Q: Do you mind books with similar ideas to other books? Similar concepts, backgrounds, retellings or pulled-to-publish fanfic?
A: Generally, I don't mind. Similar concepts you see everywhere. Especially in YA it seems. I feel that authors are allowed to use the same backgrounds as in other books but there's a limit to it. If they start using the exact same things and just change the characters name then it's a hell no for me. Personally I love retellings. Like recently I read Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson and Splintered by A.G. Howard. Both were amazing. So no objection for retellings. However fanfic is a little different for me. I don't usually read it. Just a few I do read. I don't mind when people write it but it's just not something I like to read.
I do wish more authors would create original worlds. Nothing beats a totally original book, right?
What about you? Leave me links please! :)