Publisher: Carina Press (HQN) on December 1, 2014
Genres: Dystopia, New Adult
Pages: Novel Length
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Freedom means making brutal choices.
Rebel lovers Naya and Ric have survived one year in hiding, raising Naya’s twins from infants to toddlers in the shadow of the brutal Auberge dictatorship. They’re alive, and they’re together, but the city is crumbling around them and the haunting memory of Naya’s dark days on The Line have never fully left them. Living in isolation won’t be an option forever.
When a mysterious revolutionary seeks their help to infiltrate Auberge’s electronic heart and shut it down, it’s an opportunity—it’s risky, yes, but if it works they’ll get out of the city and taste freedom for the first time. Naya needs this. They need this.
Beyond the broken walls of Auberge, Naya and Ric find the paradise they’ve always longed for. But with anarchy reigning and Naya’s children lost amidst the chaos, they’ll need to forfeit their post-apocalyptic Eden…or commit an unspeakable act.
Book two of two.
Expanding New Adult Beyond Contemporary
by Anne Tibbets
I have very odd taste when it comes to reading. I don’t like just one thing. I go on binges. I’ll read three fantasies, followed by several science fiction titles, followed by a couple historicals, then off to a contemporary romance, then a horror or a thriller – I’m all over the place, in almost all categories (YA, NA, adult) and I believe most readers are like me. Readers don’t read just one thing. We cast a wide net.
So when I hear opinions that New Adult is a contemporary romance category only – my argument to that is, “So far.”
I truly believe that yes, New Adult is a thing, and it’s real, but it’s also evolving. I love the fact that publishers and indie authors are evolving with New Adult, too. There are so many titles out there now that go beyond the “Damaged Girl Meets Boy” story, which I love for reasons all it’s own, but because readers are naturally inclined to want variety, there are also “Girl From Wrong Side of Tracks Falls for Wrong Guy” (aka. WILD ONES by Kristine Wyllys), “Girl on Trial for Murder in Cyber-Prison” (aka. THE WICKED WE HAVE DONE by Sarah Harian), and “Girl Sees Dead People, Literally,” (aka. DARK PARADISE by Angie Sandro), and if I may be so bold as to include “Girl Battles Mega-Corporation in Dystopian Society,” (aka. CARRIER by Anne Tibbets) – all these being New Adult titles that go beyond the confines of contemporary romance.
So, I guess what I’m proposing is if you’re getting a little burnt out on New Adult, well GUESS WHAT? Options.
Because just like how New Adult is evolving, so are its readers.
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Carmel @ Rabid Reads
I have yet to read a New Adult Contemporary, but I have devoured several of the paranormal variety, so although I agree that the former is definitely more prevalent in this genre, there are indeed options. You just have to know where to look. Like Walled, right? 😀
Wow, I rarely see paranormal NA. I need to look harder!
I love this because I am the same way. I rarely read the same genre all week (unless I only read one book that week) and I love how ALL genres are evolving over time. I remember in high school the paranormal genre was much different than it is today and I love it.
So true, paranormal has changed a lot. I love mixing up my genres too.
Love the cover of this book! I love NA Dystopia.
Me too. Great cover.
Braine Talk Supe
I’m the same, I can’t stick to just one genre and I do love how the NA genre is evolving. I personally can’t stand the contemporaries apart from a select few, I can tolerate the fantasy ones better though.
LOL. I have grown to love contemp books more and more this past year. I use to be about the paranormal only, but I guess my tastes have grown.
I haven’t read a lot of NA so it’s difficult to say but it’s an interesting genre that’s for sure.
I think NA is my new fav genre/category!
I can’t wait for NA to evolve into something more as well, because I am not too much a fan of the borderline erotica stories. But I have read Carrier AND Walled by Anne Tibbets and I absolutely loved them both! Favourite series list now :3 So you should really try these!
I am reading Walled right now. So freaking good!
Dianne@ Tome Tender
Great post! Thanks for the invite!
I have got to get started on this series!
I’m all over the place as far as genres. I’ve even started to read some erotica. I trusted a few authors who moved into the genre and loved their stories. Makes me wonder how many good books I’ve missed because of preconceptions.
I love erotica too. It took me some time to warm up to the idea, but there are some amazing eroticas out there.