Young adults now love vampires…

When in a bookstore, it is hard to ignore the overwhelming amount of publicity that the Twilight Saga, by Stephenie Meyer, is receiving.  One is surrounded by numerous copies of Ms. Meyer’s bestselling novels along with Hollywood’s recent film adaptations of the series and the media’s opinions.  Ever since the publication of Twilight, vampire novels in young adult literature have received a steady boost in sales and popularity.  The Vampire Diaries by L. J. Smith have been recently republished and the author is now continuing the “finished” series with several new volumes.  First-time young adult lit. authors are publishing original, common, or uncommon outtakes on the subject of vampirism and its aspects.  Werewolf novels are also in the spotlight.  Today’s top fantasy novels for teens either relate to vampires or werewolves.  Other fantasy literature for young adults is, sadly, ignored and lying unread on bookshelves.  Ms. Meyer’s bestsellers have influenced the turn of the young adults’ group toward literature and its various genres.  The question is if young adult literature will re-assert itself without the clinging shadow of vampire novels.

Natalie Gorna

4 thoughts on “Young adults now love vampires…

  1. Manon (The Writing Princess) January 5, 2010 / 13:36

    That’s very true (although LJ Smith’s Night World/Dark Visions/Secret Circle books are amazing) but pretty soon the same thing’s gonna happen-with something else. It’s sort of a cycle. Although, vampires are a pretty gory subject.
    The one benefit I see is that people that don’t tend to read much start reading Twilight, which leads them to other vampire novels, which leads them to other books by that author, etc. and eventually start reading other things once vampires sort of blow over.

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    • Natalie Gorna January 5, 2010 / 15:21

      Of course. But now that vampires are the craze, it will take some time for this cycle to end, considering that Hollywood isn’t finished with filming the Twilight saga yet. Anyway, thanks for visiting my blog and posting your comments. I hope you’ve enjoyed your visit!

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  2. Dragonhorse January 4, 2010 / 11:19

    I agree, though I personally have started reading the classics such as peter pan, little woman, anne of green gables, Black beauty, My friend flicka, and books by my favorite authors Gail Carson Levine and ED Baker. And find the twilight series uninteresting and impossibly in demand. IT’S HARRY POTTER ALL OVER AGAIN. I think books should be uplifting and not horror stories used for amusement.

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    • Natalie Gorna January 4, 2010 / 11:27

      Thanks for commenting on my review. I hope you’ve enjoyed your visit to my blog.

      Natalie

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