Young Adult Books for Fans of Colleen Hoover

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Young Adult Books for Fans of Colleen Hoover

While Colleen Hoover or, CoHo, typically writes for an adult or new adult audience, her books have captured young adult readers as well. Her books have spread like wildfire on TikTok reaching teen readers. Once they’ve burned through the pages, many are left wondering: What do I read next? If that describes you, don’t worry! We’ve got you covered. Fall in love with one of these books, perfect for Colleen Hover fans looking for the same kind of compelling, suspenseful stories CoHo is known for but with a teen angle.

Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles

Brittany’s life is perfect -- at least, that’s what she’s got everyone to believe. So when she’s paired with gang member Alex for science class, she knows she has to stay guarded to maintain that image of perfection. But before long, Alex has her questioning whether it’s worth keeping up appearances of a perfect homelife and relationship. Because maybe, with Alex, the imperfect could actually be perfect. Also available as an ebook.

Bad Boy by Dream Jordan

After making it out of the foster system for a brief time, Kate is heartbroken to find herself in it once again. With no one to turn to, she soon begins a relationship with Percy, who is good looking, but Kate isn’t so sure he can be fully trusted. After a seemingly loving start to their relationship, Kate understands she’s in an inescapable cycle of manipulation with Percy pulling all the strings. Now, Kate must find a way back to herself before there is nothing left of herself to return to.

The Disappearance of Sloane Sullivan by Gia Cribbs

Sloane’s been on the run for too long. Blending in and moving through the country under the Witness Security Program, Sloane -- and that’s not even her real name -- could be anyone. But when someone from her past shows up in her latest life, Sloane struggles to resist the urge to tell him who she really is. And in this life, she might really need someone in her corner. Also available as an ebook.

One Great Lie by Deb Caletti

Everything in Charlotte’s life is going right -- she’s off to beautiful Italy to learn under the charming and incredible Luca Bruni, all on scholarship. At Luca’s mansion, everything is sparkling and too good to be true, Luca included. His behavior gives Charlotte pause, and she’s soon uncovering secrets with the help of a local. As the tension builds, Charlotte enters increasingly dangerous waters with the man she once idolized.

Dreamland by Sarah Dessen

The loss of her sister has left Caitlin without direction and without an anchor. Until Rogerson. With Rogerson, everything else melts away and suddenly, she can breathe again -- she can live again. Before long, Caitlin’s whole life is Rogerson. And not long after that, she begins to realize that perhaps there ought to be more to her existence. But it might be too late. Also available as an audiobook and an ebook.

Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry

Echo has a secret that even she doesn’t know and it has brought her from being a popular golden girl to a lost outcast. But Noah, who isn’t known for playing by society’s rules, takes notice and offers Echo refuge and support. Their attraction is soon undeniable, but with tumultuous pasts, to be together is impossible. Still, Echo and Noah can’t help but think they’re meant to be together anyway. And this just might be Echo’s chance to find her way back to living again. Also available as an ebook.

Broken Beautiful Hearts by Kami Garcia

Peyton Rios is going places and soccer is taking her there -- until a revelation about her boyfriend ends in her at the bottom of a flight of stairs with a shattered knee and the end of her soccer career as she knows it. But did Peyton fall or was she pushed? Everyone wants to know and only Peyton knows what really happened. Looking toward the future, Peyton heads to Tennessee to live with her uncle and leave the rumors and a broken heart behind. And before long, she’s falling again -- but are Owen and his secrets worth more trouble?

If I Lie by Corrine Jackson

Quinn has made possibly the biggest mistake of her life, cheating on her boyfriend Carey. Even if Carey wouldn’t find out, thousands of miles away serving in Afghanistan. But Quinn is soon the talk of her small military town and now Carey is MIA. With secrets holding her back, Quinn can’t explain herself to the gossipers and now she’s got to decide if she’s willing to do what it takes to look after Carey and herself.

The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle

Wren has discovered something world-breaking: Maybe she doesn’t always want the same things that her parents want for her. Charlie, on the other hand, is sure of himself and what he wants: Wren. But for Charlie, Wren and her love is out of reach. He’s positive there’s no way he could ever find his way into her heart. But one summer just might change everything with a little help from fate. 

Some Mistakes Were Made by Kristin Dwyer

Ellis and Easton are going to be together forever -- until one thoughtless move tears them apart. One year later, Ellis receives an invitation to return, but to do so will reopen old wounds. Still, her love for Easton still burns and this might be the opportunity Ellis has been looking for to truly rekindle what they once had. But first, Ellis will have to prove to Easton he won’t get hurt again with his heart in her hands. Also available as an ebook.