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More YA Horror
There are some, but quite often YA Horror novels feel like they are 'sanitised' to be more appropriate for teens.
More male POVs in YA Fiction
I read several YA novels last year told from a male POV, and although not all were a raging success, I liked them all for being 'different' to the norm - I don't even mind if they aren't particularly likable boys, but I love the variety of reading stories told from a male perspective.
More GLBT characters
David Levithan has dozens of fabulous GLBT characters, and later this week I will be reviewing another YA GLBT book - but there needs to be more! And not the ones that have stereotypical GLBT characters, please!
No I haven't been living under a rock - I know that we are drowning in an avalanche of dystopians, but they are NOT the same as Apocalypses - I want more surviving natural disasters and EMPs and all that juicy stuff.
I know we don't all want to think about the terrible things that happen in the world, but the reality is that horrible things happen every day. Although I wouldn't want to read lots of them in a row, I always appreciate books that are shockingly realistic.
Female characters with healthy body and self image
I'm so bored of the typical female heroine that is beautiful and doesn't know it - where are the girls that accept themselves for who they are and what they look like and just get on with being fabulous?
Ethnic diversity on covers AND in books.
Not even going to bother explaining this one.
I love books that focus on family relationships, but having only brothers myself, I love the ones that focus on the relationship between brothers and sisters.
Some people love hardcore science fiction, and that's completely awesome. However, as I'm not really into science, but am infinitely fascinated by space (for example), I'd love some science fiction that's more accessible for the less scientific of us.
Relationships that begin BEFORE the book
I love a good budding romance, but there's also something to be said for couples who are already together when the book begins - especially if their relationship then has to go through all kinds of dramatic stuff.
So that's my Top Ten Reading Wishlist. What do you wish for?