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Why is YA so attractive? + A Special Gift

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Hey Guys!
So today I am introducing you to the amazing Alecia Stone who is going to be telling you all about why YA is such an attractive genre at the moment! This is for her book tour hosted by Making Connections Goodreads Group for her book Talisman of El and she has also kindly offered FIVE of my followers a copy of the ARC ebook! (via netgalley) For more details, read the post and enter the giveaway at the bottom of the post!

Without further ado;

The Appeal of the YA Genre
By Alecia Stone

I think it’s safe to say that the YA genre is one of the hottest categories in literature right now. I think the greatest appeal of the YA genre is the ability it has of attracting not only teenage readers but also readers of all ages. I definitely believe there is something in a YA novel for everyone. Whether you are a preteen reader, a teenager or an adult, there will most likely be something in a YA book that everyone will be able to relate to.

Some of the universal themes in YA novels allow readers of all ages to connect. Themes such as love, friendship, trust, identity, are all subject matters that many people either have experienced or will experience in their life. And, let’s be honest, YA novels are just plain fun to read. Whether you read it for the magic, mystery or the romance, when it’s good, it is really good. YA novels are ripe with emotions, and it is emotional responses that guide much of human behaviour, so it’s no surprise it has such a wide appeal.


About Alecia Stone;


Being a fan of fantasy fiction, Alecia Stone’s novel was inspired by her love for paranormal mysteries. She loves to write for it is a means of escaping her reality if only for a moment. Talisman Of El is her first book. She lives in England, UK with her family.

Author website: Alecia Stone
Talisman Of El website: Talisman of El
Goodreads Page: Alecia Stone
Facebook Page: Alecia Stone Fan
Twitter: @Alecia_Stone

  Book Cover


One Planet.
Two Worlds.
Population: Human … 7 billion.
Others … unknown.
When 14-year-old Char­lie Blake wakes up sweat­ing and gasp­ing for air in the mid­dle of the night, he knows it is hap­pen­ing again. This time he wit­nesses a bru­tal mur­der. He’s afraid to tell any­one. No one would believe him … because it was a dream. Just like the one he had four years ago – the day before his dad died.
Char­lie doesn’t know why this is hap­pen­ing. He would give any­thing to have an ordi­nary life. The prob­lem: he doesn’t belong in the world he knows as home.
He belongs with the others
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Alecia Stone has kindly offered FIVE followers an ARC ecopy of her book, Talisman of El through netgalley. For your chance to win a copy, all you have to do is follow this blog and use the Rafflecoptr Widget below. If you would like a better chance of winning there are also extra entries for you to do after you’ve followed the blog but these are NOT mandatory.
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17 thoughts on “Why is YA so attractive? + A Special Gift

  1. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome book. I think it sounds interesting. I can’t wait to find out the two worlds are.
    I love YA because there isn’t a lot explicit sex of foul launguage. I may say it once ina while but I don’t like reading a book full of it.
    Alicia, congrats on the book. It sounds good.;-)

  2. I find YA literature appealing for some obvious reasons. (a) I am indeed a teenager. (b)there’s a lot of stuff there about teenagers and I especially love YA contemporary because well… drama is still drama but the problems teens faced in books seemed amplified and therefore making life somehow looks easier(even if it’s not). (c) Besides, it’s fun to read about! :D

  3. I think I enjoy YA because the characters aren’t so jaded that they are set in their ways and that they have a lot to experience yet. Thanks for the invite on Goodreads! Sweet giveaway!

  4. Thank you all for commenting. Great points. YA is definitely a fun genre to read. Being able to take the journey with the characters of YA books is certainly a thrilling ride! :)

  5. Congratulations on your debut, upcoming release, Alecia!
    I love YA because I get to share great stories with my son. I love the fact that the characters seem more innocent than the adult stories that I read. I think some in the YA genre focus more on the character development and their world.
    Thank you for the generous giveaway!

  6. Thank you, Tina and Anonymous. It’s good that you share YA stories with your son, Tina. I always love sharing YA stories with others, particularly the audience it is targeted at. All the best to everyone who has entered the giveaway.

    Alecia :)

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