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Valentine's Day (Books To Fall in Love With) Books to Fall in Love With 2015

The countdown to "V Day" is on! And we're spreading the love with our Valentine's Day contest and feature. From now through Monday, February 16th at noon ET, readers will have the chance to win one of our five Valentine's Day prize packages, which includes one copy of each of our featured books and some divine chocolate. If you're feeling frisky, share with us your all-time book character crush. Don't be shy, we all got 'em! We'll post your top ten literary loves and lusts...and the five winners on February 17th, so be on the lookout!

Our featured Valentine’s Day titles are:
  • THE BOY NEXT DOOR by Katie Van Ark
  • ENSNARED by A.G. Howard
  • KISSING TED CALLAHAN (and Other Guys) by Amy Spalding
  • THE RAVEN BOYS by Maggie Stiefvater
  • SAVE ME by Jenny Elliott


Eileen from Evanston, IL
Janet from Afton, OK
Katharine from Piscataway, NJ
Nikki from Livonia, MI
Stephanie from Boulder, CO
The Top 10 Literary Loves and Lusts:
1. Peeta Mellark from The Hunger Games series
2. Rudy Steiner from THE BOOK THIEF
3. Ned Nickerson from the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series
4. Ponyboy Curtis from THE OUTSIDERS
5. Sirius Black from the Harry Potter series
6. Emma from EMMA
7. Rob Stark from the Game of Thrones series
8. Vampire Lestat from the Vampire Chronicles series
10. Four from the Divergent series
The Boy Next Door by Katie Van Ark - Young Adult Romance


Maddy Spier's been in love with the boy next door forever. As his figure skating partner she spends time in his arms every day. But she's also seen his arms around other girls --- lots of other girls. How can she make him realize that they can be partners off the ice as well?

Ensnared: Splintered Book Three by A. G. Howard - Fiction


After surviving a disastrous battle at prom, Alyssa has embraced her madness and gained perspective. She’s determined to rescue her two worlds and the people and netherlings she loves. Even if it means challenging Queen Red to a final battle of wills and wiles.

Everything I Need to Know About Love I Learned From a Little Golden Book by Diane Muldrow - Fiction


Next in the EVERYTHING I NEED TO KNOW... series comes a book perfect for your valentine, your family, or YOU. Charming and witty as ever, this new treasury of insights reveals that, for all the love-related mystery and confusion we face as adults, those Little Golden Books may have had the answers all along.

Kissing Ted Callahan (and Other Guys) by Amy Spalding - Fiction


NICK AND NORAH'S INFINITE PLAYLIST meets EASY A  in this hilariously realistic story of sneaking out, making out, and playing in a band. After catching their bandmates in a compromising position, sixteen-year-old Los Angelenos Riley and Reid become painfully aware of the romance missing from their own lives. And so a pact is formed: they'll both try to make something happen with their respective crushes and document the experiences in a shared notebook.

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater - Fantasy/Romance

Gansey has always loved the tales of sleeping kings. He thinks he’s found one, or at least the area where one might be. And the best way to be there is to attend the prestigious Aglionby Academy for Boys. Blue is the daughter of the town psychic in Henrietta, Virginia, but doesn't believe in things like spirits or true love. Although her policy is to stay away from Aglionby boys, one in particular may be able to change her mind about magic, and maybe even love.

Save Me by Jenny Elliott - Young Adult Fiction


Something strange is going on in the tiny coastal town of Liberty, Oregon. Cara has never seen a whale swim close enough for her to touch it—let alone knock her into the freezing water. Fortunately, cute newcomer David is there to save her, and the rescue leads to a bond deeper than Cara ever imagined. But then she learns something about David that changes everything, and Cara is devastated. She turns to her best friend for support, but Rachel has changed. She’s suddenly into witchcraft, and is becoming dangerously obsessed with her new boyfriend…. Cara has lost her best friend, discovered that her soul mate is off limits, and has attracted the attention of a stalker. But she’s not completely alone. Her mysterious, gorgeous new friend Garren is there to support her. But is Garren possibly too perfect?