up with our struggling young family of Marko, Alana and Hazel as they try to escape a galaxy-wide war. They must dodge freelance assassins, in-laws, exes, and a strange mutant baby the size of a planet. All of this is depicted in...

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Francesca Lia Block
Em
4

This book is a dreamy post-apocalyptic story that follows the mythic moments of the Odyssey. It’s Francesca Lia Block at her best, with lovely and complex characters and intense storytelling. The story is strange and empowering and romantic in the best way. One particular detail about...

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Kate Locke
Emily
3

Xandra Vadran is a "halvie" (half human, half plague) living in a British Empire that never got de-Empired becuase the Queen is still alive and has been ruling for 175 years. Essentially the black plague has mutated and in turn has mutated those with aristocratic blood, some become Vampires,...

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Robin LaFevers
Colleen
4

Sybella serves as Death's assassin in an alternate version of 15th century France. She is forced to return to her abusive family in order to complete her most difficult mission. Adventure, political intrigue, love, and deeply disturbing family dynamics are handled deftly in LaFevers' second...

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Philippa Gregory
mbrandstetter
3

I've given The Red Queen a middle grade, not necessarily because I liked the book, but more because it did its job.  It's not that it's a bad book, nor is it poorly written or historically inaccurate. It's just that the main character, Margaret Beaufort, is probably one of the most...

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Jennifer Crusie
Colleen
4

Whenever I need a good laugh, I reach for a Jennifer Crusie novel. What the Lady Wants reminds me of an old screwball comedy, filled with witty repartee between the attractive hero and heroine who are destined to fall in love. But these characters are drawn more realistically than...

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Amie Kaufman
Angelita
3

After finishing this book, I realized that this was a part of a series. It's the first of trilogy, second book should be published in late 2014 and the third in 2015. So this is a good place to start. 

This is a science fiction/fantasy novel that might appeal a little more the girls...

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Maria V Snyder
KateM
5

I downloaded Poison Study for two reasons: one, it was available on Overdrive when I was (gasp!) out of physical books to read, and two, I was working my way through the top 10 books on Goodread’s “Best "Strong Female" Fantasy Novels” list and this was #4. I was not disappointed, at least, not...

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Julie Maroh
KateM
4

I picked up Blue is the Warmest Color because I had heard the movie adaptation had won the Palme d'Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, and because I’m something of a graphic novel junkie. While I’ve heard this graphic novel described as erotica, and admittedly some of the illustrations are...