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Megan Manzano @Megan_Manzano · Jun 10

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks

I keep thinking about how badly I want to read more smart, unnerving YA horror.

I don't want gore. I want a story that makes me ask questions that I don't want an answer to. #MSWL

This 100%.

Examples like the ones Eric gives in his thread are often what I refer to when I say I want dark stories. Make me question things. Tip and break my reality into pieces.

#MSWL

Cortney Radocaj πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ’–πŸ’œπŸ’™ @CortneyRadocaj · Jun 5

#MSWL contemp w/ #ownvoices rep for mental illness.

I don’t want a pretty glittering version of it bc lets be real mental illness sucks a big back of dicks.

Give me the thoughts none of us voice that make us feel like the world is going to swallow us whole.

&then give me hope.

Tara the Story Oracle @Literary_Tara · Jun 4

Since #pitmad is around the corner, I want you all to know that I will be watching for any book with #polyromance in it. #mswl

Tara the Story Oracle @Literary_Tara · Jun 3

Ok, I just realized I need a Queer Eye for YA. #MSWL

Cortney Radocaj πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ’–πŸ’œπŸ’™ @CortneyRadocaj · Jun 2

So give me the heroes of the story, let them see and do and experience awful shitβ€”but then don't let that trauma just slip away into nothing.

Let them grieve. Let them rage. Let them burn and grow and heal.

And let me see the steel sharpen in their eyes.

#MSWL

Cortney Radocaj πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ’–πŸ’œπŸ’™ @CortneyRadocaj · Jun 2

The thing that makes me immediately latch onto and empathize with almost any character?

Anger.

Not just a flash of it. I want the deep-seated rage that burns after trauma. The rage that fuses to your bones and becomes an integral piece of you.

Give me more anger.

#MSWL

Kat Kerr @thekatsmews · Jun 1

Just finished watching #AlwaysBeMyMaybe on Netflix and I just need to say:

We need more romcoms featuring POC
We need more romcoms featuring POC
We need more romcoms featuring POC
We need more romcoms featuring POC
We need more romcoms featuring POC

#mswl

Cortney Radocaj πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ’–πŸ’œπŸ’™ @CortneyRadocaj · May 30

I need more snarky dark pointy boys with soft gooey interiors in my inbox STAT

(Seriously I am apparently on an insatiable Hades and Persephone kick, GIVE ME SOFT HADES. GIVE ME RHYSAND. GIVE ME KIERAN (@briston_brooks your boys speak to my SOUL)

#MSWL

Cortney Radocaj πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ’–πŸ’œπŸ’™ @CortneyRadocaj · May 30

I am CONSTANTLY finding myself drawn to Hades and Persephone retellings. C O N S T A N T L Y.

#MSWL

erin clyburn @erin_clyburn · May 28

First PEN15, now BOOKSMART? Give me more smart, nerdy, awkward-confident tween/teen girls with do-anything-for-each-other friendships. #MSWL