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Review: REAL by Katy Evans

I think the gravity in “NA” books must be stronger than in other books. Because these poor guys’ pants just keep hanging soooo low on their hips! 🙂 <—- just look at that man’s pants! But I have to admit, his star tattoo is quite fetching. I’ve heard some people dis this cover, but I kind of like it. Katy… (more…)

Young Adult Fiction (YA) is to New Adult Fiction (NA) as St. Elmo’s Fire (80s movie) is to….

What is “New Adult?” Is it some made-up book category? A publisher-invented title to sell more books? Perhaps. The history of the genre, beginning with a contest by St. Martins, would suggest it might be so. But there are subtle differences between New Adult and Young Adult that are actually quite important. How? Well, I know I’m dating myself here… (well not *dating*… (more…)

What is New Adult Fiction?

You know how we needed the term “tween” for those kids ages nine to fourteen or so, girls that are “too old for toys, but too young for boys?” Because you don’t just skip from childhood to being a teen the moment you turn thirteen right? So it is with adulthood—you also don’t magically morph into an adult when you… (more…)