I’m always looking for a good book recommendation and sometimes, I can get inspiration from the weirdest places! Last night while hunkered down playing Skyrim, I realized that the game reminded me of some of my favorite YA books and thus this post was born. Do you have a better video game to book matchup? If so, share it in the comments!
1. Legend of Zelda —–> The Girl of Fire and Thorns
There are quite a few similarities between the game and the book….think about it. The Triforce in Zelda….sound like the Godstone in Girl of Fire and Thorns? Other good matchups for Legend of Zelda: Defiance by C. J. Redwine
2. Skyrim —–> Eragon
Dragons! Swords! High-fantasy adventure! These two are a match made in heaven. Other good matchups for Skyrim: Incarnate by Jodi Meadows
3. Halo —–> I Am Number Four
Dystopian alien warfare. ‘Nuff said. Other good matchups for Halo 3: Insignia by S.J. Kincaid
4. Super Smash Bros. —–> The Hunger Games
Let’s see…a whole bunch of characters are dropped into unknown territory and forced to battle until one person is left. Other good matchups for The Hunger Games: Playstation All Stars, Street Fighter
5. Fallout —–> Divergent
Post-apocalypse America, a civilization that is divided into factions, a dangerous and violent environment….can’t tell if we’re talking about the book or the game, can you? Other good matchups for Fallout: Blood Red Road by Moira Young, Partials by Dan Wells
6. The Oregon Trail —–> The Devil’s Paintbox
BONUS ROUND!!! Mass Effect —–> Across the Universe
If you like your science fiction with a lot of suspense and a little romance on the side, these two were made for you! Other good matchups for Mass Effect: Glow, Ender’s Game
*Thanks to Ink And Wire for this suggestion via Twitter!*
What video game to book matchups would you recommend? Would you change any of the matchups we have listed here? Sound off below!