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Do you read New Adult or Young Adult fiction?

Post by ReadingRebecca » 29 Aug 2017, 20:24

Are any of you more likely to read a book labeled as "new adult" fiction vs. "young adult" fiction? I've heard that "new adult" is applied when the main character is 18 to early 20s and is experiencing lots of things for the first time: apartment, first car, college, etc.

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Post by Acwoolet » 02 Sep 2017, 17:22

I've never heard of "new adult" fiction before now. I think I'd probably be more likely to read it over "young adult" fiction though.

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Post by jenjayfromSA » 03 Sep 2017, 03:55

I tend to check out the Young Adult shelves first as often there are different and quirky plots and twists. I get tired of the crime, grime, deception and despair of so-called adult books (although naturally there are exceptions). I do, however, get a bit tired of boy meets girl etc when they get gooey. The better books go further into character and development. Imagination always wins big time.

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Post by HerondaleWill » 09 Nov 2017, 08:18

I read YA most of the time, but every so often I pick up a New adult book, my favorite being A court of thrones and roses trilogy by Sara J Maas.

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Post by MsTri » 10 Nov 2017, 15:07

This is the first I've heard of New Adult, but given its description, I think I'll probably keep to my love of all things YA. Aside from the dystopian stories, which I'm sick to death of, there's nothing like a good "quirky plot and twist", as jenjayfromSA puts it.

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Post by CommMayo » 10 Nov 2017, 16:15

I wouldn't associate New Adult with Young Adult at all. From my understanding, New Adult is essentially romance without the bodice ripper stigma and mentality. Jamie Maguire would be considered New Adult, as would Jaci Burton and Penny Reid. Their books usually center around people in their twenties and can have quite a steamy component to them.

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Post by Booklover1606 » 21 Nov 2017, 01:21

I tend to mostly read YA, maybe because I am still a young adult ;). Although, I have read a number of NA books that I really enjoyed.

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Post by Gods Monkey » 27 Nov 2017, 01:26

Young adult fantasy

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Post by inaramid » 27 Nov 2017, 03:50

It's my first time encountering the term "New Adult" too. I'm interested in a lot of things, but I do tend to gravitate toward the YA genre because of the concepts. But I also feel that market has become so saturated with YA books that everything seems to be just another rehash of another with just a different setting or power system. I have never really minded the age of the character though, for as long as he/she is someone I can empathize with.

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Post by Dolor » 27 Nov 2017, 07:00

New adult and young adult < what exactly do you mean?

I read books in all genres provided that they are captivating. No one's gonna read a boring book anyway.

I read romance books rated PG or shall we say XXX. ? I'm at the right age though my height seems not. ?✌

The author could describe explicit scenes and I could picture out how the characters exactly did as the author scribbled. ?

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Post by Whippet » 21 Jan 2018, 19:39

Can't say I've encountered a lot of new adult fiction. Novels are either focused on teenagers (underage) or people already settled into life after university. Maybe this is just what I've encountered however. I have to say I don't feel particular interest in reading about a character just over 18 and finding their feet as an adult; again, this could be just because all I've enjoyed have been stories of those a little younger or a little older.
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Post by brunettebiblio » 14 Feb 2018, 09:07

I thought the New Adult line was always drawn when the plot gets sexual (not like a romance, just has more sex themes/scenes in general). Since there's not ever really a New Adult section in the bookstore, I think most either get thrown into YA or Adult and not appropriately categorized. I think because of this a lot of New Adult books get labeled by the publisher as YA or Adult as well just to make things easier which is a shame.

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Post by DancingLady » 20 Feb 2018, 09:32

I haven’t heard of “New Adult” before either. It must be a fairly recent category. Honestly, I don’t read much YA, and never have. When I was a young adult, I found them quite unrelatable in general and it didn’t hold my interest. I don’t know that “New Adult” would be much better, but it always depends on the particular author and storyline. I’ve noticed that YA tends to lean toward dystopia and romance a lot, both of which I don’t really enjoy.

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Post by Blacklove4life » 20 Feb 2018, 13:42

New Adult it's more sex in color then anything and I like it

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Post by Booknerd222 » 22 Feb 2018, 04:57

I read a lot of YA but also NA sometimes if I'm feeling bored. Colleen Hoover is a amazingNA author.

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