I found this tag over at the Fangirl Fastionista and I knew I had to take part. She just created this tag to combine two of her favorite things: fandoms and books. In her original post, she has a slew of fandoms matched with book themes, but I’m only including fandoms that I’m a part of, or that I have a book that perfectly matches the tagline she created.
Fandoms I’m In
Doctor Who: a book with a mostly blue cover — Across a Star-Swept Sea by Diana Peterfreund
I’m always talking about this book, but I can’t get over the adorable love story, the whimsical dystopian setting, and its commentary on the role of civilization in modern life.
Sherlock: A book featuring a a psychopath/sociopath — Bitterblue (Graceling #2, or #3, depending on Fire) by Kristen Cashore
Though Leck plays a part in all three of the Graceling books, Bitterblue gives the reader an in-depth look at the monster that is King Leck. My skin was crawling the entire time I was reading it, and I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to reread it, despite the amazing story it contains.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: a book featuring a bad ass heroine
HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO CHOOSE?
Vin from the Mistborn trilogy by Brandon Sanderson
Vin is once described as a combination of a noble woman and a cat, and it is so true. She is the ultimate bad ass character who stays in the shadows but can fight with the best of them. In the spirit of Buffy, Vin’s Mistborn abilities give her a supernatural edge and make her fight scenes all the more dramatic.
Once Upon a Time: a book inspired by fairytales — Uprooted by Naomi Novik
Though it isn’t exactly a fairy tale retelling, Uprooted is inspired by the Grimm fairy tales, and there is a definite mood of bedtime stories that have been turned on their heads. Dark and thrilling, this book takes a fairy tale setting and throws out happily ever after.
Harry Potter: a book featuring magic — Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
I haven’t talked about this book in a while, but the breathtakingly beautiful magic in Night Circus reminds me of an adult Harry Potter. I loved the romance that wove its way through this book, and the writing was simply gorgeous. If you haven’t read this book–go get it and read it!
Supernatural: a book where the main character comes back to life — The Revenants series by Amy Plum
These are some of my favorite paranormal books. I haven’t reread them in a while because they are on my never-used Kindle, but I remember falling head-over-heels for the romantic and dark story of people whose job it is to die themselves to save other people’s lives.
Game of Thrones: a book featuring dragons — Dragon’s Keep by Janet Lee Carey
This was one of my favorite books when I was a preteen. The classic boy raised by wolves story twisted so that a girl ends up living with dragons on a secluded island. A beautiful story that made me cry my eyes out.
Star Trek: a book featuring aliens or takes place in space — Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
I read this book in sixth grade because my English teacher recommended it–and loved it. I haven’t reread it sense, but I keep meaning to go back and see if I love the sci-fi world as much as I did the first time. I bet I will.
Pretty Little Liars: a book in which people get blackmailed — Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
You want to talk about having your heart ripped out and stomped on? This book does that. But it does it so well that you’ll just want to reread it the second you stop crying (which will probably be a few hours after you finish reading it). The confession of an English (sorry, Scottish) prisoner in Nazi-occupied France, this historical fiction is one of the most powerful stories I’ve ever read.
Fandoms I’m Adding
Because we can’t talk about fandoms without Firefly!
Merlin: a book or series that you wish had gone on longer — The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
I loved that this story was told so simply and well in stand-alone form, but I would die to get to spend more time on that crazy island with Puck and Sean–and the sky and the sand and the sea and Corr.
Firefly: a book that not many people know about, but that you LOVE — The Queen’s Thief series by Megan Whalen Turner
I can’t fangirl about these books hard enough. These books are my life. They’ve got thieves and court intrigue and just enough magical elements–and the sweetest, most heartbreaking romance ever. Gen is my hero.
I want to thank Fangirlfashionista for coming up with this tag! For the rest of the fandom’s, you can check out the original post.
And anyone else who wants to take part. Have fun!