Someday, I am going to combine all my favorite literary tropes and write a YA novel about a snarky British Regency-era spy werewolf rogue fighter girl and a pair of resourceful and practical-to-the-point-of-near-ruthlessness human bad boy with a heart of gold pirate fighter brothers who engage in endless witty banter and combat a villain who has relateable motives and is no less terrifying for it. There will also be a precocious child. At some point, there will be a fight wherein one or more of them sustain a somewhat serious injury that they will have to heal frustratingly slowly and naturally. Some people will fall in love. Some people will not fall in love and be okay with that. The ending will be happy.
(I reserve the right to add–but not subtract–things from this description at will as I think of even more things that make me happy when I read books.)
Now it’s your turn. Describe your “perfect” novel!