Thursday, April 4, 2013

Feature and Follow (28)

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


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Question:

Have you ever read a book that you thought you would hate? Did you end up hating it? Did you end up loving it? Or would you never do that?


Answer:

To be honest, I tend to trust my instincts and shy away from books that give me a bad vibe. However, there were a couple of times when I said, "To hell with it," and ended up reading it anyways! Lots of ups and downs with that method, but one book I'm super glad to have found is The Unbecoming Of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin. When I first skimmed the synopsis, I thought the whole novel was going to revolve around relationships and love in modern time. Don't get me wrong, I'm a sucker for a good romance, but if there's no action to move the story along, I get bored and end up having to restrain myself from falling asleep. If your familiar with my blog, you would know that contemporary romance is not my cup of tea. However, instead of finding a bland, slow paced novel, I found a story that had a surprisingly unique theme, strong characters, and a hilarious dialogue.


The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #1)The Evolution of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #2)The Retribution of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #3)

19 comments:

  1. Great answer!
    Old follower.

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  2. Hopping through!

    The Mara Dyer series sounds fascinating--definitely one I should read.

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  3. Haven't read the books, but I love the covers :)

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    Jackie @Jackie's Book World

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  4. If I think I'll really dislike a book, I'm usually right, too, though that still, especially in the past, hasn't stopped me from reading a book if I was too curious. *g*

    And wow, now you made me want to read the Mara Dyer books even more than before. :C Shame on you! ;)

    Patricia

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  5. Old follower here,
    I usually trust my instincts as well. I don't know why I haven't read The Unbecoming... yet. It's in my TBR pile. I'll definitely have to check it out :)
    Ninja GIrl

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  6. Glad you liked it, it's on my to-read list :)

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  7. I really liked Mara Dyer and the synopsis was slightly odd to me as well, even though I usually am a fan of contemporary romance books. I'm a new follower via Networked Blogs. Come visit me at:

    http://diamondinroughcoal.blogspot.com/2013/04/follow-me-friday-17.html

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  8. Nice! I've heard lots of good things on this series, but still can't decide if it's one I want to read! But I've totally had those same feelings regarding other books too! And was proven wrong!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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  9. They're on my to-read list for ages already, but I have yet to read them. D: Obviously I should do that really soon! :D I soo adore the covers, they're beautiful! One more reason to buy them, so they can show off all their prettiness in my bookshelf :D

    New follower! :D

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  10. I'll check those books out! You should try The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski. It's a great book and I loved it!
    New GFC Follower.
    My FF: http://bookaddictbieke.blogspot.be

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  11. I take the same approach, but I've not read The Unbecoming of MD yet.

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    Katja @ YA's the Word or
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  12. I also thought it was going to be a contemporary and about half way through I'm like this is not a contemporary. I also really love the covers, there just so beautiful :D
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  13. A good answer.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2013/04/feature.html

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  14. Awww, I wasn't a huge fan of The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer. The cliffhanger at the end, too! Grrr! I almost want to finish the series just to figure out what the heck was going on.

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  15. I haven't read this series yet, but I've been meaning to for a long time.

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  16. I was apprehensive of this one as well...but I ended up loving it too!

    Gabbie @ Rampant Readers

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  17. Isn't it great when your, "Awww screw it, I'm readin' it!" moments pay off?

    My "Aw screw it, I'm reading it" book choices *mostly* come from me walking through the bookstore and seeing an appealing cover. Yes... I'm a sucker for covers. -_-;;

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  18. I've been wanting to read Mara Dyer, but like you, I'm not so sure I'll enjoy it. I'll keep your post in mind next time I update my TBR list.

    Here's my FF: http://ireadandtell.blogspot.com/2013/04/feature-and-follow-1.html

    Followed you via GFC :)

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