Thursday, May 10, 2012

Feature & Follow [14]

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, we will visit your blog, too!  Check us out on Twitter:  Cat and Jamie

Q:  This Sunday in the U.S. is Mother's Day. In celebration, what are some of your favorite books with strong mother/child relationships?

A:   This was yet another difficult question for me.  Why?  Because I mostly read UF and PNR, with a bit of Sci-Fi and Dystopian thrown in for good measure.  A lot of times with the genre I read, the mother is either dead, missing or not in the story at all.  

Of the books that I've read where a mother is included, I can think of two that I really liked.  In both the Sirantha Jax and Divergent series, each author gives us a glimpse of the mother of the main character, although we don't learn too much about them.  Towards the end of the story line, it becomes apparent that both of these mothers are not what they seem and they end up sacrificing a lot for the safety of their daughters. And really - what better relationship is there than a mother that would sacrifice anything for their child?

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there!

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Shelley Romano said...

You always come up with interesting picks!

Happy Mother's Day Jamie and Cat :O)

fakesteph said...

I think you're totally right about sacrifice. I loved Tris's mom so so so much. I forgot how much until just now. I really need to get a move on and read book two! I just recently started following you. Thanks for following. :)

Kimberly @ On the Wings of Books said...

I completely forgot about Tris's mom! The shame!

New follower :) (I love your blog title)

Sarah@Catching Books said...

Great choices this week!! I haven't read either book but I really need too!!

Happy reading and check out my follow Friday!!

Lauren@ The Housework Can Wait said...

I also used Tris' mom as one of my examples! I agree, her strength and sacrifice is amazing.

New follower!

Here's my FF!

sonya@sonythebooklover said...

Great answer i haven't read either of these series wan a see my answer click on my name. Old follower.

Sophie said...

Great example. Haven't read it, but looks good!
New follower! I'd love it if you'd return the favour! If you'd like of course

Patricia said...

I haven#t read the Sirantha novels yet, but I own the first one or two already.. I'll have to pick them up asap!

Patricia // My Hop

Lee @ Rally The Readers said...

I read a lot of PNR, too, and agree that the moms are frequently absent. I really need to read Divergent.

Old follower. :-)

Our FF

Valery @ The Boof Of Owl's said...

I want to read both of Veronica Roth books and now I see ill put them on my must read asa list xD
Im a new blogger glad to meet you!

Following ^.^

my FF post

Valery • The Book Of Owl's

thepamjelly said...

I haven't read Sirantha Jax yet, but I agree about Divergent. :)

Have a great weekend!
Pam | jelly loves books

AwesomeSauce Book Club said...

I haven't heard of the Samantha Jax books. I'll have to look into that. New follower and thanks for stopping by our FF.

Sarahbotbonkers said...

I agree with the missing parents syndrome in UF/PNR/Dystopian novels out today. Haven't read Divergent yet, but I will soon! Happy Friday! :)

Old follower,
Stop by my FF post? :)

Ashley R said...

I'm ashamed to say I haven't read either of those (I'm a dying breed of non-Divergent readers haha), but I agree that the sacrifice for the daughter would qualify! I had a tough time with the question too.

Happy friday!

C.M.Brown said...

I haven't read either of these 2 book but I am tempted!

Shawn Lane said...

Thanks for stopping by my FF! New Follower!!

Katie said...

I'm noticing that a lot of people had trouble with this question. Glad I wasn't the only one!
New follower - and I love your blog name btw:)
The Fiction Diaries

Tribute Books Mama said...

Just blogging by, have a great weekend.

TheReadingPenguin said...

Okay, although I would not have thought of either of these for this question, I love both of these series! Awesome answer! Old follower! My Follow

Lauren M. said...

Wow, who would have thought there was a mother bond in those books? I am an old follower just saying Hi!

Jennifer said...

I have Insurgent waiting for my on my nightstand, but I know what you mean about Tris's mother. I haven't read the Sirantha Jax books yet, but I plan to start soon. Great answer!

Old follower.

Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews

LibrarySnake said...

Haven't read those books but they sound like good choices :)

Lu said...

I agree with Divergent!
Happy Friday :)

Old email follower (amugglesmagicalbookblog at yahoo)

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Ellen said...

I haven't read Ann Aguire's book yet, but Divergent is an excellent choice. Didn't even think about that one.

Ellen @ Always YA at Heart – Here’s my FF

Jennifer @ The Bawdy Book Blog said...

I also answered Insurgent, and for the same reasons.
Hopping thru, happy FF!

Krista Raven said...

Good pick Insurgent! Thanks for stopping by
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Michele Cozzens said...

My reading list is EXPANDING !!!!

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