Q. Do you mind books with similar ideas to other books? Similar concepts, backgrounds, retellings or pulled-to-publish fanfic?
It depends on how closely it follows the idea of the previous book. There was a book I read this year, and I reviewed it, where I came down pretty harshly because it resembled the concept of Superman so closely, it was all I could think of while I was reading the book.
That being said, there are alot of “angel” books out there in YA fiction right now, lots of vampire books out there, lots of the same themes. If the book’s storyline is a unique enough spin that the storyline or concept isn’t banging me over the head with a dull spoon, then I’m perfectly fine with it.