Feature & Follow Friday #10


"The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee's View and Alison of Alison Can Read."

I'm so excited to have been chosen as one of the features this week!!! A huge thank you to Rachel & Alison :D

Interview Questions:
When did you start blogging?
I only started blogging in April this year, so I'm still a bit of a newbie :) But so far I'm loving it!

What is your favorite part of book blogging?
Most of my friends don't read & don't get why I love books so much, so I had nobody to gush about my latest reads to. By blogging I get to talk to so many great people & authors who share that crazy passion!

What type of books do you mainly blog about?
Mostly YA & NA fantasy, paranormal & of course romance! I've been on a bit of a NA romance binge lately :)

What is your favorite book(s)?
I can't choice just one soo...
The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling, Anne Of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery, Persuasion By Jane Austen, Obsidian by Jennifer Armentrout & Embrace by Jessica Shirvington!

What has been the best thing that has happened to you because of book blogging?
Well my favourite author Jessica Shirvington loved a review I wrote for one of her books, I then got an arc copy of her new book to review. I absolutely love this woman & the fact that she read my review felt kinda awesome *grins*

Question: 
Q: Today is the US' Independence Day. Share your favourite book with a war in it, or an overthrow of the government?

How could I not choose Harry Potter! This is the ultimate epic war between good & evil! Not only is this my favourite war book, it's also my favourite series and always will be!





I also enjoyed these war related books:



Queen in Exile by Donna Hatch (March 23rd 2010)
After Janaiah's family are executed & the royal family overthrown she & a lone knight sent to protect her take back control of her kingdom.
I really enjoyed the fantasy element to this one too, plus a really sweet romance!



Tomorrow When the War Began by John Marsden (1993)
When Australia is invading & taken over by an enemy, it is up to a group of teenagers to save the country from destruction.
This book was really popular is Australia & was made into a movie a couple of years ago




Thank you so much for stopping by - you can follow me by Bloglovin (preferred) or Twitter

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You can also follow via Linky, RSS, Google + and Goodreads! If you follow by more than one let me know & I'll return the favour!

Happy Friday :)

108 comments:

  1. Great choice. It seems the Potter books can't be picked for everything!

    Angie
    Angela's Anxious Life

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    1. Yep I can usually make HP the answer to any question lol!

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  2. Congrats on the feature! Harry Potter's an awesome choice. I'll have to check out the other two, though. :D

    My FFs are HERE and HERE. Happy Friday! :D

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    1. Thanks Liesel :) Queen & Tomorrow where really good!!

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  3. Congrats on being featured! Great choices :)
    I'm an old Bloglovin' follower, here's My FF

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  4. Congrats on being one of the features!! Reading your interview answers I see you're also a fan of Jennifer L. Armentrout, I absolutely love her =D.

    Happy Friday!
    Old Follower
    Becky @ Book Bite Reviews

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    1. Thanks Becky! And yes I am a HUGE JLA fan...HUGE!!! :D

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  5. Congrats on being featured this week! :D And welcome to the blogging community! I'm new too - only started my blog in March of this year. It's been so much fun so far!

    ~ Nikki @ There were books involved...

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    1. Aww thanks Nikki! I've had so much fun blogging too :D

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  6. I can't believe I didn't think of Tomorrow When the War Began for this question until I saw your post. It's only my favorite series ever!

    Rather Be Reading YA

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    1. It took me ages to come up with any books, because I don't normally like war books, but the Tomorrow series is an exception for me :D

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  7. Congrats on being a feature blog. You do deserve it! I enjoy your blog a lot! I actually have never read Harry Potter ( yeah I know lame-cola right here)but I do love the movies :) and I haven't heard of the other two book I will need to look into them more on GR.

    Here is My FF

    Old Follower

    Brenna @ Two-Tall-Tales

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    1. Aww thanks Brenna :) You may not have read the HP books, but at least you've seen the movies lol! The other two books are also really good too. Thanks for stopping by Brenna!

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  8. Congrats on being featured :) Harry Potter is ALWAYS a great answer!!

    Amber @Nala's Book Corner

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    1. Thanks Amber :) HP is my answer to just about anything lol

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  9. The war in Harry Potter really was a great one. There was a lot of build-up, a ton of allies, a truly bad threat and an actual war at the end with some terrifying fighting and characters lost. Excellent choice! Congrats on being featured :D Old follower - Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.

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    1. Thanks Jaclyn :) It was definitely an epic war that just kept building over the entire series to the major fight scene at the end. It was so sad when some of the characters where lost - it just made it so much more emotional!

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  10. Congrats on being featured. HP's a great choice. I haven't read Queen In Excile or Tomorrow.

    Happy Friday:)

    My FF @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

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    1. Thanks Marilyn - I couldn't help but choose HP as I do for most Qs hehe :)

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  11. Yay Amy! Congrats on the feature chica!!! I can't believe I didn't even think of Harry Potter! I went a more classic route this week. :D

    My FF

    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

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    1. Awww thanks Jess :) I guess HP is my go to answer for anything haha

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  12. I really didn't have anyone to gush to either, that's why I started too!!

    Here's My FF!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace
    Old Follower :)

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    1. Well your welcome to gush to me anytime you like haha :D

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  13. I guess Deathly Hallows is a popular one. :) This is my first Feature & Follow and I'm loving it!

    New follower on GFC! :)

    Andrea K. @ Books and Bindings
    Friday Finds
    Feature & Follow

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    1. Welcome to Feature & Follow Andrea & thanks for stopping by! :)

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  14. Queen in Exile looks like an excellent read. I added it to my TBR list. I honestly didn't recognize Deathly Hallows at first with the cover...I'm so used to the hardback orange one.

    I follow via bloglovin + twitter

    MY FF

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    1. That's funny, because I've seen the orange HP cover on a couple of other people's FFs today & didn't recognize is at first either! :D

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  15. Congrats on being featured! Followed you through Bloglovin & on Twitter and friended you on Goodreads :D
    Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks Livia - following back :)

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  16. I didn't even think about using Harry Potter as my favorite war book! Queen in Exile looks like something I would like to read! I was already a Bloglovin & Twitter follower.

    Donna @ The Happy Booker

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    1. Queen in Exile was really good - a lot more intense than I thought it would be :)

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  17. Congrats on the Feature! I think I'm going to read Queen of Exile now. New follower via bloglovin.

    Kimberly @ Once Upon a YA Book

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    1. Thanks Kimberly - you should check out Queen In Exile, it's really good!

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  18. Congratz on being featured! I'm a new follower via Linky, Bloglovin', and GFC.

    Sydney @ Inquisitive Kittens

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  19. Ah yes Harry Potter of course. The Queen of Exile looks interesting. I like the cover. Following Twitter/Bloglovin

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  20. congrats on being featured. good interview and good picks :)

    bloglovin follower

    http://www.itchingforbooks.com/2013/07/feature-and-follow-55.html

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    1. Hey, thanks for popping in Shane :)

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  21. Congrats on being featured! Harry Potter is definitely a great book with a war in it. Followed via bloglovin!

    Kelly @ Dandelion Dreams

    My FF

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    1. Thanks Kelly - gotta love HP :)

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  22. Congrats on the feature! Love your choices, HP is my favourite series:) New bloglovin follower.

    My FF:
    evelinesbooks.blogspot.nl

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    1. Thanks Eveline! HP is my favourite series too :)

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  23. First of all, congrats on being featured! I love that the HP books can literally be used in almost any Feature and Follow answer, simply because the books are so amazing and so universally loved!

    I haven't read Tomorrow When the War Began, but it looks like something I'd want to read!

    New follower thru Bloglovin.
    My FF

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    1. Thanks so much Kate! That is so true that HP is totally completely awesome and can answer just about any question!! You should check out the Tomorrow series - it's pretty good too :)

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  24. I love Harry Potter! Great choice :) Congrats on the feature :) FF

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  25. Congrats on being featured!
    I didn't even think of Harry Potter going to have to use the excuse my brain is still on holiday. Queen in Exile sounds really interesting I'll have to add it to my TBR list.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Have a great week.
    new bloglovin follower
    My FF

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    1. Thanks Mandy - if you like period fantasy stories I highly recommend Queen In Exile, it was really good :)

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  26. I'm a newbie blogger too :) And that is awesome about the author loving your review. I recently had that happen too and almost died! LOL. Harry Potter is a great choice and I'm still kicking myself for not using it. Happy Friday and yay for the feature :)

    Meredith
    Meredith’s Musings

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    1. Aww thanks Meredith :) I get so excited when authors reply to comments etc, it's kinda funny - I'm glad I'm not the only one lol!!!

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    2. I swear I followed after this post.....but anyway, I added bloglovin, GFC, & Twitter!

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    3. Haha thanks for all the follow Meredith :D

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  27. Great Picks, I haven't read the Tomorrow Series, but I watched the movie and it was AMAZING!!!! I must read it now! Congrats on being featured! new Bloglovin follower! Check out my F&F ~ Katie @ Inkk

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    1. The movie was really good too! Thanks for stopping by Katie :)

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  28. Congrats on being this week's Feature! I have Jessica Shirvington's books on my nook, just waiting to be read. :) And it's always special when the author reads your reviews. I like your picks for war books too. Harry Potter is always a great choice. And while I haven't read the other two, I think I'll check them out! ;) I'm following you via Bloglovin, GFC, and Twitter. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks Brandee :) You must read Jessica Shirvington's books, she has a beautiful writing style! Thanks for all the follows :D

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  29. Congrats on being featured!! I hadn't thought of Harry Potter as featuring a war, but now that I think about it you're totally right. Great choice! I'm an old follower.

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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    1. I don't really read war stories, so I had to go with fantasy ones lol! Thanks for stopping by Nicole :)

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  30. Congrats on being a featured blogger this week! I followed via GFC and Bloglovin'.

    My daughter and I are huge Harry Potter fans but she is still a bit young to enjoy the books so we watch the movies all the time together. We just finished the last 2 movies yesterday. it never fails, those movies always make me cry!! Incredible series of books.

    Holly @ Words Fueled by Love

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    1. Oh definitely! I still cry when Sirius Black dies - it crushed me cause I absolutely love his character. I also cried when I read the last book, not because it's sad, but because it was all over lol!

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  31. Harry Potter is the best!

    Old follower via GFC. Now following via Bloglovin'.

    Slytherpuff
    My FFF

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  32. Deathly Hallows was on my list too! I haven't heard of the others though. Congrats on being a featured blogger. New bloglovin follower.

    LisaILJ @ I’ll Tumble for YA

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    1. Thanks Lisa - I couldn't go past HP!!

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  33. Congrats on the feature! Why did I not think of HP? You're right, it is an epic battle! Excellent choice :) Old Bloglovin' follower

    Traci @ Mad Hatter Reads

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    1. Thanks Traci :) I love the epic battle scene at the end!!

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  34. Hi Amy! I have added you on bloglovin and goodreads :)
    I'm a bit of a blogging newbie myself - I started around the middle of May. It's so awesome that one of your favorite authors read and liked one of your reviews!

    The seventh Harry Potter book is a great choice - somehow I didn't even think of it...

    Here is my FF post

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    1. Hi Kritika! It was pretty exciting when she commented :D it's always special when authors read reviews & posts! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  36. Hello!

    I'm participating in the Feature & Follow today:
    http://thepookapicks.wordpress.com/2013/07/05/feature-follow-friday-2/

    I'd love to follow your blog, but it doesn't seem like any of the options presented work for me -- unless I'm missing something. I have Wordpress, haven't created a Bloglovin' account yet (I'm considering it but haven't fully decided), and have been following people who don't use Wordpress via e-mail. Is there a way for me to follow you by email?

    Thanks a bunch! & nice interview :)

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    1. Hi thanks for stopping by - I didn't realise I don't have the follow by email option up - I've probably deleted it by mistake when rearranging my side bar haha!

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  37. Harry Potter is always fun! Now following :)
    Here is my FF.

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  38. Congrats on the feature!! I'd be upset if you hadn't mentioned HP!
    Haven't read Queen in Exile nor Tomorrow, I've certainly heard a lot about the latter though. Queen in Exile sure sounds pretty intriguing, I just might check it out.

    Do drop by my FF. Old follower!

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    1. Haha totally had to pick HP didn't I!! Queen In Exile was surprising deep, I thought it might be light & fluffy - but it was really good :)

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  39. Congrats on the feature!

    Aw, shucks... I didn't even think about war in terms of good vs evil! :( Great picks!

    My FF

    Brandy @ A Little of the Book Life
    New Follower via Bloglovin & Google +

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    1. Haha, I had to go with a good vs evil war because I couldn't think of any realistic war stories that I'd read. I usually can't handle the real wars because they often have sad endings, and I'm exclusively a HEA kinda girl :D

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  40. we picked harry potter too! amazing series--it totally took over my life as i waited for all the books to come out, which is basically from high school til college.

    here's our #ff.

    -michelle @ Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks

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    1. Totally me too - for 10 years I was counting down the days until the next book or movie was released!

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  41. Congratulations on being featured this week! That's so cool. :) I didn't even think of the Harry Potter series! I can't believe I forgot it. I actually have a copy of Tomorrow, When the War Began so I'm hoping to read it soon! Thanks for sharing. :b I'm a new Bloglovin' follower!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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    1. Thanks Krystianna! I hope you enjoy the Tomorrow series as much as I did :)

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  42. Great choices.. Congrats on being featured.
    Old follower.

    Linsey @ mybooksnthings.com

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  43. You can never go wrong with Harry Potter! I am your newest follower via GFC!!

    Chelsey@Charming Chelsey’s

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    1. Thanks Chelsey - following back :)

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  44. Congrats! on being featured.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2013/07/feature-follow.html

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  45. Great choices! I did think of TWTWB but thought of a few that have stuck with me a little better over the years. New follower on Bloglovin and Twitter. My FF:

    http://diamondinroughcoal.blogspot.com/2013/07/follow-me-friday-22.html

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  46. Harry Potter is a great choice. Congrats on being Featured. I followed Bloglovin and Twitter, I also added you to my Google Circle .
    My FF

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    1. Yep Harry Potter is one of my all time favs :)

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  47. I picked HP, too! :) Your other two picks look good - I want to check them out! Old Bloglovin' follower :D

    My FF @ Donnie Darko Girl

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    1. Congrats on your feature! So excited for you!! :D

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    2. Thanks so much Jennifer :D Harry Potter is so the best right?!

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  48. Congratulations Amy for being a featured blogger! I'm already an old follower.

    I love John Marsden's Tomorrow when the war began series, I can't believe I forgot to even think of this LOL

    My Feature & Follow

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    1. Thanks Angelica! It took me a while to come up with the The Tomorrow series - I had to go through all my Goodreads read books list lol :)

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  49. Congratulations on being featured!

    Harry Potter seems kind of popular for this question I've noticed :) I haven't read the other books but they sound good!

    I followed via Bloglovin :)

    Here's my FF: http://bibliophilic-nerds.blogspot.com/2013/07/feature-and-follow-friday-3.html

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  50. Hello there! New follower (and fellow Aussie book blogger), here. :D I'm following via Bloglovin' and twitter.

    Congrats on being chosen to be featured. Harry Potter is always a great answer for books about war. It's one of my favourite series as well. The Queen in Exile sounds interesting.

    I'm going to put your button on my 'Places You Can Go' page over at the blog as well. :D

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    1. Thanks so much Chantelle! It's always great to meet fellow Aussie bloggers :) I've been meaning to put up a blog roll on my page too - and you are so going on mine!! :D

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  51. Congrats on being featured! Follower on bloglovin'. Did you read the Prydain Chronicles by Lloyd Alexander? My FF

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