5 Hopes for YA in 2011

Sunday, December 26, 2010


Over at Persnickety Snark, Adele has created the Pernsnickety Snark FIVE Challenge.  Today's topic is 5 Most Hopes for YA in 2011:

1. Less love triangles.  While I do like them occasionally when they are done right, I don't think every  book needs one.  It would be nice to have a guy or a girl know who they want.  The back and forth bit drives me crazy.

2. Still on the subject of romance since I love a good love story.  More of the nice, bestfriend type, average guy getting the girl.  Not always the dark sexy stranger or most popular boy at school that every girl is crushing on.

3. More realistic parental presence in story lines.  Quite a few books I have read the parents come and go in the story.  One minute they are protective and the next minute they have disappeared from the story line all together. 

4. More Aussie books available international.  I have lots of friends that can't get their hands on some of my favourite books.

5.  Less cliffhangers.  Not every book that is part of a series needs to end on a GIANT cliffhanger.  If the story is interesting and the writing is good we will come back for more.

What are your hopes for YA in 2011?

13 comments:

Nomes said...

yay ~ we both chose for internatoinal aussie titles!

i actually dig love triangles. though i haven't read many annoying ones. so i get how that would be frustrating :)

also ~ yeah, what is with that and parents, hey?

x

Kylie said...

I like all of them! Absolutely more aussie titles available internationally and less cliff hangers! I just finished the second of John Flanagan's Ranger's Apprentice series and the library is closed until the 4th!! Arghhhhhhhhhhhhh

Misha1989 said...

I agree with all the 5! I am just tired of love triangles and dark mysterious male protagonists!

Missie said...

I'm totally with you on all of these, but especially numbers 3 and 4. It took me forever to get Saltwater Vampires, and it was only when I asked an internet friend in Australia if she could send it to me that I was able to get the book. But I will want many more titles. :(

Andi said...

I completely agree with the first three especially the second! It seems like practically the only time the average guy gets the girl is when he's the one narrating the story.

Annette said...

I love your list! Definitely agree with the "more parents" and "less cliffhangers!" Those are two of my biggest pet peeves.

Melissa said...

So true about the cliffhangers! I'd go so far as to say that I'd really like to see more stand-alone books...I think series are dominating the market today. Great hopes, Nic :)

brandileigh2003 said...

All wonderful points! Hopefully the trends will change a bit :)

Audrey (holes In My brain) said...

love the list! definitely agre with the parents thing and love triangles. oh, and average guy is a YAY, perfect, flawless, sewet, kind, thoughtful, caring, patient, no-personlaity guy is a NAY. xD and I know I wouldn't mind seeing more Aussie titles!

Pixie said...

Yea, for the average boy getting the girl! Great list, I've seen alot of post for more Aussie authors. I will have to start looking into Australian YA authors. I recently finished Girl Save Boy, which is written by a young Australian author - LOVED IT!

Cass (Words on Paper) said...

Yes! Nice points, Nic. ;) I love the pics as well.

Jenny said...

I agree with all your hopes, I would love less cliffhangers, I've been dying when I've finished practically every book I've read this year! And though I love a good love triangle, a few less would be more than welcome:)

Gina said...

Thank you- someone actually agrees with me that cliffhangers might be a bad thing after awhile. And parents, where are all those parents, anyway? More of the best friend type would be great. Awesome hopes for next year!

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