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!