Books Recommendations Based On Your Favourite Netflix Shows
What to read if you loved 13 Reasons Why, Stranger Things and more...
We all have a show we love to binge on. Whether that’s Scream, Stranger Things or Riverdale, one of the biggest first world problems is that they always come to an end and the wait until the next season begins.
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If you like The Defenders, try Burning Midnight by Will McIntosh
Based in a world where rare spheres can improve a person: whether that’s their intelligence, appearance or height, these highly sought-after items go to the highest bidder.
When a couple of young hunters find the rarest sphere of all, the world erupts into war over them; but no one knows where these spheres are from, why they are here or what their powers truly are...
If you like Stranger Things, try The Call by Peadar Ó Guilín
Set in an island cut off from the rest of the world, children and teenagers are at risk of being Called, who then disappear and have to spend their days fighting for their lives.
It’s bizarre and creepy, so it’s perfect for fans of Stranger Things.
If you like Shadowhunters, try City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
Shadowhunters is loosely based on The Mortal Instruments series, so if you’re looking for more in a similar vein to the TV series, why not try the series on which it is based?
Set in modern day New York City, Clary is drawn to a group of demon hunters and needs to defend her world.
If you like Scream, try There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins
One by one, students in Makani’s school start dying in a series of gruesome murders. Much like in Scream, the race against time is on to unmask a killer before she falls victim herself.
If you liked 13 Reasons Why, try Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
Also its own film, Before I Fall is for you if you liked the mystery and thrill of 13 Reasons Why. It’s full of high school drama, secrets and heartache.
Sam has it all – the looks, popularity and the perfect boyfriend and February 12th should be a normal day – except it’s her last. Until she wakes up again the next morning, to relive her death again.
If you like BoJack Horseman, try Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson
“A funny book about horrible things”, this memoir is funny and focuses on serious issues in a way that only BoJack can compare.
If you like Once Upon a Time, try Heartless by Marissa Meyer
Fans of Once Upon a Time may have already seen a spin off set in Wonderland, and the current reboot features Alice as a character.
Heartless is also set in Wonderland, but tells the origin story of the Queen of Hearts and how she became the person she did.
If you like The OA, try Gilded Cage by Vic James
If you’re looking for more fantasy, Gilded Cage follows two families in a modern age Britain where 1% of the population have magical powers. Those unfortunate enough to not be in the Skilled 1% have to serve their Slave Days: ten years of their life serving these powerful and rich families… unless someone decides to remake the world.
This book is part of a trilogy, so there’s plenty for you sink your teeth into.
If you like Orphan Black, try Shattered Minds by Laura Lam
A female-centric, near-future techno-thriller, Shattered Minds features ex-neuroscientist Carina who struggles with a drug problem, her conscience, and urges to kill.
She satisfies her cravings in dreams, fuelled by the addictive drug ‘Zeal’. Now she’s heading for self-destruction and she’s out to expose the company who caused her to have these tendencies.