Wednesday, December 15, 2010

12 Days of YA Lit: The 2010 Edition (Part 3)

Welcome to part three, our final chapter of our round up of trends in YA Lit from 2010. We hope you've enjoyed parts one and two.

Fourth Day of YA Lit
Halo; Torment; Hush, Hush; Crescendo

I think next year this category is really going to explode. This is a new addition to the paranormal category. Just as romantic as the vamps without that annoying drinking everyone's blood quirk.

Third Day of Young Adult Lit
Heart to Heart, Change of Heart, In a Heartbeat
I think this might be the quirkiest trend of our whole list. Three different books that have to do with the drama of a heart transplant. Are you a fan of "ER" or "Grey's Anatomy" on television? These might be the perfect books for you. These characters have the shadow of this MAJOR surgery over their heads, making every family/relationship interaction even more dramatic. Warning: You might need a tissue for these ones...

Second Day of Young Adult Lit
Numbers, The Mark
This is a paranormal power that I'm glad I don't have! The main characters in these two novels have the ability to tell when someone is going to die just by looking at them. Talk about a downer. Imagine trying to get the number of someone with that information staring you in the face. In The Mark the main character can only tell if you're going to die in the next 24 hours, which is disturbing enough, but in Numbers, she can look around and see everyone's death date... If you've ever wanted to feel glad you're not supernatural, try these out and be prepared for thrilling reads.

First day of Young Adult Lit
Bruiser
The YA librarians thought a lot about what to put as a super original title this year. We considered Nothing (one Scandinavian existential crisis) and Will Grayson, Will Grayson (one Tiny Cooper) and even The Sky is Everywhere (one book Nico won't stop talking about)... but in the end we went with Bruiser . We can't tell you too much about this book (you can see our review here) without giving major secrets away, but we will say that Brewster is a character you haven't met before and one you'll be thinking about long after you finish the book. He's our most unique read of 2010!

We hope you've enjoyed our look at trends in 2010! Did we miss any? Let us know in the Comments!

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