Thursday, March 15, 2012

Feature and Follow [6]

Feature & Follow is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.  It is a fun way to meet new bloggers and to keep in touch with bloggers you already know!  Please feel free to follow us via Linky, e-mail or GFC.  If you leave a comment and link, I will visit your blog, too!  Check us out on Twitter:  Cat and Jamie

Q:   What is the best book you've read in the last month?  What is the worst book you've read in the last month?

A:  My favorite book of the month is a very difficult decision.  There are so many choices for me to include.  My first favorite book I've read this month is:

I know I'm late to the Fifty Shades party, but I cannot put into words how much I loved this dark, sexy and twisted book.  This is a book (heck, a series) that I can't stop thinking about, although I've finished reading it. I know it's controversial, and it isn't a book for everyone, but for me, this book was excellent.

I also loved Blood on the Bayou.  Anabelle Lee is such an excellent character and author Stacey Jay is a very talented writer.  If you haven't read this series, please run to the nearest bookstore and pick it up!

And I certainly couldn't leave this out:

There is no series I like to cuddle up more with than Stacia Kane's Downside Ghosts series.  Sacrificial Magic has been a long time coming and it doesn't disappoint!  I could read about Chess and Terrible until the end of time!

I haven't read what I would consider a terrible book all month long, but if I had to chose, I'll chose this book that I gave a three-star rating to:

Although I love this author's other work, this book just didn't do it for me.  I didn't connect with the plot or the characters as much as I would have liked to.  And although this author can write a mighty steamy scene, the scenes in this particular book fell flat for me.

Those are my bests and worsts of the month!  What is your favorite read of the month?  Did you read something awful, too?  Leave us a comment and let us know!  We'd love to hear from you!

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Shelley Romano said...

I am totally with you on BOTB, of course. Unfortunately I haven't had the pleasure of reading your other favorites as of yet.

Excellent response Jamie!

Here is mine:

Goldilox said...

Great favorite picks. I see one of you is reading Phaeton Black? So curious to hear someone else's opinion of this!

Jamie said...

Thank, guys! I just started Phaeton. I wanted to read it last week, but I was sucked into the black hole that is Fifty Shades...and I mean that in the best way ;-)

Miss Vain's Paranormal Fantasy said...

Of course those would be my picks as well....however I would flip flop SM & BotB
I can't get Fifty Shades series out of my head either.....

Alison Can Read said...

Hopping through. I'm really curious about the EL James books. I'm going to have to check them out.
My Hop

Jessica (Peace Love Books) said...

Someone else had Fifty Shades too. I'm glad you liked it! Hope you have a happy friday :)

Here's my FF!

Nerd Girls said...

Hm I haven't heard of these books. I shall have to look them up!

New follower :)

Jenny at Books to the Sky

Book Slave said...

Hi there :) just hopping through...

OHHH YES Fifty mmm, great series!

:) Here is my choice...

Feature & Follow

Niecole said...

Hi there!!!

Hopping by to say hi.
I've never heard of the Fifty Shades books but I'm sure going to check them out now.

New follower and thanks for following me

J.R. said...

I'm a new follower. Thanks for stopping by my blog this morning. I'm new to the Fifty Shades series too.

J.R. After Dark & J.R.'s Bookcase

Escapism Fanatic said...

Good choices Jamie. I know what you feel about the Fifty series, you can't stop thinking about it. Plus they are long books which I read slowly to savour them as much as possible.
Just hopping by.

Vanya D. said...

I haven't read any of those books :( I'm planning to stars fifty shades sometime soon, and see what everyone's freaking out about LOL

Check out my Follow Friday!

Amy said...

Hi there - new follower here! I love your blog and am definitely visiting again. Great picks too!

Have a great weekend! :)

Here's mine:

Jennifer said...

I enjoyed Fifty Shades as well...still waiting to read the last book, don't want the series to end! I adore Downside Ghosts too! I haven't read any Stacey Jay, but I'll definitely try it now!

Old GFC follower and new Linky follower.

Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews

Eleanor said...

Hey thank for stopping by :) Am following you too! Also thanks for reminding me about the Downside Ghosts series, I read the first book ages ago but then I couldn't find the second and forgot about it. Definitely looking forward to catching up with those books! :)

Aspen said...

I'm intrigued by the mask on the cover. :p dark, twisted, sexy, controversial? lol
thanks for the recommend!
thanks for the follow! I'll be following you back as well :)

have a wonderful friday!

Amy Neftzger said...

Found your blog through Parajunkie's blog hop and just started following - looking forward to reading more of your posts!


Rumana said...

New follower! Glad to hear you read some good books! Feel free to check out my F&F here.

Rumana @ Relook the Book

Melliane said...

I so can't wait to read blood on the bayou, it sounds so great!!!

old follower

here is mine

Holly Schindler said...

YA author and new follower from Follow Friday!

Alexa said...

I'm reading the first Fifty book right now and while I love and respect the BDSM genre I just am not fully connecting with it. I do love Ana and like Grey but there is just something missing for me. I just am not buying into their passion for each other. I'm hoping that the second half of the book gets me more into the story and that I it is enough to keep going with the series.

Ugh I can't wait for my copy of City of Ghosts and SM to come in so that I can catch up on the series. I'm missing my dose of Terrible!

Amy said...

lol Have only heard about the first book you mention. Mixed reviews though, like you say its not a book for everyone. :) Thanks for stopping by! New Follower!

Lauren B said...

I've heard great things about the Shades series. Unfortunately, it is in the first person which I don't read.

Here's my Follow Post. Stop by if you get a chance.

Angela said...

Love your site. New follower via GFC.
Angela @ AJ Arndt Books

Ange said...

I haven't read any of those books but I might go check them out soon. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Happy Reading

DT said...

I think that I am the only one who hasn't read 50 Shades. I guess I need to get a copy. Love your blog name. Thanks for stopping by my blog and being a follower!

Dead Trees and Silver Screens

_yay_ said...

No worries abt being "late" to the Fifty Shades party lol. I, too, LOVE the series. :-)
_yay_ @ BookthatThing!

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