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Young adult
What is it?

Is a category of fiction published for readers in their youth. YA books are catered towards readers from 12 to 18 years of age. While the genre is targeted to teenagers, approximately half of YA readers are adults. It's a category of fiction published for readers in their youth. Subject matters and the genres of YA correlate with the "age and experience" of the protagonist and subsequent supporting characters, typically facing "real world" problems as the story progresses. The genres available in YA are expansive and similar to those found in adult fiction genres. Common themes related to YA include: friendship, first love, relationships, and identity. Stories that focus on the specific challenges of youth are sometimes referred to as problem novels.

Author: Raven Moon


Publication date: August 28, 2018

Publisher: Auto-published

Genre: Young adult, fantasy, supernatural

Book blurb:

Rainelle Sterling grew up in the Smoky Mountains, so when she returned home, she made plans to visit the place where she spent her childhood...

Each risky situation Horace encounters, including being kidnapped twice by the terrorists gang, cause his eyes to develop new superhuman abilities as they range over the entire electromagnetic spectrum.

Author: Amber Daulton


Publication date: February 11, 2019

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc

Genre: Romance

Book blurb:

Out-of-work violinist Erica Timberly decides enough is enough. She leaves her abusive boyfriend and flees the big city, but then her car breaks down in...

East Greenwich may be a small town, but it is riddled with secrets. Mercy knows this more than most – she still suffers from the scars. The trauma from the ultimate betrayal has caused her to keep her distance from everyone she holds dear. A stranger who lingers in her...

When Aveline is betrothed to the Lord of her Village, it starts a journey that will take her far from home and everything she has ever known. She befriends a creature she's only encountered in fairy tales.

Jessie found the courage to purge the unwanted items: steamy novels. Romance has to go! Donating the books is a good thing, right? Not when coupled with a dare.

Author: Shelly Crane


Publication date:  March 31, 2015

Edition house: Kiss Me Publications, LLC

Type: Young Adult, Fantasy

Book blurb:

Ava has watched her parents, Caleb and Maggie, live the perfect fairy tale, the perfect love story, played out in front of her eyes her en...

Author: Shelly Crane


Publication date:  February 14, 2013

Edition house: Kiss Me Publications, LLC

Type: Young Adult, Fantasy

Book blurb:

In the fifth book, Maggie and Caleb are married, leaders of their people, parents to their children, and happier than they ever dreamed...

Author: Shelly Crane


Publication date: December 18, 2012

Edition house: Kiss Me Publications, LLC

Type: Young Adult, Fantasy

Book blurb:

In the fourth book, Maggie and Caleb must tie up all the loose ends of their lives and make a way to be together completely on their own...

We begin with Maggie and Caleb in the clutches of a new enemy: the Virtuoso council. Not only do they have to deal with the consequences of taking the lives of the Watsons and the council attempting to take Maggie away to keep their precious Visionary safe, but they mu...

In the sequel to Significance, Maggie learns much more about all the strange things that have happened to her and has to face many new ones. Will she become who she has to be to save the ones she loves or will she crumble under the pressure?

Maggie is a seventeen-year-old girl who's had a bad year. Lately she thinks life is all about hanging on by a thread and is gripping tight with everything she has. Then she meets Caleb. She saves his life and instantly knows there's something more about him. So...

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