We've all read YA novels. If you think you haven't you probably have and just didn't know about it. YA novels or Young Adult novels are for teenagers ages 13-18. For the kids in middle school and high school. Usually centered around a teen character who finds themsevles in some sort of trouble. Think The Hunger Games or the Divergent series. I'll make your head spin, when I state a few book names like Anne of Green Gables, Little Woman, The Catcher in the Rye, and How To Kill A Mockingbird. All these books whether they be from the 21st century or the 20th century are YA novels. The YA genre is massive and it's being added to every single day. However, this genre doesn't really accommodate the readers who aren't in their teen years anymore. Who are tired of reading about teenagers, when they themselves aren't teenagers. They're new adults, who wanna read about other new adults, just starting their lives just like the reader is.
Well, the genre NA or New Adult was created just for this purpose. For people that are just coming into their twenties, and wanting to feel like they are being represented for their age group. Just coming out of college, starting their new job, and not quite knowing where to go from here. Freshly graduted 22 year olds don't always have the answers, so finding themselves in books is a great comfort.
So, when it comes to these books. Here's a few that I think would be a great read for my fellow young 20s babes.
1) Red, White and Royal Blue
Written by Casey McQuiston
I haven't read this book yet, but I've heard raving reviews so I'm assuring you this is worth reading. At least I hope so!
The First Son of the United States and the Prince of the United Kingdom, find themselves at a royal wedding, and it wasn't love at first sight at all. From fighting, to forcing friends, to being friends and eventually falling in love. A 2019 LGBT rom-com book that has swept the world of young adults everywhere. This book is swoon worthy. Apparently starting off as a Andre Garfield fan fic (which I mean all the best fics usually are. Unless you're the Twilight series and the After series.) This is the type of book you take everywhere with you because you can't put it down. A serious recommend.
Written by Rainbow Rowell
I actually started reading this years ago and never got around to finishing it. I regret not ever getting into this book because it was everything that I was doing as a young teen. I was an obessessed One Direction fan.
This is the story of a fangirl, who loves the fictional series of books named the Simon Snow series. It' her life, she goes to conventions based around the series, she dresses up as the character. Her and her sister. It's always been Cath and Wren against the world. But Wren wants to live separately from Cath. Cath finds herself in a confusing first year of college. Her roommate is brash, the roommates boyfriend is always around, her fiction professor thinks fan fiction is pratically blashemous and cute boy in the class just wants to talk with her all the time.
A great book for the fan fiction loving college girls who hide in the back of the class reading off the AO3 website.
3) Chef's Kiss
Written by Jarrett Melendez, Illustrated by Danica Brine, Colored by Hank Jones, and Lettered by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou
As of today being March 2, this book hasn't been released to the public quite yet. We will see it hit bookselves March 22nd of this year 2022. I can't wait to see what the reviews of it will be.
A young newly graduted English major named Ben just wants to work. He finds himself having the doors shut on him in both the writing and publishing worlds. Not being to stick to the original plan. He applies to a restaurant. Brushing up on his culinary skills, he meets the love of his life, being one of the other chefs working with him.
This very adorable book gives me very high hopes. I can't wait to see how the public perceives it. I wonder if it'll be a hit, or if it'll fall from grace. We'll see in time how well or not well this book does. All the luck to the crew who helped create what looks like a really cute, lovable book.
This was my list of a few NA novels that I think you'll all soon find yourself falling in love with. I can't wait to sit down and actually read all three of these. I cherish the day that I have all the time in the world to just sit and vibe with a good book and an awesome hot cup of tea.
All the love,
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