Feature and Follow Friday (9)

Hello everyone! It's another Feature & Follow Friday! It's been a blast meeting everyone and following so many blogs. We hope this week will be just as successful as last week! 

Feature and Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee.

This week's question is...

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

For the most part, no I am not bothered. For every insanely popular book, there is going to be a trend that follows. Everyone wants to read the next Harry Potter, the next Hunger Games, the next Twilight...I know when I read a great book, I want to look for other awesome books in that genre. That's how I found books like Divergent and The Mortal Instruments. I also thought I was sick of the vampire genre until I read superb book, The Immortal Rules. The most important thing is being able to sort the quality books from the rest of the pile.

I also love re-tellings and re-imaginings...especially with fairy tales. I mean two of my favorite television shows right now are Once Upon a Time and Grimm. They take these stories we know and just put their own twist on them. That's what I enjoy. It's fun and refreshing.

Finally, I LOOOVE fanfiction. I have been reading it since Buffy was on the air. I am totally open to reading fanfiction turned books...or reading books by fanfiction authors. I think they're some of the most talented writers out there.

Let me know what you think in the comments! Or if you want, you can just say hi!



  1. I usually don't mind as long as there is some originality - something different, even if the books are a similar concept.

  2. I loooove retellings too! Really just with fairy tales and mythology! That's my idea of retellings anyway! Can never get enough of those!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  3. Great answers! Obviously, with the popularity of Grimm and Once Upon a Time, the general public can't get enough of the retelling of fairy tales, either. New like on FB. Thanks for stopping by mine!

  4. I love retellings too, as long as the include new turns or details that made them unique.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm following you through GFC now :)

  5. Retellings are cool... I really love it when they twist it into something we never would have thought of before.. Like the book Tiger Lily.. It was a dark and completely different version of Peter Pan.. I wasn't a huge fan of the book for other reasons, but the concept of the retelling was pre-tty clever...

    Following you back!!

    Keely @ Realms of an Open Mind

  6. Good point - a lot of authors want to be the next somebody, and probably even more readers want to find the next somebody.

    New follower. :)

    Bob @ Beauty in Ruins

  7. Hi!
    I haven't read any fanfiction that I can think of. I also like the show Grimm! Thanks for stopping by the ole blog :)


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