One of my biggest issues with finding comp titles is that my book has robots but is near future. (I'm not sure if I can just say "with the tone of this sci-fi book! BUT IMAGINE, ROBOTS!") but at the same time it combines an aspect of fantasy, and while science-fantasy is popular with short stories, there aren't many books about it yet in YA.
But the main issue is that the other books that are comparable comps are god awful. Like, they're so bad. I wrote my own book sort of as a response to issues I say with previous books, but I don't want to use a book that I hated/was terrible as a comp. And I can't say "the premise of this book, but improved because that one sucked."
Is it a sign of weakness that my genre/plot isn't something currently prevalent in the genre I'm in? Or do I spin it as being unique. Or is it best just to use TV comparisons?