This week’s topic is Genre Benders. Books that defy genre or are hard to place in a certain category. Fusion has a special place in my heart! I feel like indie authors do genre bending the best… Success hasn’t quite tainted their desire to create something that feels unique (but which can sometimes be weird, just not with this list!)
by Kathryn Berla
sci-fi, contemporary romance, slice of life
Fantastical Fusion Dream Me // A review. Kathryn has an obvious love of sci-fi and explored how a radical and fantastical event might come to effect a teenage girls life! We follow her as she comes to terms with the dreams she’s having and finds more…?
by R.J. Anderson
sci-fi, contemporary romance, mental health
My favorite part hands down was the synesthesia. A legitimate neurological condition, I loved how we were just as much in the dark about what was happening to Ali as Ali was. Dr. Faraday was an intriguing part of the whole puzzle. A rather odd love interest, he provides all the answers. I highly recommend the companion volume as well!
And I Darken
by Kiersten White
historical fiction, romance, coming of age, contemporary themes
And I Darken in the Ottoman Empire // A 4-star Review. The only mainstream author of the bunch I couldn’t help but include it (she has an indie heart)! Told in the alternating POVs of two siblings as they come of age in the Ottoman Empire and befriend an emperor’s son. I unequivocally LOVED Lada and how she just didn’t fit in her time period… I NEED to read And Now I Rise the sequel!
by Kelsey Sutton
murder mystery, thriller, contemporary romance, paranormal, coming of age
Glowing Countdowns, a Serial Killer and a Mess of Trouble // Gardenia Review. This book masterfully crammed in SOOO many genres! And with such panache! Everything centered around her wacky relationships and pulled together what could have been a hot mess into a MUST READ…
Prelude to Mayhem
by Edward Aubry
dystopia, post-apocalyptic, fae, sci-fi, plus YA and Adult
Prelude to Mayhem review: Fusion at it’s Best! I am constantly bringing up this book to sing its praised because it’s shockingly creative and NEEDS more people to read it! It has this wonderful world building mix of fantasy and sci-fi elements that work so well in a post-apocalyptic world that has a new government breaking ground. The next book in the series is great! I can’t wait to read book #3…
This was rather easy for me to come up with this week as I LOVE fusion genre…
Did you add any to your TBR on Goodreads?
Do you love books that fuse genres into something totally unique? How often do you read indie authors?
Thanks for Reading, XOXO