Just a quick post today, because (a) it’s my first day back at work after a six-month sabbatical, and (b) we had a huge rainstorm and I got caught in it on my way home, so I’m wiped!
You may have noticed that I post regularly about children’s and YA fiction…but it’s all older stuff. That’s because I’m recalling it from my own days as a young reader. Nowadays I gravitate towards adult SF&F.
But I keep hearing that this is an exciting time in YA SF&F — boundaries are being pushed, topical themes are being explored, and an awful lot of high-quality books are hitting the shelves. YA isn’t just for teens anymore (if it ever was).
I’ve read a little bit of the new and improved YA:
- M.T. Anderson (see this post)
- Suzanne Collins (see this post and also this one)
- Megan Crewe (see this post and also this one)
- Cory Doctorow (see this post)
- Diane Duane (see this post)
- Hiromi Goto
- Scott Westerfeld
But that list barely scratches the surface. I’d like to read more.
Here’s where you come in. What are your favourite YA SF&F novels from the last five years?