Romance Was the Genre I Didn’t Know I Needed

I have always considered me to be a fantasy reader with a little bit of contemporary to balance it out, but then romance came in and it slapped me in the face and was like “where the hell have you been?” I had no answer for it.
I started getting into romance because I was trying to finish my reading goals for the Goodreads challenge. I read The Kiss Quotient and then I had to read more, then I read The Hating Game and I was hooked. I need to find more romance reads, so I hit up my favorite romance booktuber and her Goodreads page, so I could get some book recommendations. From there I started to dive into the erotic, the smutty, the light, and the sports romance. There are so many levels to romance! I was able to choose what I wanted for the mood that I was in and if I was in a kind of fantasy mood, but didn’t need all of the fantasy, there were paranormal romances as well.
I don’t have much to say about it, other than it was there when I needed it and that I need to stop looking down on the romance world like I was doing. It made me have a deeper respect for the romance readers and it also helped me know what I liked and what I wanted from a readers stand point. If you haven’t read romance, go ahead and give it a try. You never know, it might be your new favorite thing. If you don’t know where to start then head over to Stephanie’s goodreads page where she has all of the romance books she’s read broken down into different categories and find something that peaks your interest. I’ve read a few and could try and recommend some to you as well. Just ask down below! I hope you find something new and exciting, but until next time,
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The Red Queen, Victoria Aveyard

RedqueenThe Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard starts out in society that is filled with segregation. The Red and the Silvers. The Reds have red blood flowing through them, are said to be inferior, and do most of the labor for the nation. The Silvers are the superior race, and have silver blood running through them. They are also uniquely gifted with their powers making them stronger than the Reds. Mare, is a young girl who is part of a loving home with family who is unfortunate enough to be Reds and have had to deal with the destruction of seeing her family torn apart by the war. When Mare meets a young boy outside of a bar, who she is trying to pick pocket. Apparently she chose the right and wrong person to pick pocket. After getting caught pick pocketing she talks to this stranger about what it is like to live where she does. The day that she is supposed to go off to fight the never ending war, her whole life changes and she is brought to instead work in the palace, where she is a catalyst of something incredibly powerful.
I rather enjoyed this novel. It was different. Though it brings up views of segregation, and social hierarchy, it does it in a way that is easily understandable. There’s thoughts of sacrifice, and believing in something that is more than you, and going after it. I find it interesting that it is in the young adult category because adults can fare to read this as well. There’s so much more to this novel in my opinion, than a girl who falls in love and fights a war at the same time. I highly recommend this one, and I can’t wait for her to make a sequel to it because I need to know what is going to happen to the villains. Until next time,
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