Thursday, September 20, 2012

Feature & Follow Friday (15)


Feature & Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee's View and
Alison Can Read. It's a great way to meet other book bloggers!

This week's question is:
What hyped up book was worth all of the fuss?

We both put off reading Vampire Academy for the longest time because we figured that it was just another vampire book, and we'd read our fair share of those already. The cover didn't do much to convince us to read it, either. Finally we decided to give it a shot, and man, did we kick ourselves for not reading it a lot sooner. It quickly became one of our favorite series.

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70 comments:

  1. oh i agree! this almost made my list. i did love VA. I have like one or two more books to read to finish this series.

    Trish - My FF

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    1. The series just gets better and better. I hope you get to read the last two books soon!

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  2. Haven't read those, but really want to! :D Old follower. My FFs are at Musings on Fantasia and LKHill! Happy Friday! :D

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    1. I hope you get the chance to read the series- it's so, so good!

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  3. Hopping through. Totally agree with you on VA. I just got the first book at the library - I want to re-read the series all in a row.
    My Hop

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    1. I borrowed all of the books from the library earlier this year; I definitely want to buy my own set.

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  4. Still haven't read those! I'm waiting to be in a vampire mood. My FF

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    1. I haven't been reading too many vampire books lately; I think that I needed a bit of a break after having read so many.

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  5. I avoided that series for the longest time as well! Then I finally gave in and fell in LOVE with all the characters. Great pick!

    Thanks for stopping by my FF :)

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    1. When I finally did read it, I couldn't believe that I'd taken so long to do so. I love these characters, too!

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  6. Exactly how it was for me! And when I finally read Vampire Academy, I was thrilled. Still need to get past the first book, though.
    I'm an old follower and this is my FF:
    http://booksmartie.blogspot.de/2012/09/feature-follow-friday_20.html

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    1. The rest of the series is just as amazing- you won't be disappointed!

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  7. I love Richelle Mead's sense of humor and I love Adrian.
    Great pick!

    New follower via GFC :)

    My post - F&F
    Addie @ READioactive

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    1. Ah, Adrian- how I love that guy (and his sarcasm)!

      Thanks for following!

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  8. I still have not read Vampire Academy...I am kind of ashamed to admit that. :P

    ~Ali
    MyFF

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    1. I was late to the Vampire Academy party- I only read it this year. There are a ton of books that have been around for a while that I still haven't gotten to yet.

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  9. Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! I loved The Vampire Academy!!! It's absolutely one of fave series! Great choice, Girlies!!!
    Here's my FF's for this week Book Me! and
    Carmen Jenner Author

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    1. I love it, too! I thought that I'd read enough vampire books for a while, which was part of the reason why it took me forever to read it, and then VA turned out to be one of my favorite series, too.

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  10. Ooh, would you hate me if I said I'm not really a fan of vampires? Eh, they just get on my nerves. I'm more of a contemporary kind of gal. Thanks for hopping by my blog! :)

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    1. There's nothing wrong at all with not liking vampires. Sometimes I need a break from them too, lol.

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  11. I haven't read Vampire Academy, but I have seen it on a few FF posts today. I think I will have to give it a try.

    Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. I really recommend it- there's a lot of action, and the romance isn't sappy.

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  12. I haven't tried VA yet. It keeps getting pushed down on my TBR list. Thanks for following!

    Kendal
    Kinx's Book Nook
    New follower

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    1. A lot of books keep getting pushed down on my TBR list because I'm always adding new books to it!

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  13. I absolutely adore this series :)!! It has it all : a kick ass heroine, amazing romance, non stop action !!!

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    1. I love all of those things about VA, too! Rose is one of my favorite YA heroines.

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  14. I really need to get that series, it's got so much hype I should see for myself!

    Following back!

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    1. It's definitely worth a read. I hope you like it!

      Thanks for following!

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  15. Not familiar with this series, have a great week-end.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/09/feature.html

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  16. Thanks for stopping by! I've also been putting the Vampire Academy series off for ages! Maybe I still should give it a try now ;)

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    1. You should! Richelle Mead is a fantastic writer!

      Thanks for following!

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  17. I've actually never read this one, but I've heard a lot about it!

    Old follower
    http://littlesqueed.blogspot.com/2012/09/feature-follow_21.html

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    1. I kept seeing it in bookstores, but it didn't really grab my attention. When it came up as a Goodreads recommendation, I figured that I'd give it a try. I was sorry I'd waited so long to read it!

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  18. I've only read the first book in the VA series but I enjoyed it!

    Old follower :)

    Here's my FF post!

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    1. Glad to hear it! I loved the rest of the series, too, and still need to buy all of the books.

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  19. First off, love your blog design, so cute!

    Also, I really, really need to read the Vampire Academy series, I don't know why I've put it off this long!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and giving me a follow, now I'm following you too!

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    1. That's how I felt when I read it at last- I didn't know why I had waited so long to get around to it!

      Thanks for the follow and the lovely compliment! :)

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  20. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed this series, because it's on my reading list and I've been putting it off. I have the her other series to start first but it's good to know there are still great stories out there that I've yet to discover :)

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    1. There are so many books that I never would have read if I hadn't heard about them through blogging. I never have to worry about running out of books to read, that's for sure!

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  21. I haven't read VA yet though its one high on my list to read soon.

    Happy Weekend!

    My FF

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    1. I'd been experiencing a bit of vampire burnout, but this series was really refreshing. I hope you enjoy it!

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  22. I recently got my hands on this series and I'm glad you two liked it so much! :D It's good to hear.

    My FF.

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  23. I haven't read The Vampire Academy novels yet, but everyone says so many good things about them...I suppose I should!

    New follower!

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    1. It's really, really good and a standout among all of the vampire series out there.

      Thanks for following!

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  24. I still have yet to read Vampire Academy but I need to get on that! I've heard only good things. Following back! :D

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    1. It's an awesome series, and I wholeheartedly recommend it!

      Thanks for following!

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  25. Hey there! Thanks for providing the link, it reminded me that it's already on my to-read list, lol! I guess I should move it up! Thanks for stopping by :D
    Old follower
    -My FF & Wrap-up at Novel Reveries

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    1. It was actually Goodreads that really convinced me to read VA. If it hadn't come up as a recommendation, I probably still wouldn't have read it.

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  26. I have the whole series here to read, I just haven't gotten around to them yet. :(

    Old Follower.
    Here's my FF

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    1. I have a lot of books that I bought but never read. I plan to start getting through all of them very soon.

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  27. Oh I love VA! Seriously, it is one of the best YA vampire series out there. Excellent pick. Thanks for stopping by my page. Have a great weekend.

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    1. I was so sad when I realized that I had no more VA books to read, but then I started reading Bloodlines and was happy to be back in this world once more.

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  28. I may give this one a try... I've heard so much about it!
    Thanks for following me ;) Followed you back via GFC

    Emily @ Anything in Fantasy
    http://emilythebookishworm.blogspot.com

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    1. It's a really great series and definitely worth a try!

      Thanks for following!

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  29. I have been recced TVA series many times, so I definitely have to get on that. I guess it's because I'm not all that eager to read *another* vampire series...you know what I mean?

    My F&F- A Song of Ice and Fire :)

    New GFC follower!

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    1. I completely understand. I was quite hesitant to pick up VA and put it off for a long time, but it it turned out to be a very pleasant surprise.

      Thanks for following!

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  30. I haven't read 'Vampire Academy' yet, mostly because it's gotten really mixed reviews (I think I saw as many people list VA for this weeks FF as listed it for last week's, on the most OVER-hyped books). I'll have to flip through them eventually (I do love vampire stories -- guilty pleasure!)

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    1. I love vampire stories, too, and thought that VA was one of the best among a very crowded field.

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  31. I haven't read this yet! But it's on my list! :)

    New Follower!

    Here's my FF @ Pink Fluffy Hearts

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    1. I'm happy to hear that it's on your TBR list! Thanks for following!

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  32. Vampire Academy is one of my all time favourite series!! I'm glad you like it!! Do you like Bloodlines too?? Hmmm....Adrian.....

    Thanx for visiting my FF!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace
    Old Follower :)

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    1. I love Bloodlines and Adrian! I was one very happy person when I found out that he was in Bloodlines!

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  33. Vampire Academy has to be one of my ultimate favs- I still wish we could get another Rose and Dimitri book :'(
    Thanks for stopping by- old GFC follower!
    My FF
    ~Caitlin :)

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    1. I'd love to see another Rose and Dimitri book, too. Have you heard about the Foretold anthology? Richelle Mead has a short story about Rose and Dimitri in it.

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  34. I really want to read the VA books!!
    Thanks for stopping by, I returned the follow :)

    Jessi @ Auntie Spinelli Reads

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    1. They're just awesome; I love Richelle Mead's writing!

      Thanks for following!

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  35. Agreed! I love VA. Blood Promise was actually the first book I read. Thanks for commenting on My FF
    New Follower!

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    1. Blood Promise was excellent; I felt really bad for Rose in that one.

      Thanks for following!

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