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Gain new followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow! If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers — but you have to know — the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me.
The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it’ll allow us to show off more new blogs!
How does this work? First you leave your name here on this post, (using the linky tools — keep scrolling!) then you create a post on your own blog that links back to this post (easiest way is to just grab the code under the #FF picture and put it in your post) and then you visit as many blogs as you can and tell them “hi” in their comments (on the post that has the #FF image). You follow them, they follow you. Win. Win. Just make sure to follow back if someone follows you!
What sets this Hop apart from others, is our Feature. Each week we will showcase a Featured Blogger, from all different genres and areas. Who is our Feature today? Find out below. Just remember it is required, if you participate, to follow our Features and you must follow the hosts (Parajunkee & Alison Can Read) as a courtesy. How do you follow someone? Well, if you have a preference, state it in your #FF post. A lot of blogs are transitioning to WordPress in which they do not have the luxury of GFC, so an RSS subscription is appreciated or if you choose an email subscription. If you don’t have GFC please state in your post how you would like to be followed.
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: I don’t usually read Young Adult, I didn’t even read much YA even as a teenager, I was already reading Adult Fiction by then. So when people kept hounding me to read Cassandra Clares Mortal Instruments, I was skeptical to say the least. I didn’t think I could handle anymore insecure, immature teenagers running around. So, I was pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed the Mortal Instruments as much as I did. Clary didn’t annoy me to the point where I wanted to reach through the book and slap her, not like other heroine of another widely popular YA turned movie franchise. I ended up liking all of the characters for the most part. Clare even broaches controversial subject matter which could have gone horribly wrong, but she approaches it with maturity and pulls it off tremendously.
I also, enjoyed the Hunger Games Trilogy quite immensely. When I was reading this series it didn’t feel like YA though, I kept forgetting that the cast of characters were teenagers. They certainly didn’t act it, but due to their circumstances they didn’t have the luxury of being teenagers, they had to grow up way before their years.