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New Adult: The Verdict
I’m not a big New Adult fan. I have tried some of the more popular ones. It seems like the genre is just a sexed-up version of teen books. A lot of my choices weren’t very well-written but a few were good. I won’t pick up a book just because it’s advertised as “New Adult.” I won’t refuse to read them either, if they sound good. I think the reason the genre kind of gets a bad reputation is because they’re aiming at the wrong crowd - the teen crowd - and because a lot of the genre right now is self-published. When an editor doesn’t have a chance to tidy the writing up, it really influences how the book reads. In general, they aren’t for me. Also, I usually don’t review them for this blog - mostly because they’re isn’t much to say about them.
Also, whenever I say “New Adult” I think of adult books that just came out. Can we think of a different name for it, please?
Here are some New Adult books that I liked: