Thursday, March 16, 2017

Six Degrees of Separation - Book Style (6):
Wintersong to Thick as Thieves

How is Wintersong related to Thick as Thieves?

Guys, it has been over FOUR years since I posted one of these. YIKES! Where has the time gone? I used to love this feature, and I'm excited to share a new iteration of it. 

If you're new to my Six Degrees of Separation posts (which I'm sure more of you are), this is where I look at some of the books I've read recently and make connections between them. In today's post I'm featuring 7 books with 6 connections. These are all non-contemporary reads, because that's mostly what I've been reading recently. The similarities between them are spoiler free. 


In Wintersong and Caraval a responsible elder sister will do anything to rescue her flighty, younger sibling. Along the way she will let loose her own inhibitions and find love. 

Both Caraval and Crown of Wishes begin with an invitation to play a mysterious game, and feature an unlikely partnership that turns to more (aka swoons abound!).

Crown of Wishes and Strange the Dreamer feature boys who look for magic and dream of the impossible, and their lives changes in unexpected ways when they find it.  

Two of the main characters in Strange the Dreamer and Traitor to the Throne are powerful godspawn who have become trapped in places they want to escape. 

In Traitor to the Throne and The Valiant, powerful heroines are captured against their will and taken away from their beloved homes and families to the capital city of their lands. There they are pressed into service to the ruler. 

Both The Valiant and Thick as Thieves center around empire slaves - the former character goes towards that life, the latter, away from it - who take long journeys where friendships are formed and their perspectives on their world is changed. 

 See any connections that I missed? 

Have you read any of these books recently? Which were your favorites?


  1. I love Wintersong, Caraval, A Crown of Wishes, and The Valiant--they're some of my favorite recent reads! It's my first time seeing this type of post, and it's super fun and unique :D Thanks for sharing!

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

  2. THIS IS SO NEAT! I am in awe of your cleverness. :D I remember thinking how interesting similar Caraval and A Crown of Wishes's premises were (the invitations to the game, the wish aspect, etc.). I loved both of those, and The Valiant and Traitor to the Throne, and Strange the Dreamer... well, you know how I felt about Wintersong. I just got Thick as Thieves and I'm going to be starting it, eventually! Do I need to read the previous four? I hear it can be read as a standalone.

    Wonderful post, Lauren!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  3. Ahh :D This is such an awesome post. Thank you so much for sharing Lauren :D Loved this. <3 I have only read The Valiant, but so curious about all the rest :)


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