Paranormal Romance is a sub-genre of Romance. For a novel to be a Paranormal Romance, a simple thing must occur: love must begin between a human and a supernatural being (whether wholly supernatural or partially, just as long as there are supernatural elements present). However, this can be a broad interpretation. Usually, the protagonist (often the human) in these novels is put in some kind of danger, where they come to realize they can overcome this danger either on their own or with the help of the supernatural love interest.
Main characters include both humans and supernatural beings. The supernatural being can be wholly supernatural or partly, and include but are not limited by the following “types”: vampire, werewolf, fairy, magician, mermaid, zombie, psychic, ghost, demon hunter, demon, angel, shapeshifter, dragon, and gods or goddesses. Additionally, the human in Paranormal Romances can have a touch of the paranormal as well. An example is the teen psychic that can see the ghost. Quite often, when it comes to paranormal romances written for teens, a love triangle is involved. There could be more than one human, or more than one supernatural being in the triangle. Continue reading Genre Guide: Paranormal Romances for Teens
Some of your favorite authors in the young adult literature world have put their own spin on the holiday season in a brand-new collection of holiday-themed short stories. For this incredible collection, we have a full playlist.
To get the connections, you’ll have to read the stories!
1. “Midnights” by Rainbow Rowell A Thousand Years by Kristina Perry
2. “The Lady and the Fox” by Kelly Link Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me by The Smiths
3. “Angels in the Snow” by Matt de la Pena Yo Amo La Navidad by Tercer Cielo
4. “Polaris Is Where You’ll Find Me” by Jenny Han Last Christmas by Wham
5. “It’s a Yuletide Miracle, Charlie Brown” by Stephanie Perkins O, Christmas Tree by Winter Solstice
6. “Your Temporary Santa” by David Levithan Don’t Stop Believin’ by Glee Cast
7. “Krampuslauf” by Holly Black Auld Lang Syne by Rod Stewart
8. “What the Hell Have You Done, Sophie Roth?” by Gayle Foreman You Can’t Always Get What You Want by the Rolling Stones
9. “Beer Buckets and Baby Jesus” by Myra McEntire Away in a Manger by Brad Paisley
10. “Welcome to Christmas, CA” by Kiersten White Wonderful Christmastime by Paul McCartney
11. “Star of Bethlehem” by Ally Carter O Holy Night by Jackie Evancho
12. “The Girl Who Woke the Dreamer” by Laini Taylor Beautiful Dreamer by Roy Orbison