Picture Me Reading Book Club Extra: New Characters, Same World

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Guess what?! I’m a guest over on Picture Me Reading today, where I join Alisa and Aidan during their Book Club Extra audio discussion. I’m a huge fan of both Alisa’s Picture Me Reading blog where she illustrates her book reviews and Aidan’s Chair With A Panda blog where he reviews Doctor Who television episodes, movies, and tie-in books.

Today’s message is brought to you by Mucinex as Alisa gets over a cold and we discuss books that have the same world as another series, but follow different characters. The Kristen Cashore books are some of my favorite, because I agree with Alisa that they are a complicated universe, and my favorite is actually Bitterblue. We talk about some really good series. So click on this link to listen to our audio discussion.

Below are our picks and links to reviews, other audio discussions, and even even a book where a monkey is a cross-over character! A lot of links, a lot of fun, you can now waste your whole morning here.

Alisa’s Picks: Fire by Kristen Cashore (one of Alisa’s favorite SF characters is Fire), Scarlet by Marissa Meyer (a review and audio discussion , and Midnight in Austenland by Shannon Hale (an illustrated review and audio discussion of the first book Austenland).

Aidan’s Picks: The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis (Aidan has talked about Narnia before), The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien, and The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephanie Meyer.

My Picks: What’s a Ghoul to Do? by Victoria Laurie,  Extras by Scott Westerfeld (no spoilers in the audio discussion, but spoilers in the review. You can read about the first book Uglies in my review if you don’t want to be spoiled on the world), and Wicked Appetite by Janet Evanovich.


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