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Zelenka
02-05-2008, 02:26 AM
Hi,
I've been having a look at the Edgy YA fiction threads, but could anyone recommend me some edgier YA fantasy books, if such a thing exists? I'm interested in what the boundaries are for issues and such specifically in fantasy, whether it's usually tamer than other YA books that deal more with 'real' life.
Jess

britlitfantw
02-05-2008, 03:56 AM
Can it be YA urban fantasy? If so, I'd say that Holly Black's books are pretty edgy. Or did you mean high fantasy? A different kind of fantasy?

ETA: Melissa Marr's WICKED LOVELY is a little bit edgy, but the ones by Holly Black are definitely moreso.

Zelenka
02-05-2008, 04:35 AM
Can it be YA urban fantasy? If so, I'd say that Holly Black's books are pretty edgy. Or did you mean high fantasy? A different kind of fantasy?

ETA: Melissa Marr's WICKED LOVELY is a little bit edgy, but the ones by Holly Black are definitely moreso.

Either to be honest. I'm interested in YA fantasy that is maybe a bit darker or involves more 'adult' issues. The one I'm writing is urban fantasy, but I'm really new to the whole area of YA fiction so I was interested to see how far a writer could go and what would still be acceptible.

Thank you for the recs, I'll check out both authors.

Shady Lane
02-05-2008, 04:36 AM
I'm thinking Francesca Lia Block, though I haven't read much by her. Her stuff is definitely a little AU, but I'm not positive it qualifies as fantasy. Still, definitely edgier than a razor blade.

I'd check out I Was a Teenage Fairy. My sister loved it.

Zoombie
02-05-2008, 06:58 AM
Does edgy YA sci-fi count? Cause I'm writing one right now!

Other than that, most of the YA fantasy stuff I've read has been fairly tame. Well, sure, Alana has a bit of sex, but it's very PG-13ish stuff.

Hopcus
02-06-2008, 10:07 AM
I'm also going to have to go with Holly Black.