Feature & Follow (#12)

Feature & Follow Friday is a blog hop that is designed to provide some much-appreciated exposure to the bloggers participating, and to expand their following. Hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read, each of whom feature a chosen blog for the week, it's an interesting way to get to know one another.

Q: Do you mind books with similar ideas to other books? Similar concepts, backgrounds, retellings or pulled-to-publish fanfic?

A: In all honesty, no I don't mind! I guess the similarities in YA books got stemmed from Twilight and Harry Potter. Similar concepts and ideas started my love for Dark Romance since the Twilight Saga and got me reading the Morganville Vampires and Vampire Academy which are both brilliant books but they still have own uniqueness towards them. The similarities between them all made me want to read more of the same ideology and thoroughly enjoyed exploring them all.

Though I have to say that I didn't enjoy Harry Potter as much as it was hyped up about! However, all the retelling or similar concepts for example Cassandra Claire's Mortal Instruments and Infernal Devices, I absolutely loved! The concept a Victorian era mixed with a secret society of magic, tells you there is more ideas being explored every day but different and unique authors!

In my opinion, authors use there influences and inspirations to highlight the similarities in the novels, but that isn't a bad thing! They expand and create new and fresh ideas to shelf! And I love experiencing and connecting with those authors and books!

What your opinion? I love to know... Leave your blog's FF link below and I will be sure to 'hop' on over...


  1. Hey :)
    Great answer! I totally agree with everything you said!
    New follower via GFC :)
    Samantha @ the secret life of a bookworm - My FF

  2. I think it depends on each author's execution. And I think that actual new ideas are very hard to come by.

    Here's my
    FF post for this week. Old follower hopping through.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  3. I don't mind either, I especially like retellings. Old follower :)
    World of Books

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

  5. Hopping through. Sad that you didn't like HP as much as it was hyped. I am really obsessed with it. But to each her own :-) I still can't get one of my best friends to read beyond the first book. She thought it was just "okay."
    My Hop

  6. I haven't read the HP books yet but for some reason I just can't bring myself to do it. Maybe I'll get around to it one day. I loved Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments though! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Old follower.

    Daphne @ Reading Until Dawn

  7. Hi Emma! Thank you for stopping by. Gosh, your blog is so puuurty :3

    *Old Follower*
    Secrets of Lost Words

  8. Hey Emma! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier and for the follow, since I'm still a pretty new blog I greatly appreciate it! Returned the follow via GFC.

    Also, I love the layout of your blog. Gorgeous!

  9. Cute blog banner! Sad to hear you like The Mortal Instruments more than Harry Potter, but to each their own...

    Thanks for the follow - I've followed back via Networked Blogs! :)

  10. Totally agree.. I always get hooked on some idea like say, dystopian, and I read a whole slew of em before I feel like I can move on to something else for a while.. It's awesome to know that I have a ton to choose from, all unique in their own way, and it's awesome to be able experience different outcomes and situations within the same idea...

    THanks for stopping by!

    Keely @ Realms of an Open Mind

  11. I absolutely love this answer- I have to agree with you, I think I like Mortal Instruments more than HP ! Thanks for stopping by my FF, old GFC follower !
    My FF
    ~Caitlin :)

  12. Hello! Yes, I agree. I don't mind similar storylines as long as there's a fresh angle. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm following back.

  13. Yep, my answer is the same as your. The overlapping features and concepts are what attracts us to other books--we are going to look for novels similar to our favourite books.

    Thanks for stopping by my FF. I followed you back via GFC


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