Friday, November 2, 2012

Why I Love YA

Hi guys! So I'm posting this for an entry in an epic giveaway hosted by Beth Revis, but I also feel like everyone should know why I love YA. Here we go!

Why I love YA:

What's not to love about YA? As a female over 21, it helps me relive those high school teenager days in a relatable way while at the same time being something completely different! That made sense right? There are many authors that contributed to my reading of YA. Let's see who it started with.

J.K. Rowling and the Harry Potter series: The Harry Potter series is one of the most unique series out there in the world. They began as middle grade books and ended more as young adult books, and those of us who got to grow up with them that way created such a connection with the books that I couldn't help but read them. This series also got me into mythology. Almost everything is based off of something in mythology.

Stephanie Meyer and the Twilight books: I know this series gets a bad rap, but it honestly got me into reading YA, and back into reading in general. I loved the story, and despite some character flaws and plot weirdness, this is still one of my favorite series.

Cassandra Clare and the Mortal Instruments trilogy: This is another series from my early YA-reading career. I remember not wanting to buy City of Bones because the cover was just so ugly. Needless to say, I'm really glad I bought it. Clare writes a lot of detail and penned the hottest guy in YA lit, and her writing inspires my own. The story itself is so rich with this world I feel like I'm really there.

I think I'll always love YA. It's the genre I write in and the stories are so imaginative that they're just so hard to put down.

Now click on this graphic to check out Beth Revis' giveaway!


What do you guys love about YA? Let me know in the comments!

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