eija sumner @eijasRereading Silent Spring, and I can’t help think about Wilder Girls and I want to talk to Rory Power about biological warfare, synthetic pesticides, and the ways in which (if any!) that affected her book and research. Have you read WG, yet???
Biological warfare in a fantasy could be cool. #MSWL
In all my #MSWL, I haven't said epic fantasy. I love fantasy, but guys, make feel new. I hang in the space as a reader not just as an agent, so to hook me, you're gonna have to know the literary legacies and the tropes and how to break them.
I just got up to stretch and saw a Salem Witch Trial NF book. Can someone please write me Salem Witch Trials but in a fantasy world? You'd have to know the history leading up to the witch trials, and then figure out for your new fantasy world, but SO COOL. #MSWL
4. I want a cinematic, high concept fantasy unlike anything I have seen before. I love unlikable ladies (but they must still be relatable), and I would love a single POV. Character driven is the BEST for me. With literary-esque writing. #MSWL
What I am looking for here is fantasy that is high concept, but beautifully written. All these authors I read in 1 sitting, ignoring everything. I want a fantasy where I ignore the world. Make it stand out and feel like I have never seen these elements before. #MSWL #YA #MG
Speaking of Sabaa, I want cinematic fantasy. What do I mean by that? High concept, sweeping, almost grand like a movie in your head. Sabaa does this wonderfully, but so does Marie Rutkoski, Sarah J. Maas, Tahereh Mafi, Laini Taylor. #MSWL #YA #MG
In light of my query 0, I am going to do a #MSWL tomorrow. For now, here is a snapshot:
-Fluffy YA rom-com.
-Well-written psychological friendship book (YA)
- Literary-esque but cinematic fantasy YA and MG
- Historical Fiction like @RutaSepetys
- Quirky, Fun, Voicey MG
Lauren Spieller @laurenspiellerWriters, I have a few kidlit #mswl items I'd love to see in 2019!
-funny, contemp YA a la WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI, HOT DOG GIRL, HERETICS ANONYMOUS
-LatinX characters! Please!
-Grounded dark fantasy, a la SAWKILL GIRLS, THE DEVOURING GRAY, THE RAVEN BOYS