I’m a little intimidated by this tag, honestly. I’ve never been very good at the comparison game. I like comparing in the moment, but after time has gone by I stop seeing similarities. But, even if I’m a little nervous, I’m also excited. It should really stretch my mind. Looking forward to that, so thank you to Nicole from Sorry, I’m Booked for tagging me!
I hear that you have to choose between 5 and 10 books to pair off. I think I’m going to go with 5, due to that intimidation. Here goes nothing!
Feed by Mira Grant
The First Days by Rhiannon Frater
These are my two favorite Zombie novels, and they kind of go hand in hand. The First Days begin the moment people start falling to the virus. It’s fast paced and makes your heart pound. You fall in love with all the characters, and you hurt for them in this horrific world. Then, in Feed, the story picks up when after the virus has been contained. People have learned how to live in this new world. Instead of the world ending, they learn how to thrive. They’re Zombie books that should be read together.
Red Rising by Pierce Brown
The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
These aren’t a lot alike. One is about an epic rebellion, and the other is about… well, a rebellion I guess, but they’re still different. The similarities though are that they both take place on Mars, and that they’re both Sci-Fi/Dystopian. Also, the biggest reason, these two books are both so fresh and unlike anything else I’ve ever read. I think that they are the two best Dystopian books I’ve read, hands down.
Good Boy by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy
Cream of the Crop by Alice Clayton
Cream of the Crop and Good Boy are a perfect pair, because the two of them were oh so funny! In Good Boy you have the awesomeness that is Black Riley, and in Cream of the Crop you have the vibrancy of Natalie Grayson. These two books are the perfect partners. In fact, I have given years off my life if these three authors had collaborated and had Blake and Natalie fall in love!
Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
Almost Like Being in Love by Steve Kluger
Simon is a YA book, and Almost Like Being in Love is an adult book. However, both of them are about being Gay in high school, and about finding love. Both of them are incredibly romantic and sweet, and they both follow a similar format (I thought). While I liked Simon more than Almost Like Being in Love, I still think Simon fans might should check it out. It was a very good read.
Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman
Your Voice is All I Hear by Leah Scheier
I read these two books close together, and all I could think about was how they’re a perfect pairing. In Challenger Deep you have a teenager struggling with his Schizophrenia diagnosis. Obviously, seeing as it’s Neal Shusterman, it was brilliant. Then, in Your Voice is All I Hear, it’s about a young woman who’s boyfriend has been diagnosed. It was the perfect pairing to get both sides of the same plot. I loved it, and I’m constantly telling people to read them together.
That actually ended up being easier than I thought! I can’t wait to see what everyone else picks!
Standard rules apply, if you’re not interested I understand, and if you’ve already done it, point me there!