Published Original Works or AU Fanfic Gone Mainstream?

Did you know that Fifty Shades of Gray and Sempre started out as Twilight Fanfic?

This only came to my knowledge recently. But given how much fanfic I’ve read and how great storytellers fanfic writers can be, I’m not surprised that an alternate universe fanfic can be reworked to an original fiction, published on paper and make it to mainstream (and thus a wider range of readers as opposed to only those who have access to internet).

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(Spoiler Alert) Dispensing Death without Hesitation

Warning: This article contains spoilers on the books, please be advised.

I just finished “Pretty Girls” by Karin Slaughter and I feel pretty miserable. The only thing that really motivated me to finish the book was the hope that the main characters managed to get justice for their sister. ¬†Who was one of many girls tortured and killed by sick, twisted monsters (in the figurative sense). In short, I really wanted slow, painful deaths for those villains. Sadly, the ending didn’t really satisfy me. Any form of justice OR VENGEANCE wouldn’t be able to undo the tragedies of that happened to the victims and their families (who are also victims in another way).

Which is why I temporarily turned to those instances wherein I derived a lot of satisfaction from villains get their final comeuppance. Just to take my mind of my melancholy

So first of all, a question: Have you ever felt joy during and even after reading of the death of a particularly despicable character? Then you might appreciate these books

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