They say the best things come in pairs and books are no exception. I saw this tag over on Thrice Reads blog and it looked like a lot of fun. In this tag, you take 5-10 pairs of books that you think to compliment each other. This seems like a great way to avoid a book hangover or if you’re in the mood for a book of a similar feel. So here is the Books to Read in Pairs Tag.
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead and Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout
I think these two books are quite an obvious pairing because they are so alike. I read both of these around the same time close to 5 years ago and they are nearly indistinguishable. Sometimes when I talk about one of the books I incorporate something that actually happened in the other they’re that alike. They’re both classic YA urban fantasies and are both really fun and great reads.
Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare and The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman
These two go together perfectly, both are historical fiction with a supernatural twist and hints of humor with some swoon-worthy romances (Wessa 4ever!) If you love Cassandra Clare’s shadow hunters and you need more demon hunting main characters look no more because The Dark Days Club is just that.
Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder and Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
At a first glance these two books aren’t all that similar, but with a closer look, you’ll notice both books feature assassins. And both main characters are incarcerated at the beginning of the books and are given one more chance, In the Throne of Glass Celaena to compete to become the king’s assassin and Yelena to study under an assassin to become the king’s poison taster. These books pair up quite nicely especially since the characters names also rhyme.
Geekerella by Ashley Poston and The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
About the only thing that connects these books are that they are contemporaries and that they’re both really fun feel good reads. These two books are perfect for reading at any time and will definitely leave you feeling satisfied and in a good mood. They are in short feel good books.
The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen and The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkowski
And for my final pairing, these two books feature strong female protagonist and are both more focused on politics and intellectual ability rather than adventure, and sowing rebellion and such. They are both excellent examples that not all YA characters have to yield weapons to win, sometimes political maneuvering and tactical thinking can work just as well as fighting battles. Not to say there aren’t any action packed scenes they have their fair share but these two books are slightly different than the typical YA and are well worth a read.