Thursday, September 20, 2012

It's Follow Friday #43

Yes, it's that time of the week again! It's Follow Friday which is hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. The question of the week is:
What hyped up book was worth all of the fuss?

Off the top of my head, I'll say that Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi and Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo were definitely worth the hype. Both were very unique and both feature bad boys that the reader can love to hate. ;D As far as hyped books go, those are the two that immediately spring to mind. Oh! And Divergent by Veronica Roth, Blood Red Road by Moira Young, Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor, and Legend by Marie Lu.

In short, there are a bunch of books that have been hyped for a (very) good reason--they're awesome books!

The other question was:
What hyped up book do you think was not worth all the talk? 
I haven't read Fifty Shades of Grey, but I honestly don't think it was worth the hype. (My mother, however, has read it and didn't care for it at all.) 



  1. Great choices! Those are on my TBR list! :D Old follower! Yea! My FFs are at Musings on Fantasia and LKHill! Happy Friday! :D

  2. Daughter of Smoke and Bone was brilliantly weird. Loved it!

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  3. Great picks!! I really need to read Blood Red Road, I have it sitting on my shelf, but haven't gotten around to it yet! Old follower!

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  4. Hopping through. I didn't think of Daughter of Smoke and Bone. So worth the hype!
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  5. LOVED Daughter of Smoke & Bone! :)
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  6. I love all the books you listed... except I haven't read Legend so I might just check that one out!

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  7. New follower via GFC.
    Have heard the hype of most of them books, but haven't read them yet. May just check them out when I've finished my current series.

    I have to agree with you about fifty shades though. I only read a few chapters and just instantly though 'what a bloody pervert, seriously who would find him hot?' its not worth the effort of reading believe me

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  8. I definitely agree on Shatter Me and Divergent. Love those.

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  9. Awesome choices, Shatter Me looks so good, but I haven't read it yet. I haven't (and will never) read 50 Shades, I don't understand the appeal of such a dirty book. Whatever. Anyway, I'm your newest follower, I found you through PJV's FF :)

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  10. Just hopping by, nice picks.

  11. Most of these lovelies are on my TBR.. except that icky fifty shades - never plan on reading that one.

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  12. Definitely agree with you with Divergent! Loved that book! I haven't read any of the others!

    The other question: Fifty Shades that's actually one of my answers for this weeks FF! LOL!

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  13. WOO! Daughter of Smoke and Bone!!! WOOOOO! ... yes, I love this book. I agree with you :) I loved Divergent too... but haven't read the others on your list.

    New follower here!

  14. Most of these were on my list too, except I haven't read Shatter Me yet, and I didn't include Blood Red Road, silly me, that was my very favorite book of 2011. My FF

  15. I am in the middle of 50 shades right now but its too soon to tell how I feel about it.

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  16. Divergent indeed! :) And I can't wait to read my copy from Shadow and bone. The other books you've mentioned are high on my list as well, so great picks!

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  17. Divergent *happy sighs* this was actually my pick as well! xD Daughter of Smoke and Bone was also one of my all time favorites! New GFC follower. :D

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  18. For me, Grave Mercy was the hyped book that really blew me away. I couldn't read it fast enough and am dying for the sequel to come out.


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