Hello my darling followers. Today I actually have some content that’s not a review, tag or wrap up? I am as shocked as you are. I decided to write this post since I’ve noticed that I don’t reach out towards many Young Adult books anymore.
I hope you guys enjoy this post.
My book taste has change from my teens. I used to need fantasy in my books and even liked action a lot. I’ve realized in recent years that Young Adult books have way too much action for me.
Action just bores me and makes me want to skip those parts. Let’s take Kingdom of Ash for example. That was long ass books and so much action, so no wonder I gave it such a low rating while almost everyone gave it five stars.
Adult books do have their own share of action too but they usually aren’t full of it since they tend to lean more on romance or maybe I just don’t notice it as much.
I started loving romance back when I was eighteen years old and started reading romance books like Fifty Shades of Grey and Immortals After Dark.
YA can have some great romances like Cress and Thorne from The Lunar Chronicles, Warner and Juliette from Shatter Me, Feyre and Rhysand from ACOTAR, Daemon and Katy from Lux etc. But there are many couples that I just could care less about, like Alina and Mal from Grisha, Percy and Annabeth from Percy Jackson, Nathan and Annalise from Half ad trilogy etc.
I’m sick of love triangles. I wouldn’t mind if they were well written but I can only name one I’ve liked (Tessa, Will and Jem in The Infernal Devices) and there’s a lot of them in YA. I especially can’t stand them if the best friend suddenly has feelings for the main character after someone else shows interest, like in The Darkest Elements.
I know a lot of people don’t like sexual content on books but I actually enjoy them a lot as long as the book isn’t 90% sex like some erotica books.
It hasn’t been that long since I was a teenager (I’m turning 24 next month) but characters in New Adult/ Adult books are closer to my age. It’s nice to read about teenagers from time to time but they (and some characters in Adult fiction) can do some stupid things.
I did some stupid things (and still do) but I sometimes act older than my age, like when I was ten I just needed TV open and I was happy for hours. I also mothered my ten years older sister about her eating. She sometimes only ate like few Karelian pies in a day. She still sometimes does that, so I feed her from time to time. So anyways, I try to understand these characters but sometimes I just can’t.
So many YA book series have let me down that I don’t feel like picking new ones up unless I’m 85% sure I’m going to enjoy them. It’s not just the fear of disliking the first book but I also have second book -syndrome where I end up giving the first book even up to five stars but then the sequel is such a let down that I can’t love the first book as much I used to.
Do you prefer YA or NA/ Adult? Do you prefer action or romance in your books?