Every Penguin Teen Romance Book That Hit Shelves in 2023!
2023 has been filled with amazing reads of all categories, and we want to make sure you haven’t missed out on any! Scroll down to check out our recap of 2023’s YA romance reads.
Check & Mate by Ali Hazelwood
In this clever and swoonworthy YA debut from the New York Times bestselling author of The Love Hypothesis, life’s moving pieces bring rival chess players together in a match for the heart.
They Hate Each Other by Amanda Woody
Jonah and Dylan get along like oil and water. Until a fake dating ploy gives them new perspective, and they realize that “falling for your enemy” isn’t as impossible as it seems.
Her Good Side by Rebekah Weatherspoon
A swoony, heart-melting YA romance from beloved author Rebekah Weatherspoon about two awkward teens who decide to practice dating in order to be good at the real thing.
Give Me a Sign by Anna Sortino
Jenny Han meets CODA in this big-hearted YA debut about first love and Deaf pride at a summer camp.
If You’ll Have Me by Eunnie
An unexpected meet-cute brings the Momo and PG together, kicking off the beginning of an awkward yet endearing courtship—but with their drastically different personalities, Momo’s overprotective friend, and PG’s past coming back to haunt her, Momo and PG’s romance is put to the test.
I Loved You in Another Life by David Arnold
New York Times bestseller David Arnold returns with a poignant love story about two teens whose souls come together time and again through the ages—for fans of Nina LaCour and Matt Haig.
The Davenports by Krystal Marquis – The Davenports delivers a totally escapist, swoon-worthy romance while offering a glimpse into a period of African American history often overlooked.
Always Isn’t Forever by J.C. Cervates
From New York Times bestselling author J.C. Cervantes comes a sparkling, unforgettable YA romance, perfect for fans of You’ve Reached Sam.
Last Chance Dance by Lakita Wilson
An utterly charming YA romance perfect for fans of Elise Bryant and Leah Johnson. Leila is devastated when her high school boyfriend breaks up with her right before graduation, but when she gets paired with four unrequited crushes in the lead-up to her school’s annual Last Chance Dance, she might just fall in love with someone new.
Chloe and the Kaishao Boys by Mae Coyiuto
When Dimple Met Rishi meets Loveboat, Taipei in this hilarious YA rom-com about a Chinese-Filipina girl in Manila whose father sets her up on a marathon of arranged dates in hopes of convincing her to stay close to home for college.
When You Wish Upon a Lantern by Gloria Chao
Acclaimed author Gloria Chao creates real-world magic in this luminous romance about teens who devote themselves to granting other people’s wishes, but are too afraid to let themselves have their own hearts’ desires—each other.
Up in Flames by Hailey Alcaraz
Gorgeous, wealthy, and entitled, Ruby has just one single worry in her life—scheming to get the boy next door to finally realize they’re meant to be together. But when the California wildfires cause her privileged world to go up in flames, Ruby must struggle to find the grit and compassion to help her family and those less fortunate to rise from the ashes.
Forty Words for Love by Aisha Saeed
In this tender genre-bending young adult novel by New York Times bestselling author Aisha Saeed, two teen protagonists grow from friends to something more in the aftermath of a tragedy in their magical town.
Viva Lola Espinoza by Ella Cerón
A debut young adult novel that’s Pride & Prejudice with a dash of magic, about a booksmart teen who spends the summer in Mexico City, meets two very cute boys, attempts to learn Spanish, and uncovers a family secret that changes her life forever.
Never Vacation with Your Ex by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka
The Summer I Turned Pretty meets People We Meet on Vacation in a YA second chance romance where the rules for getting over an ex turn out to be more complicated than they seem.
Strange Unearthly Things by Kelly Creagh
A hauntingly romantic paranormal Jane Eyre reimagining, by the author of Phantom Heart!
Last Chance Dance by Lakita Wilson
An utterly charming YA romance perfect for fans of Elise Bryant and Leah Johnson.