Hello! I hope everyone is enjoying their week 😊. You know what I love more than perusing Goodreads? Having people recommend books when they know my interests. I love it when people recommend books with a “If you love this book…then you might enjoy this book!” Obviously every book is different, but it does give me a frame of reference when I am looking for a specific type of book. Do I want a high fantasy? A light contemporary?
After thinking about it, I decided to create my own book meme as a new platform for recommending books! Here is the gist (feel free to copy/paste if you want to try it out 🙂 ):
If&Then Thursdays is a book meme created by Alex@ Young at Heart Books. How do you participate? It’s easy! All you have to do is choose two books that are somewhat related in theme, writing style, genre, etc. Tell us how they are similar and why we would like them! All recommendations should be made in this format:
“If you like Book A, then you might enjoy Book B”
Here’s my If&Then for this week:
The Throne of Glass Series
The Orphan Queen Duology
Synopsis from Orphan Queen:
Wilhelmina has a hundred identities.
She is a princess. When the Indigo Kingdom conquered her homeland, Wilhelmina and other orphaned children of nobility were taken to Skyvale, the Indigo Kingdom’s capital. Ten years later, they are the Ospreys, experts at stealth and theft. With them, Wilhelmina means to take back her throne.
She is a spy. Wil and her best friend, Melanie, infiltrate Skyvale Palace to study their foes. They assume the identities of nobles from a wraith-fallen kingdom, but enemies fill the palace, and Melanie’s behavior grows suspicious. With Osprey missions becoming increasingly dangerous and their leader more unstable, Wil can’t trust anyone.
She is a threat. Wraith is the toxic by-product of magic, and for a century using magic has been forbidden. Still the wraith pours across the continent, reshaping the land and animals into fresh horrors. Soon it will reach the Indigo Kingdom. Wilhelmina’s magic might be the key to stopping the wraith, but if the vigilante Black Knife discovers Wil’s magic, she will vanish like all the others.
Jodi Meadows introduces a vivid new fantasy full of intrigue, romance, dangerous magic, and one girl’s battle to reclaim her place in the world.
WHY? Both series have strong, kick-ass female heroines. Both are trying to win back their kingdom. And both have swoony love interests (although I suppose Celaena has many 😉 ). If you are looking for an imaginative, action-packed fantasy series, I highly recommend either of these!
Have any recommendations you want to show off?