Top Ten Tuesday: 8/2/11 - Top Ten Trends I'd Like To See More/Less Of

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Top Ten Trends I'd Like To See More/Less Of

Our Answers:
  • MORE Dystopian - This genre in YA has just been full of thrilling book and has introduced me to a few new authors. These types of books are so great they can all pretty much be made into a movie. - Yara
  • LESS Mean Girls Trend - I'm really tired of picking up a new book and once again having to read about the Mean Girl Type girl in the book bullying again. - Yara 
  • LESS Twilight Comparisons - I understand Twilight was a cash cow but don't think because you try and write a book similar to it or design a cover similar to Twilight that you will have the same success. - Yara 
  • MORE Vampires - One trend I can not live without are VAMPIRES! Yum.. I can’t believe how many stories are out now-a-days involving vampires in all these different scenarios. If I can I would love to grab each and every book out there that has a vampire in it and read them all. But unfortunately I can’t, so that’s one trend I’d like to see more of. - Jenny
  • MORE Greek Mythology - If a book has anything relating to Greek Mythology I'm going to read it. Its fascinating how the authors take the history and make it new with their fascinating stories. Example of a book Starcrossed or Touch of Frost - Yara 
  • MORE Strong Heroines - My mom raised me to be independent, and I want to see more girls written that can take care of themselves. That she doesn't depend off every thing the boy does or say to her. - Yara 
  • LESS Love Triangles - A few are OK, but every story can't have one. It gets a bit tiring. I love how Lisa Desrochers wrote her triangle out in Personal Demons series, she kept it exciting. If they can be written in a new and fresh approach fine, but otherwise leave out the triangle. - Yara 
  • MORE Alternating POV - This is the best way to connect with the characters in the book. Your able to get inside their heads. - Yara 
  • LESS Cheesy Romance Book Covers - Every cover does not have to have the shirtless guy and the woman with her clothes coming off. - Yara 
  • MORE Author Conversions - I would love to see more authors writing either YA if they are known for Adult or vice verse write Adult if they write YA. - Yara 
So what do you think of the choices we have? 


  1. I'm loving books right now that have alternating POV. I like hearing both sides and knowing both reactions to situations.

  2. I agree with MORE DYSTOPIANS!!

  3. I picked author conversion too! I think it's awesome that more authors want to dabble in different scenes and bring their fan bases with them.

    Here's my Top Ten:

  4. I completely agree with more mythology. I loved Everneath by Brodi Ashton and look forward to more in that genre.

  5. I agree with a lot of things you've said. I personally would love a lot less vampires and more others things.

  6. Love your lists! But I have to say...I'm getting tired of Vampires.

  7. Great list. I completely agree about the cheesy covers.
    Here's my Top Ten

  8. Dystopian Love!! :) I'm getting a bit tired of the vampire trend though.

    Great post!

    Sarah (Inklings Read)


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