Feature & Follow (2)

Feature & Follow is a weekly blog hop hosted by Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read.  Jump between blogs, gain followers, and make some new friends!

This week's featured question is...
What hyped up book do you think was not worth all the talk?

Okay, some people are going to hate me for this answer, but Anna Dressed In Blood.  You can read my review here, but it was a huge letdown for me.  This book had so much potential and did not meet my expectations at all.  I know everyone else loved it, and I really wanted to, but no.

Another one is any of the Fallen series by Lauren Kate.  Again, to each their own, but this is the series to which I compare bad books.  I can't get into the story.  The characters are nothing but annoying.  The protagonist is a brat.  I kept pushing through the series because of the hype, hoping they would get better.  Sadly, they did not, and I have absolutely no interest in spending my time being annoyed with Rapture.  I will leave it for anyone who enjoys the series.

Book hype can be such a fickle mistress.  What book(s) let you down?  How did you feel about Anna Dressed in Blood or The Fallen series?

Much love, Samantha


  1. Oh. I have Anna Dressed in Blood on my kindle to read. Guess I should skip it then?

    Trish - My FF

    1. I don't know if I would suggest skipping it entirely. Most people seem to LOVE it. It just didn't do it for me. If you already have it on your kindle, give it a chance.

  2. I've heard mixed opinions about the fallen series, it's the only reason why I haven't looked at it.

    Come and check out my FF
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace
    New Follower :)

  3. Hi Samantha. I have not read Anna dressed in Blood but the fallen series was mixed for me, I really enjoyed the first one but the rest were a bit of a let down. *old follower*

  4. I loved Anna Dressed in Blood whereas Fallen series is my answer to today's question!
    My post - FF #1
    New follower via GFC, follow me back? :)

  5. I never read that book. I'm a new GFC follower.

    My F&F - http://bookbloggermom.blogspot.com/2012/09/feature-follow-6.html

  6. Just started that one. Sorry you didn't like it. Hope it speaks to me more. :D New Follower via GFC. Follow me back at Musings on Fantasia and LKHill. Happy Friday! :D

  7. I just started reading it and i haven being suck in to it jet i will let you know what i think when am done

    New follower hopping by http://chroniclesofabookaddict.blogspot.com/

  8. Oh I have just started reading it. On page no. 6
    I'll let you know when complete it.
    Nice blog

    p.s- I am your new follower.
    would appreciate a follow back

  9. I've read Fallen and I did like it but it didn't really live up to the hype. Old follower :)
    My FF: World of Books

  10. I've yet to read these!
    New follower! Here's my FF :).

  11. new follower through GFC as lucyatmax/no pic. Please visit/follow me at bethartfromtheheart.blogspot.com . I try to select my books by an interesting subject that draws me in. I usually can avoid disappointment in that way.
    Glad to meet you through FF

  12. I think I've seen four or five people name 'Fallen'. Good to know....

    I did like 'Anna Dressed in Blood', but I know what you mean about the hype. I'd heard it touted as pretty much the best thing since sliced bread. I though it was a fun book, but I preferred 'Hold Me Closer, Necromancer' by a long shot (similar book, similar MCs).

  13. New follower via FF. I haven't read "Anna" yet. As to the "Fallen" series: I found it okay, but wouldn't rave and rave about it like some people do.

  14. I still haven't read Fallen yet. I've seen a lot of mixed reviews and am debating whether or not this is going to be my type of book.

    New GFC follower. Our FF

  15. I could not get in to that book .. New follower blog hop follow back great blog http://www.vampandstuff.com

  16. I loved Cas's confidence and while I ended up really liking this read it took me FOREVER to get into!

  17. I've just started Anna Dressed In Blood... and honestly, I'm pretty annoyed to hear this book is part of a series. From the whole plot synopsis... it really seemed like it should have been a one off book.

    Can't anyone write a good YA story in one book anymore????


    1. hahaa, I hear yah. I thought it was too, but if you enjoy it, you'll likely be pleased that their is a sequal. The ending does leave questions.


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