Best Books List, Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
The Best Angel and Fallen Angel Romances for Teens

The Best Angel and Fallen Angel Romances for Teens

There is no shortage of stories about angels and fallen angels in YA, and for good reason – these beautiful, winged creatures hold an incredible allure that’s really hard to resist. They’re magical and human at the same time, and are given world-shaking powers and tasked to do things that might just make or break the world. And yet, they fall in love… with humans, no less. These kinds of narratives can really draw readers in, and that’s why many books out there are about angels. 

In this list, we’ve gathered some of the best angel and fallen angel romances for the YA-loving audience! Check it out!

Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

For Nora Grey, romance was not part of the plan. At least, not until Patch came along. With his easy smile and probing eyes, Nora is drawn to him against her better judgment. But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora’s not sure who to trust—she can’t decide whether she should fall into Patch’s arms or run and hide from him. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth more unsettling than any feeling Patch evokes. For Nora stands amid an ancient battle between the immortal and those who have fallen—and choosing the wrong side will cost her life.

 

 

 

What do the readers say?

“I love this book so much!!! I recommend this book for anyone who wants a mysterious romance! Also, i really liked the plot because in my opinion I’m so sick of the vampires and werewolves. This book is clearly unique. If you’re looking for an interesting read, i suggest you give this book a go!” – piercesred, Amazon reviewer (5 stars)

Fallen by Lauren Kate


There’s something achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori.

Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price’s attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah, Georgia. He’s the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are all screw-ups, and security cameras watch every move.

Even though Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce–and goes out of his way to make that very clear–she can’t let it go. Drawn to him like a moth to a flame, she has to find out what Daniel is so desperate to keep secret . . . even if it kills her.

 

What do the readers say?

“Of all the YA books I’ve read lately, Ms. Kate’s “Fallen” kept me reading almost non-stop over a mere few days before… swoosh… I was through. Loved the premise and nearly every page, enjoyed the prose & symmetry between characters and found myself longing to extend my guilty pleasure through the next book in this totally enjoyable series.” – Carter, Amazon reviewer (5 stars) 

Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

When Clara Gardner learns she’s part angel, her entire life changes. She now has a purpose, a specific task she was put on this earth to accomplish, except she doesn’t know what it is. Her visions of a raging forest fire and a mysterious boy lead her to a new high school in a new town but provide no clear instruction. As Clara tries to find her way in a world she no longer understands, she encounters unseen dangers and choices she never thought she’d have to make—between the boy in her vision and the boy in her life, between honesty and deceit, love and duty, good and evil. . . . When the fire from her vision finally ignites, will Clara be ready to face her destiny?

 

 

What do the readers say?

“Overall, this is a great book! I am very excited to have found a new series to read, and I look forward to future works of Cynthia Hand’s.” – jane’s_bookshelf, Amazon reviewer (5 stars)

Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton

First there are nightmares.

Every night Ellie is haunted by terrifying dreams of monstrous creatures that are hunting her, killing her.

Then come the memories.

When Ellie meets Will, she feels on the verge of remembering something just beyond her grasp. His attention is intense and romantic, and Ellie feels like her soul has known him for centuries. On her seventeenth birthday, on a dark street at midnight, Will awakens Ellie’s power, and she knows that she can fight the creatures that stalk her in the grim darkness. Only Will holds the key to Ellie’s memories, whole lifetimes of them, and when she looks at him, she can no longer pretend anything was just a dream.

Now she must hunt.

Ellie has power that no one can match, and her role is to hunt and kill the reapers that prey on human souls. But in order to survive the dangerous and ancient battle of the angels and the Fallen, she must also hunt for the secrets of her past lives and truths that may be too frightening to remember.

What do the readers say?

“A beautifully written book. I love the centuries that Ellie has been blessed with her Guardian. I love how strong Ellie is and when her past lives the memories begin to make a connection with her, she taps into being even more powerful. I adore Will and his subtle ways of helping Ellie remember they used to be. Though in her current life as a 17 year old girl, she falls in love with him without the past knowledge. This is a unique paranormal/fantasy/romance book for me and I love it!” – Lora Nowak, Amazon reviewer (5 stars)

Angelfall by Susan Ee

It’s been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back. Anything, including making a deal with Raffe, an injured enemy angel. Traveling through a dark and twisted Northern California, they journey toward the angels’ stronghold in San Francisco, where Penryn will risk everything to rescue her sister and Raffe will put himself at the mercy of his greatest enemies for the chance to be made whole again.

 

 

What do the readers say?

“Hands down Angelfall is one of my favorite books of all time! The world Susan Ee creates is gritty and scary. She has come up with monster creations that are the things of nightmares.” – StaceyH, Amazon reviewer (5 stars)

Phoenix Angel by Amanda Gerry

What is happening to us? I’ve asked this question a thousand times, but there is no answer.

I was a normal teenager, trudging my way through senior year with my best friend. Then a boy named Kyle Spencer came to Idaho Falls, and since then everything has fallen apart. Something mysterious has passed among the three of us. We’ve developed terrifying abilities—strange powers that separate us from normal people.

Even worse, someone—or something—has taken a deadly interest in us. We never know when they are going to strike, or how to protect ourselves. We don’t even know who they are.

All we know is that they want one of us alive, and we don’t know who. The others they want dead.

Which will I be?

What do the readers say?

“The book ends as the perfect set up for a great series. Maggie, Lily, Kyle, and Carter are part of an ancient battle between good and evil. We don’t know yet who is on what side. And although I have my suspicions, I have a feeling that Gerry and Hall have a twist. I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book!” – C Del Vecchio, Amazon reviewer (5 stars)

Halo by Alexandra Adornetto

Three angels are sent down to bring good to the world: Gabriel, the warrior; Ivy, the healer; and Bethany, a teenage girl who is the least experienced of the trio. But she is the most human, and when she is romantically drawn to a mortal boy, the angels fear she will not be strong enough to save anyone―especially herself―from the Dark Forces. 
Is love a great enough power against evil?

 

 

 

 

What do the readers say?

“I found this book to be fascinating. The entire premise of angels…and major ones at that coming to live and work in this lovely seaside town was intriguing. The idea that angels are agents of a higher power was fascinating. Gabriel acted with the blessing of a Covenant and could be powerful yet merciful at the same time.” – PattyLouise, Amazon reviewer (5 stars)

White by Angela J. Steffort

“I love you,” he said with a smile on his lips. And then his eyes snapped open, flashing green. A radiating white blur shot out from between his shoulders, smashing everything within reach. I was thrown to the ground by the force of it and something hard hit my head. The last thing I saw was Adam’s shape against the white radiating light that seemed to have its source inside him…

 

 

 

 

What do the readers say?

“I loved this book. I just finished it and I have been crying through th end of the book. It is pure emotion and I recommend it to anyone who wants to read a fantastic book. I will be putting Angela Steffort on my favorite authors list to make sure I do not miss any future books. Definitely a recommended read.” – SDOWDEN, Amazon reviewer (5 stars)

Fallen by Laury Falter

Maggie is unaware of the terrifying fate that awaits her. It isn’t until she lands in New Orleans for a full year at a private high school and her unknown enemies find her does she realize that her life is in danger. 

As a mystifying stranger repeatedly intervenes and blocks the attempts on her life, she begins to learn that there is more to him than his need to protect her and that he may be the key to understanding why her enemies have just now arrived. 

 

 

 

 

What do the readers say?

“I loved the characters and got sucked into it from the very beginning. I had to get the rest of the series because I couldn’t stop reading it. Worth every page!” – Elfriede Zink, Amazon reviewer (5 stars)

Dark Kiss by Michelle Rowen

Smart, über-careful, ordinary Samantha—that’s me. But I just couldn’t pass up a surprise kiss from my number one unattainable crush. A kiss that did something to me…something strange. Now I feel hungry all the time, but not for food. It’s like part of me is missing—and I don’t know if I can get it back.

Then there’s Bishop. At first I thought he was just a street kid, but the secrets he’s keeping are as intense as his unearthly blue eyes. If he’s what I think he is, he may be the only one who can help me. But something terrifying is closing in, and the one chance Bishop and I have to stop it means losing everything I ever wanted and embracing the darkness inside me….

 

What do the readers say?

“I read the book in one sitting, unable to put it down. I loved the story, different from a lot of the paranormal YA I have read. There was a lot of mystery, a lot of emotion, and a lot of twists and turns. The ending was a complete surprise, totally setting the stage for the next book, Wicked Kiss.” – Kim Diester, Amazon reviewer (5 stars)

Ethereal by Addison Moore

Sixteen year-old, Skyla Messenger is a dead girl walking. When her newly remarried mother moves the family to Paragon Island, to a house that is rumored to be haunted, Skyla finds refuge in Logan Oliver, a boy who shares her unique ability to read minds. Skyla discovers Logan holds the answers to the questions she’s been looking for, but his reluctance to give her the knowledge she desires leaves her believing Logan has a few secrets of his own. Skyla’s bloodlines may just be connected to the most powerful angelic beings that roam the earth, and the more she knows, the more danger she seems to be in. Suddenly an entire faction of earthbound angels want her dead, but Skyla is nowhere near done living—and she’s not going down without a fight. It’s on.

 

 

What do the readers say?

“The supernatural premise that will fuel the series is introduced enough to make readers aware of what they can expect while leaving mysteries to be explored later on. There’s genuine appeal and novelty to the mythos that finds ways to distinguish itself from other series in a similar vein. Already I’m fascinated to see where the story is leading and what will come of the characters in it.” – Courtney R. Wells, Amazon reviewer (5 stars)

The Fallen by Thomas E. Sniegoski

In the first title of a dark fantasy trilogy, orphan Aaron Corbet discovers the truth about his destiny and his role as a liaison between angels, mortals, and Powers both good and evil. Original.

 

 

 

 

 

 

What do the readers say?

“This first book of the Fallen series by Tom Sniegoski is addictive and leaves you wanting to read much more about the world he developed for the story.” – Pauline Easter, Amazon reviewer (5 stars)

Angel Burn by L.A. Weatherly

Willow knows she’s different from other girls, and not just because she loves tinkering with cars. Willow has a gift. She can look into the future and know people’s dreams and hopes, their sorrows and regrets, just by touching them. She has no idea where this power comes from. But the assassin, Alex, does. Gorgeous, mysterious Alex knows more about Willow than Willow herself. He knows that her powers link to dark and dangerous forces, and that he’s one of the few humans left who can fight them. When Alex finds himself falling in love with his sworn enemy, he discovers that nothing is as it seems, least of all good and evil. In the first book in an action-packed, romantic trilogy, L.A. Weatherly sends readers on a thrill-ride of a road trip – and depicts the human race at the brink of a future as catastrophic as it is deceptively beautiful.

 

What do the readers say?

“OMG! This was a fun read! It started out with shooting. Not my kind of book, I thought. But then the next chapter grabbed me. By the end I felt like I’d been running a marathon. Talk about exciting! I look forward to a sequel!” – darswords, Amazon reviewer (5 stars)

Immortal City by Scott Speer

Jackson Godspeed is the hottest young Angel in a city filled with them. He’s days away from becoming a full Guardian, and people around the world are already competing for the chance to be watched over by him. Everyone’s obsessed with the Angels and the lucky people they protect – everyone except for Madison Montgomery.

Maddy’s the one girl in Angel City who doesn’t breathlessly follow the Angels on TV and gossip blogs. When she meets Jackson, she doesn’t recognize him. But Jackson is instantly captivated by her, and against all odds the two fall in love.

Maddy is swiftly caught up in Jackson’s scene, a world of glamour, paparazzi – and murder. A serial killer is on the loose, leaving dead Angels’ wings for the police to find on the Walk of Fame. Even the Guardians are powerless to protect themselves in the face of this threat . . . and this time it’s up to Maddy to save Jackson.

What do the readers say?

“Immortal City has romance, action, twists, and incredibly fantasy. The end of the book made me cry!” – Ashley Evans, Amazon reviewer (5 stars)

A Temptation of Angels by Michelle Zink

When her parents are murdered before her eyes, sixteen-year-old Helen Cartwright finds herself launched into an underground London where a mysterious organization controls the balance of good and evil. Helen learns that she is one of three remaining angelic descendants charged with protecting the world’s past, present, and future. Unbeknownst to her, she has been trained her whole life to accept this responsibility. Now, as she finds herself town between one of the brothers protecting her and the devastatingly handsome childhood friend who wants to destroy her, she must prepare to be brave, to be hunted, and above all to be strong, because temptation will be hard to resist, even for an angel.

 

 

What do the readers say?

“Michelle Zink has completely won me over with her latest book, A Temptation of Angels. She brings in this absorbing story of angelic descendants, known as Keepers, who are meant to protect the mortal world all the while weaving in a story filled with excitement, eminent danger, mystery and suspense that kept me on the tip of my toes with every turn of a page.” – xjessirae, Amazon reviewer (5 stars)

Hidden Wings by Cameo Renae

Seventeen is a life changing age for Emma Wise.
As her family’s sole survivor in a car crash, she is left with a broken arm, and a few scrapes and bruises. But these are only outward marks; inside, her heart is broken and the pieces scattered.

Whisked away to Alaska, to an aunt she’s never met, Emma starts over. Secrets unveil themselves and now…she doesn’t even know who or what she is.

A centuries old prophecy places Emma in the heart of danger. Creatures of horrifying and evil proportions are after her, and it will take Emma, her aunt, and six, gorgeously, captivating Guardians to keep her safe. But, if she can survive until her eighteenth birthday… things will change.

 

What do the readers say?

“So many emotional feels!!!! This book is a roller coaster ride of terror, destruction, mayhem, awesomeness, and epic adventure!!” – Kalli, Amazon reviewer (5 stars)

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare


When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder—much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing—not even a smear of blood—to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

This is Clary’s first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It’s also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace’s world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know…

What do the readers say?

“One of my students recommended it to me and I have to admit, I love reading YA, so I gave it a try. I really enjoyed the story. It’s not the most amazing book ever written, but it’s entertaining, engages the reader, and moves at a quick pace. The student who recommended it said it was her favorite book of the year, and I can see why. I plan to keep reading the series.” – Erica, Amazon reviewer (5 stars)

Divine Fall by Kathryn Knight

After tragedy tears Jamie Brandt’s life apart, her only goal is to finish high school so she can leave her small hometown behind. In the meantime, riding her horse is her main source of solace, until a mysterious stable hand shows up at the barn. There’s something not quite right about the handsome new employee, and the more Jamie sees of him, the more determined she becomes to figure out what he’s hiding. 

Dothan Reed came to historic Huntsville, Maryland, for one reason–revenge. But his plan can’t move forward until he finds the missing piece he needs to enhance his powers. As the only surviving Nephilim, Dothan is not only weaker than full-blooded angels; his forbidden lineage makes him an outcast in both worlds. When he discovers Jamie is the key to locating an ancient weapon, he’s forced to interact with a vulnerable human girl–a task that becomes more appealing with each encounter. 
Jamie soon learns Dothan isn’t the only one with a dark secret. Each new revelation further threatens her safety, and Dothan’s betrayal shatters her heart. Forgiving him seems impossible, but the thought of turning her back on him is equally painful. 
As their connection deepens, Dothan will have to make his own difficult choice: continue on his path of vengeance, or protect the girl he loves. And when Dothan’s actions thrust Jamie into an unforeseen danger, he must seek the help of his enemy…or risk losing her forever. 

What do the readers say?

“Loved this book. It is well written with incredible intrigue and for this reader it felt very mysterious. I’ve only read a few YA books and the others were made into movies and though I like those books a lot, I think this book is much better written and would make a awesome movie.” – chatty1082, Amazon reviewer (5 stars)

 

Angelhood by A.J. Cattapan


Seventeen-year-old theater geek Nanette believes her life is headed toward stardom on Broadway. But when her dream theater college rejects her and her best friend dies in a terrible accident, Nanette decides the world would be better off without her. Unfortunately, the afterlife offers something less than a heavenly situation. Trapped between alternating periods of utter darkness and light, Nanette is stuck following a high school freshman around. Soon, she learns she’s a guardian angel, and the only way she can earn her wings is to keep her young charge, Vera, from committing the same sin she did–taking her own life.

Unfortunately, Nanette is missing more than just her wings. She has no tangible body or voice, either. Frustrated by her inability to reach out to Vera and haunted by memories of her old life, Nanette wants to give up, but then she sees what happens when another Guardian at the high school turns his back on his charge. The shock is enough to supercharge Nanette’s determination. She’s going to find peace in the afterlife…as soon as she can convince Vera that living is what life is all about.

What do the readers say?

“This was a very lovely book. I flew through it! It is a story about a teenage girl who chose to take her life, and becomes a guardian angel to another teenage girl weighing a similar option. It is gorgeous to see how avidly Nanette rushes to save her Charge as she realizes over the course of the book how precious life is. The presence of faith in the book is refreshing. I loved that there was a great deal of focus on families, friendships, and creativity.” – Dana Byerwalter, Amazon reviewer (5 stars)

Forbidden by Megan Curd

Levi’s job is to protect his human until it’s their time to go. That’s what a Guard does. He’s done it for years on end, and he’ll spend his eternity doing the same, mundane thing, following the same, mundane rules.

…Watch from afar.
…Never share your name.
…And above all, never touch a human.

What Levi doesn’t know is that his newest human to protect, Hannah, just might be the catalyst to tipping the scales between good and evil, and he will be forced to decide which side he belongs to. Which friends will he side with, and who will he ultimately protect: his human, or the delicate balance that hangs on stopping the heartbeat of the person he has sworn to protect?

And, when you’re already condemned, what’s there to lose by breaking the rules?

What do the readers say?

“Overall, I felt this was a great read and I highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in this type of genre. It was nice to stray away from the typical Zombie/Vampire books that are flooding the market. Megan Curd does an amazing job from beginning to end, and I can’t wait to read what she has in store in the future.” – ejmereen, Amazon reviewer (5 stars)

Amity of the Angelmen by T.C. Slonaker

Amity David is not human, as the seventeen-year-old pastor’s daughter had thought she was. Her life has now been upturned and possibly set aright with the help of Mackenzie Abel, a young priest as conflicted about his calling as Amity is about hers. Blindly searching for answers together that will serve God’s intent, the two also struggle against feelings they have developed for one another. Can Amity trust the alleged angel who told her she is descended from a demon? Part of her hopes not because, if true, it means she is being called to help free others like her from the ties of her evil heritage through war. What happens when a being created out of evil, is called to fight on the side of good? And what if this evil being thinks she is a good person, only to find she is not even a person at all?

 

 

What do the readers say?

“Amity of the Angelmen will keep you turning pages and wanting more and more. The author has created an interesting look at the possibilities of what the Biblical crossbreeds of angels and man might be like and draws them into the classic story of good verses evil. I couldn’t put the book down. I highly recommend this as a fun read guaranteed to fill your rainy afternoon with adventure.” – Amazon Customer (5 stars)

When Ash Rains Down by Cecelia Earl

Julia received a necklace containing the songs of the angels from her dad when she was four. When she was eleven, he abandoned her family and the necklace went silent. Broke and heartbroken, Julia, along with her mom and little brother, moved from hotels to trailers until her mom finally found an apartment above the café she now owns. At seventeen, Julia’s doing everything she can to maintain security for her family, but now her necklace seems to have come to life once again. And that’s not all that’s changing.

When a robber attempts to steal from their diner, the necklace blazes and burns her chest. Pain in her back is nearly unbearable as the thief transforms before her eyes… into something demonic. When demon after demon threaten her home, family, and friends, Julia realizes there may have been something more behind her dad’s disappearance. And wherever he went, there may be something–or someone–dangerous now after her.

Facing an explosion, a kidnapping, and battles in a realm other than Earth, with a Guardian angel who’s as infuriating as he is attractive, Julia has to come to terms with the fact that she’s not quite human, and fending off demons is nothing, once the devil comes for her. 

But it may be too late to save the ones she loves by the time she accepts the challenge he’s putting before her.

What do the readers say?

“This was a gripping story of angels vs. demons in the world of an ordinary high school girl who turns out to be not-so-ordinary. The story starts with a bang (literally) and doesn’t let up for a breath to the very end. The writing is polished and the pace is perfect. Reminiscent of Buffy when all Hell literally breaks loose while life goes on in a normal high school way.” – IHeartBooks, Amazon reviewer (5 stars)

Inescapable by Amy A. Bartol

My name is Evie Claremont and this was to be the making of me–my freshman year of college. I’d been hoping that once I’d arrived on Crestwood’s campus, the nightmare that I’ve been having would go away. It hasn’t. I may be an inexperienced seventeen-year-old, but I’m grounded… sane. I look for rational explanations to even the strangest circumstances. Since meeting sophomore Reed Wellington, however, nothing makes any sense. Whenever he’s near, I feel an attraction to him–a magnetic kind of force pulling me towards him.

I know what you’re thinking… that sounds fairly awesome. Yeah, it would be… if he liked me, but Reed acts as if I’m the worst thing that has ever happened to Crestwood… or him. But get this, for some reason every time I turn around he’s there, barging into my life. What is the secret that he’s keeping from me? I’m hoping that it’s anything but what I suspect: that he’s not exactly normal…and neither am I. So, maybe Crestwood won’t be the making of me, but it could be the breaking of me. I’ve been left to wonder if the dark future my dream is foretelling is…inescapable.

What do the readers say?

“After reading this whole series, every book I try to read now just seems like nothing compared to this. This is by far my favorite series.” – Althea Seno, Amazon reviewer (5 stars)

Forbidden by Syrie James and Ryan M. James

When Claire Brennan begins to get psychic visions and mysterious warnings that she’s in danger at the start of her junior year, she isn’t sure what to think. But the truth is stranger than anything she could have imagined.

Alec MacKenzie has fled his duties as a Watcher angel and come to L.A. in search of normalcy. He never dreamed he would find a half-angel at his school, or that he would fall in love with her.

 

 

 

 

What do the readers say?

“I adored how they put the fun spin on angels in this book. It was unique and mysterious (just like angels). The authors put together the Grigori world very well and gave us just enough information to keep me excited without letting me know too much about what was going to happen.” – Katie Cody, Amazon reviewer (5 stars)

After Eden by Katherine Pine

Devi knows she shouldn’t trust the new employee at her favorite used bookstore. Sure, he’s funny, smart and hands down the sexiest guy she’s ever met, but something dark lurks behind his unassuming smile and sinful green eyes.

Still, a girl can’t always afford to be picky. When an angel abducts your twin brother it should come as no surprise that the one person who can help you get him back is a demon—and only if you’re willing to pay his price.

 

 

 

What do the readers say?

“This book will forever haunt my memory as the book the made me cry. I loved the beautiful flow and bend of the phrases in this book, and I’m still trying to convince myself that I’ll ever find an explanation for some of the questions this book poses. ” – Emily Henry, Amazon reviewer (5 stars)

 

What are your favorite angel and fallen angel romance books? Let us know in the comments!

  • The Best Angel and Fallen Angel Romances for Teens

    FacebookTwitter6 There is no shortage of stories about angels and fallen angels in YA, and for good reason – these beautiful, ...
Load More Related Articles

We love YA books!

We are a community of YA authors, readers and bibliophiles. We read and review good books for teens, searching for the best young adult reads!

YA Book Blogger Award Winner


alliance of young adult authors

YA scifi, paranormal, dystopian, fantasy books.

young adult book reviews

freebooks

paid2read32

promote

Want to post your own reviews?

Login or create an account!
Close
*
*
After you sign up, read on how to post content.
Share This