Often comic book writers will take two superheroes and put them into one comic, or they'll take villains and interchange them throughout various comics. Television shows will also at times merge two hit shows together. The Disney Channel does this quite well as they've had Hannah Montana and Raven from That's So Raven both appear on episodes The Suite Life of Zack and Cody. Though the show changed, Hannah Montana and Raven Baxter remained in character from their other shows.
Wouldn't it be cool if books did the same thing — combine their characters and plots into one grand story? Here's what I envision if authors were to join forces and meld their books into one epic novel:
Harry Potter meets Twilight . . .
Harry Potter and the Cullen Clan
Synopsis: Harry, Hermione, and Ron join forces with the Cullens to rid the world of evil vampires. A cute wizard and a gorgeous vampire in one book? I'd read it!
Captain Underpants meets Magic Pickle . . .
The Adventures of Captain Underpants and the Magic Pickle: The Attack of the Terrorizing Toupee-Touting Tomato
Synopsis: What's worse than an oversized tomato taking over the town? A giant tomato wearing a toupee! But when Captain Underpants and the Magic Pickle unite, the only thing this tomato has to look forward to is being spread on a hot dog.
Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls meets How I Survived Middle School . . .
Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls: First Year at Joyce Kilmer Middle
Synopsis: It's Allie's first year of middle school, and once again she’s the new girl — this time at Joyce Kilmer Middle School. Who will snag Allie as their friend first? Jenny or Addie? The battle for the new girl begins.
The Last Dragon Chronicles meets The Circle of Magic . . .
Circle of Fire
Synopsis: Just when Zanna Martindale thought that she'd never find anyone after losing David, she meets Briar Moss. With his knowledge and magic in plants and Zanna's mystical powers, these two are inseparable. However, when evil forces go after Briar and Zanna, will their love triumph?
Dear Dumb Diary meets The Knights of the Lunch Table . . .
Dear Dumb Diary: Double Dodging
Synopsis: Boys can be so dumb! Especially boys named Artie, Percy, Wayne, and Joe! Jamie just doesn't understand the importance of being able to open a locker. But when Artie lets her in on a little secret, will Jamie join the knighthood or want be exiled from their lunch table?
Those are my suggestions for some potentially very interesting and intriguing books. Share yours in the comments!
And beyond books, I'd also love to see TV producers combine characters and themes from various reality television shows. I know I'd like to watch America's Next Top Model contestants try to look glamorous while duking it out to win Survivor.
— Carly M., STACKS Staffer