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Adventure Fiction

What is Adventure Fiction? by Jennifer Brannen (NoveList Plus) Adventure fiction is all about the adrenaline rush, the vicarious thrill. It’s also about teen characters who learn the best about themselves in the worst possible circumstances. It’s about endurance, survival, … Continue reading

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Christian Fiction

What is Christian Inspirational Fiction? by Jessica Zellers (NoveList Plus) Christian inspirational fiction books are those which deliberately promote a Christian worldview. Some Christian inspirational fiction books explicitly encourage a belief in Jesus and Christian values, while others are more allegorical. Oftentimes … Continue reading

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Cli-Fi & Eco Fiction

Cli-Fi (or Climate Fiction) is a branch of literary writing that deals mainly with climate change, global warming, and/or weather-related catastrophes.  Traditionally, it used to be a sub-genre of post-apocalyptic dystopian stories, however, with the issue of global warming becoming … Continue reading

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Dystopian

What is Dystopian Fiction? by Jennifer Hatch (NoveList Plus) Derived from the Greek, dystopia means “bad or hard place,” and that’s the perfect nutshell description for the all-important settings of dystopian novels. To expand, the settings are imagined, usually futuristic … Continue reading

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Fantasy Fiction

What is Fantasy? by Linda Sawyer (NoveList Plus) Fantasy books feature fantastical creatures and persons who possess magical powers and exist in an imaginary world that cannot exist.  One of the most important aspects of fantasy is that the plot … Continue reading

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Historical Fiction

What is Historical Fiction? by Susan Fichtelberg (NoveList Plus) Historical fiction encompasses any novel specifically set in the past. While there is some debate about how far in the past, it is generally accepted that the story needs to take … Continue reading

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Horror

What is Horror? by Jennifer Brannen (NoveList Plus) It’s all about being scared. Horror, unlike many other genres, is defined by the emotional response it’s intended to evoke rather than its specific content or structure. The scariness can be subtle … Continue reading

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