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Archive for the ‘Read Alikes’ Category

Read Alikes–You liked Divergent? Check these out!

Monday, June 11th, 2012

StorySnoops loved Divergent by Veronica Roth! And so did our Junior Snoops girls :-) If, like us, you need some follow-up favorites in the Dystopian genre to help fill your daughters’ summer days, look no further.

If you liked:

Then be sure to check out these Read Alikes:


-The Snoops

Read Alikes–Got an action-loving boy?

Monday, February 27th, 2012

We love the challenge of keeping our action-oriented tween boys stocked with good books.  If you’ve got one too, and he’s already enjoyed Ranger’s Apprentice, look no further.

If you liked:

Then be sure to look at:


-The Snoops

And the Teen’s Top 10 winners are…plus Read Alikes!

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year. Nominators are members of teen book groups in sixteen school and public libraries around the country, then voting is open to all teens via the American Library Association’s website.  Over nine thousand votes later, the winners are…

1. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

2. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

3. Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick

4. I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

5. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

6. Matched by Ally Condie

7. Angel: A Maximum Ride Novel by James Patterson

8. Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

9. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

10. Nightshade by Andrea Cremer

Congratulations to all of the winners! And since we featured two of the winning authors on our site this week (you can see their interviews here), we thought we’d throw in some Read Alikes for their books that we enjoyed so much :-) So here goes.

If you liked:

Then you may also want to check out:

And, if you enjoyed:

Take a look at:

So many books, so little time! Enjoy!  –The Snoops

Read Alikes–Loved Twilight, but now what?

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

We enjoyed the hugely popular vampire epic drama Twilight and are very excited that the first Breaking Dawn movie will be in theaters before we know it.  In the meantime, if you’d like to brush up on some other great teen fantasy stories, filled with angst, drama, maybe some romance, humans and non-humans alike, we’ve got them right here for you!

If you liked:

Then be sure to check out:

Happy Reading!  –The Snoops

Read Alikes–Where to go after Will Grayson, Will Grayson

Monday, September 19th, 2011

We loved Will Grayson, Will Grayson for it’s witty, intelligent and honest portrayal of homosexuality amongst teens. Here are some other titles with similar themes that we liked for the same reasons.  Enjoy!

If you liked:

Then be sure to check out:

Happy Reading!  –The Snoops

Read Alikes–Are there any second-generation fans of The Outsiders looking for the next book to read?

Monday, September 5th, 2011

How many of us read and loved S.E. Hinton’s classic, The Outsiders? It can never be replicated, but these books also have edgy, gritty stories with memorable characters. Check them out.

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Enjoy!  –The Snoops

Read Alikes–How much did your family love Holes?

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Here at StorySnoops, we really loved Holes (and deemed it a “new classic” here!).  We love its appeal to both boys and girls, and kids of all ages. If you are a fan too, here are some others you might want to try.

If you liked:

Then you’ll want to check out:

Enjoy!  –the Snoops

Read Alikes–Do you have an Allie Finkle fan on your hands?

Sunday, August 14th, 2011

At, we’ve met lots of young girls who LOVE a good chapter book with a spunky and smart main character (just like them, perhaps?). If your daughter needs help with where to go next, look no further!

If you liked:

The be sure to take a look at:

Enjoy! –The Snoops

Read Alikes–did you love The Wolves of Mercy Falls?

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Forever, book 3 of the Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy by Maggie Stiefvater, has just come out this month, and we loved it here at StorySnoops.  Are you a fan of a good fantasy + romance?

If you liked:

Then check out:

You’ll be glad you did!

-The Snoops

Read Alikes–Need to know where to go after Percy Jackson?

Monday, July 25th, 2011

If you have kids in the 9-12 age group, odds are that Percy Jackson has come in to your house at some point or other! If your child loved this series, and needs some ideas about where to go next, look no further–we’ve got you covered.

If you liked:

Then be sure to look for:


–The Snoops