Friday, September 8, 2017

Like This? Read That

The title of this post is pretty self explanatory, but basically I'll try to connect books I've read (and loved) lately with popular pop culture in an attempt to brainwash get more people to read books I've enjoyed.

First up is Truthwitch/Windwitch.
These books are perfect if you enjoy Game of Thrones- the TV show, not the books. I love A Song of Ice and Fire, and while I enjoy the show I do have some issues with it. HOWEVER now that you're probably waiting for the next season to (eventually) get here this is the perfect series for you to pick up. The Witchlands have a bunch of plot lines, with unique characters, and fantastic twists. I still feel like the series in the process of setting up a lot of even more major plot lines but I'm ready for the long haul with these fantastic reads.

Now I know another series people are patiently waiting on is Throne of Glass, and yeah I know Chaol's book is right around the corner but I know not everyone is satisfied with that and people really want to see the conclusion of Celaena's story (which was recently pushed back even more). If you're a fan of the first two books I recommend picking up the Graceling trilogy, but most specifically the third and final book Bitterblue.
You don't need to read this series in any particular order and can pick up this one first, last, or second (really it doesn't matter). There are a lot of similar plot devices used in this book as in Throne of Glass and Crown of Midnight. I also think Graceling main character, Katsa, reminds me quite a bit of Celaena. Fire, the middle book in the series, is much more like the ACOTAR books if you're interested in picking it up.

I've been a huge fan of Cassandra Clare for a while and my favorite series of hers is easily Infernal Devices. It's definitely got the only good love triangle I've ever read probably because Will, Jem, and Tessa are all completely in love with each other. If you're interested in a book that has a similar dynamic I recommend The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue.
Now, it doesn't have the steampunk element at all, but the time periods are similar and Monty and Percy remind me a bunch of Will and Jem. AND they're actually, canonically gay and bi in this book so I don't have to be over here fighting people saying Will and Jem aren't (seriously; fight me).

I just finished reading 13 Minutes and while it's not my normal genre I was swept away by this book. It was so good! It was dark and moody and had me both freaked out and unable to step away from the book.
I've seen it compared to Mean Girls but I would say this is nothing like that. Honestly it's more like Gone Girl, but I've never actually read that book or seen that movie, I've just read an in-depth synopsis. Really I would recommend this book if you enjoyed 13 Reasons Why (and not just because they both have the number 13 in the title). They're both dark dramas with a high school at their center, and they also both deal with very adult themes.

Those are my recommendations for now! Have you read any of these books? Any you would recommend if you enjoyed these? Are you now curious about picking any of these up? Let me know in the comments!


  1. 13 Minutes was on my radar, and you just renewed my interest. I loved the Graceling books too, and I agree they would probably please ToG fans.

    1. 13 Minutes was so good and such a surprise! I was really pleased with it. I adore the Graceling books and I feel like they aren't talked about enough lately.

  2. Ooh I've heard about 13 minutes, I really want to pick it up !
    I've never heard about the Graceling trilogy though but I'm going to check it out.

    1. You'll like 13 Minutes I think!

      Yes, I think you'd enjoy Graceling, though I must warn you it's more than a tad slow in many parts.

  3. Ohhh I SO agree with the Infernal Devices matching the Gentleman's Guide!! That is A PERFECT MATCH.😂 And I love both of them so it works. ;) I loved Game of Thrones but couldn't quite get into Truthwitch ooops. And I need to read more of the Graceling series.😍 I also think The Demon King books are great for Throne of Glass fans!

    1. THANK YOU! TID and GGTVAV are like the same flavor of book or something but they work so well! Haha no worries- Truthwitch isn't for everyone (I've seen so many mixed reviews for this book; more than a lot of other books I read, honestly). Is that the Demon King series by Cinda Williams Chima? I've had that series on my TBR for a while but if it's good for TOG fans I'm definitely getting to it sooner than later. Thanks for stopping by!


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