On today’s post I’ll share with you all my journey from Young Adult to New Adult novels, as well as my favorite NA books, so here we go.

I guess that we all need a little change from time to time, and the same goes for book genres. As far as I’m concerned I don’t have any kind of problem with any genre at all. I love exploring each and one of them. You know, like when you set yourself off on a real adventure around the world all by yourself. That is exactly how I am picturing it. Now, it may not be the same thing but they both offer you something new to experience.

So, how did it all started…

Well. We all know how sexy and extremely delicious the book covers for the NA novels look. They’re soo damn irresistable that you’ll read the book just for the cover itself. Now, the thing about these New Adult (NA) books, is that they aren’t meant for everyone. Yes, you can go on and pick up a book that’s meant for people over 18, because you read or heard somewhere that it is so freaking good and worth reading, that you are literally dying to get your very own hands on a copy and start reading it.

Time to face up the facts now, don’t we ?

New Adult books – now I am underlining this, for those of us who didn’t dare pick up a book from this genre – contain strong sexual language and sometimes BDSM. Two things that aren’t meant for everyone’s eyes to read.  I have always said that, in order to read this kind of genre, the reader has to be either prepared for what is written underneath that deliciously crafted cover or be strong enough to handle the language and situations stipulated in the book.

For me, it wasn’t a problem. I knew what I was getting myself into, and also knew that I am strong enough to handle the contents of the book.

What I hate – not about the genre, but – about the people, is that they tend to get all raged up and say mean things about both the writer and the book. People, it’s none of them’s fault that you are not strong enough to handle the book they wrote ! You, yourself decided to give the book a chance, so stop criticizing it the wrong way…

Now, that being said…I think I might need some time alone. Just kidding. The only time alone I need is when I either read or write.

In my defence, I felt like I needed to try something new, try a new dish, get a break from the Young Adult novels of all kinds – not that they’re bad or anything. I didn’t know how I’ll take it to be honest, and to my own surprise it all went great and had – and still have – a great experience reading this genre. My first NA read came from Lisa Renee Jones, the book in question being Escaping Reality. This book got me hooked from the very first page and I couldn’t let it down not even for a second. After reading this one, I had an idea formed in my head about how all these adult books are and got on reading more of them. They’re most certainly addictive, but to this addictivness it’s added the writer’s juicy way of telling that hot story, which makes it even more sexy.

Time to share my Top 7 NA Reads so far ( there will certainly be more )  :

  1. The Secret Life Of Amy Bensen by Lisa Renee Jones

  2. Bride In Bloom (Beachy Bride #1) by J.B. Hartnett

  3. The Inside Out Series by Lisa Renee Jones

  4. The Story Of Us by Cassia Leo

  5. Leaving Me Behind by Sigal Ehrlich

  6. Shattered Hearts by Cassia Leo

  7. The Edge Of Never by J.A. Redmerski

I know that Lisa Renee Jones and Cassia Leo look like predominant names on my list, but it just looks like it and nothing more. I love all of those I’ve read so far and undoubtedly will love the one’s I’ll be reading soon.

This being all said and written, I wanna hear all about your experience reading NA books. 


Published by Cristina Piciu