Feb 19, 2019

Let's Discuss: How I Came Back to YA

Once upon a time, there was a reader who lived to read paranormal books. But sadly, she soon discovered that the YA shelves at Borders didn't have a lot to offer, so she gave up on YA and went over to the "adult" books where there were plenty of choices. Then one day, when she was a member of The Pride (a now deceased discussion board that was tied to Rachel Vincent's The Pride series) some friends recommend a YA book to her. One that was about VAMPIRES! 

How I Came Back to YA

So yes, when I was in my late teen years, I had given up on the YA genre. There just wasn't a lot of paranormal books to choose from or read. And I couldn't handle reading the contemporary books anymore. So I started reading the "adult" books but then it was recommend to me on The Pride that I really ought to try reading Vampire Academy. I had just started blogging at this point as I do have that review on my blog, I won't recommend reading it as it's a review from year 1! So tread at your own risk! Lol.

Anyway, I remember buying a copy and reading it and just being like WOAH!! I immediately bought the next two and then I screamed! I screamed loud and bloody! I might have asked my friends why they didn't tell me to pace myself as the fourth book wouldn't release for over a month. Yes, my wait wasn't that long, but still. I should've been told to pace myself! Lol.

Anyway, after I read that series, I discovered that there was a handful more paranormal books that released in recent years, really probably that year and maybe 2008. I started picking them up one by one and discovering magical read after magical read and omg I realized that the genre I had been waiting for was FINALLY kicking off!

So that is the book that got me to read YA once more! Over the years I would read about 50/50 of adult and YA books, though in recent years I've been reading more YA as it seemed a lot of my authors who wrote both either switched to YA full time or they're just not writing anymore in general. Granted I do have a lot of backlist titles to read that are adult books that I really want to read and hope to do so prior to death. Fingers crossed! Lol!


  1. That's awesome that you found people in the community that pointed you in the right direction. When I started pleasure reading again, I picked up my daughter's books, which were all YA fantasies/paranormals/dystopians. I read some adult books, mostly romances, but I just enjoy YA books more.

  2. The very first review on my blog was a Vampire Academy book!!! I think it was like book three or something---I had no idea what I was doing. Now it seems so weird to randomly start reviewing at book three. LOL!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction


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