Although it’s a bit jarring to see these two genres neck-to-neck on top book lists, there’s no denying that erotica and Young Adult are the genres making waves across the publishing industry. Hot on the heels of the Hunger Games movie buzz, we watched the Fifty Shades phenomenon explode.
But what do these two vastly different series have in common? Both capture the imagination of fans with their dynamic lead characters, gripping action and fresh concepts. We’re especially pleased to these genre fiction series have been making so many headlines in mainstream news, leading the way for others to tread the path to success. And a glance at the year so far in terms of bestseller lists shows that many new tales in both these greats are following in the Hunger/Shades footsteps, steadily building to the top of the list.