The past couple of weeks I was pretty sick, so I read a bunch of books. And I noticed something that kind of surprised me. I felt like I was reading the same book over and over!
Well, not exactly. I just read four books (nearly in a row) that started out with very similar plots. Of course, they weren't exactly the same. More like book brothers than book twins. But check out the descriptions and try to guess which book I'm describing.
Here's a hint: the answer is both.
The Goddess Test and Wicked Lovely
Not exactly human guy has problem that can only be solved with mortal girl.
Bad things will happen to the guy/the world if the problem isn't solved.
All previous mortal girls have met bad ends.
Main girl has to decide if she'll help, pass a test, and not get killed by the people out to get her.
If you can only read one: Wicked Lovely
Sweethearts and How to Say Goodbye in Robot
Characters who feel like they don't fit in with their peers
Serious family problems
Intense platonic relationship
Cool pink cover
All the sads
If you can only read one: Sweethearts
But read them both, just not back to back.
Old school fantasy
Heroes and dragons and swords (oh my!)
Long, long, long
Evil, dementor-like creatures
My husband brought this one to my attention (I struggle with fantasy) but he says he's enjoyed The Wheel of Time books more.
So, there you have it. Has anyone else noticed that some of their books start to sound alike after a while? What's an original book you've read recently?