Fanfiction and all the Extras

When I come down from a book high and realize that I either have to wait a year to continue the story OR that it is o.v.e.r., I always want need more! In rare cases, I become a fictional stalker and start looking for novellas I might have missed or author extras. So, for this reason I love Cassandra Clare, Richelle Mead and the latest, Neal Shusterman. I have almost come to the point where I expect a novella to hold me over. #booksnob

Now, I am a proud Book Snob and I have to say I am even a Fanfiction Snob too. I will only read the extras written by the authors themselves. Why? Because I have to stay true to my fictional investment. I can't be wasting my precious time with the "what should have happened" or the "I bet this is how their HEA went" written by just anyone. Simply, NO. I need it to come straight from the creative genius who lured me in. If the author didn't type it, it didn't happen.

So, if you are planning to read these series, also plan to include the novellas and excerpts. It makes the world building so much better! And if there is a movie made and it's not up to standards you will be a little more forgiving because you have such a vivid world already mentally built OR you could just hate Hollywood even more... #rollingthedice

The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare. Click HERE for TONS of excerpts. Clare really is the queen of extras and teasers!

Unwind Dystology by Neal Shusterman. UNSTRUNG is the novella. This short story about Lev really helped to flesh out some of the chain of events that takes place in Unsouled.
Unstrung is only available as an e-reader download.

Vampire Academy & Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead. 
Fans were so invested in the romance and HEA of Rose & Dimitri in The Vampire Academy series that Mead went on to write a short story about the weeks that followed the close of the series. Visit HERE for the details of Homecoming.

Click HERE for Adrian's POV from the very start of the series (just one chapter, I WILL TAKE WHAT I CAN GET AT THIS POINT).

                                                                                                                                          Releases July 2014

Now I will be diving into the world Veronica Roth has created in the Divergent series. I was pumped when I found all the extra goodies to add to the series!


 So for all you Divergent lovers (*cough, MadiB*), hang on because Veronica Roth is not finished just yet!

How do you find excerpts and novellas?
I always search Goodreads first: they usually have all the extras listed. And occasionally the author's website (I usually only do this if I see a teaser tweeted or some form of social media that directs me that way).
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  1. I totally get where you're coming from. If I'm reading an ongoing series or finally finish one (I actually finished Divergent last week. I'm still coming down from it) I totally need something to ease me out of that universe. I love when authors come out with supplementary material, it's great to see that they're as invested in the world they created as their readers are. However I don't have a problem with fan fiction. I'm not big on altered reality stuff, but things that can take every day moments that might have been missed and just expand on them are totally my bread and butter. That's not to say that it's all good, but some of it really helps to ease the big feelings some of these series create.

    1. I am reading Divergent now! I started it to help me come down after reading Richelle Mead's Fiery Heart! #AHHHH


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