Friday, November 23, 2012

Mod Podge Predictions: Magical Realism and High-Concept YA!

As the new catalogues come rolling in I'm ready to start making some predictions for the new season of YA!

I'm seeing bunches of magical realism, and I think this between-genre will take YA by storm! 

Magical Realism, for those of you who aren't fan-girls, like myself, is comprised of a contemporary setting and characters with elements of "other-worldliness" that can appeal to fans of paranormal, supernatural & sci-fi! 

I'm also noticing that high-concept YA is coming to play in the new year! 

I am thrilled for this new wave, as I am a literary writer myself, and books that strive and press to be the best of the best are the books I like to surround myself with most of all. 

Here are some books in both categories that I would keep my eyes peeled for in 2013! 

I think these titles are all poised for success...

The Archived by Victoria Schwab

Splintered by A.G. Howard

17 & Gone by Nova Ren Suma

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke

Mila 2.0 by Debra Driza

Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys

Solstice by P.J. Hoover

Just One Day by Gayle Forman

Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger

Mind Games by Kiersten White

The Ruining by Anna Collomore

Sweet Damage by Rebecca James

Icons by Margaret Stohl

Some Quiet Place by Kelsey Sutton

Severed Heads, Broken Hearts by Robyn Schneider

Born of Illusion by Teri Brown

The Oathbreaker's Shadow by Amy McCulloch

Taste Test by Kelly Fiore


Ashley_Books_ said...

Where moght i get the catelouges?

Krazzyme(Young Readers) said...

All of these look great!!! I'll definitely be adding them to my TBR! Thanks for highlighting them

Krazyyme @ Young Readers

Lark Andrea said...

I just finished Splintered and it was FABULOUS!