I was out for a jog the other day, and I found myself thinking about the themes and tropes and plot mechanics common to many New Adult novels. I wanted to see if I could boil everything down to the essentials, and this is the recipe I came up with. Sure, there’s plenty of books that diverge from this recipe, and few hit this exact formula, but I’ll bet you can think of one or ten books you’ve read that match up pretty darn close. Even a few Devon Hartford novels! Gasp! Guilty as charged.
The good news is, the reason formulas happen is because PEOPLE LIKE THEM!! Imagine that. :-D
What do you peeps think about my formula? Have I hit the nail on the head, or have I missed the mark by a country mile? Share you thoughts in the comments below, and I promise I’ll respond with a non-formulaic reply. ;-)
Or you can just rush out and read a Devon Hartford novel and see how it measures up to my recipe. ;-)