Thursday, April 4, 2013

Follow Friday #14







It's time once again for the Feature and Follow Blog Hop hosted by Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read The Feature and Follow Blog Hop is an excellent chance to connect with other bloggers and answering questions about our favorite books. Here's this week's question:


Q: Have you ever read a book that you thought you would hate -- ? Did you end up hating it? Did you end up loving it? Or would you never do that?


The one that comes to mind was Cinder by Marissa Meyer. For like almost a year I put off buying and reading this book because by the synopsis it just didn't interest me. I think it was for a few reasons. While I love fairytales, but Cinderella as a cyborg? At first I was getting it confused with a cyclops. Don't ask why, they are similar in writing and I was trying to wrap my head around the fact and it put me off.
I then discovered what a Cyborg was and I was still hesitant, but after giving up I decided to go for it after seeing many fantastic reviews for this book. My verdict by the end of the book? I could slap myself for being so stupid and not reading it earlier. I loved it. Just goes to show that sometimes what appears on the outside with your own perceptions doesn't always necessary mean it's what you get on the inside of the book.



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28 comments:

  1. New GFC follower. I have yet to read that book, same reason. Cinderella as a cyborg kinda freaks me out and just seems unnatural. http://justanotherrabidreader.info

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    1. Yeah, it does. But I highly recommend it because it's so much than what we think it is. Surprised the heck out of me.

      Thanks for stopping by.


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  2. i think i need to go google what a cyborg is.....
    new follower via gfc
    check out mine:
    http://nabooksvsboys.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/feature-follow-friday-3.html

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    1. It's someone who is part machine.

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. I think "my" Jen, the co-blogger, recommended Cinder to me several times now, but it's like, once a book is YA, I'm REALLY hard to convinse to start it? Awful. But yeah, I often am very wary and then end up enjoying or liking the titles. :)

    Patricia

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    1. Aw that's a shame. I get that way sometimes, but if there is overwelming support for a book.. I'd be more than curious to check it out. I say there is no harm in checking out a few chapters, if I don't like it.. then I haven't wasted much time. If I do like it.. well, then it was worth it.. and in this case, it was the latter. :)

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  4. I guess Cinder really is a popular pick :)

    THanks for stopping by
    Following back

    Michelle
    My FF

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  5. I've been putting off Cinder even though I've read all these amazing reviews. I'm quite scared of it. I don't want to be disappointed by it. New follower :)

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    1. I was like that too. The description didn't really appeal to me, but I finally decided to take the chance and was so blown away. The reviews helped that's for sure.

      Maybe one of these days you'll take a chance on it as well.

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  6. I'm so glad you mentioned Cinder! I won it in a contest a couple of months ago but haven't read it yet. Not because I don't like the concept; I actually think it sounds awesome. And of course, I've seen tons of good reviews. I just haven't had a chance yet due to too many library books and review requests I need to read first. I'm glad you took a chance on something that didn't instantly appeal to you. And then you loved it! It's so great when that happens!

    Thanks for visiting. I'm following you back via GFC.
    Stephanie (Go Flash Go) @ Read, Rinse, Repeat

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  7. Lol, same thing happened to me. I thought it would be a terrible adaptation. Tsk, what was I thinking!! Thanks for stopping by my FF :) Old follower.

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  8. I have yet to read this novel. It is popular today. New Follower.

    Have a great weekend.
    My FF

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  9. Okay, the Cinderella as a cyclops thing totally made me laugh! Now there's a great book concept lol! I really enjoyed CINDER as well. The sequel, SCARLET, is sitting on my coffee table right now just begging to be read.

    New follower here!
    http://erinlfunk.blogspot.ca/

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  10. I am glad you said that! I have been feeling the same way about Cinder. Everyone says it is amazing but I have been putting it off because l wasn't sure about the cyborg thing either. I will definitely have to read now. Thanks for stopping by my FF. New follower :-)

    Chelsea @ Starbucks & Books Obsession

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  11. This one is in a lot of answers this week. I should probably give it a second look 0_0

    Old follower
    http://littlesqueed.blogspot.com/2013/04/feature-follow-and-book-blogger-hop.html

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  12. The Cyborg part was what made me hesistant about Cinder. And I still haven't read it, but the amount of love I've seen online for that books has coerced me into giving it a go one day

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  13. Cinder! I really want to read that book because I've heard only good things about it <3

    Thanks for dropping by my blog and following! I followed back via GFC:D

    - Kazhy @ My Library in the Making

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  14. I really need to pick up Cinder soon! Returning the follow :)

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  15. Thanks for following my blog...following back via GFC

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  16. Cinder is another example for me. I thought I would love it like everyone else, but I didn't. It was an okay read, I just didn't enjoy it as much as I had hoped!

    Thanks for visiting my Follow Friday and following my blog! Returning the follow!


    Have a GREAT day!

    NEW Follower :D

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  17. I loved Cinder but I know what you mean. Sometimes things just don't seem like you'd like them but once you start it, it turns out good.

    Returning the follow ;-)

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  18. I've not read Cinder yet because I feel a bit iffy about Cinderella as a cyborg- but it's had such brilliant reviews I'm going to have to!
    I'm a new GFC follower :)
    My FF

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  19. I haven't read Cinder myself. I had the same thoughts you did. Cinderella as a cyborg? I am not big on robots. I am still undecided on that one. Pretty blog! Thanks for stopping by..new GFC follower :)

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  20. Not a huge fan of Cinder myself, but I understand why other people like it. I'm more into sci-fi that doesn't include robots, but rather more planetary exploration/social disparities within human or alien cultures. Thanks for visiting my FF, I'm an old GFC follower! :)

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  21. Ooooh, I loved Cinder too! (Just finished Scarlet)

    Old GFC follower

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  22. Oh good answer! I hesitated with Cinder for a long time too! (I finally own a copy but have yet to read it!) I've heard great things though and glad to hear some more :)

    Thanks for stopping by and following earlier. Sorry I was a bit slow getting back but am now following via GFC & Bloglovin' ♥

    Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows

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  23. I've had Cinder on my list for some time now too.... but so much on, I don't have time!! Soon....

    Sorry I'm, late!! Thanx for visiting my FF!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

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