As someone writing a novel, what is something many teens look for in a fantsy book?
teens are looking for sex bottom line... it sells. the teenage girls will fall in love with the mysterious guy in the novel that of course has to be strikingly handsome.
I remember being a teen and I loved fantasy fiction. (Still do love it, just don't read it all the time as I used to). What I used to love most was lots of action, battles, suspense, conflict and mystery, the feeling of being lost in another world away from reality with characters I could relate to, preferably with some romance as well. Hope this helps.
Two words. Forbidden Love.
Half of the time they dont know they're looking for it either. Thats why STEPHENIE mEYER is so popular. Thats why Buffy the Vampire Slayer was such a hit and why Romeo and Juliet is William Shakespeares most popular play. You write about forbidden love and your audience will not only be captivated, but the teens will feel as if they rebelled themselves.
Good Luck with your novel.
The gradual development of a teen character who gains power and influence is important, because many teens feel they have no power over their lives. Vicariously they want to read about archetypal teens who develop self-determination and independence, and maybe get some analogies to their own development. Some of the strongest characters showing progressive development were Luke Skywalker in the earliest STAR WARS trilogy, and now Harry Potter, and these just HAPPENED to be franchises with a runaway success among teens. I wonder why?
It's the same with fantasy role-playing games; teens love to gain "experience points" or increases in stats, or have a character develop political stature in the fictional role-playing environment. Why? Because they may not experience such a clear-cut increase in power and influence in their real lives.
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