If You Like.... is hosted by Melanie @ Reclusive Bibliophile.
This week's theme is ... The Great Gatsby.
A very timely topic. Have you seen the trailer for the new Baz Luhrmann adaptation of the book? Lots of controversy around his interpretation. You can watch it by clicking this highlighted text.
Well, when recommending YA books that evoke Gatsby, the obvious answers are:
The Vixen series by Jillian Larkin
The Bright Young Things series by Anna Godberson
If you click on the photos, you'll get to the book's Goodreads page.
Okay, call me crazy if you like (go ahead, you won't be the first) but I'm listening to the Curseworkers series by Holly Black on audio right now and I do think those books has a few parallels to the Great Gatsby:
--Prohibition of illegal activity (alcohol/curseworking)
--Gatsby and Wolfsheim sell black market booze/Cassel is a grifter and con artist
--Cassel's unrequited love for Lila/ Gatsby's unrequited love for Daisy
--Strong sense of moral ambiguity (regular readers know how I love that!)
If you haven't read these books -- do it. I love them so much!!!! About to start Black Heart.