Thursday, July 25, 2013

This Meets That That Make You Do A Double Take

I love book marketing. One of my favorite things as a librarian is to go to publisher previews (either at conferences or via webinars) and hear about all the new titles coming out. I love hearing how the publisher is marketing the book including the "meets" about all the books-like it's this popular book/movie/TV show meets that popular book/movie/TV show. But sometimes this marketing strategy makes me do a double take. Here are some interesting book meets that have had me puzzled and interested about the books at the same time:

Graceling seems like a popular readlike:

"Star Wars meets Graceling

Cruel Beauty by Rosmund Hodge

"Beauty and the Beast meets Graceling

And Stephen King is popular to compare things to, which is strange because he doesn't write YA:

"John Green meets The Stand

Thanks to Kelly for finding this one!

"Stephen King meets Veronica Roth"

Thanks to Katie for finding this one!

"The Shining meets The Breakfast Club

Thanks to Leila for finding this one!

Comparisons to classics:

"Gone with the Wind meets Matched

"The Scarlet Letter meets Minority Report

And some other fun ones:

"Fargo meets Pretty Little Liars

"Octavian Nothing meets Lorena Bobitt" 

Thanks to Angie for finding this one!

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