Friday, February 3, 2012

Feature and Follow Friday #10 and TGIF #3

FF 2012 Feature & Follow #80

Feature and Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read

Q: Define what characteristics your favorite books share. Do they all have a kick ass heroine or is the hot love interest the Alpha Male?
I think the books I have to read have to have a intelligent, kick butt and take name heroine. I tend to read books with snarky, sarcastic female leads. When it comes to romance, I have to have a strong male lead to balance my strong female lead. You can have a girl who kicks butt, in love with a wimpy pushover. I would have to say my favorite pairings, for example, would be Rose and Dimitri from Vampire Academy, and Liz and Cam from Blood Bound. 

TGIF is hosted by Ginger at Greads
The purpose is to answer the question for the week, and re-cap the weeks posts.
It is a great way to get to know other bloggers.

Q.  Book Appeal: When you're browsing goodreads, the library, or another blogger's reviews, what grabs your attention to make you want to read it?

I would have to say that the first thing that grabs me is of course the Cover. I know judging by the cover the ultimate book sin. I do read books where the cover didn't always grab my attention at first, but realistically when browsing it is always going to be the cover. I think I tend to favor covers with swirly sometimes smokey covers. I also like covers with dark deep colors contrasted with bright colors. Horriable explanation but I will post a few of my favorites below to show what I mean. 
My Soul to Steal (Soul Screamers, #4)If I Die (Soul Screamers, #5)Pure (Covenant, #2)Everneath (Everneath, #1)

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Respiring Thoughts said...

Hopping through.

Yeah, I'm all for strong female leads. Nobody wants to get stuck reading about a girl who isn't assertive and lets people walk all over her. Gets old.

Great answer!

Renae @ Respiring Thoughts

Tanya Patrice said...

The cover draws me in but no matter how fantastic the cover, if the book doesn't sound like something I'm interested in, I won't pick it up.

Alexa said...

Covers are a book's "first impression" on a reader, I'd say.

Crystal Grant said...

OMG I love Rose and Dimitri! They're definitely one of my favorite characters ever! New follower :) Check out my FF:

Crystal @ Elegantly Bound Books

Yahong Chi said...

WOW. That cover for Pure is killer. And people wonder why we judge books by their covers, LOL. :D Love your dissection of what you love in a cover!

I hope you'll drop by and enter my giveaway to win one of three ARCs! :)

Eileen said...

I've seen that answer for Follow Friday and TGIF a lot! I think it's because many people—including me—need to have that quality in a good book! New follower!

Jennifer said...

We have similar answers! I haven't read VA or BB, but they are on my list of to-reads! The Everneath cover takes my breath away everytime!

Old follower.

Jennifer @ Feminist Fairytale Reviews

ClaireLouise said...

Hello! I am a new follower!! Found you via the blog hop! Can't wait to read your posts!


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