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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

  • YALSA Teens Top Ten Title

  • Winner, 2020 Golden Kite Award for Young Adult Fiction

  • Winner, 2020 Amelia Walden Prize 

  • Winner, 2020 Whitney Award

  • A New York Times Bestseller

  • Wall Street Journal Best Children's Books of 2019

  • Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books 2019 Blue Ribbon

  • Kirkus Best YA Romances of 2019

  • Booklist Editors’ Choice Books for Youth 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

  • BuzzFeed Best Young Adult Books of 2019 (#7 out of 31 books)

  • The Young Folks Best Historical YA Fiction of 2019

  • 2019 Goodreads Choice Awards Semifinalist

  • 2020 YALSA Amazing Audiobooks

  • Booklist Editors’ Choice Youth Audiobooks 2019


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.  

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.

"It’s a wonderful book, romantic and deeply moving yet also leavened by wit.” - Wall Street Journal

"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). 

Berry’s sweeping, multifaceted historical novel mixes Greek gods with the brutally described horrors of war, the tenderness of love, and the evils of racism—all with remarkable intensity. Lovely War proves again that Berry is one of our most ambitious writers. - Booklist

The Lovely War audio book, "brings narratorial range and nuance to Berry’s sweeping World War I epic, exploring giddy romance as well as the weary introspection of a generation lost in brutal trench warfare. Tender stolen moments between a solider boy and a piano girl lend universality to this heart-wrenching romance." -YALSA

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