This meme was created for YA Midnight Reads as a discussion post of all things bookish.
Hey guys! When Mel asked me to make a discussion for this blog, I was all for it. As a new part of the blog I want to interact with its readers, of course (:
Then I realized I had to actually come up with an idea of what to discuss.
Writing about my obsessions with certain TV shows/movies , love of red velvet cupcakes, everyday klutziness and penchant for injuring myself and my love of pandas could be possible. However I figured writing something about books would make the most sense and be the best. Something that I hoped you’d enjoy.
THEN IT HIT ME.
I could write about my hopes for YA this year! Thus, the creation of this very random list occurred.
– A book with a crazy plot twist that I didn’t see coming in the least. One that really sneaks up on you, but then after it happens you can’t stop thinking about. For me this happened in ‘Dangerous Girls’ by Abigail Haas last year. I hope to read a book with a crazy plot twist like that one for 2014
– A true love triangle, one where it isn’t clear cut who the main character will choose. One where both choices have their faults and great qualities. I want a love triangle that’ll make me cry and squeal. I also want a love triangle where the main character chooses neither of the love interests. Wouldn’t that be an interesting twist?
-A story with pirates. I feel like YA is desperately in need of more pirate stories. This may be determined by recent addiction to the latest Assassin’s Creed game and re-watch of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. But really, pirates are simply badass and YA needs some of that
– I also want a story about mermaids. I’ve read several YA books featuring mermaids but they all seem to fall flat for me. They seem to be full with insta-love and forced love triangles. It focuses on that completely and the book becomes overpowered by it. I really hope to read a novel that meets my expectations and features the greatness of mermaids
– I want a book that uses the mean girl trope and spins it on its head. I’ve read a lot of books featuring the ‘mean girl’ in YA, she’s always completely bitchy and against the main character. She’s simply a plot device for the main character, and her actions are never explained. This may shock you, but people aren’t completely mean towards you for no apparent reason. Whether it’s something you did (you may not even realize it) or something that happened to the aggressor in their past, they have a reason. This doesn’t excuse their actions, but it would be interesting to read a YA novel delve into this tiresome trope and make something good of it.
– A story with a truly amazing setting, whether imaginary or real. Reading a story that features a setting that is so vividly described is like stepping into a whole other place, one so different than your own. A setting that’s really embedded in my mind would have to be the Nevernever, featured in the Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa. Her descriptions of the setting brought the story to a whole new level and I definitely fell in love with it.
-A slooooooooooooow building relationship with no love triangle complications and is realistic. One that makes me feel all of the feels, like Anna and the French Kiss.
– I would like to read a YA book that features travel. I completely adore travelling and have read some great books where the main plot-line involves travel. Wanderlove by Kristen Hubbard and Just One More day by Gayle Forman are great examples. I find that an crazy amount of character development occurs and it makes travel books wonderful to read
Okay, I think that’s enough wishes for one day.
What are you looking forward to in YA this year?
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