The review in question said she enjoyed my story, loved the fact my vampires were survival-oriented. They weren't going to high school or being broody, they were just trying to survive. But she found some of the book boring. Honestly, that didn't surprise me too much. I knew people would feel that way. Being Human isn't an action packed story, and in fact, little action does happen. It's a story about a vampire going through his undead life and trying to figure out life's mysteries.
And that's what made me wonder if Being Human may fit into other genres.
The first one to pop into my head was contemporary. I'm not exactly sure if Being Human fits in that. I google the description and this is what I found:
- Existing, occurring, or living at the same time; belonging to the same time.
- Of about the same ago or date
- Of the present time, modern
I think Being Human fits into that a bit. I realize this is something I need to figure out. There are potential readers I'm not targeting and they are slipping by me. Sure, they may not all be vampire fans, but I've had quite a few reviewers say Being Human isn't like other vampire books.
What do you think? Does my book fit contemporary? Do you have any ideas of what genre Being Human might fit into along with YA paranormal? Halp me out, please!