Friday, 23 September 2016

Feature & Follow #12

I've been neglecting my blog a bit lately thanks to being up to my eyes in work and studying. But I'm hoping to get back into the swing of it - and actually read a book again since I haven't picked one up for weeks - with Feature & Follow Friday!

The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee's View and Alison of Alison Can Read. It's a really cool way to find out what people are reading and connect with other bloggers. Added bonus, the aim of a blog hop is to follow others. You follow me, I follow you. Wins all round! I'm happy for followers on GFC, Twitter, Bloglovin', Goodreads, whatever works for you. I guess I'd prefer Bloglovin' follows if I had to pick one. Make sure you leave me a comment so I know you're a new followers, I'm kind of scatty with keeping track of new followers!

The post prompt:
What's Your Book Betrayal Story? (Someone borrowed a book and destroyed it? Waited for a book for forever and it was terrible?)
 

Hmmm, a tricky one this week! 

In terms of a destroyed book, most people know better than to touch my books, much less destroy them. But I did once lend a copy of A Man Called Ove to someone in my book club and they returned it with dog-earred pages, highlights and annotations, much to my annoyance. 

There have been a few books that I was super excited for, only to find them to be a colossal letdown. Assassin's Heart by Sarah Ahiers is the most recent one I can think of. Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch (hmmm, maybe I should just stay away from authors called Sara!) was another. I didn't hate either of them as such, I just had really high hopes and they both turned out to be sort of ... meh. 

But my biggest book betrayal is probably Allegiant by Veronica Roth. I try to refrain from bitching about books, even if I didn't really enjoy them, but I HATED THIS BOOK SO MUCH! From the terrible pacing, the lack of story, the personality transplants the characters seemed to have undergoing and THAT ending, that book was the closest I've come to actually feeling betrayed by an inanimate object. And after I enjoyed Divergent and Insurgent so much, it seemed like an extra kick in the teeth.

15 comments:

  1. I haven't read Allegiant yet, but I've heard a lot of terrible things about that book.

    Here’s my FF!

    Following you through GFC and Bloglovin!

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    1. I try not to trash a book when I review it, even if when I hate it, because I can appreciate how much work went into it. But honestly, I stuggled so much trying to find a redeeming quality!

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  2. I cringe when I think about writing or highlighting in a book, let alone when it's not even mine!! New follower.

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    1. I think I was just stunned to silence. The trouble is she's such a lovely person I couldn't be angry, I just had to pretend I didn't mind.

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  3. I can't believe someone would highlight and write in a book that doesn't belong to him or her! That's just crazy.

    I never read past Divergent because I heard spoilers for Allegiant... it completely ruined the story for me. I'm sorry it let you down as well! Thanks for visiting my blog!

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    1. I thought the ending was a brave choice and did kind of make sense given the character, but it was so tacked on in the actual story it just felt like a cheap plot device. It could have been a really great ending, but after slogging through so many pages of rubbish I was just glad when I got to the end!

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  4. I can't believe someone would highlight and write in a book that doesn't belong to him or her! That's just crazy.

    I never read past Divergent because I heard spoilers for Allegiant... it completely ruined the story for me. I'm sorry it let you down as well! Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  5. Wow! The nerve of someone to mark a book that doesn't belong to them!! New follower via Bloglovin' Thanks for visiting me!

    Stacey @ The Bookish Loner

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    1. No worries Stacey, thanks for the follow!

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  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Ugh, I hated it when someone doesn't take care of books, especially a loaned one! I loved Divergent series but was so afraid to start Allegiant for fear that I will hate it as well :/

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    1. Yeah, I have to say if you loved the series maybe just end at Insurgent, with them going off into the big wide world and leave the rest unsaid. It really is better that way!

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  8. Nice post!

    I'm a new follower through Feature & Follow Friday! Just stopping by and saying hi! :)

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  9. Ah agreed with Assassin's Heart, I was so convinced that this book was going to be absolutely amazing book, but it was a bit ...meh.

    - Hills of Books

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