New adult (NA) is one of the most loved and fiercely hated trends to emerge this decade. Many decry NA as a mere marketing ploy, while others are excited that an overlooked demographic is finally getting its share of the spotlight. These 33 sources will give patrons plenty to ponder.
Dare, Tessa. When a Scot Ties the Knot. Avon. (Castles Ever After, Bk. 3). Sept. 2015. 384p. ISBN 9780062349026. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062349033. HISTORICAL ROMANCE Terrified to the point of paralysis at the thought of enduring her first London season, 16-year-old Madeline Gracechurch invents a fiancé and the love of her life—a heart-stopping Highlander […]
Bowen, Lila. Wake of Vultures. Orbit: Hachette. (Shadow, Bk. 1). 2015. 320p. ISBN 9780316264310. $25; ebk. ISBN 9780316264303. FANTASY Bowen’s debut, a fantastical coming-of-age Western, introduces half-Native American, half-African American teenager Nettie Lonesome. Raised by foster parents who treat her like a slave, Nettie learned early on how to take care of herself, and she isn’t […]
Byron, Ellen. Plantation Shudders: A Cajun Country Mystery. Crooked Lane. Aug. 2015. ISBN 9781629532509. $24.99; ebk. ISBN 9781629532516. M Having returned to Louisiana after a humiliating breakup and the derailment of her Manhattan career, Maggie Crozat now helps her parents run their plantation bed-and-breakfast. When two guests drop dead within minutes of each other, her […]