Friday, July 15, 2011

What comes after Harry Potter?

On the eve of the release of the final Harry Potter movie, NPR had an interesting radio spot:

What Book Will Fill Harry Potter Gap?

The book buyer they interview is from a local independent bookstore here in Denver, the Tattered Cover.  She talks a little bit about what is coming next.  Apparently they are making movies of the popular YA Hunger Games trilogy, and she also talks about how shapeshifters and fallen angels have started replacing witches, vampires, and werewolves.  (I was a little surprised she didn't mention Twilight.)  Interesting, because I was just talking about these exact trends in YA dark fantasy just the other day with my husband.

What about you?  Do you think there will ever be anything to replace Harry Potter, or that will even come close?  How big a Potter fan are you — did you go to a midnight showing last night, or are you planning on seeing the final movie this weekend?

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