Thinking about how my book, VENGEANCE BOUND, is different from anything that’s out there wasn’t easy. After all, most people want to know how my book compares to other books they’ve read, kind of like “If you like Sprite then you’ll love 7-Up” type of recommendations. So pointing out what sets my book apart from the herd can be a little difficult.
Luckily, I made a list:
- Vigilante Justice: This might not seem like a big deal, after all, just about every hero in the DC pantheon is some kind of vigilante (Batman, Green Arrow, Huntress). But the vigilante/revenge killing trope hasn’t really worked its way into YA yet. Which might be a good thing, and maybe I shouldn’t have even brought this up…
- Possession by Greek Entities: There’s possession out there in YA, and there are Greek gods and goddesses aplenty, but how many of them reside in a teenage girl’s mind? Not nearly enough, I say.
- An Evil Doctor: There just aren’t enough evil doctors running around in YA. Although I guess if you figure the evil scientists in YA probably have an advanced degree then there are probably plenty. But I was running out of things for my list, so I had to include it.
- Sledding: Not enough sledding scenes in YA. There’s one in Vengeance Bound, though, and that makes it different.
- My Name on the Front: Ha! First book, so that makes it the only one.
Okay, so maybe my book isn’t all that different from everything else that’s out there. I still think it’s pretty awesome, and I hope you’ll check it out when it releases on April 2.