You know the year is coming to an end when the number of book releases also winds down. November is the month that publishers push out the last big titles just in time for Christmas. This years, that includes the highly anticipated Renegades by Marissa Meyer last week and the sequel to The Diabolic, The Empress by S.J. Kincaid the week before. December then becomes really quiet on the publishing front.
A couple of days ago, I asked my Twitter followers which they thought were the top 5 words used in YA titles. Queen, fire, star, shadow and daughter came up several times. With popular books like Shadow and Bone, Daughter of Smoke and Bone, The Star-Touched Queen, Daughter of the Pirate King, and The Girl from Everywhere, I’m not surprised at the responses. But were they right? I’ve got answers with the top 20 words in YA book titles.
After weeks and months of seeing bloggers rave about Dear Martin, I can’t wait to pick it up too. I’m pretty curious about I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter and A Line in the Dark as well. These three represent black, Mexican and Chinese youths respectively, which is heartening because there is by far not enough ethnic diversity in YA literature. The Innocence Treatment also sounds intriguing as it deals with mental health in science fiction.