3 February 2012

Feature & Follow Friday (2)


The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee's View and Alison of Alison Can Read
Every week there's a new feature bloggers can respond too!

This week's feature: Omnom Books

Define what characterisitcs your favorite books share. Do they all have a kickass heroine or is the hot love interest the Alpha Male?

As usual there's no simple answer to the featured question, as I'm sure is the case with almost every reader out there! 

I'm inclined to say I prefer my female characters feminine, but with a witty/edgy side. (Sarcasm) I don't like my heroines to be 'over-the-top' kick-ass, but still strong, with brains and self-sufficient.
Normal, besides their special ability. Realisticly written, as far as that's possible in my favorite genre, fantasy. 

Examples:
*Lena Holoway from 'Delirium' (Lauren Oliver)
*Clara Gardner from 'Unearthly' (Cynthia Hand)
*Taya 'the Icarus' from 'Clockwork Heart' (Dru Pagliassotti)
*Aoife Grayson from 'The Iron Codex' (Caitlin Kittredge)
*Finley Jayne from 'The Steampunk Chronicles' (Kady Cross)


When it comes to my men, I'm such a cliché... I'm a real sucker for the bad guys... The wounded puppies, the men with alterior motives when it comes to their bad attitude. I like my (book-)men to act manly, (and a bit) dominant even. Humor is a must also, more specifically sarcasm... 

Examples:
*Will Herondale from 'The Infernal Devices' (Cassandra Clare)
*Alex Sheathes from 'Delirium' (Lauren Oliver)
*Dean Harrison from 'The Iron Codex' (Caitlin Kittredge)
*Cameron Briel from 'Fallen' (Lauren Kate)

My one exception is Tucker Avery from the 'Unearthly' series (by Cynthia Hand): he's not a bad boy, he's for real though. Manly, with a hint of romance.

What about you, are there certain characteristics your book share?
Share with me!

Happy reading! :)


14 comments:

  1. New follower from the blog hop! I like your examples! Here is my FF if you'd like to follow back: http://theonceandfuturelibrarian.blogspot.com/2012/02/feature-and-follow-friday-5.html

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  2. Hi Mandy!;)

    Thank you for stopping by my #FF post. I also love Cam from Fallen....but my heart belongs to Will Herondale when it comes to YA...I <3 him so much!

    I would love to follow your blog, am I missing the RSS reader or email subscription button?? Do you have a twitter??

    Comment back on my page if you like because I won't get notification.

    Happy Friday!;)

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    1. I just commented you in my blog to your response, however I wanted to say I'm following you via RSS subscription now!;) Awesome!! Thanks:) Now I can get your updates.;)

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  3. New follower from Follow Friday! I love your answer and the examples. I haven't actually read many of them, but that's only because I have yet to drag my sorry butt to the bookstore. ;) I really like the badboys of the series more, and let me tell you, Will.... oh, Will. *swoon*

    http://eileenlisblog.blogspot.com/2012/02/follow-friday-13.html

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  4. New follower! I really enjoyed Delirium, and I can't wait for the next book. Looking forward to your reviews!

    http://ohpaperpages.blogspot.com/2012/02/follow-friday.html

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  5. I love a book with a paranormal element. I just cannot get enough of those. It lets me escape reality.

    New follower! Here's my Follow Friday Post

    Happy Reading!
    -JoAnne

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  6. I agree. I love all the books in your examples! new follower. my ff http://jennreneeread.blogspot.com/2012/02/follow-friday-2.html

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  7. I totally agree with you!
    But I think that was already obvious :D

    Mariska
    Have a nice weekend!

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  8. Great answers! I love Will Herondale too! Thanks for stopping by, I am a new follower!

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  9. I agree with you on both counts! I like heroines who aren't over-the-top and completely hardcore, but I like it if they can make up their own mines by themselves. I also love boys with humor in my books. I'm in love with Will Herondale!

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    1. Oh, thanks for following me, I'm following back!

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    2. It seems everyone's in love with Will... :P

      So Cassandra Clare better fix it in 'Clockwork Princess'! Or not, so WE can have Will instead... ;)

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  10. I love sarcastic humor! And who doesn't occasionally fall for the bad boy? :P

    New follower! :)
    Andie
    My Friday Hops

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  11. Hello! I am a new follower!! Found you via the blog hop! Can't wait to read your posts!

    Claire
    http://clairelouisereads.blogspot.com.au/

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You're amazing, thanx for your input! :)