If & Then Thursdays: Wings, Wings, and More Wings

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A little bit late for me, but oops! Let’s get straight to the book recommendation goodness!

If&Then Thursdays is a book meme created by Alex@ Young at Heart Books. How do you participate? It’s easy! All you have to do is choose two books that are somewhat related in theme, writing style, genre, etc. Tell us how they are similar and why we would like them! All recommendations should be made in this format:

“If you like Book A, then you might enjoy Book B”

If you enjoyed (or perhaps didn’t)…

Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

hush hush

Okay, back when I was first starting YA, I lovedddddddddddd this book. Um, fallen angels? Sign me up. Classic bad boy? Total heart eyes. Then as I grew older, I looked back at it, and went erm, there was something a bit sketchy about that. Okay, a lot when it came to Patch. BUT childhood me loved it (which was a bit concerning with Mr. Patch’s attitude sometimes – childhood me and adult me might need a little chit chat). And I can tell you a few reasons why: the small town atmosphere, the mysterious darker tone to the novel, mysterious shadowy evil, people with wings ;), and a man in a leather jacket (I’m pretty sure he drove a motorcycle – did he or am I just going crazy?). Then you look at the characters, and they’re totally problematic, but I did love that concept. Check out more about it here.

You may enjoy…

Secrets of Skin and Stone by Wendy Laine

secrets of skin and stone

Warning: this book does contain topics of self-harm. Just want to let you know before you read it. Okay, this book isn’t a book about fallen angels, but instead of gargoyles. Um, super sign me up for that, too. I’ve never seen anything about gargoyles before, and apparently me and people with wings are still good from childhood. XD But this story has all the elements of Hush, Hush that I did love – the small town Southern atmosphere, the darker tone to the novel where it a bit more grittier than the average YA, and the mysterious shadowy evil, WINGS, and a guy with a leather jacket and motorcycle. However, this story took all of these elements and made it better, in my opinion. So, if you didn’t enjoy Hush, Hush, but were intrigued by the concept, I think you might really enjoy this book. If you did like Hush, Hush, you totally might like this one since it had all the things Hush, Hush had. Check it out here.

Have you read any of these? What did you think of them? Let’s discuss in the comments below!

14 thoughts on “If & Then Thursdays: Wings, Wings, and More Wings

    1. I do agree. It’s so concerning looking back on it. I read it right after Twilight, which had that whole feeling as well. But yes, looking back at it now, you’re 200% right. 🙂


      1. Ahahahaha. Yes! XD I totally know what you mean. Oh gosh, those were some interesting book days. XD I’m a bit afraid to go back and read some of the old favorites. But I think you said it wonderfully.


  1. I’ve not read either of these, but my older sister read Hush Hush. She was in a whole Angels and Demons phase. Every book she read had those elements! I think Secrets of Skin and Stone sound intriguing I just might try that one out! Nice post!

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    1. (You might be considered lucky for not reading Hush, Hush, Rendz. But that phase is pretty fun.) But yes! It was pretty good overall, I have to admit. I surprised me a lot more with how much I liked it than I thought I would.

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  2. A absolutely loved Hush, Hush when I was younger but I’m pretty sure that if I reread it now, I wouldn’t be as okay with it as I was back then. Actually, I think there were a lot of questionable themes and problematic characters going on in YA a few years back LOL. But gargoyles? Sign me up. Haven’t read anything like that before. I’ll definitely have to check out Skin and Stone!

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    1. Yes, totally, Azia! I think I kind of realized it then, but also totally didn’t fully get it. Like, during that height of Twilight and Hush, Hush, there was a lot of really big questionable themes that I’m just realizing as you said. XD But yesssss! It was actually really enjoyable. I had never read anything with a gargoyle type figure. 🙂

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      1. Yeah there was some serious stranger danger in YA during that paranormal craze 😂 But there are some books I still can’t help loving 😊 And I’ll add it to my summer reading list!

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  3. I loved Hush, Hush growing up! I haven’t read it in about 7 years so I have no idea what I’d think of it now. But the cover of Secrets of Skin and Stone looks beautiful! I may have to give it a try 🙂

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    1. Yes! And I totally feel the same way. It’s like, I really don’t want to reread it remembering what I did now. XD But it was great back then. XD And yes! It was pretty good as well, and that cover is striking! 🙂


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