Thursday, November 1, 2012

Cross Over Potential?

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Today's question:
What book have you read recently that has the best cross-over potential? (Either from YA into adult, or vice versa.)

Our Answers

Katy: Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone by Kat Rosenfeld. It's YA, but it's very literary and very mature. Amelia Anne herself is a college gal, so there's that, too.

Jessica: Jennifer Echols's books are so steamy, I think they would definitely appeal to adults who think YA is too tame for them. I sometimes feel a little uncomfortable reading her books in public, if you know what I mean.

Karen: A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb. I reread it recently because I loved it so much the first time. That book has def crossover potential and I'd love to see a movie version.

Matt: I think Cracked by K.M. Walton is a great book for parents to read, if not all adults.

Sara: Melina Marchetta’s Lumatere Chronicles fantasy series. I’ve been lucky enough to read all three, and they deal with some very mature themes. Plus the writing is beautiful and there are a ton of politics involved.

Alexandra: I think SERAPHINA by Rachel Hartman has crossover potential to the adult high fantasy genre. Many adult fantasy books focus on younger protagonists, and SERAPHINA has such fabulous world-building that I think high fantasy fans of any age would enjoy it.

Copil: I've been reading a lot of comics lately. And I think there's plenty of room in YA for a more traditional superhero story. I realize super hero powers are well-represented. But where are the kids who embrace their powers, design their own spandex costumes and go around defeating mentally deranged villains?

Your turn!


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