Hi everyone! I missed last week because of an evil bitch named Sandy but I am back now :)
Reviews Posted This Week:
- When Strangers Marry and Only In Your Arms by Lisa Kleypas
- Seducing Mr. Knightly by Maya Rodale
- Warrior Reborn by Melissa Mayhue
- A Wedding in Apple Grove by C.H. Admirand
- Forward Passes by Jami Davenport
Q: Do you mind books with similar ideas to other books? Similar concepts, backgrounds, retellings or pulled-to-publish fanfic?
I am of two minds with this. On one hand, I believe that originality is a beautiful thing. I get so tired of reading the same thing over and over again. I have read so many different versions of the same plot—clearly based on Twilight---that it bored me almost completely out of the YA genre. They can almost be considered fan fiction in and of themselves. But on the other hand, I am a big fan of fan fiction especially Twific. I don’t like it when my favorite stories are pulled to publish but I recognize that some of these stories are so far from Twilight as to be unrecognizable. A famous fan fiction called The Office will soon be published by Gallery Books as Beautiful Bastard and you wouldn’t know it was a Twific unless you’d read it before. Also a good example, Poughkeepsie by Debra Anastasia is one of my absolute favorite novels that was once a Twific.