We hear the words YA fiction and we think books for teenagers, right? Well, the truth is more and more adults are reading YA fiction. Never would I have dreamed of reading fantasy or vampires and werewolves. I couldn’t wrap my mind around that kind of reading material. I will admit even though I’ve always been a writer at heart, an avid reader I’ve never been. On average, I used to read 3-4 books a year and only when I found the time on vacation. Now since I became an author, I read 3-4 books a month. There is something about the feel-good vibe a good book gives.
Broadening my interest from contemporary fiction, historical fiction came after the release of the first Twilight movie. A friend asked me to go see it and usually, it wouldn’t be my kind of movie but after some persuasion, I ended up going. To get to the point, I watched the movie fell in love and purchase Stephenie Meyer Twilight series. I also purchased her book The Host when it came out which was so much better than the movie. But that is the norm for books and movies.
Once again, I expanded my outlook on what I preferred and gave Julie Kagawa’s series The Iron Fey books a try. At first, I read a part of the book and assumed I wouldn’t be able to comprehend the story. After all, we read to get lost in the story. Faery realms? The Seelie? What the heck? But I kept an open mind and read it. It wasn’t long before I purchase and read her entire series too. My husband and my two teenagers loved them. I was hooked, and YA fiction became my go-to books. The world the authors create is magic. What are your favorite YA series? Share them with me. You can find The Iron Frey series and Twilight series at the links below.