Follow Friday #7

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QUESTION: Do you mind books with similar ideas to other books? Similar concepts, backgrounds, retellings or pulled-to-publish fanfic?

It depends. I ADORE fairy tale retellings, so in that respect, yes. However, a big problem with some YA literature is that many of them take the same themes – usually modeled after Twilight (add or subtract a magical creature or two!) – and just change things slightly, and when that happens, I tend to NOT like it terribly much. Examples of books I’ve read just this year that have had that “typical” (to me) vibe include Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock, Of Poseidon by Anna Banks, Firelight by Sophie Jordan, and Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick. All of these books have similarities to them, whether its a love triangle, a clueless “heroine”, or an “I love him even though he treats me terribly” romance. Can we get some variety, please?

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11 Responses to Follow Friday #7

  1. I like airy tale retellings too! ‘I love him even though he treats me horribly’ romance! Hahaha, those are getting quite popular somehow… ;)

    The Readdicts Feature & Follow Friday post

    New follower here!

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

  2. I see Twilight was being used as examples of other books coping off it pretty often this week… Well, I myself am not a Twilight fan, so I haven’t read the books, and therefore didn’t actually know any book that had a similar idea as Twilight :P But I would say some ideas like love triangles, forbidden love, vampires, werewolves, etc. are pretty general stuff. So you can’t really say it’s coping since there is actually no real prove that who thought of the idea first, it’s just… Here… Like the love triangle thing, I am sure Stephine Meyer didn’t invent the love triangle, so I wouldn’t hold it against other books that they are coping Twilight. I do get a little tired of vampires though… And I love fairy tale retellings! Usually the retellings are more dark and grim (not pun intended :P) and I like it! Fairy tales retellings are the fairy tales for Young Adults ;)

    New LInky follower, here’s my FF

    Allyson Rida @ Chillin’ With Books

  3. I definitely agree with you. New follower.
    Here’s my FF

  4. Kazhy says:

    I agree with some authors copying Twilight, but I really loved Hush, Hush XD

    New Linky follower! Here’s my F&F post ^^

    – Kazhy @ My Library in the Making

  5. Hopping through. I agree that Hush, Hush had that typical vibe although it definitely distinguished itself eventually.
    My Hop

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  7. I agree, there are a lot of too similar books out there and sometimes it works..sometimes not!
    Old follower!

  8. Melissa says:

    Hello, new follower. Really there are no new stories only retellings, wouldn’t you agree. Here’s my link PageGirlsPageofBookReviews Thanks

  9. Amanda says:

    Thanks for stopping by my feature! I’m following back!

    -Amanda P
    Where the Night Kind Roam (Formally Paranormal Romance)

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