12 fiction books that were probably/definitely inspired by One Direction

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Thanks to the magical community of fan fiction writers all
across the internet, it's not hard to get online and find yourself a brilliant
story written about One Direction. There's something for everyone, from the cute to the smutty to the downright bloody bonkers.

But every so often, the world of 1D-inspired fiction makes the
transition from internet to actual real life book shelves, and on more than one occasion we've
been flicking through a novel only to realise – hang
on a sec, this was TOTALLY inspired by the One Direction boys, wasn't it?

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Here's 13 books all about music, boybands and rock stars that we reckon miiight have just taken a bit of inspo from Harry, Niall, Liam and Louis. Maybe. Possibly. Definitely.

1. Love Song by Sophia Bennett

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A million girls would kill for the chance to meet The Point, but Nina's not one of them. Nina's had her heart broken before, and she's not going to risk it again with a rock star. But now she's the new assistant to the lead singer's diva fiancée, and she knows it's going to suck. 

This is a book about a girl, and a band, and broken things. When a delicate heart encounters one of the 'Top 10 Hottest Humans', it's a recipe for disaster. But sometimes taking a risk can result in making something beautiful, too.

2. The New Guy by Amy Spalding

Jules has her senior year all planned out, but on only her second day, a wrench is thrown into her plan for perfection - new guy at school, Alex Powell. Alex is smart and funny... and only two years ago had the number one song in the country with his viral video sensation boy band, Chaos 4 All.

After getting over the initial shock that someone like Alex could possibly like like her, Jules accepts that having a boyfriend could be a nice addition to her senior year. That is until Alex commits the ultimate betrayal by joining Talon, the school's brand-new TV news show that's scooping all of the paper's leads. But what's really more important--college applications, or happiness and love?

3. After by Anna Todd (well, duh)

Tessa is a good girl with a sweet, reliable boyfriend back home, but she's barely moved into her freshman dorm when she runs into Hardin, her mother's worst nightmare. With his tousled brown hair, irresistible British accent, tattoos, and lip ring, Hardin is undeniably attractive but completely different to what Tessa is used to. 

Tessa should hate Hardin, and she does… until she finds herself alone with him in his dorm. His dark mood grabs her, and when they kiss, something ignites within her - a passion she's never known before… Will Tessa risk everything for someone she can't trust?

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4. Aimee and the Heartthrob by Ophelia London (The Backstage Pass series)

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Miles is every teen girl's fantasy. His rugged good looks and exotic British accent have helped catapult his boy band, Seconds to Juliet, to super-stardom. And the only girl he's interested in is not only his best friend's little sister - and off-limits - but won't even give him the time of day...

As a kid, Aimee had a huge thing for Miles...until he made fun of her for always tagging along. Now that she's outgrown both him and her pigtails, the prospect of spending two weeks on tour with the childhood crush who broke her heart isn't exactly enticing. But everyone knows that falling for a heartthrob is a backstage pass to heartbreak...

4. Kill The Boyband by Goldy Moldavsky

This one's all about four superfan friends whose devotion to their favourite boy band has darkly comical and murderous results. All they wanted was to get near The Ruperts. They didn't mean to kidnap one of the guys. It kind of, sort of happened that way. But now he's tied up in their hotel room. 

They're fans. Okay, superfans who spend all of their free time tweeting about the boys and updating our fan tumblrs. But so what, that's what you do when you love a group so much it hurts. How did it get this far? They have midterms are coming up - they really do not have time to go to hell.

5. Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway

Audrey is a normal girl. OK, her cat is overweight, but the rest is okay. She struggles with dumping her musician boyfriend, Evan, but Audrey needs to move on. Then at one of Evan's gigs, Audrey gets to hear their brand new single and moving on doesn't seem so easy now: the song is called Audrey, Wait - and soon the media is all over her like a rash. 

Audrey's life is veering out of control and there's only one thing for it. She's going to have to stand up and tell the world her side of the story ...

6. Loving The Band by Emily Baker

When Jess and her best friend Tegan meet The Only Truth, the hottest boy band in the world, she's not too fussed - she's heard of them but she's too busy getting over a recent break-up to get caught up in the hysteria that's taking over London.

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So when the boys need to hide from the paparazzi, the girls are happy to help. But Jess goes from indifference to infatuation when she starts getting close to two of the boys. One is friendly and flirty, the other is brooding and serious - and soon Jess has to make the biggest decision of her life. Jess may not have been a fan to begin with. She certainly is now.

7. The Heartbreakers by Ali Novak 

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Stella will do anything for her sick sister, Cara - even stand in line for an autographed Heartbreakers CD...for four hours. At least she met a cute boy with soft brown hair and gorgeous blue eyes while getting her caffeine fix. Too bad she'll never see him again.

Except, Stella's life has suddenly turned into a cheesy love song. Because Starbucks Boy is Oliver Perry – lead singer for the Heartbreakers. But how can Stella even think about being with Oliver – dating and laughing and pulling pranks with the band – when her sister could be dying of cancer?

8. How to Kill A Rockstar by Tiffanie DeBartolo

This is the story of Eliza, a young music journalist, and Paul, a talented songwriter and lead singer of the band Bananafish. Eliza's reverence for rock is equaled only by Paul's, and the two fall wildly in love.

When Bananafish is signed by a big corporate label, and Paul is on his way to becoming a major rock star, Eliza must make a heartbreaking decision that leads to Paul's sudden disappearance and a surprise knock-your-socks-off ending.

9. Boy Band by Jacqueline Smith

Sam is Melissa's best friend. He's also a member of The Kind of September, basically the hottest boy band on the planet, and Mel is all too familiar with the stuff that comes with being a member of the band's inner circle, including hectic schedules, passionate fans, and celebrity girlfriends. 

Now, with the release of the group's third album just weeks away, their lives have never been crazier and Mel is doing everything she can to keep up, all the while trying to pretend that she isn't harbouring a secret and hopeless crush on Sam. It's weird enough being in love with your best friend. It's even weirder when the rest of the world is in love with him, too.

10. Merch Girl by Rebecca Lewis

Lacey doesn't have the guts to talk to cute boys, isn't a size two, and would rather stay home and listen to music than go to a party. But in the summer before her first year of college, she ends up thousands of miles away from home, in the back of a tour bus, underneath the half-naked body of the hottest teen rock star in the country.

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Lacey's heart races as she comes face-to-face with lead singer, Logan Shire, in a nightclub, and soon she and her friend charm their way into being hired to sell merchandise on Lansdowne's first summer tour. As "merch girls" Lacey and Trina quickly find themselves transported from their ordinary, suburban life to an exhilarating few months on the road. But they soon realise that life on the road isn't always a smooth ride...

11. Where She Went by Gayle Foreman

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It's been three years since the tragic events of If I Stay, and Adam and Mia still have one thing very much in common: music is their lives. She's taken her skill in cello to Julliard in New York City, and he's made a life for himself as a rock star. 

When they meet again, both in the spotlight in their own, independent rights, they re-learn each other and what they've missed, and see that once you've mastered the solo, you just might finally be ready to duet.

12. Finding Harry Styles by GB Hope

When a total power black-out hits the world, two Englishmen are stranded, separately, on the East Coast of the US. They both try to make their way to their girlfriend and sister, respectively, who is trapped in New York. 

Meanwhile, the girl they are working their way towards is surviving as best she can, all the while terribly worried for her idol; Harry Styles, of the band One Direction, who were performing in New York at the time of the unexplained apocalyptic event.

Have you read any of this lot? Any more 1D-inspired recommendations for us? Let us know with a tweet to @Sugarscape.

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