#YABkLove Day 31: What’s Next for YA?

#YABkLove Day 31

Today isn’t so much about sharing books as it is about sharing thoughts. What do you think is coming in the future of the YA genre? What changes do you think will happen or should happen? Do you think different types of books will be published? What things would you like to see? This is an open forum to whatever you want to see happen for YA in the next, let’s say, 5 years.

 

Also, thank you to everyone who has participated in #YABkLove this month!

#YABkLove Day 30: Coming in 2018

#YABkLove Day 30

It is only halfway through 2017, but are there any releases for 2018 that you are already anticipating? Perhaps it is a sequel to something you’ve read or a debut you’ve been hearing buzz about. Share what 2018 releases you know about so everyone can start looking forward to them as well!

If you don’t know any for 2018, you can also share releases for the end of 2017.

 

#YABkLove Day 27: Older Titles #TBT

#YABkLove Day 27

For today, I’d like to see titles that you read more than 5 years ago, maybe more than 7 years ago, that are still worth attention. In the library world, teen books start being considered obsolete after 5 years unless they are actively circulating, so what books would be past that time but still worth a read? You can go even older than that if you can think of some.

For some of this, that won’t be hard because 5-7 years ago doesn’t feel that long. For perspective, I read Twilight 10 years ago.

For me, one of the oldest YA series I remember reading was the Sweep series by Cate Tiernan. Were they good? I don’t even recall. I just know in high school I loved all things witches and I read them all, and they were super short.

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Also towards the end of high school I read the House of Night series by P.C. Cast. I still see these check out at the library.

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What are your throw back titles?

#YABkLove Day 26: Adaptations

#YABkLove Day 26

It is day 26 and we have finally made it to my wheelhouse: adaptations! Let’s talk updated versions of fairy tales, myths, retold classics, folklore, etc. This was a huge trend about a year to three years ago but it is dying off now (you know, just as I finished my own fairy tale retelling manuscript). I still love them and I think there are some great ones to talk about.

Here are some of my favorites:

#YABkLove Day 23: Comics or Graphic Novels

#YABkLove Day 23

I recently have been reading more and more graphic novels so I’m excited about this day. There are great adaptions of classics done in graphic form out there, but also amazing original stories with beautiful art that I hope people will experience.

Here’s a few that I’ve enjoyed that could be considered YA: