Magic

Kaitlyn Johnson @kaitylynne13 · Apr 4

#MSWL for MG, I want mature voices. Upper MG storylines. LOVE historical fiction for younger characters, contemporary that makes me like who I'm reading about, urban fantasy/magical realism where the child is strong & proud.

Kaitlyn Johnson @kaitylynne13 · Apr 4

#MSWL Southern Gothic is high on my list. YA or A; historical fiction/fantasy, contemporary, urban fantasy, magical realism. Bonus points for local legend and bayou storylines.

Jessie Devine @Jessie_Devine · Mar 30

Who has a rich, southern YA? Send to meeeeee. Particularly if there's magic and southern belles. #mswl

Kristy Hunter @KristySHunter · Mar 27

Also would love to see some #upmarket women's fiction w/ a unique hook and/or a hint of magical realism #MSWL #WF #MR

Sam Morgan @samroebuck · Mar 26

(sincere #mswl forthcoming alert)

I need some fantasy. Been selling a lot of SF lately but I need some wizards and witches and magic and dragons and swords and sorcery.

Vicki Lame @thedaysbetween · Mar 22

#MSWL a totally delicious YA romantic comedy that is diverse; still trying to find my perfect Paris novel (YA or adult); a historical YA mystery (think Jennifer Donnelly's These Shallow Graves); magical realism 4-ever

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · Mar 8

Leon Husock @LeonHusock

#MSWL Magic doesn't have to be rigidly defined with each person only having set types (e.g. Avatar TLA). People naturally find the things they're good at and like. By the time you're a teen, you might be able to do a bit of magic X but have a real talent for magic Y.

On a related #MSWL note, people tend to think of world-building as being about the physical world itself; its people, its geography and history and mythology. But it's as much about systems and how they work as it is about anything concrete.

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · Mar 8

#MSWL Magic doesn't have to be rigidly defined with each person only having set types (e.g. Avatar TLA). People naturally find the things they're good at and like. By the time you're a teen, you might be able to do a bit of magic X but have a real talent for magic Y.

Joanna Szabo @Joanna_Shwaba · Mar 6

I want a mythology retelling with a contemporary PNW twist more than I want most things in life. Or a convincing contemporary YA fantasy (magic or monsters!) that really pushes into its setting. #MSWL

Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessica · Mar 5

I finished another book by Sara Addison Allen this weekend, which means my #MSWL for today is a feel good women's fiction, family story. With or without magical realism. #MSWLMadness

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Mar 2

"Magic always comes with a price". I love consequences. So much of the fantasy I love is driven by characters make decisions and then dealing with the consequences of those actions.

Lisa Rodgers @_LisaRodgers · Mar 1

#mswl I'd also really love a fantasy similar to Tanya Huff's FIFTH QUARTER. Assassins, magic, forbidden romance, and conflicting loyalties, oh my!

Kelly @YAFantasyFan · Mar 1

YA Fantasy involving a twisted circus ring leader and the people who are stuck performing underneath him. Give me darkness, witches, chained magic, and all the evil. ❤️ #MSWL

Naomi Davis @NaomisLitPix · Feb 28

A quick note about my #MSWL - I am always excited to read new fantasy,but I am not currently looking for urban fantasy, or anything vampire/werewolf/fae.

I AM looking for new creatures/worlds/magic systems, new structures/societies,or less-often-seen societies made into fantasy.

Thao Le @ThaoLe8 · Feb 26

BUT I want to see some modern magic realism, and some contemporary fantasy (think portal magic, magical bakeries/flower shops, lighthearted time travel in the vein of the movie About Time). Again, more modern/contemporary and less urban fantasy. #mswl