Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature/ meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.
This week’s topic is one I have been excited about ever since I first saw it announced, as this is such a unique idea that I loved trying to create a list for. It was so much fun imagining which books I think would work together, and then which aspects of those stories I wanted to combine, and so this was definitely one of my favourite TTT topics.
So here are six book pairings I’d mash together!
I can not even begin to imagine the epic fantasy these two books would create if they were combined together, with fierce queens and royal politics galore. I would also love to dual narrative from Furyborn in The Queen of the Tearling, as the idea of the crossing and the future fantasy world are so intriguing to me, that I would enjoy being able to follow one of the first queens from that period as well as Kelsea.
Basically, this is just me declaring my desperation for some kind of super-Gothic text that includes aspects of both of these novels to create such a spooky and mesmerising read. Unlike some of the others on this list, I’m not sure exactly what aspects of each book I would want to combine – all I know is that I would love to read whatever epic Gothic classic is produced when these two books are mashed together.
Considering Death is a character within both of these books, I can not help but dream of the spectacular historical fiction this combination could create. Whether it be The Book Thief but with both Love and Death as narrators or simply a story of the game taking place in World War Two Germany, I just know that I would adore whatever happened if these two books were mashed together.
Although I wasn’t a huge fan of Neverworld Wake, I still find the concept behind it of being stuck in this place between life and death so fascinating that I would love to see it applied to another mystery like We Were Liars. I can just imagine this Neverworld Wake taking place in that story and helping to uncover the mysteries within it, which added with We Were Liars gorgeously lyrical writing style would make an amazing book in my opinion.
Honestly, I just want Cath and Aza to meet at college and become friends, because that would be one of the best fictional friendships in the world! I can picture these two extraordinary female characters slowly getting to know each other and helping the other with their mental health and being the supportive friend they both need.
This might be a little bit of a strange one, but I would just love to see our Raven gang trying to survive in Verity, with one of them maybe also a monster like August. I also think it would be really cool to incorporate some of the magic and importance of dreams in The Raven Cycle into this world to create something even more dangerous for our characters to face.
What two books would you mash together? Do you agree with my choices? Have you read any of these – what did you think?