Have you ever wished you could find that one book that was about _____? Have you ever found yourself wondering what a book with a certain kind of theme or message would be like? That’s exactly what “Wanted” is all about. A semi-regular feature, I use “Wanted” to talk about all those books I wish I could find that nobody seems to have written yet. If you happen to know of some books that fit my criteria, I would love for you to send them my way through the comments!
You know what I would love to read? A dystopian/Post-Apocalyptic that isn’t tech-centered. Seriously, think about it – Divergent, Matched, Delirium, Glitch, etc. – all based around some kind of technology. It’s pretty clear what YA authors are worried about!
It sounds a little weird, I know, but I can think of a few books that have pulled it off. In Tomorrow’s Magic by Pamela Service all tech died in the apocalypse which allowed magic to resurface. John Ringo’s Council Wars series is more post-apocalyptic but when the tech gives out there are genetically engineered elves, dwarves, centaurs, mermaids etc. still wandering around. I think there’s a lot of potential here for good stories – now someone go write more of them!