new adult books as a genre: should they exist?

Ah, new adult. A genre that isn’t a genre. A phrase that brings to mind romance books with scenes too explicit for the average YA reader, but too juvenile for the adult reader. However, I’m here today to present my defense of New Adult as a valid genre outside of the romance titles casually attributed to the label, and to actually encourage more people to start using it! so…what exactly is new adult? According to an article by Wikipedia, New Adult is “New adult fiction is a developing genre of fiction with protagonists in the 18–30 age bracket. St. Martin’s … Continue reading new adult books as a genre: should they exist?

WWW Wednesday! // small town horror, a classic retelling, and dark academia!

It’s Wednesday guys! And on Wednesdays, we wear pink (and occasionally do WWW Wednesday but that’s different). WWW Wednesday is hosted by Taking on a World of Words. what are you currently reading? I’m honestly obsessed with so many of Wednesday Books’s releases, and I’m excited for the opportunity to read Wake The Bones early. So far, I have no idea what’s going on! Yay me! From what I can tell, this follows a girl named Laurel Early who has a strange ability to discern the exact manner of death from bones. For example, if a mouse dies by getting eaten … Continue reading WWW Wednesday! // small town horror, a classic retelling, and dark academia!

a reading update/may tbr :)

Today’s post is a reading update because I did not get a WWW Wednesday post out in time this week. And I’m so behind on reviews, I think it’s beneficial to at least mention some of what I’ve been reading! recently read: I just finished this YA contemporary story about a homeschooled math genius who goes to Shakespeare camp in order to fulfill a list…so her parents will let her go to her dream school. You wanna know what this book contains? Let me give you a list: SO MANY SHAKESPEARE QUOTES. Oh, to be in love with someone who … Continue reading a reading update/may tbr 🙂