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I'm actually going to go off of all the ideas I wrote down from RBWL for this one and talk about my ten favorites!
1. Lost Boys and Lost Girls
It would be fun to see what they'd be like without Pan...and add in Lost Girls, too.
2. More Asian characters
I talked about this about a month ago. There needs to be more Asian characters who aren't stereotypically smart and school-loving.
3. Fairies with a dark twist.
And I don't mean dark twist like Tiger Lily. That's more bleak than dark. No, I mean dark fairies who think of themselves as good. Can't you just picture their wings? They'd be butterfly wings in shades of black, purple, navy blue, etc.
4. Southern epics
You know, along the lines of Gone With the Wind and To Kill a Mockingbird. They don't necessarily have to be historical, because a modern Southern epic could be fun.
5. Different retellings
I love Pride and Prejudice. I enjoy many retellings of it. But it's overdone. I want to see Anne of Green Gables retellings or origin stories, perhaps from Gilbert's POV. I want retellings of Austen's other novels. I want retellings of Shakespearean plays other than Romeo and Juliet.
6. In between contemporary and dystopian.
Have you ever noticed how, in dystopian or futuristic books, the government or system has been like it is for awhile? I'd like to see something right after whatever causes the world to change and go dystopian and see how the government is set up and created.
7. Biblical times
Something set in Biblical times would be awesome. It would be even better if someone like Esther or King David made a cameo.
I'd love to see more books about animals, along the lines of Misty of Chincoteague, Old Yeller, and Where the Red Fern Grows. The animal's death at the end is optional.
9. Non-absentee parents
You know what I think would be hilarious? Non-absentee parents in fantasy, sci-fi, and dystopian who love their kids and demand an explanation when their kids act strangely are start disappearing randomly. The resulting conversation could be hysterical as the kid tries to make up a fabulous lie or tells the truth.
10. More what-ifs.
I loved Margot. I think it would be fun if authors played with more historical what-ifs, like... "What if the British had won the American Revolution?" "What if JFK hadn't been assassinated?" "What if we hadn't acquired the Louisiana Purchase?" And maybe things more exciting than that. But that's what I thought of, off the top of my head. ;)