Follow Friday (12)

Posted September 1, 2011 by Carmel in / 55 Comments


Rules

  1. Follow the hosts: Parajunkee’s View and Alison Can Read
  2. Follow the featured bloggers:
    Lisa Loves Literature and Once Upon a Proloque
  3. Add your blog to the linky
  4. Follow, follow, follow!

Happy Friday everyone! I haven’t participated in a long while but seeing how I decided to take an extra long weekend I have no excuse! If you’re a new followed please be sure to mention that in your comment so that I can return the favor. Let the fun begin!

If you could change the ending of any book (or series), which book would you choose? Why and to what?

Tough question! I’m a firm believer in letting a book stand as-is but if I had to choose one I’d have to pick Fury by Elisabeth Miles. I’ll be honest, this book disappointed me quite a bit but often times a strong ending can be a story’s saving grace. Unfortunately that couldn’t have been further from the case in this instance. My ending would involve some big reveal or twist that’d hopefully shatter the readers’ world and make the otherwise monotonous experience that was Fury worthwhile.

Let the weekend begin! πŸ™‚

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55 responses to “Follow Friday (12)

  1. Yeah, Fury wasn’t anything amazing but the ending could have saved it. Too bad it wasn’t that great. =/ But I like your idea for it. =D

    New follower! =D

  2. Thanks for stopping by. Am now a new follower of your blog too. I’ve actually yet to read this book. Hopefully it’ll be pretty interesting.

    Happy Follow Friday:)

  3. BJ

    Thanks for the FF visit!

    I’ve been sitting on the fence about reading Fury…am thinking I just fell off it. πŸ™‚

    Old follower.

  4. Hi there! Thanks for the follow, following back now. Please don’t take offense – I deleted your comment b/c it included spoilers and there are people who have not read it yet! But, I DO appreciate the follow and the comment!

    Di you check out my giveaway? Time is winding down…(cue scary music)

    ~kyla

  5. I’ve actually really wanted to read Fury from the cool synopsis, but I’ve heard so many people say that it wasn’t that great. And you’re totally right — the ending can definitely be a book’s salvation, depending on how it’s played out. πŸ™‚

    Thanks so much for stopping by, Carmel! I’m following you back for sure!

    Hope you have an awesome weekend!

  6. oh no! I haven’t read Fury yet, but this saddens me. I don’t come across too many horrible endings for starter books.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Im a new follower also πŸ™‚

    My FF- Book Briefs

    -Michelle

  7. oh no! I haven’t read Fury yet, but this saddens me. I don’t come across too many horrible endings for starter books.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Im a new follower also πŸ™‚

    My FF- Book Briefs

    -Michelle

  8. Oh, is this that book with that girl with the red hair on the cover? I’d been looking at that one, but I’m not a fan of crappy endings πŸ™ I appreciate how honest you were though, so if I do decide to pick it up, I’ll be prepared.
    New follower here, and thanks for commenting on my blog,
    Ninja Girl
    P.S. Love that pic of the wolf!

  9. I haven’t read Fury! I may need to check it out! And…don’t not read Mockingjay or any of the Hunger Games because of what you read here. In all honesty, they were great books with some really great lessons in them…I was just disappointed in the ending!

    I’m following you back. Thanks for stopping by and following me!

    My Follow Friday

    Have a great weekend!
    ~Kristin

  10. I am an old follower!
    Hope you will stop by and check out my new multi-author blog ‘The Writers Voice’ with myself, Kristie Cook, Jamie Magee, Kim Richardson, Keary Taylor, Victoria Simcox, Jessica Sorensen, Brenda Pandos, Samantha Young, Jayde Scott, Megg Jensen, Danyelle Leafty and guest authors!

    The Writers Voice
    “Where you get to know the people behind the pages.”

    If you suggest your favorite author in the comments we will see if we can contact them for an interview, guest post or other exclusive content!

    Sincerely,
    Emma Michaels
    http://ourbooksourvoice.blogspot.com/
    http://EmmaMichaels.Blogspot.com

  11. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I understand what you mean about not wanting to change an ending. The authors work hard and sometimes that’s just the ending they see so they write it. But it’s no one’s fault if an ending doesn’t sit well with us.

  12. I haven’t read Fury yet, but I’ve read about similar feelings about it in reviews.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I’m following you back! πŸ™‚

    Happy Friday!

  13. TO be honest I haven’t read Fury yet, and don’t rally plan to. It fell short to a lot of people.

    Thanks for stopping by ^_^

    -Kat @ Katmunster Reviews

  14. Thanks for stopping by my blog! New follower here as well. I agree with you about endings normally. I haven’t read Fury, but have heard some other people say similar things.

  15. Hi Carmel! New follow from Follow Friday. Haven’t read Fury yet although the cover is lovely. But it sounds like I may not be missing much. Oh, and I loved your review of Drink, Slay, Love. Can’t wait to read it!

  16. I haven’t heard very many good things about Fury but I’m still on the fence! Maybe someday! Thanks for following, now following back!

  17. Lan

    I haven’t read Fury as yet and based on your assessment I won’t be reading it anytime soon!

    Thanks for stopping by. Love your blog layout by the way πŸ™‚ Am following you in return.

  18. New follower (:

    You’re totally right, a good ending can save an entire series and make it unforgettable. But tonight’s all about the ending that are memorable for all the wrong reasons :/

  19. I was sure I was a follower of your blog from many moons ago but seems I wasn’t on there. So I have jumped in and followed.
    I don’t think I can pick a book I would change the ending of. I have thought it over for a good day now and I really do like (or hate) books as they stand and usually changing the ending wouldn’t change my opinion.

    Chazz

  20. That’s funny; I actually liked the ending for Fury though I didn’t like a lot of the rest of the book. I do agree with you about an ending possibly being a book’s saving grace. The problem is whether or not we actually reach it before getting so frustrated that we put the book down :D.

  21. Thanks for stopping by mine. I haven’t read Fury so i had to stop reading for fear of spoilers lol. I really love your heading! I don’t know if its new or i just havent been paying attention too well lol sorry about that.

  22. I was thinking of reading Fury, but now I don’t know. Also, aw I’d give Hunger Games a chance. It was actually an interesting read, I just didn’t agree with the ending. Thanks for stopping by! Following

    Preet @ AWR