Friday, February 23, 2018

Watched That? Now Read This! The 100 Read-Alikes

I'm sure I'm not the only one who goes on a Netflix binge to fight book burnout. But what if your favorite shows could help you pick your next read? That's the idea behind this feature which was actually inspired by a post on our Instagram.

One of my favorite shows that I discovered on Netflix is The 100. Season 5 doesn’t premiere until April 24 so once you've caught up on the most recent season, or binged it all again from the beginning, how do you fill the Bellarke-shaped void? Try one of these post-apocalyptic reads!

The Burned Lands series by Bec McMaster
Like The 100, this PNR series takes place after a nuclear apocalypse. It has people living in underground bunkers, ruins of recognizable cities, and even reivers. The overall feel is a little more Western than the show. And oh yeah, there are werewolves.
 Start with Nobody's Hero
The House Immortal series by Devon Monk
I loved this series but it's kind of hard to describe. It's a dystopian world altered by a time travel experiment gone wrong. Our heroine Matilda is a Frankenstein-y being stitched together with special thread. The story is fast-paced and twisty so I recommend binging all three books.
Start with House Immortal.

The Outcast series by Keri Arthur
A war between humans and shifters left this world in ruins. It also tore open the veil between worlds releasing wraiths and creating pockets of interdimensional weirdness. Like in The 100, the world gets bigger as the series progresses to include a corporation experimenting on people (*cough* Mount Weather *cough*) and lots of espionage and intrigue.
Start with City of Light.

The 100 by Kass Morgan
I know this one's obvious, but there's a reason I bring it up. Lots of people want to read the book as soon as they see the movie or show. That's the reason there are so many tie-in versions out there. But I've found that it's best to do that while you're waiting for the new season to start. If you're still watching, or even have watched recently, book-world and TV-world can get confused and you're left trying to figure out which version something happened in. (Trust me, it happened to me with True Blood. Give yourself some time between the book binge and the TV binge.)

What book reminds you of The 100?

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