Monday, July 14, 2014

A Short List of New Adult Book Recommendations

New Adult books can be the best amount of sexy and riveting. Unfortunately, there's always those ones that need tossed - at a wall, in the trash, into space, etc. 

I've come up with a list of New Adult recommendations; each of these books has a great main character, with a hunky love interest.

Beautiful Disaster
(Beautiful #1)
Publication Date: May 2011
Paperback, 416 pages, Atria Books
Genres: Contemporary


Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate number of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance from the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at college with her best friend, her path to a new beginning is quickly challenged by Eastern University’s Walking One-Night Stand.

Travis Maddox, lean, cut, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby wants—and needs—to avoid. He spends his nights winning money in a floating fight ring, and his days as the ultimate college campus charmer. Intrigued by Abby’s resistance to his appeal, Travis tricks her into his daily life with a simple bet. If he loses, he must remain abstinent for a month. If Abby loses, she must live in Travis’s apartment for the same amount of time. Either way, Travis has no idea that he has met his match.

My Thoughts

I’m sure every NA fanatic has devoured this book. And that’s awesome, because to be frank, it is awesome. If you haven’t started reading the NA genre yet, this is a great book to get started with. It’s fun, sweet, and intoxicating all at the same time.

The Edge of Never
(The Edge of Never #1)
Publication Date: November 2012
Paperback, 426 pages
Genres: Contemporary

Twenty-year-old Camryn Bennett had always been one to think out-of-the-box, who knew she wanted something more in life than following the same repetitive patterns and growing old with the same repetitive life story. And she thought that her life was going in the right direction until everything fell apart.

Determined not to dwell on the negative and push forward, Camryn is set to move in with her best friend and plans to start a new job. But after an unexpected night at the hottest club in downtown North Carolina, she makes the ultimate decision to leave the only life she’s ever known, far behind.

With a purse, a cell phone and a small bag with a few necessities, Camryn, with absolutely no direction or purpose boards a Greyhound bus alone and sets out to find herself. What she finds is a guy named Andrew Parrish, someone not so very different from her and who harbors his own dark secrets. But Camryn swore never to let down her walls again. And she vowed never to fall in love.

But with Andrew, Camryn finds herself doing a lot of things she never thought she’d do. He shows her what it’s really like to live out-of-the-box and to give in to her deepest, darkest desires. On their sporadic road-trip he becomes the center of her exciting and daring new life, pulling love and lust and emotion out of her in ways she never imagined possible. But will Andrew’s dark secret push them inseparably together, or tear them completely apart?

My Thoughts

This book was a mystery. Going in I had no idea how this whirlwind of a NA was going to work out, but I enjoyed myself immensely. The characters are given so much detail, from their minute quirks to their larger issues, each kept me reading.

(The Crescent Chronicles #1)
Publication Date: August 2012
Paperback, 268 pages, Createspace
Genres: Paranormal

Sometimes you just have to take flight.

A summer in New Orleans is exactly what Allie needs before starting college. Accepting her dad’s invitation to work at his hotel offers an escape from her ex-boyfriend and the chance to spend the summer with her best friend. Meeting a guy is the last thing on her mind—until she sees Levi.

Unable to resist the infuriating yet alluring Levi, Allie finds herself at the center of a supernatural society and forced to decide between following the path she has always trusted or saving a city that might just save her.

My Thoughts

This book has a great premise! The supernatural creatures are incredibly unique, and the way that Allie gets to be a part of their world is so funky and strange that you just can’t help but want to keep reading.


  1. This is a GREAT list!! I can't wait to read flight and the edge of never! I loved beautiful disaster!

    I hope to see you around my blog,


  2. I hope you get to Flight and TEoN soon! They were really good. :)

    Thanks for visiting!


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