Before I read Twilight (cringe, I hate typing that title!) I hadn't really read anything paranormal. In fact, I rarely read anything YA. I don't remember reading anything other than adult mystery & suspense, or romance novels, by choice. Anything that I read before Twilight that would be considered young adult, was a requirement in school. Why? I have no idea. I was never drawn to that genre, perhaps because I was a teenager and I longed to grow up. Now maybe I long to be a teenager again, somewhere deep inside myself. Who knows, really.
Anywho, the point. Once I read the Twilight saga, I started reading other young adult novels, many of which were paranormal, and I realized just how much I prefer it over contemporary. I won't necessarily say I prefer it over adult romance or mystery, because I feel like each of those speak to a different part of myself and I just have to be in the right mood for each. But if you put a YA novel about fallen angels in front of me, and then a contemporary--I'll most likely choose the one about fallen angels. Maybe it pushes my imagination further than a contemporary, because I like to imagine living the impossible. Orrr, maybe it all goes back to my mood.
How about you? Do you have a preference, or are you a mood reader too?