YA STARTER PACK: MAINLY PICTURES OF COVERS

YA is awesome! My family judges my choices, but I don't care because YA is great and diverse, sometimes. It's fun going on adventures, experiencing and reading the exciting lives of fictional characters. Our fictional friends are an escape. There are so many YA books to read. There's High Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Contemporary, Dystopia(n), Horror, etc. YA books make a net revenue of 2.87 billion dollars and 30,000 books are published annually! eBooks Friendly

Those numbers are rather large and daunting, so I'm going to break it down for you.

What is YA?
YA stands for young adult, if you don't already know. It's an age range, not a genre. YA novels aim for 12-18 year-olds, but don't let that stop you from reading it! (Terrible Minds) People that are 18-44 years old buy the most YA books and 78% of that age range buys the book(s) for themselves. Anyway, YA novels revolve around teenagers, normal or special, and they're usually about teenagers going through teenage things.

The Foundation of YA
To start your quest for YA, read Harry Potter and Percy Jackson & the Olympians. The classic YA staples. Everyone who loves or reads YA has read these series and probably developed their love for reading because of them. If you go on goodreads or make book-loving friends, you'll probably have conversations about which Hogwarts house you're in, what quidditch position you play, and your godly ancestry. They're well known and very precious to the community. I also recommend A Series of Unfortunate Events.
The Genres & "Genres"
As I mentioned above, there are a lot of genres within YA. Most YA books in my opinion try to mimic the successful YA books. Let's take Hunger Games and Divergent for example. Both of these series are dystopian. They have a large, supportive fanbase, movie franchises and a lot of money. I don't know if any of you have noticed, but there are so many dystopian books now and these books bear an uncanny resemblance to their "predecessors". Everyone knows the books genres: romance, sci-fi, fantasy, realistic fiction, etc. Within these genres, there are "genres" such as (with examples that I have read and/or not have read)

Dystopian/Post-Apocalyptic

Magic
Mythology
Aliens
Angels
Demons
Witches/Warlocks/Wizards
Retellings
Vampires
The Bachelor/Princess

These are just some of the many wonderful YA titles out there! I hope you enjoyed this post and it helped you. If you have any suggestions, comment below.

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