The Book Mash Up Tag!

I was tagged by the lovely creator of the blog Inside My Library Mind – this is a blog that I’ve been following for quite some time now – both on the blog itself and over on Books Amino. I was so excited to be tagged by her and I was also excited by this tag! Either it’s new or didn’t show up under the stack of books I hide myself under, but I had never seen it before. It looked like so much fun so I decided to give it a shot! It reminds me of Pitch Perfect where she’s mashing up multiple songs to make a new one. This is like mashing up two books to make a new story! Here it goes!

The rules:

  • Choose 10 or more book titles (you can also play with TV series, movies or basically anything that has a story and characters.
  • Put them in a bowl/mug
  • Take 2 of them and mash them up!
  • You can take characters from one story and put them in the other, mix up he worlds, fuse the story lines, anything is okay as long as it contains elements from both stories!
  • Write a (small) paragraph with the premise of your new mashed up story
  • Go on until you’re out of titles
  • Have fun!

MASH UP #1 – ACOMAF AND SIX OF CROWS

The Night Court crew knew that they needed the book to be able to destroy the cauldron but it seemed like an impossible task. So who better than to pull of an impossible task? Az’s cousin Kaz (their names rhyme so it’s meant to be). Kaz brings his crew to the fae lands to complete the heist. With the Night Court crew as a distraction, Kaz and his team (Inej, Nina, Wylan, Jesper, and Matthias) steal the book. Chaos ensues, but because Kaz and his team always have a plan B, they get out unharmed. The cauldron is destroyed and they all live happily ever after.

This could totally happen and it would be amazing!!!

MASH UP #2 – ILLUMINAE AND HARRY POTTER

While aboard the ship HS Hogwarts, Harry and the rest of the schooling ship are being attacked by an unknown force “without a name”. They must use their magical powers to fight off these attacks. When the Death Eaters manage to breach the ship and come on board, the students are all glad they know how to apparate! The floo power makes transporting themselves through the vents easier. But when their AI system that once seemed sweet and innocent (the AI system is called D.O.L.O.R.E.S. for some reason) goes awry and starts attacking from the inside, unknowing EVIL! The students don’t know who to trust.

BWHAHAHAHAHA!

MASH UP #3 – DARK MATTER AND NEVERNIGHT

Mia Corvere is a trained assassin looking for revenge. After her father was executed for a crime he didn’t commit, Mia vowed that she would have revenge on all those who were responsible for putting him in the ground. After killing them off in her world it wasn’t good enough. She used the transportation pool within the assassin school to travel to different dimensions, killing off the same people if they had all made the same choices.

Meh, this one was weak. I couldn’t figure out how to mesh the two!

MASH UP #4 – THE HUNGER GAMES AND CARAVAL

Instead of being thrown into an arena, the 24 tributes are shipped to an island with a live  Carnival. They must follow the clues set out for them in order to find a missing loved one that was taken. If they make the wrong choices or fall into the traps of the Carnival they could die, losing their loved ones along with them. No one will know who to trust. More than one can win but at the same time ALL of them could lose. It’s all up to the tributes and their decisions……

Ohh okay! I went creepy dark with this one. Not only could all 24 tributes die but so could someone else they love, making the possible death toll 48! I don’t feel too bad about it though because I made it so that more than one can win!

MASH UP #5 – THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL AND HUNTED

Mary Boleyn, the eldest sister, is taking care of her family. One day, as she’s searching for her family’s next meal, she finds herself lost in the forest. The Beast, Henry, takes her to his castle showering her in gifts and royalty. Mary’s sister Anne searches for her and finds the castle after many months. The beast immediately finds that he’s more attracted to Anne and sends Mary away. Mary is no longer the shiny new toy. After a while Mary hears a rumour that the Beast named Henry found yet another woman to seduce and wanted to make sure that Anne was ok….. but she found out that Anne wasn’t a good girl so he ripped her head off. The end.

BWAHAHA! Yet again the only thing that I can come up with merging stories ends up really dark and macabre. What do these say about me as a person? Should I be concerned? But it fits, right? You see where I’m going with these…….? Straight jackets don’t go well with my hair!

Arrow

Not going to lie these came out really weird! But when can you do when you’re trying to merge stories and characters together that just don’t fit?

I’m not going to tag anyone because this is a totally different type of tag. If combining stories and making something new sounds like fun to you then PLEASE do this tag! I would love to see what you come up with! (Joe – you have a really creative mind, I might want to see what you could put together 🙂 )

Until next time, happy reading!

42 Comments Add yours

  1. OMG this was TOO GOOD! You did an awesome job and actually made blurbs, it’s fantastic, you did so much better than me! I loved reading your answers so much.

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    1. Awe thanks! Though I wouldn’t say it was better than you! Yours was so well done it made me want to do the tag even more!

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  2. Wow this is fantastic! Kudos to you for being so creative 😊

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  3. Marie says:

    Ohhh this is such a COOL TAG?! I love all of the stories you made up there with just the covers, especially the Iluminae – Harry Potter one, it sounds SO cool? I love it ahah 🙂

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    1. I was a little sleep deprived when I did that tag. I honestly laughed until I was crying when I wrote the Harry Potter one!

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      1. Marie says:

        Hahaha, well…You did good. Maybe you should try writing a story while sleep deprived, I’m sure it’d work out SO GOOD haha 😛

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        1. I actually just started a new project. And a few of these characters will require my sleep deprived mind!! It involves pirates so…… rude and crazy is a necessity!

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          1. Marie says:

            Ohhhhhhh… now i’m intrigued, I need to know more 😛

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          2. I haven’t figured it all out yet so I can’t tell you! 😂 I’ve only got half an outline, a first chapter and a few random scenes. But I’m absolutely loving the characters so far! Maybe I’ll add a rough synopsis to the blog (or a few snippets) one day! If I’m brave enough

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          3. Marie says:

            Ohhhh – I can’t wait. I hope you’ll feel like sharing someday, but I get being nervous about it all. It took me quite a while before I actually got through with it and talked, even just a bit, about my WIP on my blog. It’s so good though, once you do, to see how supportive everyone is ❤

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          4. I bet the support will be amazing and just what I need during tough times. But that hurdle is there and it’s big right now lol. I only recently told my husband I was going to try and write a book. I was too scared to even tell him! Baby steps 🙂

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          5. Marie says:

            Ohh I get it, it’s so hard to tell other people when you want to do something this big. Yes, baby steps! I hope you’re having fun so far 🙂 are you going to do NaNoWriMo ? 🙂

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          6. I’m not sure. The tried it last year and was putting too much pressure on myself to keep with a daily goal. It didn’t end up working out in my favour. Are you?

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          7. Marie says:

            Oh I get it. That’s exactly why I failed the first time I tried it out as well. Second time, I tried to put less pressure, to focus on writing a little bit everyday. I didn’t look at the word count at first, and since I got motivated and inspired, just wrote more and more, until I actually managed to win – it was short, but I did it ahah. I think that, if the goal seems to be the 50 K, NaNo is also good just to discipline yourself and try to write a little bit each day. At least, that worked for me before 🙂
            I’m not sure if I’ll do it this year. I won’t ever be able to write every single day… I’m still thinking about it all, though, because it’s a lot of fun ahah.

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          8. That my goal. Just to write a little every day to keep up momentum. It’s not easy some days but nothing good is ever easy right?

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  4. holy moly!!! “dark matter” and “nevernight”? sign me up for that!!!

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  5. Angela JC says:

    Fantastic mash-ups! They were fun to read! I am DEFINITELY on board for that ACOMAF-Six of Crows mash up for sure! Haha 😀

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    1. Wouldn’t that be amazing? Those 2 groups together would be unstoppable!

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  6. This is so much fun! I particularly liked your Illuminae/Harry Potter mash up.

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    1. Hehehe I giggled a lot while writing that one!

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  7. Beware Of The Reader says:

    I so freaking love this tag! But it will need some time to do it properly so I’m keeping this one for November and 2 weeks holiday. Very well done Shanah 😉

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    1. Thanks! Yes this isn’t one you can do quickly. I did it one night when I was very sleep deprived. Probably why some things got a little weird. I was laughing so hard envisioning it that I had tears on my cheeks!

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      1. Beware Of The Reader says:

        Well it’s always good to laugh Shanah 😉

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  8. kyera says:

    I loved reading your mashed up stories! I would definitely read some of those books.

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  9. I love this is super fun! Besides you’re super creative, count me in to read any of your mash-ups 💕😄

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  10. Naty says:

    Ahhh I love this!! Specially Hunted and The Other Boleyn Girl!! Very cool post!

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    1. Haha that one was totally dark. But then there was no other way to take it I don’t think!

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      1. Naty says:

        It was the best 😀

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  11. The Dregs and the Night Court gang would be totally awesome together! And I’m digging Caraval and The Hunger Games together, since they both involve pretty dark worlds and awesome sister bonds. 😀

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    1. It was weird how they matched up, quite a few of them already being similar. Made my “mashing” a little easier!

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  12. ignitedmoth says:

    Awesome mash-ups! I love the dark paths your mind took with blending some of these stories. 😛

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    1. Yes, my mind can be a very dark and scary place lol

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  13. Sign me up for ‘Illuminate & Harry Potter’ and ‘The Hunger Games & Caraval’! They sound awesome!

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  14. I think some of these would turn out to make intriguing novels. I love it. Especially the harry potter mash

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  15. This was awesome! I really enjoyed it 🙂 New follower here and will definitely be back!

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