I was looking up some books on Goodreads when I realized that some titles have many, many books with that same name… sometimes with really similar covers. So while books like Twilight, Divergent, Harry Potter, and The Hunger Games are universal in that everyone knows what book you are talking about immediately upon saying there name… some books have quite a few contenders to be thought about. 

So here’s the first set of books in this segment: Moonrise.

First off is the book I was actually looking up to add to my tbr… 

Moonrise by Sarah Crossen

‘They think I hurt someone. 

But I didn’t. You hear?

Coz people are gonna be telling you

all kinds of lies.

I need you to know the truth.’
Joe hasn’t seen his brother for ten years, and it’s for the most brutal of reasons. Ed is on death row.
But now Ed’s execution date has been set, and Joe is determined to spend those last weeks with him, no matter what other people think …
From one-time winner and two-time Carnegie Medal shortlisted author Sarah Crossan, this poignant, stirring, huge-hearted novel asks big questions. What value do you place on life? What can you forgive? And just how do you say goodbye? 

This book sounds emotional, tear jerking, and all around amazing. Above all this is one I desire to read with all my heart. 

Moonrise by Cassandra King 

When Helen Honeycutt falls in love with Emmet Justice, a charismatic television journalist who has recently lost his wife in a tragic accident, their sudden marriage creates a rift between her new husband and his oldest friends, who resent Helen’s intrusion into their tightly knit circle. Hoping to mend fences, the newlyweds join the group for a summer at his late wife’s family home in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Helen soon falls under the spell not only of the little mountain town and its inhabitants, but also of Moonrise, her predecessor’s Victorian mansion, named for its unique but now sadly neglected nocturnal gardens. But the harder Helen tries to fit in, the more obvious it is that she will never measure up to the woman she replaced.

Someone is clearly determined to drive her away, but who wants her gone, and why? As Emmet grows more remote, Helen reaches out to the others in the group, only to find that she can’t trust anyone. When she stumbles on the secret behind her predecessor’s untimely death, Helen must decide if she can ever trust—or love—again. 

This sounds like a lovely romantic novel… for maybe when I’m a little older. Plus the cover is gorgeous and in many ways matches Sarah Crossen’s cover. 

By Moonrise by Jackie Dana 

In Sarducia, magic is real—at least for now. 
Kate Norton isn’t prepared for a debate about magic. All she wants is to keep her job. But when the silver ring she just inherited suddenly drops her into this mysterious, archaic land, her priorities quickly change.
For magic is what lies at the heart of a political rivalry threatening to tear Sarducia apart. Even as Kate tries to figure out why she ended up in Sarducia, she gets pulled into the conflict. Unwilling to be a passive bystander to unfolding events, Kate forges her own path, using instinct to decide who she can trust, and rebuffs those who try to manipulate her. 
Driven by loyalty and love, Kate takes dangerous risks with far-reaching consequences. Will her efforts be enough to save herself and her friends? 
By Moonrise is a tale of intrigue, mystery and romance… 

and one stubborn woman who keeps tripping on the hem of her dress. 

A novel out since 2015, but one I have never heard of. The cover theme is really following through however and I do love me some fantasy. 

Then there are these…. 

The romance genre has truly run away with this title especially those novels that deal with a bit of werewolf action. It’s quite a contrast to the previous novels on the list, but it also appears that Ana Seymour proves that this title is a classic. 

Thanks for reading! What are your thoughts on taking a look into books with the same titles? Do you think that it is even true for true originality to exsist? What do you think about the first three covers being so similar?

-Till next time!


11 thoughts on “Books Of The Same Name: Moonrise

  1. Moonrise, the first one sounds really good!! I love emotionally provocative books. Thank you for bringing this book to my attention📚 it’s surprising to know how many books actually share the same title!

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  2. I think one word titles are risky for authors/pubs since oftentimes there are lots of other books with the same name. And then if someone tries to search but can’t remember the author, they might not find it. It’s even worse if they similar covers! But I’m sure it happens plenty often. I wouldn’t have though Moonrise was such a popular one though lol.

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  3. I think it’s hard to come up with original titles, especially when the book in question is a contemporary or historical fiction book. The books having similar covers is a bit odd, and could have easily been avoided, but the books having similar/the same title is understandable.

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