Before advancing to the next subgenre, let’s address the Young Adult (YA) market. As teens have changed, so have the stories told. Plots, characters, etc. seem more “adult”; YA authors deliver further involved stories appealing not only to teens of today, but in some cases, adults as well. Take the Harry Potter series for example.
Public libraries offer YA collections in combined Adult and YA departments; separate YA areas/departments; and buildings constructed specifically for, and solely devoted to, young adults. So many YA books! Much to talk about. Where do we start? Well, how about rounding out the paranormal romance subgenre somewhat with YA titles; with the number of books available, Adult and YA, you’ll never really be finished with it.
Those who’ve read The Iron Fey series, enthralled by its world of Faerie, and the opposing Summer, Winter, and Iron Courts, will enjoy Julie Kagawa’s next series. I loved Meghan’s (half-human/half-Summer fey) and Ash’s (Winter Prince) love story, but I wondered what ever happened to her beloved brother, back in the human world. The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten series answers that question. Ethan Chase journeys to Faerie, his Fey sister and nephew, and involves himself with its issues.