Trends. We see them in everything from fashion to home design and yes, even books have them. I always go back to the beginning, before I started blogging and I had no idea books came out regularly and my usual M.O. would be to just walk down the aisles of books and pick a cute cover and then read the back and if it still held my interest I would read a few pages. I sort of miss that. Now it's all about discovering the next big hit before everyone else does.
With that said many of us fell into YA with Twilight and devoured anything paranormal. I found great books by Kimberly Derting, Melissa Marr, Rachel Caine, Maggie Stiefvater, Melissa de la Cruz and on and on. Only at the end of 2010 some of our favorite series came to an end and the one that seem to make the most impact was the Hunger Games Trilogy.
With 2011 came a huge flood of dystopian novels from both established YA authors and debut authors. They have made us feel what it would be like to find love or fight for freedom in a different world. I will admit I was a bit hesitant to follow this genre because it's usually sad but novels like The Hunger Games, Divergent, Wither, and Delirium make you love this genre.
Even though 2012 is half a year away I have noticed a lot of books that will debut next year will be historical. I have a hard time with historical novels just because I find it hard to relate to the language and that way of life. So just as I was skeptical about the dystopian genre I'm unsure about how I feel concerning these new crop of books soon to be released. I will say I look for one of them to change my mind and make me fall in love with the Historical YA genre.
What are your thoughts? Do you follow the trends? Are you excited about historical novels? Is there a genre you want to see more of? Do you miss paranormal novels? Do you love Dystopian worlds?