Thursday, May 23, 2013

NA Rundown & Giveaway

Hello my lovely readers,

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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4 comments:

  1. I know there are still a lot of skeptics but I think New Adult is such an important category. I know when I was in college I ended up reading YA, not only because I was writing it by that point, but also because "adult" fiction just didn't interest me. There weren't MCs who looked like me on the shelves. It's so nice to have a home for those readers now. Great post, Kim!

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  2. Thanks for this amazing giveaway! I've heard wonderful things about the NA books featured in your giveaway, especially Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker! Would love to read it! :)

    Wishing you all the best on your release! <3

    Tess xx

    tess_halim (at) hotmail (dot) com

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    1. Thank you, Tess. And trust me when I say Ten Tiny Breaths will take YOUR breath away. A definite must read!

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  3. The winner has been contacted!

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