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September 13, 2015

Celebrate Contemporary #2: Alexia's Darker Contemporary Recommedations

Today we have our second guest in my Celebrate Contemporary project, Alexia! Alexia has some great reading taste and she blogs over at Adventures in Reading. Contemporary is Alexia's favorite genre and she especially enjoys the darker contemporaries that deal with more gritty and harder topics. Today she will be recommending her top 10 darker contemporaries to us!

Alexia (Adventures in Reading)

I am a 29 year old blogger who has been blogging about books for over two years. I am a coffee addict and a chocolate addict. I have 3 wonderful cats who bring me so much joy every single day. Contemporary is my favorite book genre.

Alexia's Darker Contemporary Recommendations

All the Rage by Courtney C. Stevens

Bleed Like Me by Christa Desir

Charm & Strange by Stephanie Kuehn

Complicit by Stephanie Kuehn

Faking Normal by Courtney C. Stevens

Far From You by Tess Sharpe

Fault Line by Christa Desir

If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch

Little Peach by Peggy Kern

Pointe by Brandy Colbert

Why Does Alexia Love Contemporary?

I asked Alexia why she loves the contemporary genre and she said, 
"I think the gritty YA books are so important. Especially for the teenagers who have been through hell, either abuse or self harm, rape etc. They need to know that they aren't alone and that other teenagers are going through what they are going through. So many teens face these things alone and they need to know that they aren't damaged. They need to know they are worthy no matter what they have been through."

Thanks so much to Alexia for being part of Celebrate Contemporary!

Have you read any of Alexia's recommendations? Do you prefer light and fluffy or more dark and gritty contemporaries? Any recommendations you would add to this list?

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