So let's start off with the paranormal being trend:
Okay, so ever since Twilight came out, everyone's been gaga over these sexy beings. I know that there are lots of books about vamps that came out before Twilight, but in its aftermath was vamp-mania...Some vamp books like the Vampire Academy Series are actually really good, but some *ahem House of Night* are just a little overdone...
I love this trend. Bad Taste in Boys was hands down, THE BEST. I dunno if it's just me or if most Zombie books are always associated with hilarity...awesome =)
So there's a new creature on the block...Angels seem to be the new big thing lately. Hush, Hush and Halo and A Beautiful Dark (LOVED THIS) are three amazing examples of this trend. But there are also a lot of other books that I was disappointed with. This phase is still going strong and I'm excited to see if new books will finally spark some originality in this trend.
I'm not so much a werewolf fan and I don't really read a lot of werewolf books so I can't really say anything about this trend. But Nightshade was great...
Now onto the over-dominance of romance in Paranormal YA:
It is exhausting sometimes to read paranormal book after paranormal book and all you find is mushy, gooey romance. Don't get me wrong; I LOVE my romance in paranormal, but sometimes, there are just some books that are ALL romance and BARELY any paranormal.
Lastly, the I'm-so-disappointed-sequel:
I'm sort of developing a thing for not reading paranormal series books anymore. That's because usually, what happens is that the first book will blow me away, and then the sequel just screws the whole thing up...