Friday, November 9, 2012

YA Mythology Giveaway Hop Winner AND Feature and Follow Friday 11/9/12

AND, the winner of my YA Mythology Giveaway Hop is: Megan B.!  And she has requested to have a copy of The Goddess Test, which I'm sure she won't be disappointed in!!  Congratulations Megan, and thanks to all my new followers, as well as the long time followers, for participating!

Feature and Follow Friday is a weekly event hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read where you get to learn about two featured bloggers each week, and then can gain new followers as well by joining in to the fun. This week's question is:

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

I don't mind similar ideas, there are so many similar books out there that I like.  One thing I do get tired of is when the actual story is exactly like the other.  I do know I'm getting a bit tired of love triangles in what seems almost to be just for the sake of having one.  I mean, come on, I know it's fiction, but in real life, how often do two awesome guys fight over a girl, and honestly, she'd be just great with either one?  Sometimes it just gets to be too much.  The first time I really remember it is of course, Twilight.  But since then, it gets old. I don't actually read a lot of fan-fiction.  Now, I guess the Buffy the Vampire Slayer novels could possibly be considered fan fiction in a way.  But, I have to say, part of what I couldn't stand about the Fifty Shades of Grey book was how similar it was to Twilight.  But who am I to talk?  When I was in middle school, I used to write stories about my friends, but the stories were basically just copied from the books I was reading at the time, Sweet Valley High, etc.  Anyway, I guess overall I don't mind it, it just depends.  :-)

So, what is your opinion on these types of books?