Friday, April 10, 2015

Feature & Follow Friday | Love/Hate Relationship with Books

Feature & Follow Friday is a weekly book blogger meme hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read to help bloggers gain new followers on their site.

This week's question is:

Have you ever read a book you thought you’d hate but loved? Or vice versa?

My answer:  

So there are two books that come to mind when thinking of this question.


The first is Human.4 (or 0.4 as it's titled now). I thought I was going to hate that book, but I ended up loving it and gave it a 5 star rating.

Why?

I was turned off by the cover because it kind of grossed me out. I'll admit that I judged this book by it's cover. It was the summary that made me more interested in this book and I wasn't disappointed.


The second book is the Vampire Academy Graphic Novel. I thought I was going to love that book, but I ended up hating it and gave it a 2 star rating.

Why?

I'm a huge manga and graphic novel fan, so whenever a book I loved is adapted into one, I'm always really excited. But I will admit that I'm picky when it comes to color or black-and-white inking. I HATE comics in color and this one was made worse because it was on glossy pages so there was a lot of glare. I also felt like the story was WAY watered down. I just didn't enjoy it.



24 comments:

  1. That's a new to me book, 0.4. But I gotta admit, I really liked the graphic novel of Vampire Academy, but it's also because I don't read many of those. So I guess I am not an aficionado of them! But I can understand why you wouldn't like it if you read more of those and can recognize good ones! Me? I just read the ones that are based off the books I read! LOL!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  2. Interesting choices. I'm NOT a manga fan, so probably wouldn't enjoy the glossy pictures either. Thanks for visiting!

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  3. I've never read either of those books! I hear Vampire Academy is a good book, I haven't heard much about the graphic novel, though. The only graphic novels I read are comics. Thanks for stopping my blog. Followed you on GFC :)

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  4. The cover art to both of the Human series books look intriguing to me, but I could see how it might have grossed you out ha ha! Is it dystopian by the way?

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  5. Thanks for stopping by earlier :) I followed you via GFC.

    Gotta check out Human.4!

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  6. I've never read a graphic novel or manga. So did you like the Vampire Academy book better than the graphic novel? Old follower. Thanks for stopping by earlier.

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    1. Yes, I loved the VA book, so I was excited for the GN, but was really disappointed.

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  7. I'm nervous about the graphic novel version of books. They can be a let down. Thanks for visiting!

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  8. Wow! That cover is pretty strange! I got the old don't judge a book by its cover rings true for this book! Old Follower

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  9. I hate it when books you expect to love let you down. I will say I'm surprised you didn't like Vampire Academy, because so many people have loved it but... reading is so subjective! So many people love books that I ended up being so disappointed in. But there's something for everybody! That's the great thing about books, right?

    Old follower!!


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    1. That's the thing, though. I loved the VA book, but hated the GN.

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  10. I haven't read the Vampire Academy graphic novels. Thank you for stopping by. :)
    Old follower

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  11. I can't get over all the people who've read books they expected to hate! Haha! Old follower :)

    Here's my F&F!

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  12. I have never read a graphic novel! Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

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  13. Thank for stopping by my blog ;). I had one graphic book reviewed "The Facebook Diet" it's hilarious.
    Old follower.

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  14. The covers on those Human.4 books are terrible. I’m glad you ended up liking it.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  15. I was also surprised by 0.4 I think I read that one in on sitting. I haven't read the VA graphic novel because of the cover and I don't think I will read it any time soon.
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    Paulina @ The Little Book Pixie

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  16. Aww, ok, good to know! I love the Vampire Academy series, but I'll stay away from that graphic novel. Lol! The cover for .4 is super creepy! I read the blurb and it sounds good, though! (: Thanks for sharing!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! Old follower!

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  17. I'm not a fan of manga, so I never read Vampire Academy graphic novel, but I like the novel. I also never heard of 0.4, but if I saw it in a bookstore I think I won't buy it (yess, I kinda judge a book by its cover too :D )

    Anyway, thanks for stopping by! (Old follower)

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  18. Do check out my FF: http://bookstopcorner.blogspot.in/2015/04/feature-follow-8-judging-book-before.html

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  19. Haven't heard of 0.4 but I'm interested now. Thanks for stopping by my FF


    Bunnita
    Worth Reading It?

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