Hey, hey fellow book nerds! Welcome back. I’m so glad you made this space one of your Top Ten Tuesday stops. Let’s take a look at today’s topic from That Artsy Reader Girl August 7: Books You’d Mash Together (pick two books you think would make an epic story if combined) (Submitted by Rissi @ Finding Wonderland). So here we god with A Mash Up of Two Bookish Worlds.
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Despite this being an idea I thought sounded epic (and fun), as I sit down to put this post together, my bookish mind draws a blank. This is perhaps what I get for not better thinking this through. Or jotting down notes – like what books did I have in mind at the time? what books DO sound like epic mash-ups!? Alas, my mind remains a blank canvas.
In the spirit of today’s theme, today’s list is all over the place (aka it gets the mix up treatment) wherein I talk about a few mashups I’ve yet to see happen, a few that already have (and I hope these are epic) and general author/style mashups!
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1: Jane Austen meets Kasie West | Though Kasie West has written many YA-lite novels that mirror (in certain respects) Austen-esque themes, who else thinks she’d write a dynamic contemporary Austen series!? Her style seems ideally suited to these stories. Amazon | Goodreads
2: P+P+Z by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith meets Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen | Though I did (much to my surprise) enjoy Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, who here thinks it’s Catherine Morland who’d actually slay in this world!?? P+P+Z: Amazon | Goodreads ▪ P+P+Z on Amazon Video ▪ Northanger Abbey: Amazon | Goodreads ▪ Northanger Abbey on Amazon Video
3: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen meets Spies (Spies and Prejudice by Talia Vance) | This mashup has already happened thanks to Talia’s Spies and Prejudice. Because I mean really, who else things Lizzy Bennet would be a rock star in the spy game!? I mean I love spy movies, and I love Pride and Prejudice, so basically this mash up is a must-read. Pride and Prejudice: Amazon | Goodreads ▪ Pride and Prejudice on Amazon Video ▪ Spies and Prejudice: Amazon | Goodreads
4: The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas meets Steampunk! | Because, why not? Don’t you think Edmund’s brooding hero would fit into the steampunk era nicely? I like to think so. Amazon | Goodreads ▪ The Count of Monte Cristo on Amazon Video
5: Wait for Me by Caroline Leech meets Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte | This pair is kind of weird (but that’s part of the charm of today’s topic, right?) since I’ve read neither one of these books. However, as I put this list together, for some reason seeing the Jane Eyre story told during the 1940s (which is the timeframe for Wait for Me) sounds like the potential for a great story. Wait for Me: Amazon | Goodreads ▪ Jane Eyre Book: Amazon | Goodreads ▪ Jane Eyre on Amazon Video
6: Hushed by Joanne McGregor meets Unblemished by Sara Ella | Recently I began to read Hushed, a contemporary Little Mermaid re-telling that strips away all of the magic. This is an idea I like and in fact wouldn’t wish to see changed, but do wish Hushed had a better fairytale voice like Sara Ella’s Unblemished. Hushed: Amazon | Goodreads ▪ Unblemished: Amazon | Goodreads
Mash-Up Book Talk: In my head swirls the thoughts that any of Charles Dickens stories would rock the steampunk era. They already have that kind of dark brooding vibe, so why not see them in the creative and Gothic-esque world of steampunk? Who else thinks Bleak House would be cool as a steampunk story? Also, who’d like to see some kind of mashup of North and South (the British story)? I’m not sure how I imagine this one being creatively blended with x-story, but I think a different era (but is still historical) is the only way to go. Mashing it with a contemporary story or setting wouldn’t net the same results.
What mash ups would you create? Name two stories you’d like to see combined! How’d you spin this topic? I’ve love to see all of your thoughts. Comment below with your made-up bookish worlds. If you joined today’s meme, make sure and leave your Top Ten
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