CHAOS: Thank you so much! I'm so happy to be joining the gang. Everyone has been so welcoming and friendly, even though I'm still just an ARC!
MIND GAMES: Of course! We're just happy to have you. I'm just happy to have you. Because now that you're here, we can finally overthrow the Paranormalcy series for complete bookshelf domination!
CHAOS: Yeah, absolutely, I...wait, what??
MIND GAMES: That series has had the run of this place for too long! Now, with our forces combined, we can claim the coveted Pink Corner!
CHAOS: I really don't understand.
MIND GAMES: Look:
CHAOS: Oh. Wow. That is a lot of Paranormalcy trilogy goodness, isn't it?
MIND GAMES: I haven't been able to compete all by my lonesome so far, but now that we can fight together...
CHAOS: Whoa whoa whoa. I don't want to fight anybody! And have you seen ENDLESSLY? She out-words you by like 32,000! She could snap your spine in half.
MIND GAMES: Psh. Have you read me? I am INTENSE. None of that namby-pamby pink nonsense!
CHAOS: Umm, actually, weirdly enough (given that I am a book), I have read you. And I've also read the entire Paranormalcy series. I don't think you're as different as you think you are.
CHAOS: Stop staring at me like that. I'm serious. Let's examine. Paranormalcy trilogy features a strong, smart, snarky heroine. And you...
MIND GAMES: I...also feature that. BUT I HAVE TWO!
CHAOS: Good for you, sweetie! The Paranormalcy trilogy plays with pop culture concepts of long-standing stories. So do you! What Paranormalcy does with supernatural creatures, you do with supernatural psychic powers and femme fatales. Both of you turn them on their heads and suck the romanticism right out in all your snarky wonder. Incidentally I also star a strong, smart, snarky heroine, and I play with mythology in the same way.
MIND GAMES: I guess that's true.
CHAOS: Both of you feature girls trapped by circumstance, who must outsmart groups that want to use them for their unique abilities. And both of you feature more than one delicious boy.
MIND GAMES: I'll admit I am Team Reth.
CHAOS: That surprises exactly no one. Also, both of you feature Kiersten's trademark sly, dark humor.
MIND GAMES: I guess the Paranormalcy series isn't quite as light as the prom dresses might indicate. Kiersten just cloaks her disturbed brain in bright colors.
CHAOS: Yeah, she's pretty whacked.
MIND GAMES: I love that about her.
CHAOS: We all do. Anyway, what I am saying is this: if people love the Paranormalcy series, they really ought to read you, too. You've got a lot of differences, but all of Kiersten's trademark style is firmly in place. So there's no competition, MG. You and Paranormalcy should be best friends.
MIND GAMES: You make a lot of good points. And I think you're probably right. But...I really want that corner! And look! I found backup! Behold: It's me, with a British accent!
SISTER ASSASSIN: And an even more deadly title! Who are we taking out?
CHAOS: Okay, that's lovely, pip pip cheerio and whatnot, but before you two decide to take the library by storm, perhaps you should look beneath us.
CHAOS: I think German Evie alone could destroy you.
MIND GAMES: Peaceful co-existence it is!