- Aug 17, 2014
Any chance we can have a space for peer review?
I think it's all a load of badly catagorised nonsense. For example. My mum works in a library and Game of Thrones, The Hunger Games, Warhammer(HORUS HERESY) and several other quite graphic reads are in the CHILDREN'S section because of being classed as YA and yet, I don't think children should be reading many of these. HORUS HERESY in particular deals with Rape, Murder, Torture and brutally graphic violence.
My P.O.V. characters range from 16 to 40, and secondary characters from 8 to 60. the series runs the risk of being classed YA and it absolutely is not.
Classing something as YA because it has main characters of under 25 (though I have heard some say it's 21) is utterly ridiculous. However it's the current trend. I suppose it's like an actor being type cast, but I think it's ridiculous.
Yeah I'm in exactly the same boat.I class my book as New Adult, but state in my cover letter that it's not suitable for readers under 16yrs. The first book has the usual 'end of the world' type eminent threat, second book deals with murder, the third book contains a rape scene, there's dubious language throughout. Definitely not for children!
Is that fiction written by women? Or for women? If the former, why does it need a separate house? If the latter, what's the difference between women's fiction and fiction written for whoever might like it? Not trying to be difficult, just interested, coz I never really thought about books in a gender-segregated way....