Sunday, 25 November 2012

Why I Love YA

At age twenty-seven many people would think books for young adults wouldn't interest me. As an adult, adult books should be on my mind and my bookshelf. But I say young adult is a great genre. I'm still an avid reader of young adult novels and will be for the rest of my life. There is a wonder and excitement in young adult novels that I rarely find captured in novels for adults.

Some of my favourite authors include J.K. Rowling, Veronica Roth, Suzanne Collins and Amanda Hocking. These females each wrote books that took me to a different place and had me reading about fascinating characters. The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins was a book I turned to because of the authors I heard recommending it. No regrets from me as I was introduced in book 1 to Katniss and Gale who had such an excellent rapport with each other that I had to read on. Their home District 12 also had it's own feel and kept me glued to the dynamics and hardships of the mining district. When Katniss took her sisters place in the games she did it like any true big sister would've done and the chosen male sacrifice introduced us to a whole new dynamic with Peta. The novel had many twists and turns, tragic deaths and of course some romance. I went on to read the other two and now the first movie is out on DVD. Of course I saw it in early 2012 in theatres. A fan through and through, I can't wait for the other two movies from such a fascinating trilogy.

Now a treat for you readers. There is a contest going on until November 29, 2012 where you have the chance to win close to 50 young adult titles for your bookshelf. Interested? Click here to enter. Best of luck.

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