About genres. I call Pirate’s Story a Young Adult story, but there are heavier themes inside of it. And nicer things, but who cares about them?
My point is: I chose Young Adult because I feel Middle Grade might be too young for some of the themes. Well, then again, I do remember reading GRENDEL by John Gardner when I was fifteen. Maybe not the best idea.
But I hope adults will like this kind of story as well. Mind you, I still classify Robert Jordan’s WHEEL OF TIME as Young Adult that both adults and not-adults can love. I hope CITY OF MISTS can be half as good.