I'm very excited to host Gypsy Wings today for What YA Bloggers Want...also known as Gypsy Rae Photography, also known as Georgia Cranston!
Georgia is an artist, a writer, a mama, a book blogger at Eve's Fan Garden, a Twilight Mom, and has been a friend to readergirlz since the very beginning.
Check out her Esty shop, her website, and her amazing photostream to find out more about this one-of-a-kind shining star who is here to chat with us today about genres and obsessions. (We all have them, right?)
It's kinda funny. What I want out of YA books tends to change on a pretty regular basis. For a while I was deeply DEEPLY in love with all things paranormal and fantasy. My obsession with those lasted for a few months and then I wanted contemporary, real life stories, and now? Now I want dystopian and post-apocalyptic stories. I am sure that sometime in the near future I will see something shiny and new and become obsessed once again.
But with ALL of the books available to me, what I really want are characters who are well written, a story that I can believe in, and something that makes me think, or
somehow inspires me, or makes me want to be better. And if it is not the kind of book that is intended to inspire, what I want is a story that sucks me in with the writing and maybe has a good love triangle... Because really, who doesn't love a good love triangle?
My favorite YA books
The Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins
The Study Series and Glass Series by Maria V. Snyder
Matched by Ally Condie
Graceling by Kristin Cashore
Thanks for stopping by and telling us about your faves, Georgia! And in case you didn't know, Georgia is the genius artist behind the Tell Me a Secret handmade necklace I gave away for the TMAS launch party a few months ago. Isn't it gorgeous?
Readers, what genre do you obsess over? Have your obsessions changed over time or do you mainly stick with one genre? What would it take for you to take a peek at something else? Tell us in the comments for a chance to win this week's prize!
The What YA Bloggers Want series celebrates YA lit for YALSA's Teen Read Week and National Book Month!