Hi friends! I’m SO EXCITED for today’s topic because when I think about it, there are quite a few books I’d like to rewrite. Of course, these are all my personal opinions, and every author works hard! Anyways, it’s not like I could rewrite these much better but it’s a nice thought. Don’t forget that Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Shanah @ Bionic Bookworm!
Escaping From Houdini!
This is a book that I think could do with a rewrite, mainly, Thomas and Audrey Rose’s relationship. The amount of unneeded angst is ridiculous. WHY CAN’T SOME PEOPLE* JUST GET OVER THEMSELVES AND COMMUNICATE. It really took away from the mystery, which kind of sucked because the atmosphere and setting is so incredible!
*by “some people” i mean “audrey rose”
By rewrite, I mean cut out half the book. There are so many perspectives, and so! much! filler! Even the ending was kind of anticlimactic, especially considering everything that lead up to it. Honestly, this whole series probably could have ended a lot sooner, if certain characters didn’t make the dumbest decisions in the whole wide world.
Truly Devious has an amazing premise and an incredible cast of characters! But the first book is basically 70% romance and drama and 30% mystery. I require my mysteries to be at least 60% mystery, okay. So back to the drawing board this goes!
Empire of Storms!
y’all are going to disown me…
But if I could rewrite this book purely for myself, I would add in MUCH more diverse characters on all spectrums and leave out the, um, explicit scenes. Both of those aspects are what stops me from properly stanning this series so if they were fixed…it’d be war on my favorites list.
Okay but can you imagine 2019 Twilight? Fresh, unproblematic, diverse, not stupid, actually romantic, with maybe-not-so-sparkly vampires? I WOULD BE SO HAPPY YOU DON’T EVEN KNOW.
And that’s it! Hopefully, you all don’t totally hate me now. Tell me: what books would YOU want to rewrite?