Thursday, July 21, 2011

Book Blogger Hop (2)

Book Blogger Hop
Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Jen at Crazy for Books.

This week's question:
What’s the ONE GENRE that you wish you could get into, but just can’t?

YA paranormal. Hands down. I've tried and I've tried and I've tried, but, with the exception of "Paranormalcy," by Kiersten White, I seriously CANNOT get into YA paranormal. And I really wish I could. Because I read all these reviews of paranormal books that people rave about, and I'm like, "Awesome! I'm totally going to read this book!" And I'm all determined to finally get into the genre. But then TRAGEDY ALWAYS STRIKES, and I never enjoy the book--and honestly, I usually end up skimming by halfway. Gah! I just really want to like YA paranormal. What is wrong with me?

Can anyone recommend, like, THE ONE--aka a paranormal that I might actually like? You know, the YA paranormal you hold near and dear to your heart and practically consider one of your children? Because this is a genre I feel like I'm missing out on.

11 comments:

  1. I'm just like you where sometimes I pick up a YA paranormal book and just can't get into it! I going to try and read Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick!

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  2. I'd say Nevermore, by Kelly Creagh. It's about Edgar Alan Poe, is set in modern day high school and an alternative dream reality, there's no vampires, werewolves or things like that, and fairly heavy on the romance. But if you don't like paranormal, don't worry! We all have our dislikes
    Nina @ Death Books and Tea

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  3. I have to admit that I felt similar about paranormal stories not too long ago, but - especially since I got into book blogging - that has changed.
    Maybe you'd like to try something like "Hourglass" by Myra McEntire. It's about time travel, so it's a little between science fiction and paranormal. Maybe not having any weird creatures might be a good way to start. ;)
    Some other of my favorites are the Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa and Born at Midnight by C. C. Hunter. :)

    Carina
    @ Fictional Distraction

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  4. If you liked Paranormalcy, I would recommend the Mediator series by Meg Cabot. It keeps the humor but also has the paranormal ghosts.

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  5. Sad that you don't like YA Para! But, that's really the great thing about books--enough different stuff for everyone!!

    New follower. Happy Friday!!

    Jessi @ Reading in the Corner

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  6. Hi! Thanks for stopping by!

    Hope u have a great weekend!

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  7. Just hopping by.... Ooo I LOVE paranormal YA books. I guess a question I might ask is what type of paranormal have you tried? I usually find that the books I can't get into is not necessarily due to the genre but rather the writing style.

    Drop by Pineapples & Pyjamas to see my answer

    Michelle

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  8. I really don't like most of YA paranormal. Like you I did really enjoy Paranormalcy too (one of a select few) and I have Supernaturally already on hold at the library. But, yah Paranormal just really isn't my thing...I've had enough of the vamps and werewolves and ghosts and all that junk!

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  9. I really like Tyger Tyger, and the Iron Fae series by Kagawa and The Demon Trappers daughter. For me I find with YA Paranormal there are a few things that bug me. Often the writing is geared toward YA, the parents are absent or idiotic and the teens are abnormal in their sex, or lack of sex, lives. Amanda Hocking's My Blood Approves series might be something you would like. New Follower, hope you will come by.

    <a href="http://fangswandsandfairydust.com”)> Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust</a>
    @fangswandsfairy
    steph@fangswandsandfairydust.com

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