I had recapped the ‘results’ of my YA experiment in a monthly post but I thought I’d go into it in a bit more depth.
Basically, I’m not over the contemporary YA genre. However, there are certain themes I do not care fare. Angst being one of them. One book I tried to read and quickly DNF’d had a dead mom, with the oldest sibling raising his 5 youngest sibs. That was enough. But then throw in the heroine having mental health issues and denying that she was currently in a downward spiral? Oh and the hero’s mom had mental health issues? No thank you. I can read about that in adults, it’s just a completely different kettle of fish when it comes with a heaping dose of teenage drama. So stuff like that.
I prefer fluffier contemporary YA. And I still enjoy fantasy YA. So my experiment worked. It told me what does and doesn’t work for me. Seriously, I thought I was getting old. haha