Someone on Twitter made the great point of “we should scream about our fave wlw books more and hype those up as much as we do mlm books.” I 100% agree with the sentiment, but it has also made me realize how little I talk about my favorites on my blog which is weird.
So, here are a selection of books I rated 3.5 stars and up (which means I recommend all of them), and a brief description of why i love these girls. small disclaimer, I don’t have the best memory, so I did my best on books I’ve read 2+ years ago.
Echo After Echo by Amy Rose Capetta
Do you like lyrical writing? Do you like pining? This is the book for you. It’s filled with such longing and feeling between Eli and Zara on top of the murder mystery and theater feels.
Not Your Sidekick by C.B. Lee
We got mistaken identities and being very awkward around crushes! Unfortunately, I haven’t read this book in two years and I’m in desperate need of a reread.
Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis
Again, I don’t remember much about the relationship as I read this book almost two years ago. What I do remember about Amara and Cilla is that it’s a classic romance with Amara being the healer and Cilla needing constant healing. Their romance is also about finding romance in moments of panic.
Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst
This I feel is now a classic of lesbian YA fantasy. It does have the kinda that cheating aspect, as one of the women is in an arranged marriage with the prince, but falls for his sister instead.
Crier’s War by Nina Varela
This is the most recent wlw romance I’ve read. Crier and Ayla are both such good characters and their one sided hate-to-love/curiosity about one another was so good.
Summer of Salt by Katrina Leno
This book came out of nowhere and stole my heart. Georgina’s voice and being such an utterly love-sick fool had me giggling the whole time. This is the only book where I have a specific quote that has me all heart eyes:
“It’s beautiful out,” she said. “I thought we could go down by the water?” Eighteen years minus two months of living on an island and I had never wanted more to go and look at the waves.
It’s a short book so sometimes the romance felt rushed, but I enjoyed it too much to complain.
Now I’m going to give a short list of other wlw YA I love, but can’t remember much about the relationship or the romance was more of a sub-plot than in the above books.
- Juliet Takes a Breath
- Queen’s of Geek
- Everything Leads to You
- The Seafarer’s Kiss
What are your favorite wlw romances? I’m always looking for more recs!