Today begins my four-week crash course on book genres. I’ll attempt to keep the posts short and sweet and will, when I can:
- provide examples of YA books you may have heard of that fall into those categories
- Provide the name of an agent/publisher open to unsolicited manuscript submissions
So let’s get started. Today’s genre: Adventure
Adventure stories are dominated by action. The hero/heroine must overcome danger, take risks while taking the reader on a rollercoaster of excitement. The action is fast-paced, and the adventure should be extraordinary. Settings are usually magical or exotic. Most of all, the adventure must change the hero somehow.
YA books that fall into this category:
Agent/Publisher accepting manuscripts (always research agents and publishers before sending your manuscript):