Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALifeLet's do an #MG #MSWL thread!
I really would love a good mermaid book. Think THE THIRTEENTH YEAR or MAYBE A MERMAID. I'm looking for something quieter here than underwater sea kingdoms, people. #MSWL
And finally my evergreen #MSWL right now: mermaids. Evil mermaids. Magical realism mermaids. 13th Year Mermaids.
And Ren Faire contemporary.
And Spice Girls friendship break-up MG or YA.
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6a. Side note: did anyone see the story of the girl whose homemade slime business (that she was running out of the bathroom) got shut down by the administration? THAT is the kind of #MG version of this that would be epic. #MSWL
6. I want a book that challenges the patriarchy or even the authority. Books like SUGGESTED READING by Dave Connis or THE BIRDS, THE BEES, AND YOU AND ME by Olivia Hinebaugh. Books about kids seeing how stupid adults & the rules are and they find ways to fight back. #MSWL #YA #MG
I love MG. I want stories that cover important topics like being first gen, and poverty, and homelessness, as well as our classics. But voice is key. Some of my favorite authors are J. Anderson Coats, Melanie Crowder, Lauren Wolk, Kelly Yang. #MSWL #MG
I love historical fiction, but I am picky. Because I want to see a historical voice. I love Ruta Sepetys for this reason. Give me histories I have never seen, give me view points never known. Immerse me in the setting, and culture. #MSWL #YA #MG
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
Ruqayyah Daud @rsdaudcan someone please write a middle-grade book about an all-girls step team? so many sports books but not one i've seen about stepping. i was briefly on the step team in 7th grade and there's lots of drama to write about! #mswl
I want this so much #MSWL