Thursday, September 20, 2012

Follow Friday 9/21/12

FF 2012 Feature & Follow #115 

Q: What hyped up book do you think was not worth all the talk?


Existing readers can already guess my answer. Twilight. Dear God, Twilight. By the time it came out, I had like five years of paranormal romance under my belt and so when I read that (or actually, listened to the audio book I think), I just couldn't. I was like "Yeah, it's a romance novel with a really douchey hero. Been there, seen that..." I think what made it worse were all of the people telling me that I "just don't get it", and also arguing the point that it is, in fact, a romance novel.  No, I get it. I understand the appeal. But I like my romance novels to have likeable MCs, relationship building, and satisfying endings. Thanks.

End rant.

Books that were worth the hype?

Hunger Games was not as good as people said, but it was still good. Anna and the French Kiss surpassed my expectations. Divergent was decent. I'm sure there's others...


  1. this one crossed my mind briefly, but didn't make my list.
    Trish - My FF

  2. Hi! I'm a new follower.

    I now regret not saying Twilight when I answered this fff question! The heroine was whiny and hard to like. The writing mediocre. The last book was all build up and no climax. My apologies to Twilight fans, just stating my honest opinion. :)

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  3. Good answers. I didn't mind Twilight, but I get it. :D The others are on my TBR list! Old Follower. My FFs are at Musings on Fantasia and LKHill! Happy Friday! :D

  4. When I first read Twilight, I actually really liked it... but the 4th book just killed it for me. But by then it had became waay over-hyped. Nice pick!

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  5. Hopping through. haha...I'm a huge, huge Twilight fan...but it was my very first paranormal. It was something totally eye-opening for me. I was (and still am) able to look past all the (admittedly many) flaws and love the story behind it.
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  6. Hi! Thanks for stopping by my FF. I'm following back! (:

    Twilight was actually a good series, but in my opinion the movie sort of ruined it!

  7. LOL! I read Twilight years ago before the movie and all the hype. It was just a book. It's crazy to see how everything blew up.

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  8. Old follower, I'm still a huge Twilight fanatic so I can't agree with you there, however I still haven't read Anna And The French Kiss or Divergent although I own them both I just hope I like them, thanks for stopping by.

  9. Hunger games is my pick for this week! I loved that book! Divergent is another fave! Never read Anna and the French Kiss but I'm hoping to soon! I've heard nothing but good things!
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  10. I picked Twilight, because I will always be a fan sorry I disappointed you. Thank for the follow:) follow back GFC good pick on Hunger Games alot better than the movie!!!
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  11. Yup. I know what you mean.
    ps. I loved Hunger Games!

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    Addie @ READioactive

  12. Ok now I have to go look up 'Anna and the French Kiss' :) thanks for stopping by! I'm now a new follower via GFC!
    -My FF & Wrap-up via Novel Reveries

  13. Nice points on Twilight! I was a paranormal reader for years myself prior to its release. I was a paranormal reader before there was a hoard of paranormal books to choose from!

    Never read Hunger Games but seeing it a lot! It's not paranormal so it's not one I've read or will read. But I did read Divergent and liked that a lot!

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    Have a GREAT weekend!

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  14. I don't actually remember if I liked twilight or not, I read the first three when it was just a rumor that they might make it into a movie, it was entertaining at the time, but by the time the movie came out and then it got over-hyped I started to dislike it

  15. I really liked the first Twilight book but that was it. From New Moon on, it was all down hill ie Bad! I loved The Hunger Games and Anna. Divergent is sitting on my book shelf somewhere. Haven't gotten round to it yet. New follower via RSS

  16. LOL, I liked Twilight the first time I read it but that was before i knew what a good book was.

    Thanks for stopping by.

  17. Gosh, I loved Anna and the French Kiss. I am thinking I might beed to re-read it soon. I'm listening to Lola and the Boy Next Door (via audiobook) right now.

  18. Haha! I hated Twilight! I think you're the first book blogger I've found that didn't like it. :)

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  19. I guess I read both Twilight and Hunger Games before the hype (and long before I was a book blogger, and I actually found out about HG through Stephenie Meyer's website because she did a little blurb about it before it was released), and I wasn't a paranormal romance reader back then. I still don't read that much of it, although I do read some. Anna and the French Kiss was wonderful, and Divergent was definitely worth reading (since both books were much touted by my bookish friends).

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and giving me a follow, now I'm following you! Your blog is adorable!

  20. I SOOOOO agree about Twilight. I read them as they came out, and I liked them just fine (I wasn't an experienced paranormal reader at the time ;) but when the hype really exploded, my opinion on them went way down, I didn't think they were horrible, but the hype on them is just ridiculous. Anyway, I'm your newest follower from PJV's FF hop :)

    -Kate the Book Buff
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  21. Can I just say that I am loving your blog name and header? I LOVE PENGUINS!!!

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  22. Totally agree about Twilight. I still need to read The Hunger Games. I'm not big on dystopians so I haven't read them yet.

    Thanks for stopping by and following. Old Follower.

  23. I've heard so many good things about 'Anna and the French Kiss', and I'm really tempted to read it, but...

    I know it's out of my genre (too much romance, not enough blood and gore), and I'm afraid I'll absolutely hate it. Maybe one of these days I'll get around to it.

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  24. Harry Potter was my choice.

  25. I loved Anna and the French Kiss. Thanks for stopping by My FF
    New Follower!

  26. Ah I'm like the complete opposite to your choices lmao I respect your opinions though =D

    Thanks for stopping by mine!
    Old follower.
    -Becky @ Book Bite Reviews

  27. Anna and the French Kiss exceeded my expectations, too. I was a bit skeptical about getting back into contemporary, but Anna was a very pleasant surprise. I also loved Lola and the Boy Next Door.

    Old follower. Thanks for stopping by!

  28. I actually liked Twilight though I didn't care for the 4th book as much as the first. Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend!

  29. New follower here!

    You know, I'm seeing Anna and the French Kiss ALL over the place on this week's question. I'm going to have to read that one.

  30. I'm anti hype but I kind of want to read Hunger Games so that I can see the movie. I like to read the book before watching the movie.
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  31. Oh. I did break my anti-hype rule once and I read Anna and the French Kiss. Unfortunately, I hated it, thus reinforcing my anti-hype rule once again.

  32. Great answer. Agree with the ones you mentioned. New Follower. =] Thanks for sharing and visting My FF
    Michael @ The Bookshelf Review

  33. Grr I really loved twilight! But we can agree to disagree there lol! I really liked hunger games as well :) New follower and thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

    Shae @ Understanding Shae's Story

  34. I really loved Twilight but I also know that it wasn't exactly the most well written series. I've since found other series I love more. Hunger Games I agree with you. I thought the first book was great but I was really disappointed in the third.

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