Saturday, September 25, 2010

Five Things that I would love to see in YA

I had dinner with a few YA authors and we got talking about what we would love to see in YA and that really got me thinking, here are a few things that I would love to see:
1. More Older YA. I am nineteen and applying to college. There are only a handful of books that I can think of that have MCs that seriously want to college or are about after high school. Catalyst by Laurie Halse Anderson, If I Stay by Gayle Forman, Hate List by Jennifer Brown, and Tell Me A Secret by Holly Cupala are some of the books that I can think of.
2. Mysteries. I love a good Mystery, like All Unquiet Things by Anna Jarzab and The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting. Dani Noir by Nova Ren Suma is more middle grade, but a great example. Make something that is Veronica Mars-ish. Also Spies are kick ass too.
3. Time Travel. I can't really think of any YA books that have time travel, but as a Doctor Who fan, I want to see something like this. Spaceships wouldn't be bad either.
4. Sick books! Okay, they are sad and depressing, but they are amazing! Before I Die by Jenny Downham and Forever Changes by Brendan Haplin.
5. Unicorns... and Zombies. I love Unicorns and I will admit that I enjoy zombies sometimes. I would love to see some originality like Diana Petersfeud and Carrie Ryan's book. And there is no such thing as too many unicorn books.
My friend Khy, also did a post about this. So what do you want to see in books?


  1. ooh, toally agree with 1 and 2, but sick books make me cry or dont always work for me.. great list :)

  2. I could go more for all of these things! You're also reminding me of several books in my TBR pile which I still need to read. Now you've got me thinking about what I'd like...

  3. As a fellow Dr. Who fan, I completely agree with you on the time travel thing! :D I would be one happy camper if there was a sudden hype in YA time travel books. :)

  4. Two YA books about time travel would be Shadow Web by N.M Browne and Prada and Prejudice by Mandy Hubbard. The first one is more mystery. The latter is more ChickLit.

  5. I would definitely like to see more mystery. I love being surprised :)

  6. I definitely agree with all of these, it would be awesome to see more of each :)


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