I first noticed this in YA with last year's book Trapped (and yes, I know, it came out last year and I'm trying to focus my trends on 2012 titles, but stick with me, OK?)
-How would you like to be trapped in school during a blizzard?
With the rise of the dystopia genre, more novels that have freakish accidents, strange diseases and getting trapped are becoming more popular.
-A biological bomb in the air ducts of the mall leads to a quarantine.
-Disasters outside and teens trapped inside a superstore.
-An explosion at school, a deadly virus and students quarantined inside.
Are you a fan of this trend or not? They make for action packed reads, but at the same time the plots always scare me. Have you noticed any other trapped books?
Edited to Add:
Zombies and being trapped? No thank you!!