Thursday, June 6, 2013

Follow Me Friday

Alison Can Read Feature & Follow 

This is the day of the week where we get to know each other better by answering a question devised by our lovely hostesses Parajunkee & Alisoncanread. Sounds like GFC is eventually going away..  so you may want to follow by email or bloglovin/feedly (I love both). And now for this week's question....


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Q. Have you broken up with a series? If so which one and why?

A.  Oh yea... I broke up with a series... in fact it was a terrible break up!!  I broke up with Marked by PC Cast and Kristin Cast (the House of Night series).   This series started out really good.  I thought that it was such a good plot line.  A bunch of kids chosen to be vampires, and all going to high school together.  Learning how to be priestesses.  Great stuff! AND THEN it just went down hill.  All the characters started to be so immature and the series kept going on and on... yeesh!!   I quit at book 7.



I also quit the Undead series by Mary Janice Davidson .  Boy did these books go south.  I mean the author apologized in a post at the beginning of book 9 for how bad the series was becoming promising that it would be better.  She justifies and apologizes for her choices for the plotline of this book. This made me nervous reading book 10.....it was like she was unsure of her own book... which sadly did turn out to be awful.  I quit at book 10.

What about you ... I would love to know what series you gave up on! 



67 comments:

  1. Hopping through. I'm not familiar with Marked although I've heard of it. Actually makes me want to read it more. At least the first few books.
    My Hop

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    1. Marked was really good... maybe it was that there was no end in sight for the series that turned me off finally.

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  2. Yeah that's pretty bad when the author is apologizing. Disaster waiting to happen if you ask me. Following you via bloglovin'. Happy Friday!

    My FF

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  3. I gave up on the Anita Blake series. It got weird after Blue Moon :)

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    1. Oh yea... I gave up on that series too. I only got to the second book and then I was like eh?

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  4. Oh my, I'm sorry you had to go through such horrible break ups! An author apologizing...really?? Makes me wonder why she even continued if she knew it was going downhill.

    And that is one sassy owl! lol

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    1. LOL... that owl is how I felt when I broke up with the books!!!

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  5. It's these long series that seem to be the ones that just get worse as they continue! Some authors need to know when the close a series out & start something fresh!

    New GFC & Bloglovin follower :)

    My FF

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    1. I agree... that is why I was happy about Sookie... Harris knew it was time to end the series!

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  6. OMG that's such a huge coincidence. I agree with Amy^ though, I think series are more successful when they're kept short. I mean the House of Night is on the 12th book by now...I think?? Few series are successful past 3-4 books.

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    1. I have found only 2 successful series in my eyes that have gone on for a while. The Stephanie Plum series and the Drizzt series. I love both!

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  7. I only ever read the first book in House of Night. I couldn't get into it myself. Never tried the second one though. Kept thinking about it though!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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  8. Lots of people mentioning House of Night this week. I never got to reading that series. The fact that it had so many books coupled with the fact that not many of my friends could read further.

    And yikes! The author apologising? I'm surprised you read book 10, I certainly wouldn't have.

    Do drop by my FF. Old follower. :)

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    1. Thanks for being an old follower!! I can't believe how many people mentioned House of Night. I am glad I am not the only one who quit them!

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  9. House of Night is pretty popular:) I quit that series too, so boring after 2 books. PS: new follower on bloglovin!

    My (first ever) FF:
    http://evelinesbooks.blogspot.nl/2013/06/feature-and-follow-friday-1.html

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    1. I didn't expect so many people to pick House of Night. It is the first series that popped in my head when I read the question for this week!

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  10. I am following you from the hop. I would love return followers on bloglovin please

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  11. I have seen this answer a few time. Kinda glad I never read it now :)

    New follower bloglovin.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog

    Have a great weekend
    Michelle@Because reading is better than real life

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    1. Don't bother starting... unless you want to be tortured!! :)

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  12. I'm soooo glad that I haven't picked up the HON series, everyone's told me at least one thing you said lol.

    Thanks for following, following back via Bloglovin!

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    1. Thank you for being a new follower!! Yea... it started out sooooo good. I mean wow.. such potential. And then well just got stupid for lack of a better word.

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  13. Oh, too many people have broken up with HoN.

    New follower.

    Here is my FF http://between-my-lines.blogspot.gr/2013/06/feature-and-follow-14-broken-up-with.html

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    1. House of Night clearly has been dumped many times!!! lol

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  14. Now that I've been blogging for 3 years, I've broken up with a few series, but the most bitter breakup was with the SHIVER series haha I just couldn't stand those books! I'm pretty glad now that I never started the HON series ;)

    I'm your newest follower! Happy Friday :)

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    1. I read Shiver... and then author well crapped on me. I had a wonderful Q&A set up with the group I moderate on goodreads with Maggie and then she didn't like what the group was saying about Shiver so she canceled on me a few days before. It was embarrassing ... and yes I've never got over it. ERRRR

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  15. I feel so overwhelmed by all the books coming out in this series and i haven't even started the first book :)

    Happy Friday!

    http://itchingforbooks.blogspot.com/2013/06/feature-and-follow-51.html

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  16. I haven't read that series but sounds like a good reason to me :)

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  17. Yup, I quit that one too. It just got to childish and annoying for me. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I followed back via GFC :)
    Brittany @ Spare Time Book blog

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    1. It did get childish. What teenagers act like that? Unless you are a really immature teen I guess.

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  18. Great FF post! Have a great weekend! I'm definitely not starting HoN, everyone seems to have given up on it!
    -Scott Reads It

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    1. Love that we bloggers are convincing people to not read HON!!! STAY AWAY!

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  19. Ha! HoN was on my list, too. Except you were much braver than me. You made it through seven books? I couldn't handle it by the end of the second and gave up. Lol.

    Happy Friday and have a great weekend!

    P.S. I always love that owl. :P

    <3
    Pixie

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    1. I love that owl too!! He is the best... he makes me want to tell these sucky books what's up!!

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  20. I actually had the House of Night series in my TBR but now I'm worried I'll share the same opinion once I get far into the series! That's always such a bummer. It hasn't happened to me yet but I expect one of these days it will--I mean it's bound to right? Wonderful FF, have a great weekend :)

    New Goodreads Friend (Old GFC/Bloglovin' Follower)

    My FF HERE.

    -Seirra @ Dear, Restless Reader

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    1. Yea... take those books off your list. Unless you want to forever read childish banter between teens.

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  21. HoN is so popular this week! Or should I say infamous? xD And an author apologizing about their own book? That can't possibly be good...

    New follower via Bloglovin' :)

    Nyx @ Unraveling Words

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    1. lol! Yes I agree HON is infamous that's for sure. Thanks for following!

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  22. I've heard so much negative stuff about HoN! I wanted to start on them, but I think I'll just skip it!

    And WoW an author actually apologized for their book being bad? That just blows my mind! Why would you even write it or publish it? Makes no sense!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    -Sonnie

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    1. Yea that apology note was nuts. As soon as I read it I knew I was in trouble.

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  23. I've never heard of/read that series! But geez, book nine... I would stop somewhere as well! :)

    Thanks for visiting my blog! Old GFC follower!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. I try hard to finish series.... I mean all the way to book 10!!! Then I had to bounce! Thanks for visiting.

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  24. I picked House of Night too...seriously how it got so popular in the first place and oh boy will it EVER end?
    Thanks for stopping by and Old follower

    Amie @Magic of Words

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    1. Good question... how did it get so popular? I didn't even think of that. And people should've spread word that it stunk sooner so that all these people didn't pick it up! Took bad we can't take a poll and see just how many bloggers listed it!

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  25. I've seen that answer quite a few times!

    Stopping back by.

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  26. I've heard quite a few people say that about the House of Night series. I always wanted to start it, but now I'm starting to rethink it.

    Thanks for stopping by my FF!
    New Bloglovin' follower

    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

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    1. I mean you could give it a try... it was really good at first. Which is why people probably kept reading them... thinking they might come back to being good again.

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  27. I have always wanted to read the house of night series, but it has always intimidated me how long the series is lol.

    Thanks for stopping by mine!
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    Becky @ Book Bite Reviews

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    1. I don't even know how many books it's up to now.

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  28. I laughed so hard when I looked over at my shelf and realized that I only have 7 of those books too. I haven't bought any more. I don't know if I've completely given up, but I sure haven't been giving it any attention after a while. Thank you so much for stopping by my FF. Bloglovin follower :D Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.

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  29. I've only read the first 2-3 books of the House of Night series and whilst I'm liking it so far, each time another book is released, I'm thinking…anytime now they really should conclude it before it starts to become a drag :(

    My Follow Friday

    Have a great weekend!

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    1. Yes... this is one of those series that was ruined by just simply going on too long. I am surprised it still has no end in sight.

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  30. Goodness - it's definitely time to break up, if the author is apologizing for the quality of the work!

    Thanks for the visit and the follow! Following you now, by Bloglovin' and Twitter.

    My F&F

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    1. Thanks for stopping by!! Yea... she totally apologized.. it's nuts~

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  31. Crap, I haven't read the House of Night series yet, but I've heard many people say they weren't able to finish the series, including my sister. That's too bad when a series starts out fantastic then goes downhill. :(

    For the second series you mentioned, I think it was a total mistake for the author to apologize for her work. Didn't she realize her apology would affect how her readers felt about her book? I think even if a reader tried, he or she probably wouldn't be able to keep the author's thoughts from influencing how he/she feels while reading. I wouldn't be able to keep myself unaffected at least, lol.

    Thanks for stopping by my FF! :D

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    1. Yea... when she wrote that letter I was like huh? I mean book 9 right before that book was awful. But what authors acknowledges that? It totally turned me off from her... which is sad I guess she was just trying to say that she was trying harder this time.

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  32. Oh, House of Night is the common answer for the night! I've read it and will continue to read it even if I know, it's kind of dragging at some points. I don't know? Maybe I'd like to know what's gonna happen at the end! Thanks for hopping through my FF. But I totally get why you dropped it.

    Nina @ The Bookish Confections

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    1. Good for you!! I too want to know what happens in this series... but I'll be reading reviews and looking it up on Wikipedia! LOL!!!!

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  33. I haven't nessisarliy given up on the series, but I don't know if I will ever finish them....

    I am a new follower via bloglovin
    rainydayreadingreviews.blogspot.com

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  34. Me too I read the books for a while and now I am so so done. Never ever again. I could probably read the last book in five years and know everything that happened because everything is so drawn out and repeated. New follower via Bloglovin'

    Reese's @Reese's Reviews: MA2F

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  35. I completely forgot about the House of Night series. The books went downhill and I continued on hoping that the next one would bring it back up. I still have yet to read the latest one, but I'm in no hurry to get to it.

    Thanks for stopping by my FF! Followed back via GFC and bloglovin :)

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