We've been watching this sub-genre of romance for a while and have now add it into our listings. It isn't exactly new, but it is definitely a new trend. (Remember Forever by Judy Blume published in 1975?)New Adult fiction features books that are about that "coming of age" time, usually late teens and early twenties. These books can feature edgier themes than you may find in a young adult romance, including sex, violence and more. These books are marketed to young women in the age ranges of 18-30. No doubt that age range of actual readership is older.
Will you be (or are you already) reading this genre?
Here are some samples of books in this genre:
And here is a sample book description of one of them!
Going Under by S. Walden
Brooke Wright has only two goals her senior year at Charity Run High School: stay out of trouble and learn to forgive herself for the past. Forgiveness proves elusive, and trouble finds her anyway when she discovers a secret club at school connected to the death of her best friend. She learns that swim team members participate in a “Fantasy Slut League,” scoring points for their sexual acts with unsuspecting girls.
Brooke, wracked with guilt over her friend’s death, decides to infiltrate the league by becoming one of the “unsuspecting girls,” and exact revenge on the boys who stole away her best friend. An unexpected romance complicates her plans, and her dogged pursuit of justice turns her reckless as she underestimates just how far the boys will go to keep their sex club a secret.
(This is a New Adult fiction book with mature themes. It contains graphic sex and language and a description of sexual violence.)