Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Mar 3

I think I want to read a rom-com with a meet ugly and goes downhill from there. #MSWL #YA

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Mar 2

Part of why I am looking for more diverse characters is because I love seeing worlds and experiences that are not mine own. The commonalities of human experience will transcend for me.

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Mar 2

I love love LOVE romance. I am sucker for it. But so often it reads very forced. Chemistry is the name of the game. I need to be gripping my kindle harder and "squeeing" out loud as our lovers go about their story.

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Mar 2

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife

Now let's talk contemporaries and what I am drawn to in those so when you see my #MSWL, you'll know.

First off, I need high concept. I am not often drawn to the contemporary that could be my everyday life. I need to escape so even if it is a real world setting, it is not my REAL WORLD.

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Mar 2

Badass ladies. I love women who take charge. I am more intrigued by Sansa and Brienne than Ayra. Even Dany has her moments for me. Women often play second fiddle to men in the world, so I love a woman who won't be held back.

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.

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Mar 2

I am obsessed with lady knights. We often see fantasy that is based off our Western courtly behavior. But I love inversions of that. So if even if your novel is not based in Western culture (and yay for that) show me the inversions of your world.

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Mar 2

As I visit the library today, I am reminded of how much I like dystopian YA. But smart dystopian. Like SCYTHE, WITHER, so give me smart dystopian #MSWL

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Mar 1

THE LITTLE MERMAID meets THE VILLAGE where the mermaids are the monsters terrorizing the island. #MSWL

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Mar 1

Amanda Isabel Ramirez @AmandaIsA_Ram

#MSWL PIRATES. SEA-FARING PIRATES. SPACE PIRATES. ONLINE PIRATES.

PIRATES. #MG #YA

So I will add to this that if you do space pirates, I want space mermaids. Space should be treated like the sea. #MSWL

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Mar 1

Character driven fantasy. Something that feels new and different from everything else out there. #MSWL

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Mar 1

I still need my witch book. But I am thinking less fantasy, more grounded low-fantasy. So CHARMED or PRACTICAL MAGIC. #MSWL

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Mar 1

A twisty pyschological thriller. I just devoured BEFORE I LET GO by @mariekeyn. And I love @kitfrick and @MindyMcGinnis. So these are my gold standard. #MSWL #YA

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Mar 1

I'd love to see a book set in the first semester of freshman year in college, that really examines the coming of age that happens when you leave the nest for the first time. #MSWL #YA

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Mar 1

I started reading NICE TRY, JANE SIMMER and now I want something in the same vein. #MSWL