Thursday, April 9, 2015

Name That Genre #22

TITLE: Young Adult
GENRE: Secret

There is a difference in this calling—like the foreboding I had on the day my mother chose to leave. I was only a fledgling, but I still feel the pain of her decision. A dull ache in my chest that only flying can relieve.

Above me, a seagull spreads her wings wide and teases me with her lazy spiraling dive. I dare to glance to the side, letting my impatience break my rigid pose. The others balance along the cliff’s edge, a long line of Falco. The elite are farthest away from me, their positions defined by skill. The last in our class is beside me, even though I placed above him—and above many of them—in our competitions. I remain at the end of the line, my mixed heritage trumping any strength I possess.

Movement flashes in the periphery of my vision, but I remain still.

25 comments:

  1. Fantasy

    Flying people with hints of dystopia. Mash up of Angel Experiment and Muggles?

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  2. Fantasy.

    The whole flying thing :)

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  3. Fantasy
    Because of the flying people.

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  4. Fantasy.
    Fantasy popped into my head with the words: calling, fledgling, and flying (as in the mc flying).

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  5. Fantasy.
    Fantasy popped into my head with the words: calling, fledgling, and flying (as in the mc flying).

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  6. Fantasy, but could be contemporary magical, like shape-shifters.

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  7. Fantasy

    Fledgling, flying. I assume they're either shape-shifters or some kind of humanesque flying creatures.

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  8. Fantasy, as the character flies and is a "Falco."

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  9. Magical Realism

    Is the protagonist a seagull?

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  10. Fantasy. MC refers to time when s/he was a fledgling and the whole flying business.

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  11. Fantasy
    The flying creatures, mention of the MC being a fledging and the reference to Falco. Love how the position of where each rests sounds a lot like where kids sit in the cafeteria at high school.

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  12. fantasy
    MC is a flying creature of mixed heritage

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  13. Fantasy

    Although I wasn't sure if we were inside the head of a bird or not but I think they are humanoids of some sort learning to fly.

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  14. SCIENCE-FICTION.

    The MC is in a school that teaches kids how to fly. Maybe military. Maybe dystopian too.

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  15. Fantasy
    Falco have an enviable ability, though they still need training. Lucky bird-like organisms.

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  16. Fantasy

    Perhaps the narrator is a dragon? The details make it crystal clear the narrator isn't human.

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  17. Animal Fantasy.

    Falcons lined on a cliff, preparing for flight lessons. Of the genus Falco.

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  18. Sci Fi or Fantasy.
    Interesting, because if this were for a younger audience I might have assumed this was an animal story. But YA tells me this is possibly similar to Patterson's MAXIMUM RIDE series? About genetically engineered kids with wings -- which is why I guessed Sci Fi.
    Otherwise it's a simpler answer - Fantasy creatures!

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  19. Fantasy

    Because of the calling, the flying creatures.

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  20. Fantasy.

    The MC can fly for whatever reason.

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  21. Fantasy. Flying without a plane.

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  22. Fantasy

    The tone is of a distant different world

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