So for the past few months I have been on a New Adult kick, and I’ve read a good 15 books in the New Adult genre. Yet I haven’t posted reviews for any of them. One of the reasons being that this is a Young Adult book blog but now I am expanding to all genres because I’m getting older and I’m expanding my knowledge in books, so you will be getting some New Adult book reviews in the future. So I am warning you if you are very young readers than I don’t suggest you read these books, but if you’re my age or just ready to read some NA then I will give you these reviews. Because I literally just got into NA. These are my first books in the NA genre.
Yet another reason for not posting reviews is because I can read a total of three NA books in one day if I have nothing to do that day, and I have done this at least three times in the past few months. So when I read so many books in a very little amount of time, I forget to review them and get them confused with other New Adult books.
Yet that stops TODAY! Because I am going to present some of my absolute favorite New Adult novels from the ones I’ve read in the past few months.
More Than Water by Renee Ericson
It doesn’t feel right. It doesn’t feel wrong. It just…feels.
EJ Cunning, an art history major, dates musicians. Foster Blake, a chemical engineering major, can’t sing a tune. They’re not each other’s type. They’re coworkers.
Then, one night leads to sex—sex between friends—which leads to an agreement. It all seems so simple—but nothing ever is.
Many layers build a person’s facade.
Look into the depths for what’s hidden within.
It’s more than water. It’s a story—a living and breathing substance beyond the reflective surface.
This was my favorite NA book I have read. It is amazing. It is so weirdly inspiring. For my next Writing Wednesday I am posting the poem that I wrote right after reading this book. I cannot tell you enough how big of a emotional connection with this book. You love all the characters, and the plot line, and honestly it made me want to go to my Biology class more often.
The Off Campus SERIES by Elle Kennedy (The Deal by Elle Kennedy)
She’s about to make a deal with the college bad boy…
Hannah Wells has finally found someone who turns her on. But while she might be confident in every other area of her life, she’s carting around a full set of baggage when it comes to sex and seduction. If she wants to get her crush’s attention, she’ll have to step out of her comfort zone and make him take notice…even if it means tutoring the annoying, childish, cocky captain of the hockey team in exchange for a pretend date.
…and it’s going to be oh so good
All Garrett Graham has ever wanted is to play professional hockey after graduation, but his plummeting GPA is threatening everything he’s worked so hard for. If helping a sarcastic brunette make another guy jealous will help him secure his position on the team, he’s all for it. But when one unexpected kiss leads to the wildest sex of both their lives, it doesn’t take long for Garrett to realize that pretend isn’t going to cut it. Now he just has to convince Hannah that the man she wants looks a lot like him.
If you aren’t newbs to the NA world then YOU ALREADY KNOW this wonderful amazing series. The series consists of four book I believe, and I recommend every single one of these books BUT MY FAVORITE is The Deal. The Deal is the first book in these series and I think the reason I liked this book more than the other ones is because of the two main characters. These characters just made me fall in love with this book, and they will do the same thing with you.
Definitely, Maybe In Love by Ophelia London
Her theory of attraction is about to get a new angle…
Spring Honeycutt wants two things: to ace her sustainable living thesis and to save the environment. Both seem hopelessly unobtainable until her college professor suggests that with a new angle, her paper could be published. Spring swears she’ll do whatever it takes to ensure that happens.
“Whatever it takes,” however, means forming a partnership with the very hot, very privileged, very conceited Henry Knightly.
Henry is Spring’s only hope at publication, but he’s also the über-rich son of a land developer and cash-strapped Spring’s polar opposite. Too bad she can’t help being attracted to the way he pushes her buttons, both politically and physically. As they work on her thesis, Spring finds there’s more to Henry than his old money and argyle sweaters…but can she drop the loud-and-proud act long enough to let him in? Suddenly, choosing between what she wants and what she needs puts Spring at odds with everything she believes in.
Definitely, Maybe in Love is a modern take on Pride and Prejudice that proves true love is worth risking a little pride.
Now I’m getting into the more painful NA books. This book is again amazing with its characters and story line but it did break my heart a few times and made me shed some tears. I loved this book so much especially how the feelings in the book made me feel the feelings. GAHH!
Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she knows it isn’t love at first sight. They wouldn’t even go so far as to consider themselves friends. The only thing Tate and Miles have in common is an undeniable mutual attraction. Once their desires are out in the open, they realize they have the perfect set-up. He doesn’t want love, she doesn’t have time for love, so that just leaves the sex. Their arrangement could be surprisingly seamless, as long as Tate can stick to the only two rules Miles has for her.
Never ask about the past.
Don’t expect a future.
They think they can handle it, but realize almost immediately they can’t handle it at all.
Hearts get infiltrated.
Promises get broken.
Rules get shattered.
Love gets ugly
I made a rant about Colleen Hoover so if you want to check that out 😉 ANYWAYS Ugly Love is probably the most painful and the most real book that is one this list. And I recommend it with all my poor heart! it is so unique and clear and just incredible. I didn’t know what this book was about going into it. The description doesn’t say much and that is what you should do. Go into it.
Paper Princess (The Royals #1) by Erin Watt, Elle Kennedy, Jen Frederick
From strip clubs and truck stops to southern coast mansions and prep schools, one girl tries to stay true to herself.
These Royals will ruin you…
Ella Harper is a survivor—a pragmatic optimist. She’s spent her whole life moving from town to town with her flighty mother, struggling to make ends meet and believing that someday she’ll climb out of the gutter. After her mother’s death, Ella is truly alone.
Until Callum Royal appears, plucking Ella out of poverty and tossing her into his posh mansion among his five sons who all hate her. Each Royal boy is more magnetic than the last, but none as captivating as Reed Royal, the boy who is determined to send her back to the slums she came from.
Reed doesn’t want her. He says she doesn’t belong with the Royals.
He might be right.
Wealth. Excess. Deception. It’s like nothing Ella has ever experienced, and if she’s going to survive her time in the Royal palace, she’ll need to learn to issue her own Royal decrees.
This book was so frustrating. So infuriating. SO GOOD! The authors say it all.
AND THAT Ladies and gentleman are five of my NA favorites as of right now and you WILL be seeing more of these in the future so keep your eye out 😉 BUT if you are more into the NA genre PLEASE give ME recommendations. I want to get into this genre with good and amazing books 🙂