Hello bookworms! I’m Nia and today I’m going to be doing some recommendations, but a little different ones!
I don’t know if it also happens to you guys but I sometimes watch a movie or a TV show and get obsessed with it, and try to find a book similar to that movie/show, or viceversa. I’m always in the hunt for something like that, and when I come across with a match, it’s amazing! So that’s what it’s going to be today. I’m going to be recommending some books that I think have similar things to a movie/TV show I’ve watched and loved. And if you’ve read any of these books and want something similar, go check the movies!
So without any further ado, I’m going to start recommending some books.
If you liked Sucker Punch, you’ll probably like Violet Grenade
I used to love Suckerpunch when I was younger, and I couldn’t stop watching it. I loved how different it was, and the steam punk element that was always present in the movie. Also it was unlike anything I’ve seen before, so I think that’s what stuck with me the most. AND GIRL POWER GUYS.
Now Violet Grenade is not an exact clon to that movie, but I found some elements to be quite similar, I couldn’t help but think about Sucker Punch while reading the book. They both take place mainly in a bourdel (even though in Sucker Punch is all in Babydoll’s imagination) and I found some of the characters had similar personalitites. However there is a romance in Violet Grenade that is not present in Sucker Punch, but GUYS I COULD NOT HELP BUT COMPARE THEM.
Domino: A runaway with blood on her hands.
Cain: A silent boy about to explode.
Madam Karina: A woman who demands obedience.
Wilson: The one who will destroy them all.
When Madam Karina discovers Domino in an alleyway, she offers her a position at her girls’ home in secluded West Texas. With no alternatives and an agenda of her own, Domino accepts. It isn’t long before she is fighting her way up the ranks to gain the madam’s approval…and falling for Cain, the mysterious boy living in the basement.
But the madam has horrible secrets. So do the girls in the house. So does Cain.
Escaping is harder than Domino expects, though, because the madam doesn’t like to lose inventory. But then, Madam Karina doesn’t know about the danger living inside Domino’s mind.
Madam Karina doesn’t know about Wilson.
If you liked The Prestige, you’ll probably enjoy Vicious
For the ones of you who don’t know The Prestige is one of my all time favourite movies. I’ve watched it more than fifteen times and I still love it as much as the first time. I adore the characters and the actors are simply amazing. Also there is this supernatural element in the story, and illusionism as well.
What I think The Prestige and Vicious have in common is that in both stories the two main characters started as comrades and friends, and then something happens that turned them into each other. I loved how in each of them there is this line crossing obsession and the questions made wether something is actually good or evil depending on the side you’re on. There is as well the supernatural element in both the movie and book, which I found it quite interesting.
Victor and Eli started out as college roommates—brilliant, arrogant, lonely boys who recognized the same sharpness and ambition in each other. In their senior year, a shared research interest in adrenaline, near-death experiences, and seemingly supernatural events reveals an intriguing possibility: that under the right conditions, someone could develop extraordinary abilities. But when their thesis moves from the academic to the experimental, things go horribly wrong. Ten years later, Victor breaks out of prison, determined to catch up to his old friend (now foe), aided by a young girl whose reserved nature obscures a stunning ability. Meanwhile, Eli is on a mission to eradicate every other super-powered person that he can find—aside from his sidekick, an enigmatic woman with an unbreakable will. Armed with terrible power on both sides, driven by the memory of betrayal and loss, the archnemeses have set a course for revenge—but who will be left alive at the end?
If you liked Suicide squad, you’ll probably enjoy Six of Crows
Well… I believe you all know what Suicide Squad is about, right?
No, but really. These both are really similar, but in my opinion, I love Six of Crows more (shhh don’t tell anyone). Anyway, both the movie and the book have a very different cast of characters that mostly all have something in common: they are fellons, thieves… and killers. I loved the cast of Six of Crows more, because they are my babies and I only want to protect them and take care of them, but nevertheless, both are great. So if you’re looking for a movie after reading the duology… go check this one out!
Criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker has been offered wealth beyond his wildest dreams. But to claim it, he’ll have to pull off a seemingly impossible heist:
Break into the notorious Ice Court
(a military stronghold that has never been breached)
Retrieve a hostage
(who could unleash magical havoc on the world)
Survive long enough to collect his reward
(and spend it)
Kaz needs a crew desperate enough to take on this suicide mission and dangerous enough to get the job done – and he knows exactly who: six of the deadliest outcasts the city has to offer. Together, they just might be unstoppable – if they don’t kill each other first.
If you like Criminal Minds, you’ll probably enjoy The Naturals
OH MY GOD YOU GUYS. This was totally Criminal Minds but in a YA version. I’m obsessed with that TV show, I’ve been loving it since the very first time I saw an episode and I was completely engrosed with the story. So when I came across with The Naturals I knew I was going to love it too.
They are basically one and the same. In the book you get to know the backstory of the characters and their speciality whiltst you read about the crimes and how they try to solve them, just like the show. Also the characters are incredibly loveable and they all have suffered so much. OH AND YOU EAT THOSE BOOKS. DEVOUR THEM.
Seventeen-year-old Cassie is a natural at reading people. Piecing together the tiniest details, she can tell you who you are and what you want. But it’s not a skill that she’s ever taken seriously. That is, until the FBI come knocking: they’ve begun a classified program that uses exceptional teenagers to crack infamous cold cases, and they need Cassie.
What Cassie doesn’t realize is that there’s more at risk than a few unsolved homicides—especially when she’s sent to live with a group of teens whose gifts are as unusual as her own. Sarcastic, privileged Michael has a knack for reading emotions, which he uses to get inside Cassie’s head—and under her skin. Brooding Dean shares Cassie’s gift for profiling, but keeps her at arm’s length.
Soon, it becomes clear that no one in the Naturals program is what they seem. And when a new killer strikes, danger looms closer than Cassie could ever have imagined. Caught in a lethal game of cat and mouse with a killer, the Naturals are going to have to use all of their gifts just to survive.
If you liked Riverdale, you’ll probably enjoy One of Us is Lying
Now here’s the thing: a lot of people compare One of Us Is Lying to The Breakfast Club, but… I haven’t seen the movie. Yet. I KNOW I’M THE WORST! I really really want to read it but I just don’t have the time and I’m lazy. So that’s why I compare it with Riverdale. BUT if you’ve watched The Breakfast Club and enjoyed the movie maybe you’ll like this book!
Don’t ask me why I think these two are similar because my mind decided on a whim they were. In both movie and book the characters are teenagers who go to high school (duh), and there’s this mystery surrounding the death of a popular kid there, in Riverdale being Jason Blossom and in OOUIL Simon. There is a lot of drama and unexpected romances, and you can see their everyday lives and relationships.
Pay close attention and you might solve this.
On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention.
Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule.
Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess.
Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing.
Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher.
And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High’s notorious gossip app.
Only, Simon never makes it out of that classroom. Before the end of detention Simon’s dead. And according to investigators, his death wasn’t an accident. On Monday, he died. But on Tuesday, he’d planned to post juicy reveals about all four of his high-profile classmates, which makes all four of them suspects in his murder. Or are they the perfect patsies for a killer who’s still on the loose?
Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you would go to protect them.
If you like Strarstruck, you’ll probably like When It’s Real
I’m a very big fan of old Disney movies, so while I was reading When It’s Real I JUST COULDN’T GUYS! It was like I was a young teen again watching Camp Rock and Starstruck. Let me tell you a story: when I first watched Starstruck I liked it but wasn’t a big fan, but as time passed I started loving the songs and the movie and now I feel so nostalgic and want to watch it again.
What they have in common is that they are both quite trope-y stories but somehow they are so addicting and make you want to read more. And they’re about that famous singer star who falls in love with a normal girl, which in my opinion is a story perfect for summer and they usually are so funny and enjoyable.
Meet Oakley Ford-teen celebrity, renowned pop star, child of famous movie stars, hottie with millions of fangirls… and restless troublemaker. On the surface he has it all, but with his home life disintegrating, his music well suddenly running dry, and the tabloids having a field day over his outrageous exploits, Oakley’s team decides it’s time for an intervention. The result: an image overhaul, complete with a fake girlfriend meant to show the world he’s settled down.
Enter seventeen-year-old Vaughn Bennett-devoted sister, part-time waitress, the definition of “normal.” Under ordinary circumstances she’d never have taken this gig, but with her family strapped for cash, she doesn’t have much of a choice. And for the money Oakley’s team is paying her, she figures she can put up with outlandish Hollywood parties and a team of publicists watching her every move. So what if she thinks Oakley’s a shallow, self-centered jerk? It’s not like they’re going to fall for each other in real life…right?
If you liked A Cinderella Story, You’ll probably enjoy Geekerella
While I was reading Geekerella there were some similar stuff happening that made me think of this movie. Actually they are both modern retellings of Cinderella, so of course they should have similar things. But in both the movie and book the main character meet her love interest via text message, and falls in love with him like that (in the movie she knew him from school, and n the book she literally hated him). They are really cute stories, but Geekerella has that fangirl aspect added to it, which was so much fun and I enjoyed and connected with much.
When geek girl Elle Wittimer sees a cosplay contest sponsored by the producers of Starfield, she has to enter. First prize is an invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. Elle’s been scraping together tips from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck behind her stepmother’s back, and winning this contest could be her ticket out once and for all—not to mention a fangirl’s dream come true.
Teen actor Darien Freeman is less than thrilled about this year’s ExcelsiCon. He used to live for conventions, but now they’re nothing but jaw-aching photo sessions and awkward meet-and-greets. Playing Federation Prince Carmindor is all he’s ever wanted, but the diehard Starfield fandom has already dismissed him as just another heartthrob. As ExcelsiCon draws near, closet nerd Darien feels more and more like a fake—until he meets a girl who shows him otherwise.
Let me know in the comments below if you have read any of these books or seen those movies and what you think about them!
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