I've mentioned a few times, that other than my favorite authors, or the special YA authors that I read - I'm not really into Young Adult fiction. I usually keep my YA reading to authors I already have a history of reading, or writers like J.A. Campbell.
Possibly because of Campbell, I've had my brain opened up a bit to a few other YA novelists...and I've recently bought a couple YA books ALL ON MY OWN.
This week, I had planned to read some books I've just received, when I remembered I should read a book that's been on my shelves for a while. I made myself a promise to do this at least once a month - read some languishing novels.
So I grabbed Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins. this book has been out since 2010. I started reading it tonight and in a couple hours I ended up almost a third of the way through.
And parts of it are funny. This character has a funny sense of humor, even though you know there are some dark moments coming up.
I'm surprised at how much I'm enjoying this.