What is New Adult?

Hey Friends. I’m back and I have books to talk about…

A few months ago I lost a bet and spent an entire month reading romance novels on Kindle Unlimited. It was a whole…situation…but it helped me meet my 2019 book goal, so ya know.

I was so incredibly skeptical guys. I love a good young adult romance novel but I was aware that those novels would be SOO much more intense. My assumptions were…kinda right. I lost track of how many books I downloaded onto my kindle throughout that month. So many stories were read and I have so so many questions (about the genre that I like to refer to as “Mom Novels”) but today’s post is not about those. Today I am here to talk about a new genre that I stumbled upon accidentally during that month, New Adult.

So, apparently there is difference between regular “mom” romance novels and the new adult genre. I’d say that New adult generally revolves around high school or college aged characters (some are older but the majority of what I have read were in the 16-24 age bracket). ANYWAYS, there’s obviously your typical love stories (girl falls in love with bad boy, yada yada yada), then there’s the “graphic” sex scenes, but most recently I found another pattern within these novels. Have you ever heard of “Reverse Harem” love stories?

If you answered no, we are in the same damn boat.

I’ll let you research that on you own if you feel so inclined.

Of all the New Adult novels that I read i’d say that about 65% of them had a reverse harem story line. It’s an interesting thing to write about sure but all of the stories were EXACTLY the same. I mean c’mon guys…can we please change it up just a little bit or something? A little originality would be cool.

Another common theme among all of the ones I read was emotional abuse. I’m not even being dramatic when I say that EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM HAD SOME TYPE OF EMOTIONAL ABUSE WITHIN IT. Why are toxic relationships wrote about so often? Dude, normal relationships are a thing. Please stop glorifying EMOTIONAL ABUSE.

Not to throw out any titles but take the After books for example. I read them on Whatpad… I saw the first movie…and I am sure that I’ll go see the next one when it comes out. So I guess I’m just as guilty for reading them but those are full of emotional abuse from both sides. It’s strange that we read things like this isn’t it? WHY IS THIS EVEN A THING? PLEASE SHED SOME LIGHT FOR ME.

Okay, I’ll stop yelling and end my rant. If anyone reading this is a fan of new adult novels and can shed light on my opinions, please do. I’d love to see different perspectives.

Introducing Me.

Hey friends, I’m Hailey.

Me in my natural habitat: with coffee and a bookstore bag.

I decided that it would be best to post a little snippet about myself as an introduction.

I’m 24 years old and from a small town in South Georgia. I have a bachelor’s degree in History and Government and I can honestly talk to you about it for hours. Reading and writing are two of my favorite hobbies, which is why I decided to blog in the first place. I’ll pretty much read ANYTHING you put in front of me and honestly…it is a problem.

This blog will consist of multiple different types of posts. You might find a post about books, one about my favorite things, or even one consisting of just my writings.

I hope that you enjoy what you find on here, I love making new friends and I want this to be a place where there’s something for everyone.

Thanks for reading!

A Court of Thorns and Roses Review

Hey Friends!

Over the past few months I have read a TON of books. Some have been great, some mediocre, and some have been just plain awful. Out of all of the books that I have read this year, the A Court of Thorns and Roses series has been at the top of the list.

I’ll admit, I really did not have high hopes for this series. Sure, I had seen it around and heard great things but fantasy is not necessarily my favorite genre. The first novel in the series was picked as a book club read, which is why I ended up with it in the first place and I finished it in ONE DAY.

I LOVED IT.

After reading the first one, I immediately bought all of the other books in the series and read them all almost as quickly as I read the first one. The overall story line was really intriguing to me. It includes humans, Faeries, and so many other creatures that will make your head spin.

It is an action packed, blossoming love story full of lessons of strength, and acceptance. I won’t give away too much about the books but I highly recommend that you guys check it out. They are such good reads!

Hello world!

Hey Friends!

If you are coming from my previous blog page or if you are new here, WELCOME! I’m a currently in the process of transitioning into a new blogging environment and I cannot wait to get new posts up!

Stay tuned for more posts!

Hailey