2) The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore. A multicultural YA magical realism with a heartrending star-crossed love right at the center--original, intense, and sparking with speculative magic.
4) Renne Ahdieh's The Wrath and the Dawn Duology. This highly acclaimed YA retelling of "A Thousand and One Nights" mashes fantasy and history fiction into a sweeping romance that deserves all the thumbs up.
5) Things We Know By Heart by Jessi Kirby. A YA contemporary in which a girl tracks down the boy who received her boyfriend's heart via organ donation after her boyfriend's untimely death. Quite literally full of heart and feeling.
6) Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner's Starbound Trilogy. This is a YA sci-fi trilogy with a firm root in romance that The Lunar Chronicles fans will enjoy. Bits of the fantastical and lots of conspiracy envelops the two main characters of the first book in their journey across an abandoned planet and towards an 'opposites attract' love story.
7) Kimberley Griffiths Little's Forbidden Trilogy. This takes us to a world of fantasy and romance set all the way back in ancient Mesopotamia, so, hecka long ago. A wonderfully crafted world for the love story to flourish in.
8) Karen Akins's Loop Duology. I think of this as the quirky, dystopian little sister of The Time Traveler's Wife, full of sweet romance, complex drama, and light humor in turn.
9) Jospehine Angelini's Worldwalker Trilogy. A witch-centric, multiverse romance that takes an unexpectedly powerful heroine into a world she never could have imagined, facing a villain far too close to home, and cradled in the arms of a gorgeous young man.
10) Claudia Gray's Firebird Trilogy. Another acclaimed and gorgeous story with a multiverse core, though this one, like Loop, is more firmly sci-fi in nature, and is also the easiest to follow of all the multiverse stories I've read. A generous scooping of the historical gives the core romance swoony sway atop the power it already carries.
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