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Sunday, June 2, 2013

Armchair BEA: Genre Missed

Just a thought I wanted to put out about missed genre, New Adult has become a new addition to the genre world although a lot of people get that mixed up with adult. Yes they are similar in title but they are not the same.

Adult vs. New Adult
Right now people are confused with the two genre and consider both of them the same thing but they're not, New Adult has a specific age group and it also focused on exploration of adulthood.

Anything can happen during the beginning of your adult life, you have first-time relationships, first-time experiences and you know a lot of first-times.

Adult is any age, most time authors have created a good background of their characters past. Then they focus on their present time for their characters than gradually build up the future to come. 

So you see they are not the same, authors that have written adult before often time clarify that it is not New Adult, yes there is adult content but its not new.
Here's are some New Adult books (Also on my TBR Pile)
If You Stay (Beautifully Broken, #1)Picture Perfect

Here are some adult books without it being consider erotica 
Kitty Raises Hell (Kitty Norville, #6)   Blood Bound (Unbound, #1)   Frost Burned (Mercy Thompson, #7)
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  1. Thanks for the explanation of the new adult genre. I don't think I've heard of it before. Wondering what the difference would be between Young Adult and New Adult?

    1. From all my reading of YA, they are typically teens (15-19) and often time they are High schoolers, unless it is a comtemporary, dystopia where the author clearly defines what is consider adult in their book. I'm not trying to be an expert I just don't want readers to be confused.