In talking to my publisher about the specific genre my book Connected falls under, I was forced to stop and reconsider what I thought was a done deal.
Found this cool genre map on Book Country: Genre Map
The super powers in the story lend themselves to paranormal, but I guess it could be considered fantasy or sci-fi. To me, fantasy seems more fairies and other magical things, while sci-fi is more technical somehow, more brainy or futuristic. The romance tag is straightforward, it just has to be the main plot or a major subplot, as far as I understand it. I’m amazed at all the new genres popping up – dystopian and steampunk, among others, are very popular now. Makes me almost wish I created a dreary socialist futuristic regime as the setting for my book. 🙂 Almost! I’m a little too positive to want to write an entire book in that frame of mind. Kudos to the authors that can pull it off; I think it would be beyond exhausting.
Please comment and let me know your favorite genres, new or otherwise.