First off, a few things I can't forget!
1) A huge THANK YOU to everyone who stopped by The Book Roast on Tuesday! I so appreciate it. All your awesome comments made me look super popular.
2) Head over to The Spectacle for our Friday the 13th book giveaway. We're giving away The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman and The Farwalker's Quest by our very own Joni Sensel (this is an ARC with an epilogue which never made it to the hardcover).
3) Thank you to S. B. James for the introduction over on her blog!
4) The winner of The Book of Nonsense by David Michael Slater is Casey! Email me your address and I'll send it out! And thanks to everyone who entered!
So I'm in our indie bookstore the other day, and I happened to be glancing at the Teen Fantasy section. My question is this:
Why are there so many "adult" books shelved in the teen fantasy section?
I saw The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger, the whole Across the Nightingale Floor series by Lian Hearn, and The Host by Stephanie Meyer just to name a few.
(And just a note: these are ALL fabulous books I truly enjoyed. But they are not teen books—at least they weren't published as teen books).
OK, The Host I can understand given the success on the Twilight series. But has the line simply vanished between teen fantasy and adult fantasy?
I notice this seems to be isolated to fantasy. As if the fact that things are not real justifies younger people reading them. I'm not saying I disagree, but I'm curious what your thoughts are.
(BTW, fans of The Time Traveler's Wife, did you see Audrey Niffenegger's next book, HER FEARFUL SYMMETRY, just sold at auction for 4.5 million and is scheduled for Fall 2009 publication?)
And Happy Wednesday!