Disclaimer: this is one of my favorite posts that I’ve ever written and it’s also literally one of the silliest things I’ve done.
So, basically, I’m going to be listing my favorite books and then giving some spoofs of their book titles. After, I’ll be giving a fake synopsis based off of the book title!! (I might do a part two of this post, if I can think of any more good spoofs & if people actually like this post.)
Here’s the shelf of all of my favorite books, including those from the past, but for this post I’m going to be focusing on the books that I’ve read in the past two years!!
Also, credit to this idea goes to Christine @ PolandBananasBooks for posting this video:
and giving me the idea to write this post based off of my own favorite books!
Ignite the Stars
A criminal mastermind is actually a teenage girl named Ia + she gets captured by the Olympus Commonwealth because she sacrifices herself for others + the Olympus Commonwealth forces her into one of their academies in a publicized effort to prove that they’re powerful + she meets a flight instructor named Knives + her roommate is actually half-Tawny and is hiding it by dying her hair.
Ignite the Tars— there’s a lot of tar that needs to be ignited. the main character is a criminal mastermind who refuses to ignite any tar. the government captures her so that she will ignite the tar.
Ignite the Stares— the main character, criminal mastermind Ia is really good at staring. the government is jealous of her. they capture her and force her to teach them how to stare skillfully.
Ignite the Stats— there are lots of statistics. the government hates math. criminal mastermind Ia is really good at math. they are upset at her for liking math. the government forces Ia to stop doing math but Ia just can’t stop doing stats.
Side note: the cover for the sequel to Ignite the Stars was revealed recently and oh my gosh, it’s so pretty & I think it’s so much prettier than the first book? It’s called Eclipse the Skies and oh my goshhh.
The Cruel Prince
The main character Jude is half Faerie, and is being taken care of by her Faerie dad + desperately wishes she could be a Knight + the love interest Cardan has a tail (!!!) + Jude is very much a badass and there’s a lot of faerie court politics + enemies to lovers romance + Cardan is basically the Cruel Prince because he’s kind of royalty and he’s also very mean
The Gruel Prince— Cardan is a prince of gruel. he has a lot of gruel so everyone hates him for hoarding all of the gruel. in this world, gruel is the most prized possession and is also used as currency in some areas. Jude doesn’t have a lot of gruel, and Cardan makes fun of her for it.
The Cruel Grinch— (lowkey no change at all. Cardan is a cruel grinch.) Cardan is a grinch who lives up on a mountain with his tail. Jude climbs up there and Cardan kicks her off.
The Drool Prince— Cardan drools everywhere. everyone is horrified, but they pretend they’re not because Cardan is attractive. however, Jude is open about how much she hates his drool, and they form a rivalry.
Ace of Shades
Enne is a girl who comes from a yeehaw regency-type area and is trying to find her mother in the City of Sin + she meets Levi, a boy who’s trying to fix a scam that he previously ran on a bunch of people + they both are forced into being bound to a powerful leader + they team up to try and find Enne’s mother + there’s gangs and slow burn and politics
Mace of Shades— Enne goes to the City of Sin and immediately starts using her mace to spray everyone who dares to try and fight her. she becomes queen. all cower before her and her bottle of mace. (what shall happen when her mace runs out?? stay tuned)
Lace of Shades— in the City of Sin, it’s all about lace. wearing lace. creating lace. taping lace to your face. but that all changes when Enne comes and is like “BOIS, WHERE I COME FROM, THERE’S A LOT OF LACE” and she passes it all out. she becomes queen. all cower before the queen of lace.
Ace of Hades— Enne is Persephone and Levi is Hades. Enne goes to the City of Sin (the underworld) and becomes queen. all cower before her. (omg I’m so surprised that this kind of works… whaaaaat?)
The Forbidden Wish
Zahra is a powerful jinni + gets reawakened after a long time when Aladdin finds her lamp + Zahra accompanies Aladdin into the city & he pretends to be a prince + she needs to disguise herself as human using magic because jinnis are illegal in this city + Zahra is offered a deal to be free from her lamp: she has to betray Aladdin + they fall in love!!!
The Forbidden Dish— Zahra’s really good at making this one delicious dish that’s banned in the city because of how delicious it is. Aladdin likes the dish. they both travel into the city and Zahra pretends the dish is not a dish. but it is a dish.
The Forbidden Fish— Zahra is secretly a fish. however, fish are actually banned because everyone thinks that fish are too wiggly. Zahra has to disguise as a human, but she just can’t hide her scaly tendencies from the world. she reveals herself and everyone starts loving fish again. it’s revolutionary.
The Forbidden Ditch— there’s a hole in the ground that’s forbidden because everyone, like, dies when they go inside. however, Zahra is a ~rebel~ and teams up with Aladdin to travel inside the ditch. they both die. it’s forbidden for a reason.
The main character’s father is a money lender, but he’s actually kind of terrible at it + the family is losing money so the main character, Miryem has to take up the job + it turns out that she’s actually really good at it + she has a knack for earning more money by trade + a magical king learns of this skill and bargains with her + there are two other main characters
Spinning Liver— the main character has lots of livers and she likes to spin them. everyone in the village is dismayed, but secretly jealous of her amazing skills at spinning liver. the ice king is astonished and bargains with her for livers.
Chinning Silver— in this world, chins are as revered as silver is. everyone loves chins and they display them in efforts to gain fame and wealth. Miryem doesn’t have a lot of chins… until she starts stealing chins from other people and rules the world.
Binning Silver— the setting is a recycling center. the goal of everyone is to throw away (bin) the most silver possible. Miryem’s family has a legacy of not being good at throwing away silver, but then Miryem takes over and is able to shove huge amounts of silver down into the trash. she’s the winner.
The Epic Crush of Genie Lo
Genie is trying to focus mainly on her studies to get into colleges, when she meets Quentin + their first encounter is really strange but it turns out that Quentin is actually the Sun Wukong, the Monkey King + there are outside forces (demons) that have escaped their prison and are threatening Genie’s town + Genie and Quentin have to work together to beat them
The Epic Rush of Genie Lo— it’s all about Genie Lo trying to rush places. she’s always late for every single event that she attends, and isn’t able to arrive somewhere early. everything changes when she meets Quentin, who starts pushing her in a shopping cart. she starts getting places on time for once.
The Epic Brush of Genie Lo— Genie Lo owns a really, really big brush and starts attacking everyone in her town with it. she terrorizes everyone and everything. they’re all afraid of her and her cool brush. some demons try stealing it from her but then she just beats them.
The Epic Lush of Genie Lo— Genie Lo works at a Lush store. she loves their cosmetics and their bath bombs. however… another Lush store opens up across from hers, run by Quentin, and they’re both in a competition to be the best Lush store in the area!! but then a demons attack and they chuck Lush bath bombs at them. the demons are overcome by the fragrance and die.