Friday, July 28, 2017

[Book Blogger Hop] Reading Tie-In Novels To The Screen

Book Blogger Hop

Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer, where you answer a question and join a "hop". The purpose is to help bloggers discover and get to know one another. 

For this week's question, Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer asks:
Do you read tie-in novels to movies or television series? If so, which ones?

My answer: 
Yes! One of my favorite things is finding out that there are books or comics that are tie-ins with tv shows or movies! Though to be totally honest, I do struggle with figuring out if the book came before the show/movie.

Though right off the top of my head, I immediately thought of Schooled in Revenge by Jesse Lasky, which is a novel written in the Revenge TV show world. I LOVED this book. Of course I will never know if I liked it so much because I had watched the show...or if I would have liked it without watching the show.

Schooled In Revenge was a quick read for me and I found it extremely enjoyable. I had a very hard time putting it down, so I read it in just a few sittings. I thought that the author captured the tone and action of the TV show wonderfully!

To those that pick this up expecting it to be just like the show: the story is NOT about the main characters of the TV show. Emily Thorne does make a few appearances, but this story follows five new individuals as they train with Takeda to get revenge on those that wronged them.

When I read the very last page, I immediately wanted a book 2! I hope the author is working on one!! I highly recommend this to anyone that has read the show, or anyone that likes stories about revenge.

My favorite excerpt from the book:
"Some things cannot be fixed," Takeda said, stopping at her side. "We can only let them go." 

Thanks for reading!
What are some of your favorite tie-in novels?


  1. There's a Revenge book? How did I miss that! I've enjoyed some of the Doctor Who, Buffy, and Angel books in the past. :)

    1. The one I read was called Schooled By Revenge. It wasn't about Emily, but a girl that trained with the same man that trained Emily. I really loved it, even though it was quite outside the norm of the show :)

  2. Hi Erica! I've never really heard of that before - Revenge TV show world. But I love that! Now I will be looking out for this and more.

    Luv Sassy

  3. Ahh yes I so interpreted this question differently, but great answer Erica and thank you so much for stopping by my blog hop.

    1. hah! It's all good, the different interpretations this week kept things interesting :) Thanks for stopping by!