Feature and Follow Friday 6.7.2013 IT’S MY BIRTHDAY EDITION!

Feature and Follow Friday BadgeWelcome to my post for Feature and Follow Friday. This meme is the brainchild of Alison at Alison Can Read and Rachel at Parajunkee’s View.

Each week, in addition to a question to answer, one of the previous week’s participants will be randomly selected by each host for an interview (hence the Feature portion of the meme). This week’s featured bloggers are Rainy Day Reads and Read. Sleep. Repeat.

Here’s this week’s question:

Have you broken up with a series? If so, which one and why?

Oh yes. Yes, I have. And since it’s my birthday, and no on can get mad at you on your birthday, I will spill all. OK, that sounds a little more juicy than it really is, but the first series that popped in my head was Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl.

Book Cover: Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

I would think, for a book to qualify, you would have to like it a lot in the first place. So, tbh, I am cheating a little. On my ex. Series. Ha ha. (Sorry – too much coffee.) Anywho, I will say that I really, really thought I was going to love this series. I was on the wait list at the library to read the first one (and this was last fall, when the fourth of the series was about to be released). I went to the Austin Teen Book Festival where both the authors were to be on a panel, and they seemed awesome. I had read about the books and what was not to love? Magic, ghosts, secrets, love, dead parents, more secrets, Civil War-era secrets, romance, Southern crazies, gossip, prejudice, voodoo, paranormal creatures, great cooking, small town living, even more secrets. So, when I finally got the book, I was disappointed in parts. I won’t rehash (you can read my review here), but, needless to say, there were things that weren’t to my liking. (OK, it was the main characters. Move on.)

When I read the second book, that was it for me. A device that I can’t stand (even more than The Dreaded Love Triangle) is when a couple finally gets together, and in the next book, something tears them apart. Then, the entire book is one character doggedly chasing the other, just trying to find out what he/she did wrong. The other person won’t tell, and they are, of course, acting strangely. Boring Boring Boring. That kind of drama was old when they did it in some 50s comedy/drama. So stop. Unless you can be very, very convincing. But no. Just stop.



17 thoughts on “Feature and Follow Friday 6.7.2013 IT’S MY BIRTHDAY EDITION!”

  1. Okay, you totally got me over here with the birthday note on your linky. So, happy birthday!!

    You’re actually the second person I’ve seen list this series as a break-up. I haven’t read any of the series yet, but I guess I don’t need to rush out and get it! I’m a new follower via BlogLovin’!

    Here’s my FF.

    1. I am on a thread about this book/movie on Goodreads, and it seems like people either love love love it or think it’s meh. The readership seems quite polarized!

      Thanks for the comment and follow! I’m following you via Bloglovin’.

  2. Hey just hopping around. Glad to read your choices it’ll make me think twice about the series you chose.

    Old follower via gfc but new follower via Bloglovin

    Libertad @http://twinjabookreviews.blogspot.com

  3. So, I’m a little late, but HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Yay for June birthdays!

    Also, I was totally disappointed with BD. I only read the first book, and never wanted to read the rest of the series. Oh and I hate that two characters are together, then in the second book they get pulled apart for whatever reason, and then one character chases the other around. Ugh! I hate love triangles more, though 🙂

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