New Adult romance is one of the most popular ebook genres, yet many people aren’t familiar with the term. It used to be known as College or Coming of Age, and many times it can still be found that way on Amazon. But New Adult is the term that is catching on to encapsulate this very hot genre, which focuses on characters who range between approximately 18 and 29. But it’s not to be confused with Young Adult; it picks up age-wise where the Young Adult niche leaves off.
Below are some of our favorite New Adult romances. Many of them are runaway bestsellers — and the rest deserve to be. We also provide links to all our books in each category, or you can browse the entire New Adult collection.
Coming of age can be fraught with drama and tears, so why not laugh about it? These New Adult comedy romances will help you do just that.
This sub-genre features love stories that are either told from a woman’s perspective or are about women.
Coming of age stories are just as compelling when told in context of the past as they are in the present. These historical romances with emphasis on youthful characters prove that.
It’s hard to resist the allure of a story about a hero returning from war — even, or maybe especially, if he or she is flawed. These very human stories focus on characters who are involved in the military in one way or another, either in the past or present.
Mystery, Suspense and Thriller
Coming of age can be mysterious — and quite literally so in the case of these mystery romances.
Paranormal, Fantasy and Science Fiction
The Twilight series popularized New Adult vampire stories. Now people can’t get enough of them and other books that use coming-of-age characters to delve into fantasy, science fiction and the paranormal.
Music, and Rock and Roll
Music is an intrinsic part of growing up, so naturally there are a lot of New Adult books that feature it.
Like music, sports is a big part of growing into adulthood. So it’s no surprise that there are so many popular New Adult romance books that focus on it.