Katiebabs is a self-proclaimed present day bluestocking with her head always in a book. She runs her own book blog called Babbling about Books and More!
That awkward moment when you're reading a new book, and you realize you've already read it before, only it was written by someone else.
I got an interesting email, via my snarkycake blog, from a Concerned Reader.
While reading Trust Me by Kristin Mayer Concerned Reader got that same awkward sense of déjà vu. After going back through their recent reads they realized that there were some striking similarities between Mayer's book and Shawnté Borris' With Love.
I'm just going to paste in the bullet point list Concerned Reader sent with their email.
Now, it is reasonable to have some similarities between books in the same genre, but these are far from thematic similarities. This is just weird and worrisome. Not to mention the weirdness of the same editor working on both books.
Concerned Reader wondered if this qualified as plagiarism, it does not, but it is still extremely questionable.
It's enough to put me off reading any of Mayer's work.