Do you think the YA market is saturated with Vampires at the moment? I mean we have Vampire Diaries, Vampire Academy, Twilight, Hourglass, House of Night, Van Alen Legacy, How to Date a Vampire, Jessica’s Guide…. and the list goes on and on.
Are you over vampires yet? I know Di’s not, but the rest of us? Hmm, and just when you thought vamps were done, along comes Zombies. Yep the undead are rising, we have Forest of Hands and Teeth, Generation Dead, Zombie Queen of Newbury High (little wave to Amanda), Soulless, Never Slow Dance with a Zombie, and more.
And then there’s the category of fallen angels: Fallen, Hush Hush, Coffee House Angel, and there are a few more coming out very soon.
Faeries: Wicked Lovely, Tithe, Knife, Wonderous Strange, and so on.
So we can safely say that paranormal Young Adult books will still be on the shelf and selling well for a little while longer. But why? What is it about these creatures that teens love? Is it the mythical quality? They couldn’t possibly be real so it’s okay to read and fantasize about them?
Is it their other worldliness that attracts us? The power and passion that crafts them into best sellers?
I forgot werewolves, many books nowadays on werewolves including Beautiful Creatures, Never Cry Werewolf, etc.
Is paranormal YA on the way out? Every other ‘expert’ is saying yes, and yet the demand for them is still high.
Do you read paranormal YA? Why do you like it?