Sunday, September 30, 2012

Open Thread: Supernatural Creatures

So, after a week of highlighting books about ghosts, vampires, murderers and scary authors, I wanted to ask a question which has been around for a while: Has YA become watered-down?

It started with sparkly vampires and continued with all the trends where the point of the book is achieving perfect happiness with the perfect mate. Is it wish fulfilment, to have all those creatures we used to fear become sexed-up and attainable? Or is it a reflection of our own culture?

Think about the origines of the vampire myth, and how it is portrayed today. Do you think that there's a way to reconcile those two things? If yes, then how?

Again, please be respectful of other's opinions and beliefs. Happy discussing!

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