Remember my YA experiment?

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


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I'm just a girl, living in her bookish world. With two awesome sidekicks, Maximus and She-Ra.
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4 Responses to Remember my YA experiment?

  1. Kailana says:

    For me I am sick of love triangles…. It is so overdone!


  2. Rowena says:

    I’m over love triangles too and all of the death. Dead Mom, dead Dad, dead boyfriend, I’m over it.


  3. nath says:

    The problem with YA and even NA is the authors think the more angst the better. A lot of them go out of their way to really make these books with really dark and exaggerated premises. I guess they think you get to see a more depth or something… but sometimes, it’s just ridiculous and I agree with you, not what I want to read. Luckily, geeks and nerds are popular right now 🙂


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