New Adult? Seriously?

Yeah. Everything’s gotta have a genre these days, right? In case you’re unsure what we’re talking about here, this is what WikiP says:

New Adult (NA) fiction is a developing genre of fiction with protagonists in the 18-25 age bracket. The term was first coined by St. Martin’s Press in 2009 when they held a special call for “…fiction similar to YA that can be published and marketed as adult—a sort of an ‘older YA’ or ‘new adult’.”[1] New Adult fiction tends to focus on issues such as leaving home, developing sexuality, and negotiating education and career choices.[2] The genre has gained popularity rapidly over the last few years, particularly through books by self-published bestselling authors like Jamie McGuire, Colleen Hoover, and Cora Carmack.[3][4]

Basically, it seems to be what happened after people got bored of supernatural/dystopian fictional gubbins getting in the way of their first-romance tales. And hey while we’re at it, what if these protagonists, like, fully got it on? Boom! New Adult!

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