Because I felt like turning the “if you like this, try that…” post on its head. So I’ve picked a bunch of not-so-popular books and books I frankly just don’t like annnd have decided to suggest some (better) alternatives. Let’s get to it!
Twilight Try… basically any actual vampire book
But alright since I’m pushed to it, I’m suggesting the classic take (admittedly this one was tricky for me, since I don’t actually like vampire books much).
Duke and I Try A Lady’s Guide to Fortune Hunting
A modern twist on regency that’s not rapey!! Also, it happens to be a lot of fun and hella romantic to boot.
Inspector Calls Try Between Shades of Grey
If you want to know what the ideas Priestly was promoting actually resulted in, try one this brilliant YA by Sepetys. Unless you think communism is cool, in which case, I can’t help you.
Eragon Try Lord of the Rings
And while you’re at it, maybe watch the original Star Wars trilogy. You’ll get an idea of what he was going for without having to read the work of a fourteen year old bankrolled by his parents.
Hush Hush Try Daughter of Smoke and Bone
Basically, I’d suggest not trying any other angel and demon love story. This is the only one you’ll ever need. Which is a good thing, since all the other ones are rubbish.
The Magicians Try Unkindness of Magicians
This might be one of the only ones where I’m in the minority, but for me an Unkindness of Magicians was the savage and cutting edge adult magician story I was looking for when I picked up the Magicians. If I could go back in time and only read one, I’d pick An Unkindness every time.
And that’s all for now! Have I convinced you to try any of these? Do you agree or disagree with some of my picks? And do you have any other (better) suggestions (particularly for Twilight)? Let me know in the comments!