I've noticed something lately in the books I've read. I guess I was under the impression that YA books all had romance in them. I was wrong. About a week and a half ago, I was reading three books at once. Why? Well I review over at YA Bound and for those of you who follow that blog, you know we do a SWOON Thursday post every week, where we highlight swoon-worthy passages in the books we're reading. Well, I was reading a book and there was no romance in sight. So I started another. I thought why not? I've read multiple books before. Well, I read that one and the romance was only hinted at. Not a single swoon-worthy moment. So I started a third book that I thought had to have romance in it. Well, it took forever to get to it.
This got me thinking. Don't all YA books have some romance in them? Romance seems like such a huge part of the teen experience, so I naturally assumed every book would have at least a kiss or two. Not so. Now I'm wondering if this is a new trend?
Have any of you noticed a lack of swoon-worthy moments in the books you're reading? Do you expect YA books to have romance?