Dissecting Dragons

Dissecting Dragons: Episode 160: The Kids are Alright - Why do we need a NA Genre as well as YA?

March 15, 2019

Episode 160: The Kids are Alright - Why do we need a NA Genre as well as YA?

 

New Adult is a relatively new umbrella genre and so far it hasn't launched well. In fairness, Young Adult, another umbrella genre, is still new in book terms and still in a growth phase. So do we even need NA? The dragons delve into the issue this week, explaining the reasoning behind their opinion, looking at exactly what YA and NA are. Using current examples that have been miscategorised such as S.J.Maas' A Court of Thorns and Roses, and examining what went wrong with the development of NA as a category, Jules and Madeleine get to grips with the difference between genre for marketing and genre for the purpose of allowing readers to make informed choices. Join us for a lively discussion.

 

Title Music: Ecstasy by Smiling Cynic