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Posts Tagged ‘Abandon’

James Patterson Combines YA & Adult Book Trailers

Author James Patterson recently released a novel book trailer: promoting his YA novel and his adult thriller in the same television commercial.

In the book trailer embedded above, Patterson shares the spotlight with an animated version of Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life‘s protagonist . As the video explains, Middle School was written for a YA audience while Now You See Her is an adult thriller.

Many authors write for both young readers and adults. Melissa de la Cruz‘s first adult novel, The Witches of East End, included appearances from characters her Blue Bloods YA series. Meg Cabot recently released Overbite, a sequel to her adult vampire story Insatiable. Last April, she also published the first book in her YA trilogy, Abandon. Who else can follow Patterson’s example?

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Are Greek Myths the Next Trend for Teens?

Publishers are always on the lookout for the next big trend as evidenced by the wave of vampire and dystopian stories throughout the last few years. In the coming months, teen fiction readers can expect several new titles inspired by Greek myths.

The video embedded above features a clip chronicling the rise of debut novelist¬†Josephine Angelini who inked a seven-figure deal with HarperCollins for her fantasy trilogy. The first book, Starcrossed, stars demi-gods in a modern-day version of The Iliad and will be released on May 31st. According to Publishers Weekly, Angelini’s agent Mollie Glick pitched it as “a Percy Jackson for teenage girls.”

Writer Meg Cabot recently released the first title of her new paranormal series Abandon. The Wall Street Journal reports that this series drew inspiration from the tale of Persephone and Hades. Back in December we interviewed Kody Keplinger who revealed that her Fall 2011 title, Lustruck, is “a modern re-imagining of the Greek play Lysistrata.” What do you think of this trend?