Here's the deal, I'm writing a fantasy novel. When I began I meant it to be a YA novel but as I progressed with the story I'm not so sure it's appropriate for YA anymore. There are lots of elements in it that might be too much for Young adult readers. for example one of my main characters has been severely abused - mentally, physically and sexually - for several years when she was younger and it has, as you can imagine, had a drastic effect on her personality and the choices she has made in her life ever since then. She's also bisexual - and no her sexuality has nothing to do with the abuse she endured. There's gonna be sex scenes in my book for sure - nothing graphical but still. There's also going to be some swearing, not too much, but enough - I'm staying away from 'fuck' and other swear words at its level of course but 'shit' , 'damn', 'hell', 'ass' and the like are fair game. Also there's lots of violence - this a vampire novel - and I can't nor I want to cut back on any violence as I think it's necessary for a vampire novel and most importantly for the kind of story I wanna tell. I forgot to mention by the way that I have four protagonists for this novel two of whom are teenagers (16 and 17 at the beginning of the story) and the other two are adults. So what do you think? Could my novel still fit into the Young Adult framework? Or should I just forget about YA and go for Adult?