Hudson Valley YA Society: Summer Romance Reads!

Event date: 
Friday, July 9, 2021 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
EST via Crowdcast

For Ages 12-Adult

Love Romance? Get your Summer read on with these 4 great romance novels from authors Sheba Karim, Alexis Nedd, Emiko Jean, and Kelly Loy Gilbert!

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Author Sheba Karim and the jacket cover for THE MARVELLOUS MIRZA GIRLS

Sheba Karim is the author of Mariam Sharma Hits the RoadThat Thing We Call a Heart, and Skunk Girl. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and NYU School of Law and currently lives in Nashville. You can visit her online at In THE MARVELOUS MIRZA GIRLS Noreen meets kind, handsome Kabir, who introduces her to the wonders of India's magical, complicated (most polluted) city. With the help of Kabir—plus Bollywood celebrities, fourteenth-century ruins, karaoke parties, and Sufi saints—Noreen discovers new meanings for home.

Alexis Nedd and the jacket cover for DON"T HATE THE PLAYER

Alexis Nedd has crafted a combo-punch of charming romance and virtual adventure that will win the hearts of gamers and non-gamers alike. In DON'T HATE THE PLAYER Jake Hooper has had a crush on Emilia since he was ten years old. When his underdog eSports team makes it into the tournament, he's floored to discover she's been leading a double life. The fates bring Jake and Emilia together as they work to keep her secret, even as the pressures of the tournament and their non-gaming world threaten to pull everything apart.

Emiko Jean and the jacket cover for TOKYO EVER AFTER

Emiko Jean's TOKYO EVER AFTER is a  New York Times bestseller and a Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick and #1 Indie Next Pick! Izumi travels to Japan to meet the father she never knew and discover the country she always dreamed of. But being a princess isn’t all ball gowns and tiaras. There are conniving cousins, a hungry press, a scowling but handsome bodyguard who just might be her soulmate, and thousands of years of tradition and customs to learn practically overnight. Emiko is the author of Empress of all Seasons, and We'll Never be Apart. When Emiko is not writing, she is reading. Most of her friends are imaginary. Before she became a writer she was an entomologist (fancy name for bug catcher), a candle maker, a florist, and most recently a teacher.

Kelly Loy Gilbert and the jacket cover for WHEN WE WERE INFINITE

Kelly Loy Gilbert believes deeply in the power of stories to illuminate a shared humanity and give voice to complex, broken people. She is the author of Conviction, a William C. Morris Award finalist, and Picture Us in the Light, and lives in the SF Bay Area. In WHEN WE WERE INFINITE, all Beth wants is for her tight-knit circle of friends—Grace Nakamura, Brandon Lin, Sunny Chen, and Jason Tsou—to stay together. With her family splintered and her future a question mark, these friends are all she has—even if she sometimes wonders if she truly fits in with them. Besides, she’s certain she’ll never be able to tell Jason how she really feels about him, so friendship will have to be enough.

This online event is free. Your purchase of a book helps support the author and our independent bookstore and is greatly appreciated. Shipping or contactless curbside pickup available.

The Marvelous Mirza Girls Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062845481
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Quill Tree Books - May 18th, 2021

Don't Hate the Player Cover Image
ISBN: 9781547605026
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bloomsbury YA - June 15th, 2021

Tokyo Ever After: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250766601
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Flatiron Books - May 18th, 2021

When We Were Infinite Cover Image
ISBN: 9781534468214
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - March 9th, 2021