YA fiction is, like, booming

Almost half a million Young Adult fiction books were sold in Ireland last year, with murderous thrillers and witchy stories captivating teen readers

With young adults seemingly enthralled by the thriller genre, Irish publishers are set to release several YA mystery thrillers over the next two years

If you were to plot sales of Young Adult (YA) fiction like a graph, it would look a lot like the stock market: great peaks, deep troughs, and rarely a steady line. Venetia Gosling, an associate publisher at Gill Books, points out the sales summits of the last 20 years. “There was Twilight, and the paranormal romance years [2005-08], then the Hunger Games dystopia [2008-10], followed by John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars [2012] ...