Bookish Rants or Raves: What About YA?

Filed in Bookish Rant or Raves , The Crazy Lover Posted on March 10, 2011 @ 11:10 am 24 comments
Y.A. Books are everywhere these days! From “Twilight” and “Harry Potter” getting to “The Hunger Games” and “I Am Number Four”, Y.A. is everywhere and personally, the sub-genre that most attracts me is Paranormal Y.A. or Sci-Fi Y.A.
To be quite honest I am not that familiar with “regular” Y.A. novels and series like “Perfect Chemistry” and I tend to get tired of Y.A. faster than I used to. I think I have just been enjoying Adult novels more and I try to go back and forth between them so I don’t too tired of either.
However, I do have a few Paranormal Y.A. series that I can’t get enough of, like: Rachel Vincent’s “Soul Screamers”, Richelle Mead’s Y.A. Books, Holly Black’s “Curse Workers” and Julie Kagawa’s “Iron Fey”. These are series that I absolutely LOVE and will rush to get the newest release.
There are a lot of Y.A. series and books that seem awesome and that I have actually bought the books, but I just haven’t felt compelled to read yet. I don’t know what’s happening to me! Am I too tired of Y.A. to give these books a shot? I think I might be, I think I might be tired to the Y.A. sameness that we tend to see and I only feel drawn to the unusual, like “The Hunger Games Series”.

What about you?

I’d LOVE to know!

Do you prefer Y.A. or Adult Novels?

Are you tired of Y.A. or You can’t get enough of it?

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  • SM Reine March 10, 2011 at 11:18 am

    I prefer YA novels. They're usually shorter than adult novels, which encourages the authors to be clearer in their concepts and trim the story. It makes for great pacing, and I've found YA tackles most of the complex topics adult books, so I'm not missing out on anything.

  • Sullivan McPig March 10, 2011 at 11:27 am

    I prefer adult UF and such over YA. YA is too full of teen angst and annoying love triangles.

    That said:
    my favourite YA's are:
    Darkest Powers by Kelley Armstrong
    Gemma Doyle trilogy by Libba Bray

    And recently read: The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney and really liked that as well.

  • LunaMoth March 10, 2011 at 11:38 am

    I prefer YA but i like Fantasy YA more then regular. not paranormal but swords/dragons/elves/fae type.

  • Blodeuedd March 10, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    I know this sounds silly but YA is mostly too YA for me. And with that I mean too much angst, stupid drama and things like that. I did not like it when I was YA and I do not like it now.

    Thankt he gods for dystopian yA

  • faefever25 March 10, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    I prefer adult lately because so much of the new YA is the same thing over and over: angsty paranormal love triangle and little else. That said, I do love Carrie Jones' books as well as Sarah Rees Breenan, Holly Black, Kelley Armstrong and Lili St. Crow especially. Their books do have an emphasis on the romance but there is so much more than that going on, which is why I like them.

  • Larissa {Larissa's Bookish Life} March 10, 2011 at 1:26 pm


    Good Point! =D


    I love the Darkest powers series too! =)


    ooooh nice! =)


    I know what you mean! I think I have been feeling a bit like that sometimes =/

    Dystopian IS awesome!


    oooh great point! I have issues with that too! and I agree those authors do stray from that! =D

  • Julia Rachel Barrett March 10, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    I don't read YA. No excuses and I imagine I miss some good stories, but I prefer adult literature and adult genre literature.

  • Estella March 10, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    I prefer adult novels.

    I have never read a YA book.

  • Jenny N. March 10, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    I love YA and don't read anything else now. Before I got into YA I read lots of romance novels and after a while some of the books got to be very predictable and tiring to read. But with YA I always find something new and different.

  • Mel March 10, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    I read YA occasionally but mostly when my favourite adult authors start a YA series – like Kelley Armstrong, Rachel Vincent and Richelle Mead (I read the succubus series first). I have to admit that like Blodeuedd I get annoyed with the angst – I can't relate any more! Usually it's adult books all the way…

  • CarolOates March 10, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    I still love YA, but I do mix it up a bit. I try to read the classics and adult too. I think I tend to gravitate toward older YA, nearer to adult then MG.

  • Larissa {Larissa's Bookish Life} March 10, 2011 at 4:28 pm


    I totally understand that!


    oooh interesting =D


    I think there are predictable aspects in both genres =D


    I do that too!!!!


    me too!! MG is a bit too much for me I think =)

  • Mariya March 10, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    I had been read YA for a long time wanting to find more and more and then I got recommended to read this adult UF series and then OMFG!!! I WANT MORE!

    So I spend the last year reading nothing but adult PNR/UF and when I did read a YA I just could'nt get into it, but recently I got back into YA. I think I need to read at least 1 YA book a week or 2 weeks, b/c I love YA and there are just too many good books I am missing out on.

    OMG. I haven't read Hunger Games..haha

  • Tura Lura March 10, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    I don't really prefer one over the other. For me, it depends on my mood. I read roughly equal amounts of YA and adult books.

    Some days, I just can't handle any more teen angst so I pick up an adult book to read.

    Other days, I don't want to read the explicit sex scenes found in adult novels. So I grab a YA book.

    And sometimes, I just want to READ, regardless of content. Those days, I reach for whatever's closest. ^_^


  • Larissa {Larissa's Bookish Life} March 10, 2011 at 6:09 pm


    hehe I dont feel the same pull you do to YA LOL

    OMG you SO need to read HG!!!


    I totally get the mood thing!! =D

  • Alexa March 10, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    I feel equally drawn to adult books and YA books. I can see what you are saying about YA books all getting the same storyline after a while though. However I like to switch between the maturity and steam that is adult romance and the more innocent drama filled YA books.

  • Larissa {Larissa's Bookish Life} March 10, 2011 at 6:31 pm


    I know what you mean… As much as I enjoy Romances, I sometimes just need a break from all the hot smex hahahah

  • Donna March 10, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    YA makes up about 98% of my TBR pile so I can't really complain. I still really like it but like any genre, you're going to start running into similar stuff the more you read of it. I'm not tired of it yet, though.

  • draconismoi March 10, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    I preference quality writing and storytelling. Which means I read about equal parts YA and adult.

    Sure, there is some truly craptastic trite YA in the world (cough Twilight cough), but there are equally horrific examples in the 'grown-up' sections.

  • Chelsea B. March 11, 2011 at 1:00 am

    I prefer adult novels. I've not read a lot of YA, though I did read and love the Twilight series.

  • Mare/TommyGirl March 11, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    I love all good books equally and tend to read anything that just grabs my interest. However, I do tend to be drawn to more YA books. I also always wanted to write YA books, so I feel like I need to keep reading them (it's such a hardship:P)

    If I had to choose, I think I read more YA than adult, but really, like some of the above have said, it's about a good story.

  • Welzen March 12, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    I prefer adult novels becouse YA is the same thing over and over. Now I´m tired of YA.

  • Jackie March 12, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    I prefer YA. Most of the time. I'm kind of tired of the paranormal/paranormal romance sort of thing. I do like adult books, but I don't have a long attention span for them. Maybe I'm picking up the wrong books, but I get bored with them easily. I'll read one or two before reading a boatload of YA novels.

  • Sheree March 13, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    I switch between YA and romance novels. With YA, it all depends on the level of teen angst the book has. Sometimes, too much angst turns me off a series and I have given up on some series because of it. Another complaint is when no one would enlighten the heroine so she'd spent most of the book wondering what was going on.

    Have you read Justine Larbastier's Magic or Madness series or her stand alone, "Liar"? "Liar" is really different.

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