Yes, its a humorous video but check out this skit on College Humor. The topic? How the young adult novel will save the US economy. If you’re a writer, you will really love the novel writing kit as well as the group that is doing the cover design.
Humor aside, I love that the Hunger Games has been front page news. Not only was there an article in my local paper, but it was also features online in Outdoor Life, a hunting/fishing magazine.
Maybe it is the fact that there are so many article out there, but some of the quotes just make me shake my head. Where did they find this expert? In one article, a librarian said something about hoping that, with the success of Hunger Games, publishers wouldn’t put out a stream of dystopian YA. What book case has she been hiding behind?
Cinder by Marissa Meyer. Set in the future but with something of a steam punk vibe.
Epitaph Road by David Patneaude. A future in which a virus has wiped out much of the male population.
Bones of Faerie by Janni Lee Simner. Creepy fabulous.
The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson. Just how far is too far to save someone you love?
Not all fun and upbeat but they all leave you with something to think about. And, isn’t that one of the best things about a really good book?