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Part 3, readers! Last one as well.

BOOKS INTO MOVIES

Harry Potter and Twilight are kings of this topic. Very soon, these sagas are ending, leaving more and more in their wake. In my opinion, I don’t think EVERY SINGLE BOOK should be made into a movie. I understand Harry Potter a bit, but I Am Number Four? Flipped? Nope. They should’ve left those alone. Not all books need to be made into movies, and not all movies need to be made from a book.

 MARKETING TACTICS

Have you noticed more book trailers on TV lately? More and more companies are trying different tactics to get books noticed.  Also, authors are creating Twitter and Facebook pages for marketing as well. This is great! As book blogging begins to evolves, authors should try and evolve as well! But here’s a question, what author would you like to have an account on a social networking site?

Well, that’s it for this book discussion. Look for another one comin’ at you soon!

Until we meet again!~ 

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I’m back with part 2 of my discussion of what I’d love to see in YA. Last time, I talked about love aspects and different formats. Today, I’ll talk some more! Isn’t that great? 🙂

SEQUELS/TRILOGIES/SAGAS 

Well, we all know about Twilight, Harry Potter, Alyson Noel’s Immortals series, Maximum Ride, etc. etc.; we could go on all day! I understand the necessity of SOME series and such, but wouldn’t a series or trilogy be just as nice? Series’ like Lisa McMann’s Wake, Susan Beth Pfeffer’s Last Survivors, Lauren Oliver’s Delirium, did and will end the story well. I felt as if seven books for Harry Potter really wasn’t needed. Even though I don’t like Twilight, I also feel that was rounded nicely as well, and that Breaking Dawn was a BUTT to read.

COVERS 

You know the saying, you’re not supposed to judge a book by it’s cover? Unfortunately, I do judge. Truth is, if the cover doesn’t grab me, I feel the story won’t as well. However, there are some circumstances that the story is way better than the cover! Also, there’s been a…trend in covers lately. Take a look of Evermore by Alyson Noel and North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley:

Um…hello twins! If you remove the flower from Evermore, do they not look the same? The actual reason is because of stock images.  They are bought from stock agencies, and, well, used, making brand new books, like twins to older ones. It’s not just faces, however, This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen and Bewitching Love Potions & Charms by Raven Tempest has a person holding paper hearts and Leap of Faith by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley and Cracked Up to Be by Courtney Summers has a girl laying down on a bench and about religious themes!

Note: I did get this idea from this Goodreads Listopia.

COLLABORATIONS

Alright. James Patterson is king of this topic. He’s collaborated with Ned Rust, Adam Sadler, Michael Ledwidge, Gabrielle Charbonnet, and that’s just young adult! John Green is a good person for this section as well, having collaborated with David Levithan,  Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle. Then, you have those huge books with hundreds of people collaborating such as Kiss Me Deadly and Zombies vs. Unicorns. Since Let It Snow, this type of YA format has been dwindling, but suddenly boomed back since the release of Zombies vs. Unicorns. However, most of this type only comes from seasoned authors, or not at all. Wouldn’t a debut novel featuring a new author, then somebody like Meg Cabot, or Lauren Oliver, or maybe even both!

And that’s it for part 2! Next time, we’ll talk about books being turned into movies, different marketing tactics, and more!

For once, it is not a book review or meme, but an actual, well…blog topic.

Everybody knows about young adult fiction. Written for teens like us, right? But you also know about themes in YA as well. Vampires, werewolves, surviving school, first love, etc. Almost everything you see now has at least one of those themes, if not more! I, for once, would like to see more than just that. I’ll break up the posts into different headings, so it’s just not a big ‘ol paragraph, hmm?

LOVE: 

Love is probably one of my favorite themes in YA. Every author writes love in their own different way. Forbidden love is so common, I think. I love him and he loves me, but he’s a (add supernatural or powerful stature here) and I’m just (human/normal person, etc). That could be rounded out a bit. I’d love to see more family love relationships, such as brother-sister, or sister and step-brother. They deserve our love as much as every thing else does! I’d also like to see some stories where the main character is already in a relationship. In most stories, if a character starts out in a relationship, it’ll probably end before the book ends. I’d like to see two characters actually make it an entire book, or maybe even SERIES!

FORMAT: 

Of course, there’s the good ‘ol Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3, etc., but I’d be nice if there would be other kind of format maybe? Anything but verse stories. I hate those with a passion. If I review any on this site, you better believe that they are utterly amazing! More alternating stories would be nice as well. Or maybe, have an alternating story chapter that focuses on somebody that’s not a main character, to get a better feel of another person’s feelings?

That’s all for part 1, stay tuned!