1. Family Dynamics - I would love to see some more unique or different kinds of family dynamics. Not only different family types but the family members playing a more significant role to the plot and more emphasis on their development. I hate when protagonists can go on these crazy adventures without a second thought about their families because, especially for me, I don't find that realistic.
2. Little or no romance - I know what you're thinking, "What are you talking about Hannah? Why would you not want romance?" I, like most people, love a good romance but more often than not lately I see it creeping into plots unnecessarily and putting me off / distracting me from the other key plot points.
3. Realistic issue books - Saying this I recently read 'Empress of the World' by Sara Ryan and loved it but issue books are seriously underrated, or at least I don't see more of them, yet I find them to be incredibly engaging and insightful. I've also seen issues handled really badly so I'd love to see realistic yet interesting reads.
4. Unique concepts - I know this is incredibly vague and broad wish but I love when I read a book that seems unlike any other. This probably has more to do with themes, how many more books on vampires or fairies do we need? Or I'd love a unique look at these themes that seem so prevalent in YA.
5. Great contemporary - I've read a couple of great contemporary reads lately and I really loved them so I want to read more and more because they just seem to me to be a great, underutilised source of entertainment.
What do you want to see more of in YA? What do you look for in your books? Any favourites themes/ trends? Any recommendations to fit these categorises?