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 Post subject: New Adult, New to You?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:20 pm 
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Hi ladies!

Have you all heard of the "New Adult" genre? It takes YA characters and ages them up juuuust a bit, so that they're in college or early post-college years, dealing with being out on their own. A really popular author is Tammara Webber, who wrote the insanely popular EASY. Have you read New Adult? Do you think you would? Or do you prefer your characters teenaged or settled into adulthood?

Your reply could be featured in an upcoming issue of RT!

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 Post subject: Re: New Adult, New to You?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:24 am 
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I am not a fan of YA. I like to read about adults, with adult relationships. I don't mind if they are in their twenties as long as they are portrayed as a mature 20 yr.

I don't want to read about frat parities, young girls not knowing who to pick; the jock or the funny boy in class. It is all just too high school and I am not in high school any more. Nor do I want to read about the things that a lot of 20 yr do in their lives these days. Basically acting like teenagers that are legal to drink etc... No thank you.

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 Post subject: Re: New Adult, New to You?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:34 am 
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Not a YA fan either, becuase I am not YA (late 30's)

To be honest, if ages aren't mentioned then I just enjoy the story...but not a fan of reading about teenagers or college age, when I am not one.....and I see what normal teenagers behave like :roll: so wouldn't be able to take their "love" stories seriously!

I just don't see HEA in a teen/YA love story.... those are fickle years!

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 Post subject: Re: New Adult, New to You?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 2:11 am 
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I will read YA and the New Adult books. I find them often more edgy than regular adult romances.
I guess 50 Shades of Grey would be New Adult since the heroine is finishing Senior year in College. I loved that book.
Another author I've enjoyed is Lindsay Delagair's Untouchable series. This heroine is 18. Great series.

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 Post subject: Re: New Adult, New to You?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:48 am 
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Its not always the "age" of the hero or heroine, but the way they go about life or in this case the way they are written. I have read many where they are in their twenties, but they are adults with adult realationships. I just don't care to read about the Highschool type. I mean if you look at most of your historicals they are young but they are very much adults. At least this is true with the older historicals.

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 Post subject: Re: New Adult, New to You?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:48 am 
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Thank you so much for your input, ladies! My early 20s were pretty cringe worthy, and so I think: do I really want to relive those years, even vicariously?!

I appreciate your help!
Elissa


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 Post subject: Re: New Adult, New to You?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 4:01 pm 
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:D Sounds like this genre might be interesting to check out. 8)


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 Post subject: Re: New Adult, New to You?
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I agree with Nell. Not a big YA fan. Most of those are too high-school and college years don't seem much different. I agree, too, that most of the heroines in historical romances are about that age, but back then they were expected to be more mature by that age. And there was no high school for those women, hehe. Therefore, they were more mature. I like to read about women who are more mature and know what they want.

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