Aug 31, 2012

Friday Hops

This is a weekly blog meme hosted by Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read.

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This week's question is: Best Cover? What is the best cover of a book that you’ve read and didn’t like?


I totally loved this cover for Defiance! I know it's been talked about a lot! But when I read the e-ARC I was kind of disappointed in it. It was still an okay read, just not one I fell in love with like I was expecting.

TGIF is a weekly feature created and hosted by GReads! that recaps the week's post and has a different question each week.

Sadly this will be the last TGIF for awhile...

This last TGIF question is: Choose Your Next Read: How do you go about choosing what you read next? Do you have a schedule you follow, or do you read whatever makes you happy at the moment?

MY ANSWER: Oooh toughie! This year has definitely been the hardest one me. Normally I read books as they release, while unemployed I did pretty good at staying on top of this. But since I have a part time job now--still looking for a full time one--my reading hours have been cut short.

Now my schedule goes that review books come first! Depending on release dates I'll read whatever sounds the most interesting or whatever I had been dying to read most! If I can't decide I go by release date!

Now that I finished my review books, have a few I'm waiting for responses from, I am doubling back to books that released earlier this year. Such as A Perfect Blood! It's coming in paperback in a little over 3 weeks and I wanted to read the hardcover I bought back in February!

So the answer is complicated now! I read whatever suits my fancy I guess, but I am trying to get caught up on 2012 releases. Don't even want to think of the books I fell behind that released prior to 2012!


  1. I totally agree with you about Defiance. I was totally ready to be blown away. But it just wasn't that amazing, and I ended up DNFing it. :(

  2. I am going to read Defiance soon. I hope it is good! Yes, the cover is very nice though. :)
    New follower!

    It would be great if you could stop by my Feature and Follow Friday post!

  3. that Defiance cover looks amazing, it would certainly have upped my expectation of the story as well.

    Thanks for stopping by my FF post. I wish you a wonderful weekend!

  4. There are two different questions ;) Alison has the question I used and Parajunkee has the cover you answered!

    I love the cover you choose. Such a shame you didn't love it.

    Come visit my FF

  5. I have heard many up and down things about this book. For some reason I still want to read it.

    Thanks for stopping by.

  6. So sad that you didn't enjoyed this book. I really want to read it, very bad! I love this cover! Adore it.

    Old follower saying hi!
    My FF

  7. Love that book cover too - excellent choice, although sorry to see you didn't like it.

    Tanya Patrice

  8. It is a beautiful cover. Yet another book I'm yet to read. Sigh. Thank you for visiting me. I'm now a new follower.

  9. I know what you mean. I liked the story, but didn't LOVE it.

    I'm an old gfc follower. :)

  10. I've seen this book around on the internet but haven't given it a chance. Love the cover though!
    Thanks for stopping by !
    My FF
    ~Caitlin :)

  11. That's sad.. I had high hopes for Defiance!
    Here's my FF.
    Old Follower

  12. I have Defiance on my TBR list but now it's going lower thanks to you :-)

    Old follower.

    Ensconced in YA
    My FF

  13. The synopsis of Defiance sounded pretty good but I never ended up reading it due to the mixed reviews.
    Thanks for sharing and stopping by! :)
    old follower

  14. The cover for Defiance is not my favorite, bummer that you didn't enjoy the story that much.

    Yay, you're reading The Golden Lily next! Get ready to get swooned by Adrian!

  15. Oh no, I was really looking forward to Defiance. I'll still give it a chance, but I won't feel bad and be more willing to put it to the side if it's not holding my interest. And yes, I pretty much put Defiance on my TBR because of the cover. (I'm embarrassed to admit this, but I don't know what the book is about. I just had cover love and put it on my TBR list)

    I also try to make books that I've obligated myself to review a priority. But I'm a moody reader and I have a hard time reading things unless I feel like reading them. Which is why I try to be picky about what ARC's I request.

    Thanks for visiting my FF. Old Follower.

  16. I just started Definace today! Hopefully I like it more than you did.

  17. Awww, sucks you didn't like it! I've actually heard of a few that didn't - I had such high hopes! Thanks for stopping by my FF <3 - old follower-

  18. Thanks for stopping by my Friday Hop! I've been seeing Defiance pop up a lot too!

  19. Sorry to hear that you didn't like Defiance. I really enjoyed it. The cover is gorgeous!

    Old follower!

    Thanks for stopping by my FF!

    Becky @ A Reader’s Devotion

  20. I love the cover!!! Too bad the story was a bummer!

    Angela's Anxious Life

  21. Wow, that is a beautiful cover! Hmmm, too bad about the book then.

    Old follower. :-)

  22. I love that cover and I've been drooling of the book for months. I can't wait to get my hands on a copy :D

    Thanks for stopping by my FF - old follower!

  23. It's a pretty kick-ass cover. I haven't read the book - sorry you didn't like it!

    Have a good weekend!

    My FF

  24. Nice pick! That is a beautiful cover =)

    Thanks for stopping by mine!

  25. I haven't read Defiance yet. But the cover really is stunning!

    Have a great weekend!

    Grant Morris

  26. Hmmm...That's too bad on Defiance. I'm mostly attracted to this book because of its cover.

    Old follower

  27. I love the cover for Defiance too. Kinda makes me feel bad about getting declined on it now, lol... It was my first request on Edelweiss.

  28. Choosing my next read is always hard, there are so many good books to chose from, and I can be a fairly moody reader.

    I want to read Defiance, but it's good to know not to set my expectations too high.

  29. That was a book I was unsure about picking up! Hmm. Great cover though.
    Thanks for stopping by my FF

  30. I like switching review copies and my own choices! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

  31. Defiance is LOVELY! Sad that it didn't live up. :(

    **newest GFC follower!!**

    I'd love for you to check out my FF at Between the Bind.

    Jenna Lynne

  32. Hi, I'm a new FF Follower, here's my link



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