11 Types of Titles Frequently Used in YA Fiction

Young Adult (YA) fiction is enjoying a big surge in popularity over the past two decades. Today young adult fiction is considered a force to be reckoned with. YA is literature for and about teens, and is there to bridge the gap between children’s and adult’s books. It can be subdivided into the same genres as adult books—romance, paranormal, mystery, horror, literary fiction, fantasy etc. YA books are not just read by young adults but a large percentage of adults (like me) read them too. Today’s post is a filler post, I am swamped with work and life plain cold and hard data. Here are 11 types of titles frequently used in YA fiction…

1. One Character Names


2. Two Character Names

Eleanor & ParkEmmy & OliverWill Grayson, Will Grayson

3. Full Names

The Confusion of Laurel GrahamThe Last Confession of Autumn CasterlyThe Million Pieces of Neena Gill

4. One Character Name and Something

Simon vs the Homo Sapiens AgendaWhen Dimple Met RishiLola and the Boy Next Door

5. I am Character

I Am Alfonso JonesI am JI Am Morgan le Fay

6. Short Sentences

I Love You, Beth CooperI'll Give You the SunThis is Not a Test

7. Really Long Sentences

I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill YouThe Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Timethe sweet terrible glorious year i lost it

8. Clever Phrases

Yoon_9780553496680_jkt_all_r1.inddTurtles All the Way DownThe Upside of Falling Down

9. Daughter/Queen/ Empress of Something

Daughter of the Siren QueenQueen of ShadowsEmpress of a Thousand Skies

10. Random Object of Random Something

A Court of Wings and RuinForest of a Thousand LanternsSong of the Current

9. Random Something and Random Something

Cadaver & QueenLove & OlivesSiege and Storm

Do you read YA Fiction? What do you think of these commonalities in YA titles?