A delicious part of book blogging is looking forward to books.
Let’s face it: books make our mouths water. And with 2014 wrapping up, our brains are straying to next year’s YA releases and wondering what the trends will be.
Although my opinion on these things is (obviously) fabulous…I thought it’d be nice to swim through the blogosphere and ask other bookish bloggers what they think 2015’s trends might be. They humoured me greatly. They are the nicest friends. And I accumulated a glorious post of our predictions!
I think 2015 is going to be the year Fairy Tale Retellings (which makes me insanely happy because retellings are my favourite). Sure I’m a teeny tiny bit worried they’ll explode (like vampires) and everyone will write a retelling and we’ll lose the quality…but for now? I’m enjoying it!
Movies definitely inspire people to read and, on the film front, we have Into The Woods and Pan and Disney’s new Cinderella. Then coming from 2016 onwards is Pinocchio (played by RDJ!) and The Huntsman and Beauty (with Emma Watson).
But for the bookish front we have (of course) the retelling queen, Marissa Meyer, with Fairest and Winter. Then A.G. Howard’s Alice in Wonderland retelling concludes with Ensnared. Danielle Paige brings us Dorothy Must Die #2 with The Wicked Will Rise. OH and let’s not forget Rosamund Hodge’s Crimson Bound! There’s also A Wicked Thing (Sleeping Beauty) and Beast Charming. Phewf. Is that enough? WAIT LET’S SQUEEZE IN ONE MORE! How about Sarah J Maas’ new retelling of Beauty and the Beast with A Court of Thorns and Roses?!! WHO IS EXCITED FOR THIS?
Amanda @ Book Badger
I’d think I could confidently say, based on what people have enjoyed in 2014, and the film adaptations that have come about within the last year, that there could be a surge in the amount of Mystery/Thriller novels next year. Looking at how well novels such as Don’t Look Back, Dangerous Girls/Boys and Gone Girl have done within 2014 and the constant and need and want for more criminal based reads, I don’t think it would be a far cry to expect novels like The Dead List by Jennifer L Armentrout and Liars Inc by Paula Stokes to do very well. I also think with the craze brought on from the ending of The Lunar Chronicles, that 2015 could prove a good year for retellings too, with Crimson Bound, Mechanica, A Wicked Thing and the start of Rick Riordans fourth mythology series, Magnus Chase and The Gods of Asgard, but to mention a few, and of course, the release of both Fairest and Winter by Marissa Meyer – it really shouldn’t be surprising that other authors would jump onto a genre/sub-genre that has pleased an awful lot of readers lately. I, for one, am most interested in reading The Dead List and The Fill-In Boyfriend, as well as finishing The Lunar Chronicles and The Unknown Assassin series’ and I hope I’m not let down.
Asti @ Oh, The Books!
Kelly @ Diva Booknerd
Jeann @ Happy Indulgence
l with the VA and Twilight craze, then paranormal books became boring and substandard. Then we saw the dystopian trend rise up after The Hunger Games, with many, many clones of it in it’s wake. 2014 was the year of contemporary, I can’t count how many different contemporary books I’ve read this year. From the heart-wrenching, to the light and funny, to the meaningful and thought provoking, it was a great year of YA contemporaries. On the wake of These Broken Stars, the Lunar Chronicles series, Dissonance and A Thousand Pieces of You, I can see YA sci-fi being the next big thing! Which is awesome, because it combines some amazing technological concepts with futuristic worlds.
Jen @ The Starry-Eyed Revue
Charnell @ Reviews From a Bookworm
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Thank you so incredibly much to all the bloggers and their fabulous opinions!
I love this post. (Just sayin’. I do.) But you know what I also would like? YOUR OPINION. I want to know your predictions, blogglings…and also want to know your verdict on ours. A lot of us are hedging bets on Marissa Meyer bringing retellings to shine in 2015…but we’re also voting on crime and contemporary quite a lot too.
So your opinions
on trends for 2015? Comments! LET US DISCUSS.