Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Let's Hear it From The Boys: Shifted Perspective Romances


In a few days Random House will be publishing Grey, Fifty Shades of Grey from Christian Grey’s point of view. Maybe it’s a money grab, maybe it's fan service either way giving the narrative power over to the male love interest to re-tell the romance isn't anything new...especially in YA and romance genre.

Twilight & Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer


The first and probably most well known in the bookternet is Midnight Sun,which was Twilight from Edward Cullen's perspective. The manuscript was leaked online causing Meyer to shut it down  much to  her fans...chagrin (Twilight jokes). Now you can read it on her website here.



Obsidian & Oblivion by Jennifer L. Armentrout



YA / romance author Jennifer Armentrout has been writing POV swapped scenes for her fans for years, but a couple months ago she announced Oblivion--the Obsidian novel from her hot alien hero Dameon's POV.


Sweet Evil & Sweet Temptation by Wendy Higgins





 In 2014, Wendy Higgins' YA paperback series hit the New York Times Bestsellers list for YA series. Soon after she announced she'd be writing the first book from  Kaiden, the male protagonists POV. #iSighforKai.



Beautiful Disaster & Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire


Jamie McGuire's popular New Adult is about the romance between underground fighter Travis Maddox and college student Abigail. After writing a few companion stories McGuire came back to rewrite the first book from Travis' point of view. Also...I may or may not have a signed copy of this.



Every Day & Another Day by David Levithan (The Subversion)





This novel  flips the script and the new book gives the narrative over to the female love interest. Everyday tells the story of a genderless soul who wakes up in a new body everyday and one day starts to fall in love with a girl named Rhiannon. In his 2015 follow up, Levithan is telling us the same story from Rhiannon's perspective.


Is my list missing any ? Leave it in the comments below ! 

Jamie McGuire also has 3 more books in her Beautiful Disaster that are from her hero Travis' brother's perspective...Christian Grey has siblings right ? Calling it now.




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