Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
Happy Tuesday, Wormies! Today, I want to talk about 10 things I want to see more of in the Young Adult and Romance genre.
As you know, I read YA and adult romance, and the last couple of years have been really interesting. I have seen a rise in certain plots, genres, and tropes but I want to see more of them! Here is my list, and I hope the bookish gods are reading this post right now.
More Androids, Please!
It seems like science fiction has regained popularity again! And I want more! Picture Humans or Westworld and I should be set! I absolutely LOVE higher functioning androids since I met Iko from The Lunar Chronicles! I have actually read a few other books with main characters who are androids and it has left me wanting!
EPIC Space Battles
A little bit related to the previous item, I have grown fond of epic space battles. I mean, think of Star Wars and Star Trek and Guardians of the Galaxy! Wouldn’t that be an amazing YA science fiction book? HECK, YEAH! In the last couple of years, I have seen a rise of the genre in the last few years as well but I feel that it is NOT ENOUGH! This is also the genre that made me read YA again!
I have read only a couple of books in this genre and I am intrigued. If it is sprinkled with Paranormal, then I am not one to complain! Do you have any book recs in this genre?
Fantasy + Romance + AMAZING!
One genre that I just discovered is the fantasy romance sub-genre. I mean, how could this go under my radar?! I simply do not know the answer to that, but you know what, I want MORE! This is high fantasy, mind you, because I still haven’t gotten into that genre yet. What I want is more romance in my fantasy!
Gilded Age Era
Now you know that I absolutely love historical romance. Most of them are set in the Regency period and even if I love that period, I am intrigued by the Gilded Age. This does not mean Westerns because there are a lot of them already. Gone with the Wind, anyone? I have only read a handful of books set in that era and it has left me wanting for more!
Oliver Twist Retelling
I read a certain series years ago that was inspired by Oliver Twist! I was entranced. The Scoundrels of St. James series by Lorraine Heath is exactly that! Now, I know there have been spinoffs of this series featuring the children and it is still awesome BUT not an Oliver Twist retelling.
What things do you want to see more of?
Have you read any books from my list?