Hello everyone!! I have to say that I am pretty excited about the topic this week! I am a huge fan of New Adult books and it seems like a lot of people just really have the wrong perception of what they really are. Nick from Nick's Book Blog suggested this topic for us, so thanks chick!!
We will be posting as follows:
This weeks posts from the other BGDC girls:
Oh that's quite a face. Sadly, it was the best out of all the thumbnails for my vlog.
I mention a few of my favorite NA books including
If You Stay by Courtney Cole
The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski
The Wild Ones by M. Leighton
Wait for You by J. Lynn
There are so many more I could mention (Going Under and Shallow by Georgia Cates were awesome too!) Okay, see what I mean. I have read a bunch and I have more than I can even count on my nook. Well, I'm sure I could count them, but really, who has time for that?
So anyways, for those of you who didn't watch the vlog, I basically say that NA is just more mature topics and 20 something year old characters. They are at a different stage in life than the characters in YA books and it makes me feel way less creepy swooning over a 22 year old than a 16 year old. I know they are fictional and all that, but I'm not that young anymore and it makes me feel a bit dirty. NA makes me feel much better about the whole swooning thing. I feel like I can relate better to the situations that the characters go through, and I find that they tend to be much more character driven than a lot of YA books are. (That's not to say there aren't a lot of really awesome character driven YA novels too. I still absolutely love reading YA and even MG so this isn't meant to say they aren't as great at all!)
What I forgot to mention in the vlog was that also the petty drama stuff tend to not be as much of an issue. There is still plenty of drama, it's just a more grown up mature drama lol! And yes, there's usually sex in NA, but that's not what it's about. It just happens that people that age tend to be doing it, and since the books are geared at older readers it's okay to write about it where as in YA if there's sex it has to be a fade to black type thing.
Now I am just getting carried away with my rambling and trying to remember what I said in my vlog so I'm done. Leave me your thoughts! Also don't forget to check out Jenni and Giselle's posts if you haven't already. They are linked above my video. And leave us suggestions for topics you want to hear about on the form in any of our Book Girls pages on our blogs!