Paranormal Fiction for Teens – Jenny Ellis and Beth Atwater
Vampires – Nosfaratu versus Salvatore Brothers
Zombies – Night of the Living Dead v. Lovable Zombies and traditional Scary Zombies (Rot & Ruin)
Fairies & Pixies – Tinkerbelle versus Tithe, Need and Wicked Lovely (scary
Werewolves (and other Were animals) – Wolfman verus Team Jacob (and Friends) and transition years (Teen wolf of the 80s versus the new MTV series)
Witches & Sorcerers – Wicked Witch versus Mean girls, smart girls, and the woefully misunderstood girls
Ancient Mythology – Clash of the Titans versus Courageous and talented, but oh so human themselves (Lightning Thief, Goddess Test, Touch of Frost)
The “Victims” – Fall in the woods versus YA non-victims
Slayers – VanHelsing versus Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Vampire Academy (Rose)
Demons and Banshees – Legends Tim Curry versus Demon’s Lexicon, Soul Enchilada and My Soul to Take
Angels – Cheribs versus Halo(?) – missed some of these…
Grim Reapers – Death versus Hold me Closer Necromancer and Reaper by Rachel Vincent
And Just Plain Strange – Angelfire, Fury, evermore, Paranormalcy, SMoke and Bone
Dystopian? Water-borne? What else? Beth gave us a great 3-page, full-color handout. I’ll see if I can share it.
Book Trailers with Jenny (I will find these on YouTube and share…I promise)
Zombie, Steampunk Romance – Dearly, Departed by Lisa Habel
Die for Me – by Amy Plum. Kate meets not-so-normal boy in Paris. Zombies or Gods – which would be more appealing to a young girl? Had to come up with her own monster – Revenants (spirit that comes back after death).
Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton (from Lawrence, KS) – Watch it
Vespertine by Saundra Mitchell
Inkpop.com – the American Idol of teen writing – read. write. vote.