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.
1/2 of the blogging duo at Books and Sensibility, I have been blogging about and reviewing books since 2011. I read any and every genre, here on the blog I mostly review Fantasy, Adult Fiction, and Young Adult with a focus on audiobooks.