In no particular order:
MELINA MARCHETTA's Jellicoe Road
"When I turn around, he cups my face in his hands and he kisses me so deeply that I don't know who is breathing for who, but his mouth and tongue taste like warm honey. I don't know how long it lasts, but when I let go of him, I miss it already."The tension that exists between Taylor and Jonah is intense to a degree that will seep into your blood stream and shake you to your core. Jonah is my favourite male character in YA...bar none. He's a fantastic love interest but Jellicoe Road would be a great tale even if it were presented from his point of view. He's a no nonsense, testosterone fuelled, loyal guy who says wonderful things like this -
'I'm here because of you. You're my priority. Your happiness, in some f*%$ed way, is tuned in to mine. Get that through your thick skull. Would I like it any other way? Hell, yes, but I don't think that will be happening in my lifetime.'
It's not poetry but it's swoon worthy.
SIMONE ELKELES' Perfect Chemistry
This title is fresh in my mind as I read it last week. Nobody can argue that the sexual tension and longing that permeates this novel isn't incredible. The kiss is highly charged, hot, steamy and toe curling good.
From garage make outs to car make outs, the reader is hooked into the fiery combination of Brittany and Alex with scary intent.
JENNIFER ECHOLS' Going Too Far
I've always wondered about the whole reasoning that a man in uniform is hot. I didn't really get it....until John After. Never has a police car seemed like such a good place to snog a guy. Meg and John's simmering attraction and witty repartee leads to some great kissing. One snog in particular happens on a beach and will forever be ingrained in my psyche.
I have to add that a great snog is in great part about the great chemistry between the two characters. What are your favourite YA snogs?