I’m (Mandi) kind of new to the New Adult (NA) genre. I don’t know why I held out. I honestly think part of it was because there was so much hype and discussion about the genre I was over it before I even tried it.
However, there is this place called Twitter where I see people tweet all of these “OMG THIS BOOK AHHH” tweets all the time and I have zero control when it comes to said tweets. There are also people/friends (one named Tori) that are always talking about these fantastic NA books they’ve read. SO. After seeing a flip-out tweet over The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden by Jessica Sorensen last week, I bought it and devoured it in one sitting. Then I read Easy by Tammara Webber and adored. I just finished Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry and I’m want to read more by her.
There has been much discussion about what the NA genre actually encompasses. I take it as college aged kids or adults who are done with college and ready to start a new direction in their life. While I have not read a ton of NA, the ones I have read and enjoyed are emotional and somewhat angsty. The hero and heroines have dealt with some pretty big issues. There are also funny, light-hearted NAs out there too. I’ll get to them eventually.
Tori reads a ton of NA, so I asked her to compile a list of her favorites. I’ll turn it over to her.
Tori: I jumped on the NA band wagon a while ago. Since I love YAs so much it really wasn’t a huge leap for me. Here are some of my favorite must read NA’s.
A compelling and emotional tale of two young adults who, through a chance of fate, find each other and begin the difficult task of trying to heal from their abusive pasts. (Mandi notes: It ends with a cliffhanger. Book two out this August.I didn’t mind the cliffie but I know some like to wait. Also I wrote a big review and totally forgot so will post it soon!) Goodreads l Kindle
A sweet, romantic, dynamic coming of age romance that starts on a bet and becomes much more when a math geek and a playa’ are willing to set aside their preconceptions and take a chance on each other Goodreads l Kindle
What have been your favorite NA reads? We’d love to know.