Let's Discuss: My Problems with New Adult Books
1. I'm drowning in all of the sex
It's very hard to get a NA book published, mainly because it is commonly thought that it won't sell unless there is a lot of sex in it. Which, is really sad. There's a lot of potential for the NA genre, it really does have an audience that want to read about characters their own age, or that are going through the same experiences that they are. But a lot of people (including me) are tired of almost every single NA book being purely erotica. Really unrealistic erotica. Can't we just have a story about a person, who isn't horny and having sex every twenty pages? Please?
2. Not for those disgusted by the happiness of others
Something I've noticed about NA is that almost all of it is romance. I think that I have seen one NA series that isn't just contemporary romance (let's give it up for the A Court of Thorns and Roses series!). I'm not claiming to be a expert in NA, but it feels like 95% of the books are contemporary romance. Am I the only one who notices this?
3. I'm looking at you, Abbi Glines
Another thing that I noticed is that a lot of the love interests in NA are controlling and sometimes abusive. Which, is not cool! I feel that the whole "perfect guy" that is portrayed is 99% of the time a semi-abusive fuck. Let's start a partition for nicer love interests! I'd be down for that.
4. My brain has floated away, someone get a net
I've also noticed that a lot of NA plots tend to be very simplistic, usually revolving around the sex or relationship. Which, would be fine, but a lot of these characters aren't developed well. A lot of NA books end up feeling, well, meh. There wasn't anything unique about the story line, the characters weren't developed, and the only memorable thing was the sex (and I usually just remember the sheer amount that characters have sex because good god they must be in great shape).
5. Oh look, I guessed the ending again
And here's another point, all of these books feel the same after a while. All the characters, plots, everything becomes the same because a lot of NA books follow similar plot lines. Once you've read three or four NA books, you've pretty much read them all.
Come at me, bitches
Now, those are just some of the issues that I've found with NA books. But, I want you to prove me wrong. What are some of the best NA books out there? Give me some recommendations, and we'll see if you'll be able to change my mind. Do you like NA? What are your problems with it? Let's discuss...