You should read Love Is the Drug by Alaya Dawn Johnson. Just get it.
This book is so good and I stayed up way too late to finish it. Also, if you can get the hardback, do, because the design is quite beautiful. [Note, however, that the kindle version is $2.99, so even if you don’t love it as much as #1 did, you’re not out that much.]
The book is about high schoolers dealing with race and romance at an expensive prep school in DC. The protagonist, Emily (or “Bird” to her friends), goes to a party and wakes up in the hospital, unsure what happened. But there’s a spy chasing her, convinced she knows something important about the pandemic virus that’s sweeping the country. She doesn’t, but maybe the mysterious drug dealer she’s been flirting with does? Who can she trust? Not her parents, not her boyfriend, and probably not the government.
I’m not doing it justice but it’s got all kinds of goodies. Try it out!
(#2 has not read it… it sounds too suspenseful and #2 is in the regency romance portion of her non-work reading ability right now. The kind where she reads the last chapter after the first just to make sure it turns out ok. Even though there’s no way it’s not going to turn out ok because it’s a @#@#ing regency romance. But #2 can’t really handle surprises right now.)