Black Swan meets Pretty Little Liars
The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars
Neil Gaiman’s Stardust meets John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars
The Fault in Our Stars meets Go Ask Alice
Graceling meets The Selection
Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus with the sparkling wit of Gail Carriger’s Etiquette & Espionage
I know this isn't exactly a new marketing trend, but I have noticed it much more often over the past year or so. I'm not more likely to read a book if the summary says something like, "Ash by Malinda Lo meets Marissa Meyer's Cinder" or "The Maze Runner meets Scott Westerfeld" or "Avatar meets The Terminator". And I often come across some comparisons that really have me scratching my head. For example, "Romeo and Juliet meets Children of the Corn".....? Some may find these comparisons helpful, I suppose, but I'm happier making my reading selections without them.
Which trends would you like to see less of?