Things are about to get really exciting on this blog! Lots of news and giveaways coming your way.
And today we're going to talk a little bit about New Adult. Most people outside of the writing world have no clue what I'm talking about when I tell them The Apollo Academy is a new adult science fiction novel. They're like huh? What's that mean?
A quick review of New Adult(NA):
- NA characters are usually between 18-25 years old. (though there are exceptions) But it's basically the transition time from teenager into adult.
- These characters are experiencing life on their own for the first time. Moving out/Going to College/First serious relationships/Loss of innocence/Discovery of sexuality/Drug Abuse/First job/etc.
- Some of you are probably wondering why is this such a big thing right now? Aren't there books that already fit this description? The answer to that is YES! New Adult has been around for a while, hidden either as a Young Adult novel or an Adult fiction novel. In fact a lot of YA novels I love, I would actually now consider NA. It's only emerging as its own category now because readers are finally shouting out that they want to read more in this age range.
- When people ask: Why are there no parents in YA? I think a lot of times that's because the author wanted to be able to put their characters in what we would now call NA scenarios. Having to make big decisions without a parent figure, etc.
- As with any category, there are genres within New Adult. The most popular NA novels right now are contemporary, but that will quickly change as we see Fantasy/SciFi/Horror/etc. emerge. (Speaking of fabulous NA Scifi, add The Apollo Academy to your GoodReads shelf. Comes out 8.6.13) <---Sorry, couldn't help myself.
So now that we know a little more about NA, let's have an NA giveaway! YAY!
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