Oct 14, 2011

Random Ramblings: GHOSTS

I'm going to throw this one out there. I think Ghosts might be the newest trend in YA these days. Okay, I'm probably the last to realize this as I'm usually about one step behind, but don't you guys think so too? They're starting to creep up everywhere. Spooky.

Once upon a time there were Vampires, then Werewolves made a quick appearance. After HUNGER GAMES hit it big, Dystopians followed quickly after. Over the summer I noticed a rise in Mermaids. And now, it's Ghosts.

So to name a few...here goes:

AFTER OBSESSION by Carrie Jones and Steven E. Wedel (09/2011)

ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD by Kendare Blake (08/2011)

THE EVERAFTER by Amy Huntley (09/2009)

IF I STAY by Gayle Forman (?)

HAUNTING VIOLET by Alyxandra Harvey (06/2011)

THE GHOST AND THE GOTH by Stacey Kade (10/2010)

RUINED by Paula Morris (08/2010)

WAKE INTO ME by Lisa Cach (03/2011)

SHATTERED SOULS by Mary Lindsey (12/2011)

HEREAFTER by Tara Hudson (06/2011)

SHADE by Jeri Smith-Ready (05/2010)

ONCE DEAD, TWICE SHY by Kim Harrison (05/2009)

In conclusion, I guess since YA became popular there have always been ghost stories. (Those dates by the titles are release dates, btw.) Although, I do think more recently there has been a surge in the stories.

Did I leave any YA ghost stories out? Let me know.


Jenny said...

I'm amused by this. Watching all the things that become the "it" thing, funny.

Jillian said...

I didn't even notice this, but now that I'm seeing these titles, it does make sense. I wonder what's next!