TGIF is a blog meme started by GReadsBooks.com! This feature re-caps the week’s posts and propose a question for followers.
TGIF Question: Gateway Books: Which particular books opened you up to a new genre?
Answer: Even though it’s not technically a genre, Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder opened me up to YA-aged characters who didn’t have YA-ish lives. Books that had more fantasy and less high school/angsty issues going on.
I’ve found books like The Girl of Fire and Thorns and currently The Pledge that are similar in that style of book to the amazing Poison Study.
Also, Sunshine by Robin McKinley made me feel comfortable with urban/paranormal fantasy. I thought this genre was so weird for the longest time, but I really loved McKinley’s novel. The rest is history. 😀
What’s your gateway book? Please share your thoughts in the comments!