Thursday, March 7, 2013

Feature and Follow (25)

Feature and Follow is a weekly meme hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee!

What is a book you didn't like that all your friends raved about or what book did you love that wasn't popular?

Sadly, I can't answer the first part of that question because none of my face to face friends read books for fun. Well...I guess that's not completely true. Two of my friends read books but one takes five months to complete one and the other just simply doesn't have enough time. Which still leaves me with no answer for that question.... 

However, there are loads of books that I've loved but aren't popular because there self published or from small publishing companies. Samantha Young is one of my all time favorite authors, and I have loved every. single. one of her YA books! Which is a huge deal, because she's written plenty of novels, and I very rarely like all the books one particular author has written. She's probably better known for her Adult series, On Dublin Street, but her YA books like Blood Will Tell or Smokeless Fire deserve a lot more attention then there being given.

Blood Will Tell (Warriors of Ankh, #1)Smokeless Fire (Fire Spirits, #1)


  1. I've never heard of Samantha Young, but now I need to go check out her books.

  2. I've never heard of her but now I'm quite curious :)

    New follower via GFC :)

    Goldie's FF @ My Book Musings

  3. Awww, you need some irl reader friends! :( Will have to check out Ms. Young!

    Old follower stopping by. :) I don’t know if we’ll do FF tomorrow, but we do have a giveaway!

  4. I am with you, most of my face to face friends don't read much. That is what I am loving about the book blogging world. :-) I love self published books and have many favorites. Following you.

  5. Hopping through. It's hard when real life friends don't read. Most of my friends don't read YA books like me, but I've gotten my parents and my husband into some of them. So that helps.
    My Hop

  6. Same problem, my friends don't really read all that much- and not romance books like me.
    I'm a new GFC follower, my hop's at Rookie Romance

  7. I have friends who read in "real life" but not many that read the genre I do... romance!

    I am your newest follower, care to see my response this week?
    Tena's Feature and Follow

  8. Both of these are new to me. I am lucky I know several readers so we always have something to talk about PageGirlsPageofBookReviews

  9. My friend recommended On Dublin Street, and i have yet toread it :)

    New GFC follower here.
    my FF

  10. I can honestly say - I have never heard of her. Thanks for bringing it to my attention! Will look her up.

    Am a new follower to your blog. Looks quite good :)

  11. My mom and my best friend both read but they have totally different reading tastes from me. I love the cover of Blood Will Tell. I have never heard of her before. New Twitter follower too!


  12. New follower. Happy Friday. I will have to check out Samantha Young's books.

    Here's my Feature and Follow

  13. Haven't read either of those, but both covers are gorgeous! I'll check them out. Old follower. :D Follow me back at LKHill and Musings on Fantasia. Happy Friday!

  14. I haven't heard of them, but the covers are so pretty :).
    old follower
    my F&F

  15. Titles not familar, just blogging by.

  16. Her YA books are on my list, they look great!

    My FF

  17. Blood will tell looks good. Nice cover :)

    Old follower. Here is my FF

  18. Daphne I'm going to be checking out Samantha Young's books :D

    New Follower via Networked Blogs!

    Here's my Feature & Follow Friday post.

    Have a great weekend!

  19. Aw, I feel sad that you don't have friends who read for fun. It's really fun to convince my friends to read a book that I liked. And I wont stop till they actually read it :D
    Feature & Follow Friday
    Stacking the Shelves

  20. I now need to read Samantha Young!

    New Follower :)

    Emily @ Counting in Bookcases

  21. Hi from a new follower

    You are in the same boat as me. None of my friends like reading like I am =X. They do read sometimes but they just have a different preference and we can never agree on it. I've never read anything from Samantha Young before, gotta check her out besides her books have a pretty cover.

    Amie @ Magic of words

  22. Hi, new follower! :)

    I have a lot of Samantha Young's books. My daughter read her trilogy - I wish I could remember the name of the books. :/ But she absolutely loved the first one, which was free, and then we bought her the next two books.

    My FF

  23. I haven't read them yet!
    I love your blog! its so pretty :D
    Here is the link to my feature follow; please follow me!:
    - Your newest follower!


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