When I wrote the first book in my Blending Time trilogy, the agent liked it because the dystopian genre was wide open. Little did I know that The Hunger Games would open a Pandora’s box of dystopian of dystopain novels. At the time my agent said he was getting to many queries about vampire and zombie books. The vampire books have kinda morphed into sexy vamps, and sex and erotica is becoming more mainstream in YA books. Why not! Teens are full of hormones. When I was a teen it was “dirty” to read stuffy like that. I can’t picture sexy zombies, but who knows.
So what will the next genre topic that lights up the eyes of YA readers? I have no idea, but it will be fun to watch the trend.