PREDICT THE NEXT BIG YA GENRE

Recommendations, discussions, and odes to your favorites
jml2
Posts: 3
Joined: May 6th, 2010, 2:04 am
Contact:

Re: PREDICT THE NEXT BIG YA GENRE

Post by jml2 » June 17th, 2010, 7:05 am

it will be the genre of the next big bestseller book that everyone enjoys. And then all the copycat books come out in the same genre, and everyone thinks it's about the genre, but it's about that first book.

User avatar
Ishta
Posts: 167
Joined: February 22nd, 2010, 3:31 am
Contact:

Re: PREDICT THE NEXT BIG YA GENRE

Post by Ishta » June 18th, 2010, 12:28 am

Hmm... I don't know about that. Did Harry Potter spur a glut of Magician books? (I'm actually ignorant on this topic, since I was busy working with autistic kids and starting a charity and then moving from the UK to Canada and then being a new mom when the HP books were being written and I wasn't reading much children's lit in those days.)

I can see how the vampire craze kind of happened that way, but I've always kind of had a thing for vampires, so I've been picking up a lot of the vampire literature lately. I've found that I actually don't like many of the new vampire books, and I've been going back to Anne Rice's stuff and other older books. (Although I did really enjoy TWILIGHT - but not so much the rest of the series. Love triangles turn me off when I can't see the competing players as equally deserving/mature/whatever.) So maybe it's really about taking an old idea that is pretty popular anyway, and putting a modern or fresh spin on it?

User avatar
Heather B
Posts: 234
Joined: May 23rd, 2010, 7:56 pm
Location: Newcastle - the Australian one.
Contact:

Re: PREDICT THE NEXT BIG YA GENRE

Post by Heather B » June 23rd, 2010, 12:13 am

The funny thing is, the vampire books have always been there. The Sookie Stackhouse books were out long before Twilight and the Vampire Academy books came out a year or two before Twilight was first made into a movie. The only reason there's such a hype now is because once people have finished reading Twilight they're looking for something else to fill the void. Hence, the Vampire craze. (Which I don't think will ever truly leave us)
Journey to the Cuckoo's Nest

http://heathermbryant.blogspot.com.au/

Claudie
Posts: 707
Joined: June 9th, 2010, 3:57 pm
Location: Quebec
Contact:

Re: PREDICT THE NEXT BIG YA GENRE

Post by Claudie » June 23rd, 2010, 2:53 pm

I agree with that - vampires are here to stay.

I wouldn't be surprised to see pirates make a comeback, especially mixed with fantasy elements. And since steampunk plays a lot with these elements, I wouldn't be surprised to see it gain in popularity either.
"I do not think there is any thrill [...] like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success... Such emotions make a man forget food, sleep, friends, love, everything." -- Nikola Tesla

Jessica Peter
Posts: 57
Joined: May 15th, 2010, 2:01 pm
Location: Ontario, Canada
Contact:

Re: PREDICT THE NEXT BIG YA GENRE

Post by Jessica Peter » June 28th, 2010, 2:24 pm

Oh, I could totally see pirates. I'd be into it too. But I wouldn't say Twilight exactly MADE vampires the popularity - much of the vampire stuff was already out or in progress, it just brought more attention to them.
http://jessdoesstuff.blogspot.com
http://twitter.com/JessicaPeter1
Currently querying HUNT, YA Urban Fantasy & writing a post-apocalyptic romance

User avatar
Quill
Posts: 1059
Joined: March 17th, 2010, 9:20 pm
Location: Arizona
Contact:

Re: PREDICT THE NEXT BIG YA GENRE

Post by Quill » June 28th, 2010, 10:35 pm

Interesting blog post today from Kristin Nelson, literary agent:
I have to say it’s getting a little gruesome in our query letters and sample pages. We’ve received an inordinate amount of queries where the poor main character has to be killed off before the novel can begin.
The Latest Trends in Query Letters and Sample Pages

User avatar
maybegenius
Posts: 349
Joined: December 7th, 2009, 4:49 pm
Location: Northern California
Contact:

Re: PREDICT THE NEXT BIG YA GENRE

Post by maybegenius » June 29th, 2010, 2:44 am

Oooh, yeah, postmortem MCs are apparently big in YA right now. But of course, "now" means that the trend is already here. There are quite a few books out right now where the MC dies at the beginning and then gets to relive her last day, or fix something, or gets a do over, or has an out-of-body experience while in a deadly coma...
aka S.E. Sinkhorn, or Steph

My Blog | My Twitter | YA!Flash Tumblr

Represented by Michelle Andelman of Regal Literary

User avatar
steve
Posts: 203
Joined: June 26th, 2010, 12:09 am
Location: Web City
Contact:

Re: PREDICT THE NEXT BIG YA GENRE

Post by steve » July 4th, 2010, 1:17 am

Here's hoping genre for young adults is dead; sex and alienation needs a comeback!
Read one of the best stories by Borges.

Nomad0404
Posts: 29
Joined: May 14th, 2010, 9:31 am
Contact:

Re: PREDICT THE NEXT BIG YA GENRE

Post by Nomad0404 » July 13th, 2010, 9:41 am

Isn't Stephanie Meyer backing Mermaids?

User avatar
Heather B
Posts: 234
Joined: May 23rd, 2010, 7:56 pm
Location: Newcastle - the Australian one.
Contact:

Re: PREDICT THE NEXT BIG YA GENRE

Post by Heather B » July 13th, 2010, 8:21 pm

Oh, please no.
Journey to the Cuckoo's Nest

http://heathermbryant.blogspot.com.au/

User avatar
J. T. SHEA
Moderator
Posts: 492
Joined: May 20th, 2010, 1:55 pm
Location: IRELAND
Contact:

Re: PREDICT THE NEXT BIG YA GENRE

Post by J. T. SHEA » July 13th, 2010, 9:13 pm

But they could be edgy mermaids, with fish heads and girl legs.

User avatar
Quill
Posts: 1059
Joined: March 17th, 2010, 9:20 pm
Location: Arizona
Contact:

Re: PREDICT THE NEXT BIG YA GENRE

Post by Quill » July 13th, 2010, 9:43 pm

Dystopian mermaids fleeing the Gulf oil mess and running into pirates.

WilliamMJones
Posts: 82
Joined: May 21st, 2010, 10:10 pm
Contact:

Re: PREDICT THE NEXT BIG YA GENRE

Post by WilliamMJones » July 13th, 2010, 10:20 pm

I'm hoping the next big thing is half human teens going to alternate worlds. *crosses fingers*

User avatar
Heather B
Posts: 234
Joined: May 23rd, 2010, 7:56 pm
Location: Newcastle - the Australian one.
Contact:

Re: PREDICT THE NEXT BIG YA GENRE

Post by Heather B » July 13th, 2010, 11:11 pm

J. T. SHEA wrote:But they could be edgy mermaids, with fish heads and girl legs.
A vampire is the teen girl's fantasy. We might have just found the guys'.
Journey to the Cuckoo's Nest

http://heathermbryant.blogspot.com.au/

User avatar
Quill
Posts: 1059
Joined: March 17th, 2010, 9:20 pm
Location: Arizona
Contact:

Re: PREDICT THE NEXT BIG YA GENRE

Post by Quill » July 14th, 2010, 12:21 am

I'm pretty sure the teen guys' fantasy is beer.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests