Let them start their dreadful wars, let destruction rain down, and let plague sweep through, but I will still be here, doing my work, holding humankind together with love like this. 

Aphrodite, in Lovely War

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Published by Viking Children's Books, March 5, 2019

  • New York Public Library 2019 Best Books for Adults

  • Kirkus Best YA Romances of 2019

  • Horn Book Fanfare Title 2019

  • BookPage Best Books of 2019 (#3 out of 10 books)

  • Shelf Awareness 2019 Best Children's & Teen Books of the Year

  • 2019 Goodreads Choice Awards Semifinalist

  • TAYSHAS Top Ten Book


Read the epic love story Cosmopolitan calls "One of the top 11 YA novels you'll be obsessed with this year," and Barnes & Noble Teen calls one of its 12 "Most Anticipated YA Historical Fiction" of 2019.  An ABA Indie Bestseller continuously since publication. 

New York Times bestselling author of The Alice Network, Kate Quinn, called “easily one of the best novels I have read all year!” A sweeping, multi-layered romance set in the perilous days of World Wars I and II, where gods hold the fates–and the hearts–of four mortals in their hands.

“A romantic yet unflinching look at teenagers coming of age during World War I.”  - Booklist (starred review)

“This poignant novel will make readers, by turns, laugh, cry, and swoon.” - Horn Book (starred review)

"An unforgettable romance so Olympian in scope, human at its core,  and lyrical in its prose that it must be divinely inspired." - Kirkus , (starred review). 

"Lovely War is a story of love, healing, and meddling gods you won’t want to miss." - Barnes and Noble

"Julie Berry’s superb research and attention to detail are perfectly suited to the layers of this moving, unflinching and, yes, romantic story of love in wartime." - BookPage



  • Kirkus Best YA Romances of 2019

Horn Book Fanfare 2019