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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Follow Friday

Follow Friday is the meme hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. It features a new blog every week along with a book related question to promote blogs and new followers. I'm not sure what the question is exactly, if its read and loved or read and didn't like so I'm answering both...


What is the best cover of a book you read and didn't like?

It would probably be the cover for Entwined by Heather Dixon. I think the cover is absolutely gorgeous and would hang it on the wall as beautiful book art, but the story itself just didn't do it for me. It was a retelling of the 12 dancing princesses and just lacked the spark or pizzaz to make it stand out. If you're going to retell a fairy tale you need to do something AMAZING to make it stand out, otherwise its just going to be the original plot with a different cover and title.




What is the best cover of a book you read and loved?

This one was so much harder to answer because so many of my favorite books have such gorgeous covers! I think some of my favorites would be...


41 comments:

  1. I haven't read this yet. I love fairy tale retellings, but I didn't even add it to my TBR. I think most people I know who've read it were pretty indifferent to it- like a very middle of the road type of book. Nothing special.

    New Follower. My FF

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  2. I agree with Entwined, I DNF'd that one.

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    Talk Supe F&F

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  3. I kinda agree with you about Entwined - it was an okay read for me, but there were some good twists on the fairy tale. I hope to read the three other books you've mentioned sometime!

    I'm a new follower of your blog! My FF post if you would like to visit. :)

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  4. Haven't read Entwined- I'll have to take your word on it. Love all the covers though, especially THE UNQUIET! New GFC Follower!

    My FF
    ~Caitlin :)

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  5. Totally agree about Entwined. It kept my attention, but I wasn't impressed.

    New follower. :D
    -Ariel

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  6. I like all of those! Very evocative. I think they're all on my TBR list too! :D New Follower via GFC! My FFs are at Musings on Fantasia and LKHill if you're interested. Happy Friday! :D

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  7. I have not yet read this but the cover is beautiful!!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Old follower :)

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  8. I haven't read any of these novels (FAIL). But I love the covers, I really do like it when there is a girl in a really pretty dress.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I just followed you :)

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  9. I haven't read any of them either D: but I do agree there all stunning covers! Thanks for stopping by. New GFC follower!

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  10. Entwined has been on my list to read forever, but I haven't gotten around to it. It is a pretty cover.

    Have a good weekend!

    My FF

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  11. I actually completely agree with this choice. I love love love the cover, but the story fell a little flat for me. Great choice!

    New follower.

    Here is my Feature and Follow.

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  12. hopping thru! great choices here :)

    My FF

    Keely @ Realms of an Open Mind

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  13. I haven't read any of those but the covers are lovely.

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    my FF =)

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  14. The cover for Entwined really is lovely. I know my friend enjoyed it but I haven't gotten around to reading it yet.

    New follower via GFC. Check out my FF?

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  15. I love the cover from Entwined and I thought the story was wonderful :) I found it very different!

    Come visit my FF

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  16. I have Entwined on my kindle but I still haven't read it, mainly because I have a feeling it's one of those books where the cover is beautiful but the book disappoints. Great pick! Old follower :)


    World of Books

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  17. Those are all beautiful covers! I love-loved Mara Dyer and really want to read Fever and Unquiet! Have a good weekend :D
    Here's my FF.
    Ashley
    #BookNerd
    Old Follower

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  18. I haven't read Entwined yet, but it's been recommended to me a couple of times; however, the cover is beautiful. I LOVED the cover of Fever, but the story just didn't meet my expectations like I thought it would.

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  19. Definitely one of my favorite covers - and books!

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  20. Sorry to hear that Entwined was a disappointing read. It does have a very pretty cover, though.

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  21. Great answer. I love the two underwater covers!

    I'm a New follower. Here's My FF, please follow back if you get chance. :)

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  22. Beautiful cover choice.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/08/feature_31.html

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  23. All great covers. I'll have to give the three you liked a try.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm an old follower.

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  24. Not read any of those books. :)

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  25. Awesome cover choice! Thankyou for stopping by my blog!:) New GFC follower!

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  26. I loved The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer! I can't wait for the sequel. I read Wither a while ago and I started Fever. I never finished it though... I kind of got bored with it. Maybe I should give it another go. :)

    Old follower! Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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  27. Haven't read Entwined but I like to cover. The contrast between the green and white is really pretty. New follower :)

    http://adinabb.wordpress.com/2012/08/31/feature-and-follow/

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  28. I haven't read any of those books but the covers are so pretty!
    New follower and thanks for stopping by!

    Erika @ Living for the Books

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  29. Haven't read any of those but they have beautiful covers! Thanks for stopping by!

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  30. Oh, The Unquiet is so great!! Thanks for stopping by!

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  31. I tried Entwined and couldn't finish it. I will admit that the cover is pretty! I haven't read any of the books you put for the other question, but I love The Unquiet cover the best! Old follower.

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  32. Such a beautiful cover - shame that the story didn't live up to it! Thanks for stopping by my FF and am now a new follower :)

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  33. Sorry that you didn't like Entwined - it definitely has a beautiful cover. I happened to get a copy after my Summer Reading Program, so I suppose I'll donate it to another reader. New Follower :D & Thanks for stopping by my FF earlier :D

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  34. Great pick!! Lovely covers :)
    New follower via GFC
    Check out MF FF

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  35. I read the first few chapters of Entwined and never got into it. Glad to see that I didn't miss much! Thanks for stopping by.

    Old follower.

    Ensconced in YA

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  36. Great picks! I was pretty MEH about Entwined as well, though the cover is SO pretty!
    Thanks for stopping by and I'm following back :)
    PS: Your blog is beautiful!!

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  37. That's funny! I started Entwined and couldn't finish it :)

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  38. All of these are gorgeous covers - newest follower here via GFC. :)

    Here is my FF at Between the Bind.

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  39. I like the covers of Entwined and Fever, not sure how I feel about the other two covers, and I never read any of those books yet, but I want to read The Chemical Gardens series.
    New follower.

    Thanks for stopping by, sorry for the late reply, I was really busy.


    Nazish @ Nazish Reads

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