To show you more about this month's theme for Science Fiction and Fantasy Fridays, I'm doing a "If you read this, you will like that" round up of the Adult SFF books that you can easily transition into if all you have read is YA SFF! Clicking on the cover will take you to the Goodreads page so you can learn more about the book. Please note that all the books listed here are ones I have read. If I have reviewed the book, you can see my review by clicking on the title.
Breakdown for the month...
January's Theme: YA to Adult Crossover
January 6: 2016 Release Roundup
January 20: YA to Adult SFF Recommendations
January 27: Review of THE ALCHEMISTS OF LOOM by Elise Kova
If you liked ILLUMINAE, read 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY
Safe to say if you have read my review of ILLUMINAE, you will know that the entire time I was reading it, I was comparing it to 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY. The two both have such similar plot story lines that it is hard not too. While ILLUMINAE has a different format for story telling via the emails, different transmissions, and pictures, but the plot itself is so strikingly similar to 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY. I will say that 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY doesn't have romance but it has more philosophical wonderings about life, space, and what it means to really be alive. I highly recommend checking it out!
If you liked FALLING KINGDOMS, read A SONG OF ICE AND FIREI love the FALLING KINGDOMS series by Morgan Rhodes and it is extremely similar to the A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE series by George RR Martin. So if you liked that, you will enjoy ASOIAF. And I'm sure most of you have watched the show but the books are 100x better.
If you liked HARRY POTTER, read THE MAGICIANSI think we have all read (and enjoyed) the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling, so if you want the same kind of magical feeling, try reading The Magicians trilogy by Lev Grossman. (Another acceptable vibe-y type is The Name of The Wind by Patrick Rothfuss but I hated that book so nope) I really enjoyed how the characters were in The Magicians -- a mix of pretentious douchebags that feel real (and like me and my friends) -- and it is more a mix of Narnia and HP but it is a lot of fun to read.
If you liked TWILIGHT, read A HOLD ON MEI am not one to recommend reading Twilight, but I'm sure at some point the majority of us have, right? So if you read it and enjoyed it (even while acknowledging it is problematic), I think you will like A HOLD ON ME by Pat Esden. It's a NA romance that has the same vibe as Twilight but I enjoyed it immensely more. I think fans of Twilight will really connect to the MC but Annie has more of a personality than Bella.
I found some problematic aspects of SEVENEVES which you can read in my review, but it is very similar to THE 100 by Kass Morgan. Except SEVENEVES is much more scientific than The 100, which is about relationships. If you're a fan of the show and the book series, I would recommend checking out SEVENEVES but know that there are issues with SEVENEVES.