I am dying for romances in YA & Adult. Queer preferred. Commercial, high stakes concepts with a fun angle. Interracial couples w/non-white partners. Light-hearted but not cutesy. 2011 Tumblr-angst. #mswl
Thing I’ve noticed: my YA list skews more girl, and my MG list more boy. I’d like to balance that, but still maintaining my overarching tastes: high concept, good plots, not-issue-books, joy and exploration and fantasy (both literal and just escapism). #MSWL
YA contemporary: I don’t want good girls, nice girls, nice kids. I want kids with buried secrets and selfish truths. Ones that try their best to be good but falter and make the wrong choices. Dark tone, snarky but not the shitty kind of egotistical wittiness. #mswl
#MSWL Smart and sexy rom-coms (I want to laugh and fall in love!), epic family dramas, gritty and contemporary YA, true crime that reads like a suspense novel, anything food related (f and nf), pop science and history
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I would love to a funny and uplifting friendship break-up / make-up story, or a fraught and complicated friend break-up story (perhaps a thriller?). #MG, #YA, #Adult Surprise me! #MSWL
For my wish list + more about me, see:
Always HIGH on my #mswl priority: YA; queer friends of color from the hood, or lower-middle class a la failed NY industry. Full of heart, promise, and school skipping hijinks to idk attempt to skate the Statue of Liberty. Fast talking, no-nonsense kids w/a tight bond. Funny!
For YA, I love mysteries, historical, contemporary, magical realism, psychological/literary horror, contemporary w/ a very light speculative touch. I love funny books, I love serious books. #MSWL