By Savanna Robinson

In honor of a very popular holiday coming up, I have decided to recommend some of my personal favorite romance books this month. Number one on my list is a straight up romance novel by Robyn Schneider called The Beginning of Everything. This novel follows Ezra Faulkner as he learns that his tragedy does not define him and that when a person hits rock bottom, he can only go up. He just needed a little help along the way from new girl, Cassidy Thorpe. Number two on the list is Everything, Everything written by Nicola Yoon. This book is about a seventeen-year-old girl with Severe Combined Immunodeficiency and what happens when she meets a certain new ‘boy next door.’ After you read it, I recommend you watch the movie, too! Following number two, is pick three, A Million Junes, written by Emily Henry.

A Million Junes is a sort of Romeo and Juliet meets One Hundred Years of Solitude. The book follows the love story of Jack "June" O’Donnell and Saul Angert who, naturally, are supposed to hate each other. Finally, coming in hot at number four, is What to Say Next written by Julie Buxbaum. This novel is the perfect reminder that the smaller moments always matter more. Julie’s novel follows the main character Kit as she tries to move on from her father’s death and how her new acquaintance David, and his odd inquisitiveness, may be just what she needs. Happy Valentine's Day!

Challenger’s Call

By Kyden Anderson

Challenger’s Call is a fantasy series in which the protagonist Call is sent to a fantasy world every night. Call has been crippled all his life. In the first book we see how he is bullied and mistreated. He has a mental problem that makes it hard to do simple things like walk or remember facts he just learned. To make things worse, his father was framed for something awful and people think Call will end up just like his father. While all this is going on, Call never gives up. He breaks a world record and promises himself he will ace his end of the year tests. One night Call finds himself in a mysterious world called Avalon. (Inspired by the Arthurian myths). It is there he becomes a challenger and given his task to save the foreign planet. Challenger’s Call is about one thing- never giving in. Call never gives up on the people around him and himself. He sets high standards for himself even when people try to push him down. He is a great inspiration and paired with high-octane fight scenes, great character development, and a mysterious secret. I would happily rate this 5 out of 5 shamrocks.