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Time To get Real

says German editor, Doris Janhsen:

"I think that people in the YA audience are getting tired of paranormal because it's the same thing over and over again, and you can only read it so many times. So it's a question of 'let's get more real, please.' We've seen vampires, we've seen werewolves, we've seen this and that. And part of it is that bookstores and booksellers themselves are getting tired of it. We've published a new series, Night School by C.J. Daugherty (to be published by Atom, Little, Brown in the UK and Katherine Tegen/HarperCollins in the US), that's suspense but not paranormal. And it seems to be working well--pre-sales and booksellers' reactions are saying that the books are suspenseful, and booksellers have been displaying it in the front of the stores and getting a strong reaction.

"It's time, I think, to get more real."

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