If You Liked This… You’ll Like This [TV EDITION]

Hey guys today I’m coming at you with a brand new recommendations post, with a twist! I always enjoy giving you guys recommendation posts but I feel like they always follow the same boring structure so I wanted to switch it up with this post! Today I’ll be recommending you some books based off of tv shows. 

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The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1)

I can’t explain why it is that I find these two so similar. I think I compare them because of the sense of family I get from them both. With Doctor Who not only do you love The Doctor (well, not 12) but you also fall in love with his companions and over the seasons you see how they become like a close-nit family and you see them understand each other and die for eachother.

Doctor Who is similar to The Raven Cycle, in the way that the Gangsey is a family. They would all die for each other and the love they all have for eachother is amazing.

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Steelheart (Reckoners, #1)

What really drew me to compare these two was how dark they are.  Both of these books are set in pretty dark worlds, with crazy evil villains. Both of these have also have superheroes. But the thing I like about both of thee is how the worlds are both really dark and the heroes of each story aren’t total protagonists because they also make some questionable choices.

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)

What? HP and Sherlock??? Um, yeah… I know. When I was brain storming for this post I wrote down a bunch of tv shows and when I was trying to find a book to match to Sherlock this was the only thing that I could think of.

I know that these two are quite different but I can’t help but compare them. Because J K  Rowling literally incorporated so much foreshadowing into the series it’s like this 7 book mystery and every time I pick the series up I find something else. Within every book there’s a little mystery, from figuring out who the Half-Blood Prince is to finding the Chamber of Secrets. I know that Sherlock is a lt darker, but come on have you seen HP, that shit gets pretty dark by the end.

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I know, I know another weird pairing I’m sorry. Now I’m comparing PJO and Merlin, whatchgonnado? Anyway so in my notes I wrote that Annabeth is like Merlin. That was it, I made this weird combination and now I don’t even remember my reasoning. Good lord, past me why do you do these things?

So I think I compared these two because they kind of give off the same vibe – they are both centered around mythology and prophecy and they both have really great main groups. The characters aren’t really all that similar, I mean try comparing some of them and you will have a hard time, but if you think about it they are reasonably similar.

What I’ve learnt today: write better notes.

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asdasdasA               SasAaThe Screaming Staircase (Lockwood & Co., #1) Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna, #1)

Because who didn’t see this coming. This one is pretty obvious, whenever I see this type of post people always pair Supernatural with Anna, so I won’t talk about it too much. I do want to mention Lockwood & Co. though because I do think it definitely fits. Supernatural is a pretty dark show and while I don’t think Lockwood gets too dark, it does really fit with SPN. These two both have some really great supernatural elements and both focus around investigating.

I haven’t watched Supernatural in years but as far as I can remember Sam and Dean are always going around the country solving supernatural crime and I think that is really cool and probably why I used to love the show so much. Lockwood is also about solving supernatural crime, so hey if you like SPN you’ll probably like this.

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Do you watch any of these shows?
Do you agree with my recs?

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4 thoughts on “If You Liked This… You’ll Like This [TV EDITION]

  1. Merlin and Percy Jackson are a really good fit! And I love both Doctor Who and The Raven Cycle so it sounds like your theory is sound. They both do a really good job of balancing the history/reality and the magical elements so that’s another reason why they match.

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