Thursday, August 11, 2011

Follow Friday (#2)

It's time for Follow Friday again. This weeks question?

Q. How has your reading habits changed since you were a teen? or If you are still a teen what new genres are you in love with currently?

Love that question!

As always I'm in love with paranormal--always have been, always will be.
  • Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling
  • Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
  • The Host by Stephenie Meyer
  • The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare
  • The Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare

But slowly I am becoming obsessed with Dystopian; they are always full of excitement and interesting ideas. I love discovering how authors visualise the worlds in their books, how distinct and twisted they can be.

Currently I am reading The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins for the first time and it's amazing!

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister's place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before—and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that will weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

One of my favorite dystopians of all time is Divergent by Veronica Roth. If you haven't read it, I certainly recommend it.

And there are SO many I'm dying to read.
  • Wither by Lauren Destefano
  • Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
  • Delirium by Lauren Oliver
  • Bumped by Megan McCafferty
  • Matched by Alley Condie
  • Blood Red Road by Moira Young

    Obviously, something went terribly wrong. Genetic mutations have festered, reducing human longevity to twenty-five, even less for most women. To prevent extinction, young girls are kidnapped, mated in polygamous marriages with men eager to procreate. Sixteen-year-old Rhine Ellery, a recent victim of this breeding farm mentality, has vowed to break loose from its fetters; but finding allies and a safe way out is a challenge she can only hope she will survive.
    Before scientists found the cure, people thought love was a good thing. They didn’t understand that once love -- the deliria -- blooms in your blood, there is no escaping its hold. Things are different now. Scientists are able to eradicate love, and the governments demands that all citizens receive the cure upon turning eighteen. Lena Holoway has always looked forward to the day when she’ll be cured. A life without love is a life without pain: safe, measured, predictable, and happy. But with ninety-five days left until her treatment, Lena does the unthinkable: She falls in love.

What books and genres are you obsessed with? Any good suggestions, 'cause I'd certainly love to them? :D


  1. I'm in love with paranormal as well. Mortal Instruments is a favourite of mine too. I haven't read any dystopians yet, but I have been buying them.

    New Follwer ;) Here's my FF

  2. Dystopian is SO good!

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  3. Dystopian is one of the genres I'm discovering this year... so far i think that is really cool the worlds the authors create :D
    This is my Follow Friday. Please, feel free to pass by and have a look. I'm a new follower so if you like my blog consider following me back^^

    Hope you have a great weekend,


  4. Wither is on my TBR list too. I need to hurry up and read it so that I'm ready for Fever!

    Also, I’m a new follower—wonderful blog! Stop by my blog and follow me too? :)

  5. Hey!

    New follower hopping by.

    I loved Divergent, one of my favourite books. I can't wait for the sequel.

    I think i'd agree i tend to read mainly paranormal but love loads of other genres too.

    My FF


  6. Hopping through. When I was a teen I liked reading but I didn't read nearly as much as I do now or any paranormal.
    My Hop

  7. Hi there,
    Stopping by via Parajunkee's Follow Friday. I'm following you.

    Have a great weekend!

    Holjo @ Pedantic Phooka

  8. You mentioned some of my fave books or ones in my TBR follower.

    Here's my
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  9. Hello! I am your newest follower from the Friday Blog Hop. I would love it if you would follow back at one or all of my blogs :) - If needed, please hit refresh. Blogger having issues showing friends list on this blog. Thank you!

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