What to Read After Paper Princess

by Maryse on April 14, 2016 · 16 comments

in Book Recommendations

Welp. Looks like I wasn’t the only one to fall hard for this poor girl enters rich-people life with bad-ass brothers/bullies (aka not HER brothers… but sort of ;) ). It was pretty much every “guilty pleasure” that we love in new adult angst and drama! In fact, here’s my review. You’ll see, I BIG-TIME devoured it!!

The thing is… book #2 comes out in July (here’s the series reading order), and my reader friends and I are wanting more “like that” to hold us over until we get there.

Meagan: Hello! So strange request for you, but after your review I read.. No I DEVOURED Paper Princess! It was freaking amazing! It’s been so long since I read a book that was that incredible and I can’t stop thinking about it. I was so excited to read the second one, then I realized I have to wait till July Do you have any amazing recs that can fill my void till then? The more the better. And thank you for introducing me to this gem! So soo in love

Cristina: I finished Paper Princess! Very reminiscent of Fallen Crest, which means of course I loved it! Warning: The CH is a doozie!! The next book is a continuation of the story. One thing about these types of series is that usually the second book is twice as good as the first! I won’t give any details as to not spoil anything for anyone. I almost didn’t want to include the CH detail, but for those of you out there who are worried I wanted to forewarn you. It is a pretty awesome story though! Even though I hate CH’s, I’m really glad I read this one, it’s just what I needed right now. It makes me want to re-read Fallen Crest! However, July seems like forever away. What other series are similar to these?  ;-)

Angela: I hadn’t read this one but I bought it as soon as I saw your post, I agree very reminiscent of fallen crest series which is one of my favorites. I’m already 30% in and have a feeling I’m not quitting any time soon.

Amanda: I finished it in one sitting! I had a book hangover in more ways than one! Can’t wait for book 2.

McKenzie: So I read Paper Princess last night. I should have known better than to start a book that didn’t have all in the series published yet. The torture of waiting and I am anxiously waiting for the rest in this series!!

Serena: Just finished it today. So amazing! I’m trying to find something else like it. I’ve read Tijan - Fallen Crest series. Anyone know of any other book like these?

Cristina: Stayed up until 3am finishing this book the other night!! The CH is ridiculous!!! July seems like forever away!! Now I’m jonesing for another book just like it!!

Sali: I just finished Paper Princess Maryse!!!!! I freakin loved it!!!! Now I’m in a funk & don’t know what to read!!!!!! How great (& evil) was that ending though??!!!!!! I wanted to throw & hug my kindle all at the same time! I was so conflicted… Thank goodness u posted this list!!!!!!!

Loretta: Since you loved this one, you will definitely love Fallen Crest High!!!! #justsayin

Anjanette: Hello Maryse I came to you because you are all-knowing in the book world and I thought I could ask you this question. One of my book friends Tiffany in goodreads is in a major books slump after reading Paper Princess and is wondering are there anymore books like it minus Fallen Crest High. Any assistance you or the blog could give would be greatly appreciated. Have an awesome weekend !!!

Iliana: Was I the only one reading and singing “Royals” by Lorde. Love the book cant wait for the next one

Maria: Why oh why is there such a huge cliffhanger…loved this book so good :)  Now I don’t know what to read, any suggestions?

Kim:  OMG!!!! I finished the Paper Princess last night LOVED LOVED LOVED it

Sophia: I’m half way through it, can’t put it down and now I see why the hype! It’s awesome

Chelli: Just started it!! It has a very Fallen Crest feel to it and I loved loved loved that series

Michelle: Thank you bc I was wishing for this list after finishing this book over the weekend!

Jayme: Me too Michelle. Thank you Maryse!

Aimee: I haven’t enjoyed a book in so long as much as I liked paper princess. I haven’t read fallen crest so I’ll give that a go as I’m on major book hangover now. How can I wait until July for book 2

We’ve certainly been reminded of some other favorites as we read Paper Princess, bits and pieces, or just the “feel” in general remisncent of some already super popular die-hards.

And this will be THAT list.

You may have already read these, or maybe you’re like me, and have had ‘em on your TBR list for awhile, but if “Paper Princess” did it for you, these will likely do it for you, too. :D


Fallen Crest by Tijan <— Tessa: Paper Princess was soooo good. Pure happy good. Reed was just perfect, Ella was sassy, and I adored Easton and Valerie. *grins* SO much love for it right now. It’s very Fallen Crest like. That’s probably one of the reasons I loved it. That CH though, that made me grin big time. Yeah, a weird reaction but that should take a lot to get through.

Jaded Series by Tijan <— Robyn: Tijan also has the Broken and Screwed series and Jaded Series. They deal with the same age group and genre as FCH. Loved both series!

Broken and Screwed by Tijan <— Susan: Hey guys if you love the fallen crest series then you should definitely read Tijan’s Broken and Screwed series, ooh and the Jaded series – seriously just as amazing as this one x

Make Me (Make or Break Book 1) by Amanda Heath <— DG: Maryse, this vaguely reminds me of something….and I can’t for the life of me remember the name of the book! YA/NA where girl goes to live with maybe father/stepmom or godmother and transfers to a prep school like Jr./Sr. year. Starts out like a bully book…..its details are teasing the outer edges of my brain!!! Again, similar but not Fallen Crest. From what I remember the grandmother comes to “save” her when something happens to her parent(s). The grandmother is rich where as the girl was not. She is set up in the pool house maybe instead of the big house to give her privacy and to adjust? And she is then enrolled in a rich kid prep school where she is bullied…..this WILL drive me crazy until I figure it out! OH! OH! I found it! Thank you Goodreads! It was Make Me by Amanda Heath. And thanks Fabi and Tessa for reminding me it was similar to Fallen Crest (which was what I searched …books similar to Fallen Crest).

Complicate Me: The Good Ol’ Boys by by M. Robinson <— Robyn also recommends these! “The Good Ol Boys series by M Robinson is also along these lines. Very good.”

Eagle Elite Series by Rachel Van Dyken <— Maryse: I hear Rachel Van Dyken’s Eagle Elite Series is in the same feel. I haven’t read it, but it’s pretty popular (high school, with a girl that is picked on and a group of brothers (or guys?) that rule the school).

Tessa: Eagle Elite? Yes, read it now! I absolutely loved it. Just pure love. … Eagle Elite series… *swoon* If you can suspend belief, Elite becomes an awesome book. The rest don’t need the suspended belief thing, but are really good.

Bev A: Elite by Rachel Van Dyken is a good bully book. Love the whole Eagle Elite series by her.

Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire <— Maryse: It also definitely had a delightful tinge of Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire for me. Considering the five brothers, the set of twins in the brothers, and the reasoning behind their own personal angst in the grand scheme of their lives. Also, that the main bad-boy brother was a fighter and considered hard to get (nobody made him settle) and he pretty much ruled the school. Mind you, once you get past that, everything changes, story-wise, and since I’m always looking for my original “rush” I could certainly appreciate the fun (and my own big crush) in this one!! (my review)

Tasha J: Paper Princess for me was like a mix between Tijan’s Fallen series and that book by Jamie McGuire we all know and love ;)

Corrupt by Penelope Douglas <— Marina: Paper Princess…. wow. Could not put it down and focus on anything else. Cristina, I agree it did remind me of Fallen Crest High. I only read the first but definitely. Also of Corrupt in a way. Without the raw and creepy factor. Maybe it’s the brothers or posse thing. I think I need a discussion link! Maryse, can’t wait to hear what you thought! I truly dislike cliffhangers and avoid books with them, but for me it was worth the read. (sidenote from Maryse: YES!! It did have that touch to an extent. my review)

Kelly: Less than a 1/4 way through (Paper Princess) and am really liking it. So far it has a bit of a Corrupt feel with ruling the school…… So finished and not like Corrupt at all. Loved it!

Rosemary Beach series by Abbi Glines <— Meagan: The other one that I think is super close is abbi glines Rosemary beach series :) ( which I LOVED) (sidenote from Maryse: YES!!! That is a perfect recommendation. Rush was such an ass at first and I LOVED that! (my review of Fallen Too Far)

MichelleS: OH – Fallen too Far …I really liked the Rosemary beach series. But I was in the mood for that teenagey-young-adultish kind of thing at the time. It’s been a while but I remember a bunch of scenes and an interesting twist on the back story that unfolds. It’s worth a look if nothing else is doing it for you.

Tessa: I could go on and on about bully type books. That’s why for a little while I was reading stepbrother books, because the stepbrother was usually a bully. Best of those is still Fallen Too Far by Abbi Glines. *swoons*

Jackie: More recently I would say Fallen Too Far definitely is a all time favourite though definitely on the lighter side of the taboo scale!

Sempre by J.M. Darhower <— Jaime: Maybe Sempre… She goes to live with brothers. I loved that book too! (sidenote from Maryse: Jaime, YES!!!! That is a perfect recommendation. Thank you! I’m adding it. :D  my review).

Kyong: Hi, Maryse! I discovered Sempre here on your site a few days ago and I just finished reading the second book about 10 minutes ago :) I enjoyed it so much that I had to leave a comment here! Both Sempre books are fantastic heartwarming, and heart racing! Definitely 5 stars!

Kim:  it is a Mafia book…and it is VERY intense, BUT worth Reading!!! Sempre was one of MARYSE’s “top” choices…and I definitely agree it is GREAT and different from ANY other story I have EVER read!!!

The Keatyn Chronicles by Jillian Dodd <— Leslie: I’d add Keatyn Chronicals by Jillian Dodd too!

Tessa: Keatyn Chronicles were really good. It’s YA, but the story really had me on the edge of my seat. It makes you think sweet, then smack reminds you of the danger.

Samantha: The Keatyn Chronicles: Stalk me, Kiss me, Date me, Love me. I dont know what to say. They are all fantastic. Jillian Dodd is brilliant and the books take twists and turns you dont expect.

Leslie: The Keatyn Chronicles are my favorite obsession. I can not do anything but analyze every single word that Jillian Dodd writes. Forget work, sleep, food, family…..it’s all about Keatyn and figuring out the mystery of who “the one” is amongst her many boys!!!!

Pepper Jones series by Ali Dean <— Hope: I’d add the Pepper Jones series by Ali Dean to this list.


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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

Hope April 14, 2016 at 7:28 PM

I’d add the Pepper Jones series by Ali Dean to this list.

Leslie April 14, 2016 at 8:51 PM

I’d add Keatyn Chronicals by Jillian Dodd too!

Robyn April 14, 2016 at 11:40 PM

Tijan also has the Broken and Screwed series and Jaded Series. They deal with the same age group and genre as FCH. Loved both series!

The Good Ol Boys series by M Robinson is also along these lines. Very good.

Susan April 15, 2016 at 10:05 AM

The Torn series by Pamela Ann is a good one too!!

Tessa April 15, 2016 at 11:07 AM

I loved this book not just due to the H being a jerk, but the H’s family and the loyalty between him and his younger brother. Chastity Falls series by LA Cotton has the H jerk and the loyalty thing too. The fourth book just came out. :) Also, the jerk/ loyalty thing is in the Breaking Love series by BB Reid.

Robyn April 15, 2016 at 1:26 PM

Here’s some more I found,
The Slater Brothers series by L A Casey

The Bet series by Francette Phal

The Sloan Brothers series by Calia Reed

Portland Street Kings series by Evie Harper

The Academy Ghost Bird series by C L Stone and her Scarb Beetle series

Rebel Wheels series by Elle Casey

The Keepers series by Rae Rivers this ones Paranormal

Tessa April 15, 2016 at 1:56 PM

OMG, of all the books to forget: Bully by Penelope Douglas.

Dee M. April 15, 2016 at 5:59 PM

I was told Erin Watt is a pseudonym for authors Elle Kennedy (The Deal) and Jen Frederick.

Dee M. April 15, 2016 at 6:01 PM

Geez. A minute later I mosey on over to your review post…and apparently this is old info. *oops*

Maryse April 15, 2016 at 7:04 PM

LOL Dee!!! ;) Yo just cracked me up!!!!

DG April 16, 2016 at 9:41 PM

Maryse – Virtue and Vanity by Astrid Jane Ray. This one takes the whole…living with rich stranger(s) and being bullied thing to another level! Definitely has triggers in the beginning so be warned….

Alex October 31, 2016 at 10:38 PM

Ok so I read all these books. Btw I’d add the made men series, Dominic (slater brothers), and Forbidden kiss. They all give off this vibe that I really love. Theirs tension, romance, humor, and at times a bit of darkness(usually the past). But that’s my problem I’ve read so many books that I don’t know what to read now. I need ideas please help. I think the books I gave describe what kind of books I like plus considering i read all the above books. Btw I highly recommend reading the neighbor from hell series if your ok with 3rd pov but tbh the first book was not the best but you don’t have to read the first book. Also love me not by Sara wolf. That one is perfect for you guys. Oh and Simone elkes is good too.

Emilie January 28, 2017 at 6:10 PM

i just read one book called Vicious by L.J. Shen. I just couldn’t put it down!

Ikram February 24, 2017 at 3:17 PM

I know this is late but I just had to.
Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkes is AMAZING.
And Punk 57 by Penelope Douglas. It’s good but not AMAZING like Perfect chemistry.

Jodye April 29, 2017 at 9:47 PM

Vicious is one of the best books I’ve ever read, and it’s bad boys at a high school (All Saints) and after high school.

Rain February 14, 2018 at 5:54 AM

soooo I’m really late but The Silver Swan series by Amo Jones is amaaaaaaaaazing. Really really really loved it. One of my favorite book series. It is slightly darker though so if you don’t like that kind of stuff, don’t read it.

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