So before you all go running to add the Mercy series to your Goodreads lists, have a read below, as Rebecca has generously taken time from her busy schedule to share her thoughts on love in YA!
Guest Post - Rebecca Lim
Love is one of the most complicated, thrilling things each and every one of us will be hit with in our life times. And it’s something that YA literature is steeped in.
Want a love triangle or love hexagon featuring hot supernatural boys? YA lit has it.
Want creepy, stalker love, or love that is continually reincarnated, or love from beyond the grave? Got that, too.
It may seem that the world of young adult literature is bursting with inconceivable ideas of love, but it’s just a reflective, refractive view of what goes on in the “real” world.
We’re a complicated species, and we’re at a fantastic point in our literary evolution – we’re grown up enough to write and read about love that isn’t necessarily rooted in 1950s notions of what a family or relationship should be.
So we’ve got vampire families and zombie single dads, gay martial arts practising bodyguards and girlfriends who are undead or see dead people. And it’s not crazy; it’s just the human condition to work things through in our art forms. And don’t believe what the critics say, a lot of young adult work is imaginative art, pure and simple.
Happy reading and Happy Valentine’s Day, people. May you get the kind of love you long for and deserve.
And continuing the angelic theme, Lisa has Syrie James on her blog talking all about the delicious forbidden love in her YA novel, FORBIDDEN!
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