Saturday, January 4, 2014

Five great YA books outside the contemporary genre

Dahlia Adler usually prefers her novels realistic and contemporary--ie, fiction grounded in the here and now. But sometimes she steps outside her comfort zone and tests novels in other categories.

One title on Adler's list of five great YA books outside the contemporary genre as shared on The Barnes & Noble Book Blog:
The Art of Wishing, by Lindsay Ribar

On a lighter note, this paranormal debut surprised the hell out of me by being so utterly unputdownable that it found its place among my favorites of 2013. It definitely has a major contemporary feel, being set in high school (and with a musical-theater theme to boot), but it’s also got a hot teen genie, an epic villain, and an ending that’ll have you demanding the sequel’s instant release.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue