Name some paranormal young adult fiction cliches so I can avoid doing it
August 22, 2013 8:26 PM Subscribe
Please name some Paranormal Young Adult
fiction tropes and cliches (obvious or obscure) so I can avoid doing them myself in the book I am writing. Thanks!
posted by Sully to media & arts (21 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
The YA section in my local Chapters is gigantic. I've read a bunch of them, but I can't read everything. I have noticed however a preponderance of vampires, werewolves, fallen angels, dark dangerous dudes who seem menacing but who secretly care, utopias with secrets, dystopias with secrets, and otherwise average heroes with special destinies, mentioned in ancient prophecies, about to save the world. And while I like the genre, and hope one day to be a contender, I would like to avoid the more glaring overdone plot devices, character tropes and tropes. Can you help? Thanks!