The Top 5 Bookish Conspiracies
In THE CONSPIRACY OF US by Maggie Hall, the world doesn’t run itself. The Circle of Twelve are an ancient, powerful group of twelve families who rule the world secretly from behind the scenes, scheming and manipulating world events. So in anticipation of the sequel MAP OF FATES coming out, we decided to ask author Maggie Hall about any conspiracies we should look out for in our OWN world – the book world. Read on for 5 bookish conspiracies she’s totally on to:
1. THE TREND CONSPIRACY
When you said you’re definitely not into were-unicorn sci-fi, and suddenly there are like 12 were-unicorn sci-fis coming out in the next year and now you have to read them because everyone is reading them, and…wait. How have you suddenly become obsessed with were-unicorn sci-fi? It’s a conspiracy!
2. THE SHIPPING CONSPIRACY
When you read the new book in a series and your crackship suddenly has a Moment. Um, is the author standing in your closet listening to you? It’s totally a conspiracy.
3. THE LEFT-OUT CONSPIRACY
When everybody else on the internet has the book you’ve been waiting forever for, and you’re the only one who doesn’t, and it’s very obvious that the bookish world has singled you out to be tortured. It’s a conspiracy!
4. THE COVER CONSPIRACY
When you have to go into the bookstore to get a book for class, and you just happen to walk by the YA section, and this cover—it didn’t just call to you, it forces you to purchase it. It’s mind control, plain and simple. It’s definitely a conspiracy.
5. THE FILM ADAPTATION CONSPIRACY
When your favorite book in the world gets optioned for film, and made into…something entirely unrecognizable. It has a different ending, and the leads manage to turn the most beautiful ship ever written into a chemistry-less mess. The only explanation is that the movie is bad on purpose to punish those who see the movie without reading the book, and therefore limit the fandom to the real fans. It has to be a conspiracy…but it’s one you kind of understand.
Ready for more conspiracies? Start reading The Conspiracy of Us and Map of Fates right here!