This week, just a stone's throw from Halloween, we are comparing our books to a movie, show, or book.
In the case of Crushed, this book has already been compared to The Craft and Pretty Little Liars, so that's what I'll stick with.
Back when I first started writing Crushed, I was told that the idea of teen witches experimenting with their powers reminded them of the movie The Craft. However, my book is not a dark piece of horror. It's fun with romance, a little mystery, and lots of action.
Have you seen The Craft? I don't want to post any spoilers. Let's just say it's an interesting piece about teen girls playing around with witchcraft. I loved watching them discover the things they could do. Like my book Crushed, the girls in the movie learn a serious lesson.
Later, after my book was published, I was told that it made some people think of Pretty Little Liars because of the mean girl antics. The Noah sisters use their powers against each other when they get upset. There is a humorous fight between two of the girls that has a locker exploding, syrup squirting into an unsuspecting face, and a sudden change of wardrobe.
The second book in this series is Witch Hunt. But these novels can be read as stand-alone books because each one has a new set of characters and a different game for the teen witches to play. These games always lead them into danger.
In Witch Hunt, teen reporter Starr Hughes is determined to find out what the popular kids are up to after she overhears talk of a secret game. Because the boy she has a crush on is the leader of the It Squad, she can't help herself. No matter what she has to do, she will uncover the truth.
Check out these witchy-good reads for Halloween.