Thursday, March 7, 2013

Follow Friday

 Q: What is a book you didn’t like that all your friends raved about or what book did you love that
wasn’t popular?

 A: I would say the Matched Trilogy. I didn't hate it, but I felt very underwhelmed considering all the hype that went into it. I've read the first two and plan on reading the last one at some point, but I definitely did not feel all the love that other people are giving the books.

 What was you answer this week?

 Posts of Note:
My March Giveaway: signed copies of Spy Island and The Gypsy Thief
Review: Murder of Crows


  1. Hopping through. I've only read the first Matched book. I really liked it, although I recognized some flaws. I need to read the rest.
    My Hop

  2. I haven't read The Matched series...I don't even know the book, sorry! I haven't read a lot of the latest YA books.

    Old follower :)

    Goldie's FF @ My Book Musings

  3. *small voice* Hmmm. I've already seen the Matched trilogy a couple times on this question, and I've heard other people say the same thing, and it's ALL reinforcing my theory that the series sold largely because of its awesome cover design.

    Old follower here. :) I don’t know if we’ll do FF tomorrow, but we do have a giveaway!

  4. I've not read Matched, I've heard such mixed reviews.
    I'm a new GFC follower.
    My FF at Rookie Romance

  5. I agree completely. It just seemed TOO simple. Good for younger readers, but not for the reading obsessed! PageGirlsPageofBookReviews

  6. I've only read Matched.. I can't say it was too impressive as I don't remember very much about the book itself and it wasn't that long ago I read it!
    New follower!
    My F&F

  7. I haven't read Matched, but the mixed reviews doesn't make me very excited :p Old follower.

    FF - Mel@thedailyprophecy.

  8. I always wanted to read Matched, now I have to think about that again! ;-)
    Here's my Follow Friday.

  9. New Follower GFC :D
    Mine was the Hunger Games...I just couldn't get through the first book :(

  10. I enjoyed this series although I wouldn't put it in my favorite list. I haven't read the last book, though, and I don't think I will.

    New follower. This is This is my FF

  11. Haven't read the Matched trilogy but have heard very mixed reviews about it. Old follower. :D Follow me back at LKHill and Musings on Fantasia. Happy Friday!

  12. New follower. I haven't read the Matched trilogy. I hope to read them soon.

    Happy Reading.

    Here's my Feature and Follow

  13. I tried to read the first one in the series but just couldn't get into it. I think it was because I had a lot of shiny books to read at the same time and they took my attention.

    New Twitter follower!


  14. Not familiar with this Trilogy, just stopping by.

  15. I really liked the first one, but the second left me eh. I'll eventually read the last but I'm not holding my breath.

    New follower

    -Nyx @ Unraveling Words

  16. I read the first one and thought it was good enough to buy the second, but I've yet to read it. :P

    My FF

  17. New follower via GFC! :)

  18. Hi! I'm a new follower!
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  19. Old follower...

    and here here! I was really underwhelmed by the first book, and haven't read any of the others.

  20. I'm with you on this! I liked it ok, but I felt like too much was missing to really make it wow me.

    New GFC Follower

    My FF

    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

  21. I really enjoyed the first one, forbidden love is my thing :p but the second one... meh

    New follower via GFC Here is my FF

  22. Larissa New Follower!

    Matched is currently in my TBR pile and also in my Stacking the Shelves/In My Mailbox etc post this week. I sure hope it didn't suck too badly :(

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    Here's my Feature & Follow Friday post.

    Have a great weekend!

  23. I was kinda disappointed too when I read Matched. I think it was good, but it didn't live up to my expectations..
    Feature & Follow Friday
    Stacking the Shelves

  24. I haven't read the Matched series but I know it was hyped! I didn't fall in love with The Night wasn't bad, I just thought it could have been so much more.

    I'm a new Linky follower - Bookworm Brandee - Enjoy your weekend!

  25. I COMPLETELY agree with you about matched. It just didn't do it for me.
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