Are you ready to dive into the nitty gritty? Romance sub-genres are abundant! It’s actually kind of funny to me because I wanted to see what others were saying about the sub-genres on the web and they only had six or seven sub categories, but the more I think on the more I come up with. As I mentioned last week a sub-genre is breaking down the genre in smaller categories, there is truly know way, in my opinion that you can only have a handful of sub genres in romance. When you finish the list I want to know what your go to romance sub-genre is!
Let’s start with three sub-genres that are bigger umbrellas and what the tell us:
Young Adult (YA): The characters in these stories are around high school, sometimes first year of college
New Adult (NA): These characters are in or fresh out of college, these characters are transitioning into adulthood
Adult: These characters are fully functioning adults, age wise at least, they are considered an adult
*Note: These categories relate to CHARACTERS age, not the READERS age. Please read any YA a novel romance or otherwise prior to gifting to a teen.