Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Aliens: Not so rare after all

Hi! I am starting a new feature here on Reader Rising: Topics Taking Flight. These are my little name for the discussion posts that will go up every Thursday!

Okay, do you know how Vampires were like the overdone book (and movie) trend for a long time. Well, I believe it is time for a new trend. After looking through a lot of YA books, I have surprisingly seen a lot of books about aliens.

Here's proof:

I could keep going... on and on and on. However, for the sake of my sanity and your eyes let's end the list here? Deal?

So, a lot of times when I see reviews for books about aliens they start out with "aliens are such a unique idea!" or "the author took a creative risk while writing this book."

Maybe, in the future, the reviews will start out with "Another alien book?"

Of course, this was just a little prediction. Do you think it will come true?
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  1. I'm always up for some Alien books, I was addicted to Roswell High and reread them tons when I was younger, but now, though I do love them, they have to be done well, and kind of, you know, original in the fact that they aren't these otherworldly hotness reincarnated. I Am Number 4 was fun, though kind of lacked depth, The Rules annoyed the crap out of me, but I really did love the evilness of The 5th Wave since it kept you guessing on who to actually trust. I think they are beginning to be overdone, kind of like Dystopians, it just needs something new to add to it. Great topic pick! :)

  2. I haven't really read many books about aliens, so I also thought that they were pretty rare. Now I see that they aren't, haha! I think books with aliens are touted as unique because they're not completely overdone like other otherworldly beings (e.g. vampires, werewolves, VAMPIRES, etc). I suppose I really ought to be one of these up, especially Ender's Game before I rent the movie. :)

  3. I've read Obsidian, In the After and The 5th Wave and really enjoyed them. I have The Rules but haven't read it yet and Alienated looks amazing! If aliens are like Daemon Black then sign me up to get abducted ;)