Most of the books I see in the teens section are based around paranormal romance. Most of them aren't any good. I've picked many up and it seems like they were all written by the same person. Some of them have been okay and others have been so bad, I've not even finished reading them.
It doesn't look like this trend is going to stop because now Dystopians are making their mark. Except, these dystopians are soppy YA romances which go along the lines of "I've only known you for a short time but I must fight this horrible regime so I can be with you forever".
Seriously? Dystopian Lit is very respectable (I still don't like Brave New World. That was icky) but YA Dystopian is too busy focusing on love at first sight romances rather than the prospects of facing a future regime like those we see ins books, or teaching us to beware of the world we live in. After I read Brave New World, I learnt to observe the world around me to find that we are living in our own type of dystopia.
So far, I have not found a YA Dystopia being released/or recently released, that serves as a warning and instead tells us we need to fight for someone we love. It just seems to superficial. This isn't what Dystopia is about people!
Anyway, here are some books that have come out that are classified as YA that I am actually interested in reading.
Spider by Linda Strachan which I’ve heard good things about. It’s pretty short but sounds like a fun read. And I can relate to is since I love driving and would love to go racing (at a race track and not on the roads. That isn't cool)
Long Lankin by Lindsey Barraclough. Creepy but the Youtube trailer is beautiful and is probably the most original Young Adult book out there at this moment. It's based on the story of Long Lankin (English Mythology) who was murdered in a village and now hunts down children or something.