Recently I have been seeing a lot of people make ‘if you liked this book, you’ll like this one’ posts and videos and it has really gotten me thinking. What would I recommend? Also as I work in a bookshop I am forever being asked for recommendations, so today I thought that I would share a few of mine with you. So here is my, if you liked this book, you’ll like this one, post.
If You Liked Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan, I think you will like Lockwood & Co by Jonathan Stroud
Both of these series are incredible. They are both middle grade and both feature a similar set up. One large storyline spanning across the series but with an individual storyline in each book, which contributes to the main. Although the content of these two series is very different, one is Greek gods, the other, ghost detectives, to me they have a very similar feel. They have very similar humour in them, a very friendship set up, the same theme of teenagers being very adult, and more. Danger, adventure, investigation and even possible love interests. if you liked one, you will like the other.
If You Liked I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson, I think you will like When We Collided by Emery Lord
There are many similar themes throughout both of these books. The main ones being romance and grief. Both books deal with the loss of a parent, but in very different ways/circumstances. Both books also have adorable romances and amazingly three dimensional characters. The main similarity between these two stories is the way they are told. They are both told from duel perspectives. These books are very similar in some ways, but very different in others. Whereas IGUTS deals with a sibling relationship that has fallen apart, WWC deals with a family trying to hang onto each other. Both also have elements of mental health in them.
If You Liked Penryn And The End Of Days by Susan E E, I think you will like The Blood Of Eden by Julie Kagawa
What ties both of these trilogies together is the lead characters. Both of these stories feature truly incredible female leads, who take their destiny in their own hands and make a move to make their worlds better. Both stories are set in post-apocalyptic worlds, although very different ones and both feature a fight for survival. Blood Of Eden contains vampires and Penryn, Angels. Both are amazing. What I love about both of these series is that these brave, strong, caring teenagers are doing everything they can to survive and to keep those they love safe, while not needing to be saved every five minutes from the boys.
If You Liked The Young Elites by Marie Lu, I think you will like The Sin Eaters Daughter by Melinda Salisbury
If you follow my review you will know that while I really like the premise for The Young Elites trilogy, I didn’t really like the books, mainly because I’m hated the characters. But the bits of it that I did like reminded me very strongly of one of my favourite trilogies, The Sin Eaters Daughter trilogy. Both of these trilogies feature a lot of mythology and legends, both contain lead characters who have been lied to and who have sisters that they will do anything for. Both also feature royalty, rebel groups, hidden society’s and much more. I love Sin Eaters Daughter. It really does deserve more hype. If you liked any aspect of The Young Elites, you will like Sin Eater.
If You Liked A Darker Shade Of Magic by V E Schwab, I think you will like Spellslinger by Sebastian De Castel
These two trilogies are very different, but also similar. The reason why I feel like if you liked one of these, you will like the other, is because there are a few similar themes in them. and both have similar feels to them. both of these stories contain magic and very complex magic systems. Both also contain a dark element of magic. The main thing that links them is Lila and Kellen. They are both kind of, tricksters. Obviously at very different ends of the scale. Lila is a thief, a pick pocket but in my opinion, she is a trickster. She is very good at changing herself and making people believe what she wants them too. Whereas Kellen is a more stereotypical trickster. He manipulates the world around him in order to survive. Both rely heavily on their own cunning. I swear, if you liked one, you will like the other, even though I have done a terrible job at explaining why I feel this way. Just trust me, you will.
And there we have it. I may not have done the best job at explaining why I feel this way about certain books, but I hope that you have found some good recommendations in this post. If you would like me to do more of these posts again in the future, let me know. I promise that I will get the hang of them lol. I hope that you have enjoyed todays post and I will see you all again soon.