Thursday, July 5, 2012

Follow and Feature Friday # 38

Hi everyone..Happy Friday!! Follow and Feature Friday is hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee.
I hope everyone is having an awesome week and happy belated fourth of July!!

So here's this Friday's question..

Q: Jumping Genres - Ever pick up a book from a genre you usually don't like and LOVE it? Tell us about it and why you picked it up in the first place.

A: For the longest time, I wasn't a fan of dystopian books (excluding the Hunger Games!!). I really just couldn't get into them and some of the ones I read really made me sad. My view on dystopian books totally changed when I picked up Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi! Oh man..literally one of my favorite books ever. The world that Tahereh Mafi creates is so captivating and I found myself really interested in the world that she created. I wasn't confused, and when I finished this book, I didn't find myself being depressed after but instead wanting to reread this book over again! After reading Shatter Me, I really have a much more open mind about dystopian books and I try to read more when I get the chance :)

So..whats your answer this week? Leave me a message in the comments and let me know! 

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34 comments:

  1. I love dystopian...sure, they're depressing, but my favorite part is seeing everyone else's view on what the world could turn into! Glad you enjoyed Shatter Me, I thought it was pretty awesome :)
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  2. I kinf of feel that way about dystopian books too and movies. I'm tried of end of the world movies. This one is on TBR.
    -Jenese
    www.readersconfession.com

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  3. Hi Sarah! New follower hopping by! I haven't had the opportunity to read Shatter Me yet (it's on my TBR list), but I am a huge fan of dystopian novels... even when they do leave me a little depressed at times! Lol. I just love the worlds these authors are able to create!

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  4. I have to admit I haven't read any dystopian books yet but I have been really wanting too.

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  5. Haven't read shatter me yet but I've heard nothing but good things.I will definitely be putting it on my TBR list :D


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  6. Oh. My. Gosh.

    Shatter me is a game changer, isn't it? I often recommend it to my friends who don't like to read in general, and then they always ask for another recommendation :)


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  7. I have to agree! Shatter Me is just awesome! However, I love dystopia novels :) Old follower!

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  8. I love dystopia! My non fav genre would have to be Sci-Fi! Old Follower! Stop by My F&F?

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  9. You know, I've been on the fence about reading this one for forever...I really should just give it a try! Happy Friday! (old follower) My Follow

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  10. Hi & Happy Friday!

    I love Dystopians and agree with you on Shatter Me! it was pretty amazing.

    My FF - http://obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com.au/2012/07/feature-follow-friday-6th-july.html

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  11. Shatter Me was awesome. I loved it too.

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  12. Hopping through. I have never been a fan of dystopia but I still read it. I didn't love Shatter Me, but I adored the writing.
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  13. I've always loved the dystopian genre. Shatter Me was a pretty awesome book. :)

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  14. I'll have to check this one out!

    new follower

    -Amanda P
    Paranormal Romance

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  15. Dystopian still isn't one of my favourite genres despite liking Matched, The Hunger Games & Divergent. I'll have to give this one a read to see if it can sway me over to Dystopian novels for good lol.

    Old follower hopping through :)

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  16. I'm also not much of a Dystopian fan but have enjoyed the Dark Age Dawning series, which is Post-Apocalyptic.

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  17. I'm still getting into Dystopian! That was my answer really, but I forgot to name the genre!

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    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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  18. Old follower! I haven't read Shatter Me yet, but have heard great things about this novel and it has been recommended to me by 6 people already lol
    Alexia - Here is My FF Post

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  19. New Follower! I'm careful when it comes to dystopian because some of them can be really depressing but this one looks good :)

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  20. Old Follower! I still need to read Shatter Me!

    Christina, Ensconced in YA
    http://cahreviews.blogspot.com

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  21. I haven't read Shatter Me!
    Excluding the hunger games, I really haven' read any dystopian novel.
    I guess I should give this genre a try.
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  22. It's good to give different genres a try.

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  23. I love dystopians, but haven't read Shatter Me, I will have to read it soon.
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  24. I don't really read dystopian books but the ones I have read I really liked. Old follower! My FF: World of Books

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  25. Hi! We're new followers. Also, I love Dystopian. It's what I write. I've added Shatter Me to my TBR pile. Thanks for the recommendation.

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  26. I am the same, until I read Divergent and Insurgent, I would not read any Dystopian book, (also Hunger Games, to me the movie does not even look good) But i may give it a try(the book) sometime. I have Shatter me on my tbr list, sounds good. I stay mostly anything paranormal/supernatural, here is my post FF post

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  27. Old follower hopping by ^^

    I'm still new to the dynastopian books. I read The Hunger Games and some books that look like they could be dynastopian :p but I'm still learning new titles, so I'm going to put this one on the list! I hope you can find other titles you like ^^

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  28. I confess I still haven't read a lot of dystopian books, but I really like them now.

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  29. Sounds like a good read!
    new follower!

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  30. I love a good dystopian. I was really inspired by Hunger Games. Shatter Me sounds like a must read.

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  31. Glad this got you back into dystopians! I haven't read Shatter Me yet but I love the new covers for the series.

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    Sandy
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  32. I definitely have Shatter Me in my TBR since I saw the book trailer. I'll be reading it soon. I love Paranormal but when THG came, I started to like Dystopian too.

    New Follower. :) My FF Post.

    -Lexie

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  33. *gasp* I love dystopians!! So glad you tried this one it was awesome!!

    Giselle
    Xpresso Reads

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  34. I love dystopians but I can certainly imagine there being a few horrible ones out there, ones that focus so much on the doom and gloom there is just no appeal to them.

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