What happened to New Adult books?

What happened to New Adult books?

Today we’re talking about New Adult books.

What is New Adult, you may ask? Well, mysterious voice from the abyss, let me tell you. New Adult (NA), as defined by the very-trustworthy Wikipedia, is defined as: a developing genre of fiction with protagonists in the 18–30 age bracket. It tends to focus on issues such as leaving home, developing sexuality, and negotiating education and career choices.

So basically, a lot like YA but just….older.

Sad to say, NA never really took off. Instead, it eventually fizzled out to another branch of romance focusing almost exclusively on freshman college girls exploring their sexual adventures at campus. Um, not exactly what I was hoping for. But hey, if that’s your bag, go crazy. But why is that all there is? Can you imagine? That’s like if every single YA book was about some sophemore or freshman learning to cope with falling in love and breaking up with their first boyfriend and struggling to pass all their classes. And that’s it.

Oh my gosh. No. Please no.

Honestly, like I said, can you imagine?

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So why was NA delegated to such a fate? Why wasn’t it given a chance to really stretch it’s wings and blossom into an amazing new niche for those who might feel a little older for 16-year old characters, but don’t really care for straight up Adult books either? It’s almost like people assume that once you hit the age of 18 you can simply be lumped in with the well-established crowd where everyone has a longtime career and house with the loving partner and 2.5 children. WHAT?? Where is all the in-between stuff? WHAT IS GOING ON!?!?!

I often hear that YA is defined by the fact its characters are “going through firsts”. The first time falling in love. First time taking on responsibilities. First time dealing with a sense of self. So what is NA defined by? First time having lots of sex? Please. How about-first time having you support yourself? First time being away from family/friends? First time being treated like a proper adult? First time dealing with marriage/babies?

Now, aside from the marriage/baby aspect, is it really so drastically different from YA? No, it isn’t. It has all of these outlets to feed into, aspects that can be explored, and yet…back to sex it all winds down to.  And it’s infuriating. Not only that, New Adult opens the door a little wider to deal with some mature themes as well. Rape. Suicide. Drugs. Topics that have a harder pass in being included in YA fiction.

Of course, that’s not to say YA doesn’t or shouldn’t deal with these kinds of heavier subjects. It would be ridiculous of me to say that they don’t. But traditionally (in publishing terms anyway) speaking, there’s a limit in YA fiction as to just how in-depth authors are allowed to go. NA is the perfect bridge for younger readers looking for fiction allowed to go a bit further while still keeping in tune with a more familiar, younger voice and characters. But most importantly (I think anyway), is that it shows readers that these types of problems and obstacles are not just a “young people” thing. They happen to people who are “old enough to know better”, and who might not have the kind of same support as someone who lives with their parents.

Now, I realize I’m talking a lot about modern, contemporary situations. Which is a whole ‘nother baskets of kittens.  But the reason I’m doing so is that literally EVERY NA I’VE EVER HEARD OF IS CONTEMPORARY. What is THAT even about???

Remember how I mentioned the whole ‘YA being only about finding a boyfriend and struggling to get good grades’? And how ludicrous that all sounds? Well, it wasn’t that long ago (you darn kids) where that WAS what people thought YA was. But of course, go to any book blogger and they’ll throw about 597 books in your face that prove otherwise. YA books are about anything and everything. Don’t believe me? Of course you do, but here’s a quick list because everyone loves lists.

YA includes:

  • Royalty
  • Soldiers
  • Time-travelers
  • Actors
  • Pirates
  • Thieves
  • Musicians
  • Vampires
  • Cyborgs
  • Witches
  • Gods/Goddesses

Need I go on? Nah. You get the idea. Do you want to know what the list for NA looks like? Brace yourself.

NA includes:

  • college freshman girls having lots of sex

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Seriously, am I the only one seeing the discrepancy here? Is it like passed the age of 18 I was supposed to take off my Imagination Hat and live a life of strict contemporary? Well….maybe, since I just used the phrase “Imagination Hat”, but work with me people, I’m old. So what is the deal? Why are publishers and readers so resistant to the idea of allowing NA to grow into something more?

Personally, one phenomenon I see quite often is that every time NA tries to break out of its college-campus mold, the book is wrongfully marketed as YA. Don’t believe me? Here are some titles that I feel strongly toe the line between YA and NA, and instead of being allowed to flourish and break down boundaries for NA, they are marketed purely as YA instead.

  • A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas
  • Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann
  • Deadly Sweet by Lola Dodge
  • Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
  • Reign the Earth by A.C. Gaughen
  • Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones

These books all have a lot to offer the NA audience, so why aren’t they being pushed more as actual NA titles? The truth of the matter is, NA will never be able to grow outside it’s tiny, one-dimensional stereotype if every unique book that fits its perimeters are instantly whisked off as YA.

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Don’t get me wrong guys, this is NOT a dig at YA. I love YA, it’s about 90% of what I read (even as an old fogey such as myself) and I doubt I’ll ever stop reading it. Truth be told, I’m coming at this whole discussion almost entirely from an author standpoint. I love writing about characters in the 18-24 age bracket, but then I also love throwing them into fantasy worlds of royalty and magic and battling evil. I like to see them struggle with what it means to take control, be a real leader, fight for the people they love. And yes, I love a good royal wedding too.

Considering the age of my characters and topics such as marriage and pregnancy, one would argue I write Adult fiction. But as I know the voice, the style, the tropes and emotion of YA, I feel more inclined toward that sub-genre instead. So where does one such as myself truly fit? That’s when I started researching NA, as it sounded quite promising. Until I realized almost all its books were contemporaries and heavy on the sex. Definitely not what I write.

So what do I do? Age my characters down and take away a few of their more mature arcs so it all properly fits within YA? Age them up and hope I hit the beats of a proper Adult fantasy? Say screw it all, and call it a NA fantasy romance, hoping I don’t scare readers away?

Who knows. But I do know I’m not the only author or reader out there struggling with this lack of NA literature. But I’m not ready to give up on it just yet. Though some have already declared it “dead”, I think there’s still some life left in it yet. We just have to do our part in helping it grow. Because come on. We’re not all 16 and can stay up past 1 AM anymore. But we’re not all middle-aged with a mortgage either.

Have you ever heard of or read any NA books? Do you think it’s a necessary sub-genre or are we fine with just YA and Adult? Should I give up on NA and stop trying to make fetch happen? 


  1. Oh, you brave soul, you, taking on this topic! I was actually excited when I first heard about NA, thinking, oh my goodness, look at all the possibilities there, Silly me. I’m not sure what came over me.

    You know what? I fit that category of people who turned 18 and got married, and by 20, I was with a house, career, loving husband, and child. But you know what? Even I didn’t (and still don’t) want to read just adult fiction. Which means I can only turn to YA, of course. And unfortunately, for some reason, there’s a really big stigma about adults reading YA. The older you get, the less acceptable it seems to be.

    I think it’s a necessary division, and I’d like to see it grow. I haven’t read the others on your list, but I definitely think Wintersong has a place among NA, and I think it’s actually a wonderful example to bridge that gap, where it goes too in depth with some things where it pushes the boundaries of YA but would fit all comfy and cozy in New Adult. Not sure if you’ve ever read it, but the Wicked Years books by Gregory Maguire is also another great example of New Adult literature.

    Basically, I see it as a necessary bridge between YA and adult. Hey, these books have themes the are probably relevant to your age range now, but they maybe aren’t as appropriate for your 13-year-old sibling, so we’re going to put them in NA instead of YA and make that distinction.

    This was a fantastic article, and I hope more people start giving NA a chance.

    1. Author

      Haha, I’m glad you were able to decipher it all through my ranty-ness! I think by the end I started to get a little off tangent, and I admit I probably take the issue a little more personal than I probably should. I just think it’s the kind of stereotype that can get out of hand and become harmful extremely easily (not to mention a lot of NA books DO feature problematic themes and male protagonists), and it’s frustrating that book publishers, the ones with the actual power to change that perception, seem to have zero interest in doing so.

      I really do think the niche isn’t quite dead yet, and you’re right, I’m going to keep hoping that it will eventually flourish into something bigger and better 🙂 Thank you for your comment!!

  2. I agree that most of the books that are marketed as NA are pretty much just college-aged kids having sex. Unfortunately, because of this, it became really hard to market anything ELSE as NA, which is probably why the others are marketed as YA even if they have NA aged characters. I’ve read some NA that wasn’t all about sex (and some NA genre fiction like paranormal, dystopian, etc)—but they’re mostly self-pubbed books. Traditional publishers don’t seem to market that way.

    1. Author

      Yup, it seems it’s the indies who might be the ones to really pave the way in creating this change for NA. It’s frustrating and frightening, but maybe I need to be a part of that change too 🙂 After all, be a part of the change you want to see! NA, and its readers deserve better!

  3. Such a good topic! I remember randomly discovering the NA genre’s definition online and it instantly clicked with me. Almost everything I write falls into that topic, not YA like I originally thought. All my characters are usually going into college or just graduated. So finally I thought they’d be a home for my writing but I quickly noticed how wrong I was. Well not wrong but it’s going to be ten times harder to change the image of NA now. Self publishing is probably the best way to combat that because traditional publishers tend to be weenies xD lol, too afraid to make a wave and fight for something different. I’m hoping in the near future that I’ll be able to self publish a novel under the NA genre ^_^

    1. Author

      Oh my gosh, haha, sometimes traditional publishers ARE weenies! But hopefully us indie authors will be able to pave the way for change ourselves 😉 I’m totally in the same boat when I first discovered NA I was so excited!! Only to have…well, my dreams dashed 🙁 So sad. I’m rooting for you and publishing your book! Let’s make the change for NA together!!

  4. Ooh, yes, I feel this! I’m in my junior year of high school, and before I know it, I’m going to be (hopefully) going off to college and becoming an adult, which is exciting and terrifying. And though I’ll still love YA and keep reading it, it would be nice to read more stuff like Fangirl, which is basically all my college worries wrapped into one book. XD

    I do find it interesting how when it comes to NA being a genre where responsibility and tough topics can come into play, that it feels like something that YA has already taken care of. I mean, YA is something I feel like has matured a lot over the years; I’ve been seeing an increase in YA books that deal with domestic abuse, parental abuse, various mental illnesses, rape and its trauma, feminism, racism, homophobia, current events, etc. It definitely should be and I think that’s awesome, but I find it interesting how there are pretty much no NA books that deal with that same type of stuff.

    1. Author

      I absolutely agree that YA is definitely taking on a more and more mature voice nowadays. I don’t think that’s necessarily a bad thing since a lot of teens are going through really difficult experiences and I think it’s important they have books that reflect that, but sometimes I feel like it’s starting to become overloaded with it, and some of these stories might be better suited to a slightly older voice.

      Thanks for commenting, and good luck with your junior year 😉

  5. I love this post so, so much, I want to hug it. I know it’s impossible to hug a post, but whatever, ahah. It makes me a bit sad to see the way some books are marketed, some books that clearly could be a good fit in a New Adult label, yet are marketed as young adults, since… well, New Adult only mostly consists, as you wrote it here, of books dealing with the combo of college + relationships + sex. It’s a bit sad that New Adult books are always falling into that stereotype and I am certain that this genre could and would be offering more, if only it could take chances and broaden horizons. We need books about colleges, about being a new adult overall.
    Great post! 🙂

    1. Author

      Thank you! I’m glad you like it 😀 I only hope that NA still has a chance at breaking out of its very constricting barriers and to become something really great. I mean, it’s not THAT huge of a leap to read about a 16-year-old to a 21-year-old…right? I’m just going to keep my fingers crossed!!

  6. This is all just SO true, I don’t even know where to start! So yeah, WHY did that *one* sub-genre of NA become ALL of NA? That doesn’t even make sense. That’s like saying that because Twilight was a popular YA, they ALL have to be about vampires now. And like you said- the NA books about random hookups in college, fine, no one says those can’t or shouldn’t exist! But how about some other choices, too?

    And I fully agree with you about the miscategorized YA. Like HOW is the ACOTAR series not NA? Same with Wintersong! And yeah, even Reign the Earth. Those are the only ones I’ve read, I assume I’d agree with your whole list. It’s infuriating that apparently people turn 18 and cease to have stories to tell until they’re 40 (and then don’t get me started on those either hahh- but at least adult DOES include other genres!)

    And I think it would be okay if NA wasn’t a thing, except… people are trying to say that those stories don’t fit in YA so where DO they fit? If they can’t be in YA, then they DO need to have a category, because otherwise it seems wholly unfair.

    1. Author

      Haha, I’m really glad I’m not just spinning my wheels here and that other people DO agree! I don’t know if I’m being selfish or what, since I’m essentially the “target” audience for NA books, but I really do think there is such a huge difference in the writing styles of types of plots of YA to Adult that a little bit of a transition would be nice. But it seems YA is absolutely determined to keep all the good books for itself 🙁

  7. I would love to see more NA books – books that deal with college, getting that first job, maybe getting married. Even a lot of fantasy stories would appeal to me more if the characters were just slightly older. I think the NA genre was a missed opportunity and it wasn’t marketed well. I think a lot of the topics that should have been NA have been absorbed into YA, and so YA has just been feeling less and less realistic to me.

    1. Author

      Exactly! I definitely think themes like marriage would work GREAT for fantasy NA because it would be less alienating for YA readers since it’s more common for fantasy characters to marry very young and they’re still relatable, while still offering experiences slightly older audiences might be going through. It just seems like a win-win! I can only hope the publishing companies will come to their senses and actually give NA the proper chance it deserves.

  8. I’d like to see NA fantasies and space operas and urban fantasies and… whatever else, not just contemps. I mean why can’t we have protags in their twenties with a little more mature themes? So I completely agree. It doesn’t have to be just about college and sex and whatever.

    1. Author

      Yes yes yes! More genres for NA please! Not to mention, I think it’s just a TINY bit easier to believe that a 21-year-old is a space captain leading the galactic revolution, instead of a 15-year-old, but maybe that’s just me 😉

  9. I really like the idea of NA books. I feel like that genre could really cover a lot of currently neglected topics. YA is great, and I still read the occasional book, but lately I’ve been reading a lot of romance. There’s not really a middle ground for books. It can be more than college life and discovering yourself. NA werewolves for instance–people who were bitten while in college discovering themselves. 😉

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    1. Author

      NA werewolves?? YES PLEASE! See? SO much to still explore for the non-teenage folk 😉 Ah well, let’s just keep hoping and encouraging the genre to grow. I think actually labeling NA books such instead of straight up YA, even just on our own blogs and Goodreads shelves will be a good step in the right direction.

  10. It is unfair that NA became a subgenre of romance and hasn’t had the opportunity to break out into the genre it should be. Now, I actually really like some NA books but I also love romance. I do think it’s unfair NA never had an opportunity to be its own category of books.

    I have seen a few books marketed as NA which aren’t contemporary. Initially, Court of Thorns and Roses were called NA, or I called it NA anyway. And I think there was another fantasy book marketed as NA. I think you should definitely categorise books as you wish and not let it stop you. If more people don’t do it then this stigma surrounding NA will remain and it will once more be relegated to a romance subgenre.

    1. Author

      I do think it’s a little insulting that publishers for some reason decided that NA readers were ONLY interested in heavy romance and lots of sex. It’s such a stereotype, and I think it would cause a lot of people to stop reading altogether (especially since there’s still that ridiculous stigma of adults reading YA). Definitely not what publishers want, I would think.

      I think I’ll try to be brave and categorize my books as NA 🙂 They do include a lot of romance, so perhaps it won’t be so jarring for regular NA audiences, it’s the fantasy and magic I’ll have to be careful about. Thanks for the comment!

  11. YES to this entire post! There are sooo many possibilities for NA, why does it seem so limited to just college gorld having sex? And you make such a good point, why are books like ACOTAR that feel so much like NA, categorized as YA? It’s just such a pity.

    1. Author

      It really, really is 🙁 Maybe this is just normal growing pains though, and the longer NA is around the better chance it’ll have at growing into other genres. The readers are craving it!

  12. Yeah it’s quite a letdown. Lol, I do indulge in smezzy NA sometimes, because some are quite fun but like… why is that all there is? I’m writing a NA story right now set in a world that mashes sci-fi with fantasy, and I also hope I don’t confuse readers and give publishers heart attacks one day. I’ll definitely not age them down, because there are some things that need to be addressed. My story tackles standing up for what you believe in, gambling the perfect career path you’ve chosen for your true passion, and other stuff that I wouldn’t dump on a 17-aged character.

    I think there are so many books that suffer from this. YA books that were actually meant to be NA. Characters that just sound too old for their arcs. I’m not saying teens are stupid and can’t handle a fantasy adventure. There are just nuances to each of these age groups that set them apart.

    I don’t see why NA fantasy isn’t a thing. It HAS a market. So many people are asking for it. The publishing industry just doesn’t care. If it’s not broken why fix it, I guess. They’re still selling the books, so what does it matter how they call it. But it DOES matter. It sends the wrong message.

    1. Author

      Exactly, I don’t think there’s anything WRONG with the more risque NA books at all, they certainly have their place and audience, but it’s extremely frustrating when that’s 99% of what’s offered! It’s like that’s what publishers think all college-aged readers are interested! No thanks, I need some unicorns and magic, thank you very much.

      Your book sounds awesome! I’m glad you’re sticking to its true message too and not adjusting their ages just to mee some arbitrary publishing standards. 🙂 I like to think books like ours are going to pave the way for publishers to WAKE UP and try something new. YA has grown soooo much in just this past decade, it can happen for NA too!

  13. YOU JUST READ MY MIND. All of the popular NA books are definitely just 95% sex and 5% story. It irks me so much that the popular NA books are giving the genre a bad name, and are not allowing the more unique ones to shine. I’ve only read a handful of NA books so far, and most of them have been 1-star reads for me, for the reasons you’ve stated. The genre has so much potential to flourish–there are SO MANY people in this age bracket (myself included) who would totally love to read about emotionally mature new adults who want to grow as people, and aren’t thinking about sex 99% of the time. :/ Don’t give up on it, though! I’ve seen a few NA fantasy books here and there, and hey, maybe you’ll be the one to start a revolution. XD

    – Aimee @ Aimee, Always

    1. Author

      Haha, it’s going to be a long and difficult road, but I think I’m ready to fight the good fight 😉 Maybe I’m just a late bloomer, but navigating my 20’s is just as difficult as getting through my teens, so I’m in desperate needs of characters I can relate to! Just…you know, sometimes about slightly more mature topics. So I guess someone has to write the stories, I might as well be one of them.

  14. Oh I absolutely loved this discussion! This topic is something that I think about ALL THE TIME. I‘m 20 now and I deal with so many things like getting used to university, the possibility of moving out, figuring out my identity, etc… the list could go on forever. I would LOVE to read NA novels that explore these things deeper with characters that are my age or older who face the same challenges and fears as I do! It makes me incredibly sad how NA is brushed aside as the sexy romance genre, and nothing else. I definitely think publishers need to realise that there‘s more to NA than just sex and we need to remove this kind of picture so we can actually read the kinds of stories that we‘re looking for!

    This was honestly such a brilliant discussion, I LOVED IT!!! <3

    1. Author

      YES! All those things you listed would work GREAT for some really rich and complex NA books, why are they constantly so ignored? Moving away from home and navigating as an adult…an adult with a potential job and actually knee deep in making the types of decisions that can very much impact the rest of your life, is different than the responsibilities of a teenager. I’m not saying what teens go through isn’t important, it’s simply different, and I wish NA books would highlight those differences more. It’s easy to feel like you finally figured it all out as an older teen and then…boom. You move out and have to start all over again.

  15. Wintersong is definitely New Adult.

    I’ve started ignoring the YA/NA divide and redefining the books for myself? Wintersong is the one that made me decide to do it! It really is just about the age of the MC, and it’s scary for the publishing world to create a new genre. They’re putting themselves in a new place without definitive success. The crazy thing is, YA toes the line, too. So many of these YA books are seniors in high school? There are almost no sophomores of juniors, what gives.

    I hate erotica so much though. It’s so present in mainstream “labeled” NA and Adult. Can I just read a good book without an irrelevant interrupting sex scene. Stoppit.

    1. Author

      I think that’s definitely the way to go and start labeling books our way instead of the publishers do. At least it’s a start anyway. And ironically, I feel like every character in YA I read about is always 16. Never 15 or 17, ALWAYS 16…I assumed it’s because it was a nice “middle” teen age that more people could relate to? I don’t know…

  16. Thank you so much for this post! This is exactly my perspective on NA too, I think there’s so much wasted potential in that genre, there are so many things that people in that age range experience and most of these books only ever focus on sex. And we can’t blame the writers either because it’s obvious a publishing/marketing issue since whenever a NA book that focuses on actual issues is turned into YA just because it doesn’t feature lots of sex. It’s kind of tiring especially since new adults don’t have many characters to relate to in this conflictual period.
    Amazing post! <3

    1. Author

      I’m really happy you liked it! Thank you! And you’re right, sometimes it’s easy to blame the writers, but as you point out, it’s the publishing houses that are pushing NA into this tired, tiny hole. I just have a hard time believing they WON’T make money if they stretch it to other genres? So what’s the hold up? YA has exploded over the years, why not ride on their interest as they grow older and offer them NA books with the same appeal? Built in audience! Perfect!

  17. I could so totally pitch a number of my books as NA, if anyone really recognized it as a thing. :PP Adult stories and narrative tone aren’t my biggest jam, but I can’t force all of my characters into the high-school age bracket. So I’m left in this limbo where I’m never sure whether to call my work YA or what. X’D

    1. Author

      To be honest, I wish there was some kind of way for writers and readers to band together to turn NA around on our own terms. We’d call it something like…#ReinventNA. Haha, it’s a bit of a dream of mine, but who knows, maybe someday it could work!

  18. Great topic! I used to read a lot of NA but it soon became boring to me because it was always the same and I just got tired of it after a while. It should be more diverse and take advantage of its audience to talk about more in-depth things that YA maybe can’t offer just yet. I feel like there are a lot of stories that could be told in NA but for some reason, like you said, it’s stuck in this one stereotype cliche storyline. Which is a shame if you ask me.

    1. Author

      A HUGE shame 🙁 And what’s even more strange is that so many readers all seem to say the same, that the books need more! More diversity, more genres, more storylines, more EVERYTHING! We’re practically throwing our money at publishers and they don’t seem to want it! Hmph. Someday they’ll learn the error of their ways.

  19. I LOVE THIS POST. I was sooooo excited when I heard about NA because I was in college/about to graduate and felt like YES here is a genre that’s going to tackle the sort of real life experiences I am about to have embarking on true adulthood for the first time! But no, it just all boiled down to really cringe-worthy romance. I think the only “NA” series I’ve read and liked is ACOTAR (which I classify as NA, but you’re completely right, is always marketed as YA). NA had SO MUCH POTENTIAL and I’d love to see it break out of the “romance” mold…just at a loss of how it’s going to!

  20. I have not read a lot of NA but, like you, I do believe that it has more potential than just sex scenes in a college dorm room. I grew up with YA, but I am now edging into the age range of NA. I will never give up my beloved YA, but I still want to read books with characters my same age. College is hard. Living on your own is hard. Finding a first “real” job is hard. But I bet it would be at least a little bit more bearable if books actually addressed these issues.

    Also, I would definitely categorize A Court of Thorns and Roses as NA. The characters are too old to be truly YA and there are a lot more mature themes than YA normally has. Yes, there is sex, but there is also the whole struggle of Feyre learning to figure herself out like what NA could be. I would also go as far as to categorize the Throne of Glass series as NA. Unfortunately, the series is too entrenched in the YA canon for anything to change.

    We need brave authors and publishers to pioneer the NA genre. Business-wise, breaking from YA may seem like narrowing an already small market. Publishers don’t want to box themselves into the stereotype of sex in dorm rooms. However, I think that the NA market is the secret hidden market the publishing industry needs for increased sales. College students and other young adults think they are too “mature” for YA, but books marketed for new adults will boost their ego by recognizing that they are actually adults. A lack of time is definitely a factor for why college students and new adults don’t read, but part of the problem is that marketing ignores them.

    Thanks for the great discussion!

    1. Author

      I definitely am still holding out hope for those pioneers, as you refer to them (lovely choice of word!), to break down those barriers and give us that shift we want. I feel like we might even already be seeing the beginning of it as readers are made aware of what NA actually IS, and I’ve noticed many voicing their displeasure at the often problematic content and the way romantic relationships are portrayed. Or maybe that’s just my hope, but who knows, it can definitely happen 🙂

      Admittedly, I’ve yet to really read much of A Court of Thorns and Roses or Throne of Glass, as I’ve heard many things that seems like it’s not my cup of tea, but I’ve been quite tempted to just for the sake of reading a fantasy with characters my age and the same familiar ‘YA’ style and voice I prefer.

      Thanks so much for your thoughtful comment! 🙂

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