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Thread: Has interest in YA died down? Are there no huge titles anymore?

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    practical experience, FTW MaryLennox's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyia View Post
    They're not current releases, but :The Magicians and The Running Man come awfully close.
    Okay, thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryLennox View Post
    I'm curious to know what the "adult Harry Potter" and "adult Hunger Games" series are.
    Seanan McGuire's October Daye novels featuring a magical world barely hidden beyond the surface of the mortal world, a variety of threats that affect only the magical or the entire world, magic passed through the bloodline, a reckless "chosen one," and their friends.

    Pierce Brown's Red Rising novels start with a competition between the perpetual lower class to get enough food to feed their families. Admittedly, I'm pretty sure they diverge very quickly (Hunger Games is still in my to-read pile), but I thought them similar enough to acknowledge.

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    I was thinking there have been so many incredible blockbuster YA novels this year...more so than the last couple. I know I've read more this year than I have in the last two prior years combined. And they've all been big and fantastic. The Hate U Give, They Both Die at the End, The Girl With the Red Balloon, The Upside of Unrequited...on and on. I was actually thinking 17 was a bit of an upswing in YA popularity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spikeman4444 View Post
    Or, perhaps, a better example is Marie Lu's newest endeavor, Warcross. The MC is Asian, female and has rainbow hair. But no one is pitching/selling the story as a diverse book. It's about so much more than the MC's nationality, gender etc. It's a plot-driven book with a gripping concept.
    This is exactly what I, personally, would like more of.

    This whole thread has been great for recs. Thanks guys.
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    Aerospace engineer turned writer Laer Carroll's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Will Collins View Post
    There will be another huge YA series soon...
    I'm with Will on this. I've been a YA fan for going on 20 years. And every time someone says the field is such-and-such a way, in a year or two it changes completely.

    We're like ants. We think the last tide will never return. But it always does.

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