"For those who have loved Seraphina and Graceling comes another truly fabulous fantasy…"
"Downton Abbey meets The Selection in this dystopian tale of love and betrayal."
"...perfect for fans who crave action-packed young adult novels with tantalizing romance like Divergent by Veronica Roth, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, and Legend by Marie Lu."
"Graceling meets Beauty and the Beast"
"The Scarlet Letter meets Minority Report"
"Ender's Game meets The Hunger Games"
"this is for fans of Sarah Dessen, Jenny Han, and Deb Caletti."
Do these comparisons help you or are they inevitably disappointing? I think they're helpful, in the sense that you get an idea of the specific genre it is or style of the book. However, I don't set my expectations by them because otherwise I'm sure I would be disappointed.
I think they're more helpful when reviews include them, because then it's not a marketing thing, it's that reviewer's opinion, and especially if it's a reviewer who I trust, then the comparison can help me decide whether I want to read the book or not.
What are your thoughts? Comparisons…helpful or not?
Posted by: Pam