Friday, November 9, 2012

Feature & Follow #10

Feature & Follow is a weekly meme hosted on friday by Parajunkee & Alison Can Read.

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! :)


  1. I don't really mind as long as each book has a unique voice.

  2. I agree, Stephanie. When I come across a book that has this really original concept or world I get all excited (:

    Hope you have a great day,

    Celine ~ Nyx Book Reviews
    My Feature&Follow

    1. Too bad there aren't too many of those around lately.

  3. I love retellings. I like seeing how people can change old stories and make them new again.

    Repuglished fanfiction I'm very very not fond of.

    My follow friday! Please visit!

  4. I love retellings too! I haven't read Splintered or Tiger Lily yet, but I am excited to try them out. Old follower.

    Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews

  5. Great answer, and I absolutely love your blog!
    - New Follower :)
    Marissa @


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