Marie Rutkoski's young-adult novel The Winner's Curse is already getting early raves. We've got the exclusive reveal of the book's gorgeous cover, plus an essay in which Rutkoski, an English professor as well as a YA author, explains why adults love young-adult novels. Our oldest sources of fantasy—fairy tales and epic poems—show characters on the verge of transformation.
After years of listening to audiobooksI can confirm that the young adult genre has some of the best narrators in the business. These readers keep my mind engaged while my body performs the monotonous, but necessary, chores of my daily life. If you're like me, busy but nostalgic for those days of first love, new adventures, and feeling like you could change the world, check out some of the best young adult audiobooks out today.
There is something special about young adult romance books. I love both romance and YA in general, but when it comes to first loves, everything is so new and exciting and pregnant with possibility. Just like adolescence.
YA novels have many alluring qualities, from poetic writing to deeply moving plots. Some have dismissed adult consumers of YA fiction as lazy, unrefined readers who would be better served searching for more layered, literary reads. But YA novels have plenty of alluring qualities.
Because shipping your favorite characters really has no set date. Under the Lights by Dahlia Adler. And each book can stand on its own, though some characters make appearances in both novels.
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Book boyfriends. So, what makes these characters awesome book boyfriends? Emotional abuse, anyone? And the boyfriend who will risk his whole species, class, or country to be with her is some next-level dedication.
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All the trends that turn off readers! The young adult genre is a beast spanning hundreds of thousands of books and many Hollywood franchises. It is a genre that is technically targeted to teens but also has a massive appeal to adults of all ages. Hunger Games, Twilight, The Mortal Instruments series, and others have all had found a rabid fan base among adult readers, myself included.