This year in young adult fiction, supernatural is leading the way. We already knew about vampires — how could anyone not? — but the latest trend flips the coin in a surprising way. From The Guardian:
“Angels are all around us,” reads the publisher’s blurb for Angel, the first of a British trilogy of books for teenagers. “Their beauty is intoxicating, their presence awe-inspiring, their energy irresistible. Angel fever is spreading.”
And this spring an angelic host does seem to have taken over a key sector of the book industry, with at least seven new literary series about angels targeted at young adults published here and in America, and two further bestselling titles dominating the European market.
The Guardian looks at the trend and some of its top contenders here.