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Blog Tour, Guest Post / January 31, 2014

Trinn’s Five New Adult Recommendations

I fell in love with New Adult books long before it became “the thing”. Two years ago, I was a junior in high school. Mostly I read Young Adult books, but the more I read them, the less I actually connected with them. I felt stuck as it was in high school and didn’t want to spend my free time there too. I felt too old for YA, yet when I picked up Adult books, I did have fun reading some of them, but with most, I felt too young. I had no idea what it’s like to work full time, or be divorced and with three kids. Honestly, I had no idea what it’s even like to do your own laundry. 

Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire literally saved me from giving up reading. For the first time in my 17 years, I was going to college and enjoying the ups and downs that came with it. The guys were suddenly hotter, relationships more serious, and problems more relatable. It became an addiction. In the beginning, finding NA books was terribly hard. Now, however, there are too many to even keep up. 

I have made a small list of New Adult books that are not TOO popular that I can recommend. Well, here we go!

1. Rocked Under by Cora Hawkes
Scott scared the crap out of me sometimes. Nothing made sense to me when Scott was around me. Everything seemed to be in limbo, like there was no certainty to my feelings or his.

This NA book has some serious angst, a scorching hot rocker Scott Mason, and some sizzling attraction. Definitely a book I will never be able to forget. There’s supposed to be a second book, but I have no idea when that will happen.

2. Who He Is and Who We Are by Shanora Williams
“Don’t shrug your shoulders at me because there’s no way in hell I can care this much—that I can adore you this much—and you not feel the same way. There’s just no fucking way.”

Honestly, I am unable to say HOW much I love Gage Grendel. Like my first recommendation, these too are filled with angst and drama, lots and lots of heartache and hot rockers. 

3. All the Pretty Lies by M. Leighton
“I don’t want promises.  Most of the time, promises are just pretty lies.  They’re words designed to make others feel better.  But in the end, they’re still just lies.  Disappointing lies,” I tell him in a moment of bald honesty.  “So don’t worry about making me promises.  I’d rather have your truth.”

An addictive NA story with Hemi, a tattooed bad boy who works as a tattoo artist, and Sloane, a senior in college who just turned 21 and has decided to start living her life. It drew me in and didn’t let go. A must read! 

4. In Too Deep by Michelle Kemper Brownlow
“Bad boy meets good girl.
First kiss.
Bad boy turns sensitive.
Good girl gives sensitive boy all of her.
Long distance.
Flowers. Love letters.
Long, sweet phone calls.
Good girl transfers to sensitive boy’s school.
Sensitive boy becomes fraternity boy.
Drunken social events.
Secrets revealed.
Fraternity boy pulls good girl under.
Good girl finds herself in too deep.”

It’s a story of a girl who finds herself in a relationship with a guy she didn’t fall in love with. The sweet and sensitive Noah she fell for has turned manipulative and downright cruel, but she’s in too deep and getting out seems impossible. Luckily, Gracie’s best friend Jake is there to try and pull her out. An AMAZING emotional story.

5. Spiral by Mila Ferrera
Always do the thing that scares you. That’s the way to break out of a cage of your own making.

This story BLEW me away. I had no idea what to expect from this book, but what happened wasn’t really it. Nothing about this book was typical and that’s why I managed to finish it in one sitting. 

These five (well, six actually…) books deserve a lot more attention than they have gotten so far, so if you haven’t yet, then give them a go. Hopefully, you will like them as much as I did. 🙂

Now, which less-known NA books have you loved and believe that should get more attention? Have you read any of my recommended books? Now’s your turn to have a say! 🙂

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About Triin

Triin is a nineteen-year-old girl from Tallinn, Estonia. She’s in love with her book boyfriends, happily-ever-afters, and unforgettable love stories. She’s the owner of T’s Bookish Moments of Escape. When she’s not reading or blogging, she’s usually writing her own stories or watching The Vampire Diaries.


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