Announcing Our Sixth List: ROMEO AND WHAT'S HER NAME by Shani Petroff, KISSING MAX HOLDEN by Katy Upperman, and WHAT HAPPENS AT SUPACON by Jen Wilde!

Jean and StellaHow is it possible that we are already choosing books for Season 6? Amazing! 

Just yesterday I was presenting our 2016 titles to an esteemed group of librarians, and one of them stopped me and said: "I want you to know that I have a group of teen girl readers who look for the Swoon Reads titles by name. They look for the logo on the spine! They like the stories and feel satisfied and engaged. They are good books and perfect for reading after school!"

What a lovely Christmas gift that was. As we present another great group of titles and authors that represent love in all its varieties, we thank all of you in the community for your interest and support and participation. Have a Happy and a Merry. 

—Jean Feiwel

Here it is! Swoon Reads Season 6:

Romeo and What's Her Name cover not finalRomeo & What's Her Name by Shani Petroff

An unprepared understudy is forced to take the stage with her secret crush in this YA romantic comedy of errors.

Why we love it:

– We couldn't stop laughing at the Bridget Jones style humor of failing spectacularly and making grand gestures!
– The theatre elements in this story were so fun! We love-eth the drama!

kissing max holden cover not finalKissing Max Holden by Katy Upperman

A girl receives a late night visit from her next door neighbor and long-term crush that results in a kiss that leads to trouble.

Why we love it:

– We love MAX! From the moment he crawled into her bedroom window wearing guyliner we were HOOKED!
– Boy next door + Bad Boy = SWOONWORTHY!

What Happens at SupaCon cover not finalWhat Happens at SupaCon by Jen Wilde

In this geeky romance, three BFFs go to SupaCon in search of fandom, and end up finding love.

Why we love it:

– First and foremost, we adore these characters! They were diverse and relatable and we loved everything about them
– We love the nerdiness and fandom elements, but also the awkward budding romance that left us grinning
– Bonus: Our first Australian author!

Congratulations Shani, Katy and Jen! And welcome to Swoon Reads!

Did you miss these manuscripts before they were chosen? No worries! All three of these books will remain available to read on-site until they move further into the editing process. We still want to hear your thoughts and ideas about what makes these stories great and what could make them even better. If you want to be a part of the editing process, please post your comments as soon as you can. 

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