Hey all! I know, I know. I've been super lazy with the blahs about updating even though I promised I would. Don't hate me! :D Anyhoo, in the meantime, I have a bunch of fabulous guest bloggers visiting for the next few days. I hope you enjoy what they have to say. I know I do!
Without further ado, please welcome the always fantastic NC from Truly Bookish!
Trends in YA Fiction
Hi everyone. My name is NC and I blog at Truly Bookish where I review mostly young adult (YA) fiction with a smattering of adult fiction. My favorite genres are paranormal and dystopia. I have been blogging for approximately seven months and consider myself a newish blogger because I still have so much to learn about the blogging world.
If you read and love YA like I do, you will have noticed a few trends that have been around for awhile including vampires, werewolves, faerie books and dystopia. This year, I have noticed a few more trends that I absolutely love and I have linked the books to their Goodreads page:
For years, Rick Riordan thrilled us with his middle grade Percy Jackson books but now we have a whole new group of demigods to read about. These demigods are a little older and a lot more swoon worthy than their middle grade counterparts. If you are into mythology, check out Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini, Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton, and the upcoming Sweet Venom by Tera Lynn Childs.
Hades and Persephone
Even though they fall under the category of Greek myth, Hades and Persephone have inspired a few books as well which is interesting because the actual story of this couple is not very romantic with the kidnapping and Persephone’s mother, Demeter, angrily cursing the Earth with famine. Books based on the timeless couple include Falling Under by Gwen Hayes, The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter, Abandon by Meg Cabot and the upcoming Everneath by Brodi Ashton.
I know I am in the minority here but zombies creep me out! Years ago I watched a zombie movie, 28 Days Later, and it gave me horrible nightmares. I have avoided zombies since. This year, however, zombies are really attractive and some of them are nice too! Fine, these books have the scary types of zombies too but I like the nice ones…. Check out Die for Me by Amy Plum, the upcoming Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel and Cold Kiss by Amy Garvey.
So what trends are you loving right now and what books did I miss? Let us know so we can all update out to be read piles!