The New Adult craze
The New Adult genre has certainly exploded in the past year or two with authors like Colleen Hoover and Jamie McGuire. So many people have enjoyed these books, but I have to ask: Am I the only person who isn’t into the New Adult craze? My feeling about the genre in general is just “meh.”
Not that I have a problem with it at all, it’s just…not for me. When I hear the term New Adult, I think: contemporary for college age readers. I personally am not a fan of contemporary, or romance; and to me, New Adult means “contemporary romance.” Now, for you NA fans, don’t get all up in arms over this! I’ve only read one NA book that I can think of, and I have no right to judge the genre based off of Beautiful Disaster. This is just how it seems to me, as an outsider who doesn’t read the genre. I feel like they’d all be basically the same, much like Paranormal Romance (which I’ve read more of, and those books were all too similar in my opinion – and I’m not necessarily judging the PNR genre either because I’m sure there’s more interesting and unique PNR besides Gena Showalter and Sherrilyn Kenyon).
Am I wrong? Should I give New Adult a chance? (Keep in mind that I don’t particularly care for romance or contemporary – if there is NA that is neither of those, please recommend!) I have heard many good things about Hopeless and Slammed, and have thought about giving them a try. But still, I’m not particularly interested in them, because they still just seem like contemporary. I’m not sure if they’d be my cup of tea!
What about you? Do you like New Adult? Or do you pass?