Friday, April 10, 2015

Feature and Follow #13


Alison Can Read Feature & Follow

Feature and Follow is a weekly meme hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee's View.


This weeks featured bloggers are Read All the Things and Exploring Pages!


This Weeks Question:
Have you ever read a book you thought you'd hate but loved? Or vice versa?

So I answered this question last week, and then realized it was the wrong one. Oops!


Some books that I've read that I have been disappointed by East by Edith Pattou, Dreaming Anastasia by Joy Preble, Prophecy of the Sisters by Michelle Zink, Dead Beautiful by Yvonne Woon, Rose Bride by Nancy Holder, and Winter's Child by Cameron Dokey. Oh, and Shiver.
OK, I guess that's a few. It's mostly because I'll expect them to be one thing, but they're something else. They're not what I expected, and not in a good way. And that makes me sad. Especially with Shiver. SOOOO many people love that book, except for me. I just couldn't get into it.

For any book that I thought that I would hate, but ended up loving, I'm not sure if that has happened. I try to start each book with a positive attitude, so it doesn't happen all too much. Maybe I'll think of an example or two later...

Have you ever read a book that you were disappointed by? Or vice versa?

28 comments:

  1. I haven't read any of these books, but I'm quite interested in Shiver!
    New GFC follower :)
    Check my FF
    Barbara @ Banosaur Blog

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    1. A lot of people have liked Shiver, except for me. Thanks for visiting!

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  2. I'm the same way! I won't read anything that I don't plan to enjoy so I don't have anything to add to the "thought you would hate" category. I haven't read any of the books you listed though! Old follower :)

    Here's my F&F!

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  3. I’ve heard so many mixed reviews about Shiver. I really wanted to read it at one point, but then I changed my mind. I don’t know if I’ll ever get around to reading it.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. Quite a few people do really like it.

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  4. I haven't heard of any of these books, but I do know Cameron Dokey.

    Cee @ The Mistress Case

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  5. I do regret using the word "hate" because it is throwing some people off today! Whoops! I guess I meant like you wouldn't have picked this book up yourself because you were sooo sure it wasn't your kind of read. But then circumstances, and in my case peer pressure from my online friends across the world (one lived in the UK!), told me I had to read "this" book and I finally succumbed. Totally ready to place blame at their feet if I didn't like it like I thought I would. But I ended up loving it!

    So that's kinda what I was thinking when I said "hate.

    But I do admit to be scared to read The Rose Bride! That's still in my TBR Mountain of Doom! I love fairytale retellings I really enjoyed a lot of this particular line, I read some of those when I was in middle school or high school--I'd have to check their original pub dates. I bought that one when Nancy and Debbie Viguie came to my city a few years ago. Might still try it, as I say of 97% of the books in that Mountain of Doom! LOL!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. Some of the books in the line are really good, others are OK. I still need to finish it.

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  6. Every one is so different! Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm an old follower. :)

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    1. No problem, and thanks for visiting!

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  7. I haven't read any of those books, though there was one on your list I kind of wanted to read..now not sure. :)

    Stormi

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  8. I've only had this happen one both ways. I thought I'd hate Human.4 but I loved it, and I thought I'd love the Vampire Academy Graphic Novel, but I absolutely hated it.

    Check out my FF!

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  9. I read Shiver when it first came out, and remember being really underwhelmed. Six years later and everyone loves it, so I bought it again (yesterday actually!) to try and give it another go.
    I'm a new bloglovin follower :)
    Beth x
    www.thequietpeople.com

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    1. It didn't really excite me much. I only liked Isabel and Cole.

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  10. I liked Shiver, but I was a major Cole and Isabel fan too. Thank you for stopping by. :)
    Old follower

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    1. I feel like the were the most interesting characters.

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  11. I hate it when that happens!! ): I really want to read Shiver! I hope it doesn't disappoint!

    Old follower! Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. I haven't heard of any of the ones you've listed! Although, I think I might have actually heard of Shiver, but I don't think I would hurry to read it. Hope you're having a lovely weekend!

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  13. Haven't read them, but sounds nice, my FF: http://bookstopcorner.blogspot.in/2015/04/feature-follow-8-judging-book-before.html
    Old follower

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  14. I haven't read any of these books. I should probably look into them! For me, I was disappointed by The Fault in Our Stars and Children of Men. I thought I'd love both books and didn't enjoy them at all.

    Old follower!
    Vicarious Caytastrophe

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    1. I've heard some mixed feelings about The Fault in Our Stars. I'm not sure if I'll read it though.

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