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BKLYN BookMatch Teen Comic and Romance Reads

Recommendations for a teen reader who wants interesting books such as comic books or romance novels. This list was created by a librarian with the Brooklyn Public Library for a reader. Would you like your own personalized list of reading suggestions? Visit Bklyn BookMatch here:

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My true love gave to me

edited and with a story by Stephanie Perkins. |

Cute boys, mistletoe, counting down to the midnight kiss on New Year’s Eve—there’s no shortage of cozy setups for holiday romance in this captivating collection of short stories by a dozen of today’s top YA authors.

Like no other

Una LaMarche. |

Living on opposite sides of their Brooklyn neighborhood, strict Hasidic Devorah and fun-loving nerd Jaxon forge an unexpected connection when they become trapped in an elevator during a hurricane, after which they pursue a secret romance.

Cruel beauty

Rosamund Hodge. |

Betrothed to the demon who rules her country and trained all her life to kill him, seventeen-year-old Nyx Triskelion must now fulfill her destiny and move to the castle to be his wife.


written by Noelle Stevenson & Grace Ellis ; illustrated by Brooke Allen ; colors by Maarta Laiho ; letters by Aubrey Aiese. |

Best friends Jo, April, Mal, Molly, and Ripley spend a fun summer at Lumberjane scout camp where they encounter yetis, three-eyed wolves, and giant falcons while solving a mystery that holds the fate of the world in the balance.

Ms. Marvel.

writer, G. Willow Wilson ; artist, Adrian Alphona. |

Kamala Khan, a girl from Jersey City who lives a conservative Muslim lifestyle with her family, suddenly acquires superhuman powers and, despite the pressures of school and home, tries to use her abilities to help her community.

Anya's ghost

Vera Brosgol. |

Anya, embarrassed by her Russian immigrant family and self-conscious about her body, has given up on fitting in at school but falling down a well and making friends with the ghost there just may be worse.

Wandering son.

[Shimura Takako ; translation, Matt Thorn ; lettering, Paul Baresh, Ian Burns & Priscilla Miller]. |

Shuichi and Yoshino become friends in junior high school, where they tackle problems such as gender identity, love, social acceptance, and puberty.


Noelle Stevenson. |

Lord Blackheart, a villain with a vendetta, and his sidekick, Nimona, an impulsive young shapeshifter, must prove to the kingdom that Sir Goldenloin and the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren't the heroes everyone thinks they are.

The start of me and you

Emery Lord. |

Paige Hancock starts junior year with a list of ways to take back her life, rather than spending another year as "The Girl Whose Boyfriend Drowned," and finding out that Ryan Chase, her long-term crush, is available again might be the key.

These broken stars

Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner. |

Two star-crossed lovers must fight for survival when they crash land on a seemingly uninhabited planet.