Feature & Follow Friday (1)


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This week's question is...

Q: What hyped up book do you think was not worth all the talk? 
The hyped up book series that is definitely not worth all the talk is The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare. I know this is an INCREDIBLY unpopular opinion, but I can't help it. I loved the original TMI trilogy, so as a fan I was definitely going to check out the prequel, but TID books just don't click with me. Clockwork Angel was a chore to get through and one of the only books in recent memory that I had to actually power through to finish. Clockwork Prince was slightly better, but I don't really like 2 of the main 3 characters (Team Jem here...I heavily dislike Will (another unpopular opinion) and I have mixed feelings about Tessa) , the Will/Tessa/Jem triangle feels forced (I wish Will/Tessa would stop treating Jem like an idiot because he's dying!) and the main plot is tepid at best. I do plan on reading Clockwork Princess to finish out the series, but I don't hold out much hope that things will get better.
Let me know what you think in the comments! Or if you want, you can just say hi!

42 comments:

  1. I know you don't like that series much. I suppose it doesn't appeal to everyone.
    At least its only a trilogy, unlike TMI where in total it will be 6 books.

    Hii back! ;)

    I would say I'm a new follower, yet that's not true, hah.

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  2. I'm not on either team. Well, okay maybe a bit. I drew back from one in favor of an entirely different team that's not seen. New Follower.

    Sydney @ Starry Storm

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  3. I've read the TMI series but never got around to the spin off. I'm not sure if I ever will.

    Welcome to blogging and thanks for stopping by, following now. =)


    -Amanda P
    Paranormal Romance

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  4. I've read the 5 TMI but none of TID ones, I'm just not sure about them. I hear good things about them most of the time though, just can't bring myself to get them.

    Thanx for visiting my FF!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace
    New Follower :)

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  5. Hey! Aww, shame you didn't like it. I'll be finding out my opinion soon haha. Lovely blog!
    New follower!
    Here's my FF :)

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  6. I haven't read this trio but it's not one that's called my attention and demanded I read it either.

    Here's my pick!
    http://bookwormdaily.blogspot.com/2012/09/feature-follow.html

    --new follower via GFC

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  7. I haven't read the series yet bu tit's on my TBR since long... As of now, let it just remain on my TBR! ;)

    Here's my F&FF post.

    New follower here!

    -Sarika.

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  8. I never read the series because I didn't think the blurb was that interesting. I am still 50-50 if I should try it out.

    Thanks for stopping by.

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  9. I like the Infernal Devices series a lot more than I like book 4 and 5 of the Mortal Instruments... But I get what you're saying.

    I'm a new RSS follower, and here's my FF post for this week.

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  10. Well, I haven't read MI series but I actually like the Infernal Devices series..lol. To bad you don't and thanks for stoping by. :)

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  11. I have never heard of that series.

    I'm a new GFC follower.

    My F&F - http://bookbloggermom.blogspot.com/2012/09/feature-follow-6.html

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  12. I have heard of the series but I haven't read it. I've (mostly) heard good things about it. Sorry it wasn't for you. I am a new follower on GFC :)

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  13. A friend of mine said that ID is better than TMI series..New follower! :)

    Check out MY FF

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  14. I started Clockwork Prince when it was released, but still haven't gotten into it. I don't even know if I can continue.
    New Follower :)
    My FF

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  15. following you back.

    well I LOVE the TMI and Infernal Devices. To me, got to read both to really enjoy them, and i like getting to know the ancestors of the TMI characters, and all the wonder, as we know Will has to be an ancestor of Jace, as he was the last Hereondale, and knowing that, makes it that more exciting.
    I didn't think I would like The Infernal devices either, but gave them a try, and am glad I did. As I usually do not read books that are considered steampunk, which since that takes place in 1800's London, it is, but I loved it, and can't wait for Clockwork Princess. I love Will and Tess, Jem is ok, think he may end up being Brother Zack (there is alot of discussion on this in my Cassandra Clare book club at GR) so means he may actually found a way to live, become a Silent Brother, but we shall see)I better stop, lol, as I am very passionate about both these series, lol. (Its why I HATE this weeks question, wish they would focus more on the positive)
    Oh, and in many ways, Infernal Devices series is better than TMI, but its more a tie for me, They both should be read to really enjoy them.
    By the way, love your blog design. Very cool, Still working on mine, need a new template part, love my header i been working on (Notice the Fearless Rune tattoo on my girl in header, lol)

    Follow Friday Hop

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  16. Oh, bugs me I didn't clarify that I mean WIll was the last MALE Hereondale, lol, (to carry on the name)

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  17. I'm not a huge fan of Clare's writing in general, though I haven't read that series.

    http://carabosseslibrary.blogspot.com/2012/09/follow-friday_14.html

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  18. Thanks for stopping by my FF. See I read the first IMI book and even though I liked it I didn't fall in love with it. I did get the first book in the infernal devices because it was recommended. Still going to give it a chance but not something I'll be reading anytime soon.

    Following you back!

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  19. Hi!
    This is my second week doing this hop. I'm following you!

    Happy blogging :-)

    Lectus

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  20. new follower through GFC as lucyatmax/no pic. Please visit/follow me at bethartfromtheheart.blogspot.com .I haven't read those books as yet.My TBR pile probably contains the book that is the answer to this weeks question...Lol
    Have a lovely week end!
    Beth

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  21. I haven't read either series yet, but I really want to. Hopefully I at least like The Mortal Instruments like you did =)

    Thanks for hopping by mine!
    New Follower
    -Becky @ Book Bite Reviews

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  22. I haven't read The Infernal Devices so I can't comment. But I find it really difficult to finish books where I dislike the characters. Thanks for stopping by my F&F. I'm following you back via RSS

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  23. Great answer this week!!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and Happy Friday!! I love your blog design! I am a new follower :)

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  24. Omg I feel the same way! I loved The Mortal Instruments but I tried to read the first book in the Infernal Devices and just couldn't finish it! Great pick. :D New GFC follower!

    Here's my #FF

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  25. I definitely prefer the original TMI trilogy to the ID books. I like them, but I like TMI better. But that might be because I just don't like love triangles. I do get what you mean about how Will and Tessa treat Jem because of his illness. I wouldn't like that, were I in his position.

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  26. I actually really enjoyed the TID series :) I didn't think I would at first but I guess sometimes things don't go quite as we expected. Glad to hear you loved the TMI series though- I love the first three books but seem to lose a bit of interest as they go on from there.

    New Follower / My FF

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  27. New follower here!

    You're not the first one to put this on your list. I love your detail about why you didn't enjoy it either.

    http://littlesqueed.blogspot.com/2012/09/feature-follow.html

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  28. I have a feeling that Clare will not stop at Clockwork Princess as end of trilogy (Look what happened with TMI)
    Thanks for stopping by!
    Following you by :)
    Aditi
    That Readioactive Book Blog

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  29. Just hopping through **New Follower**
    Bookishtimes.blogspot.co.uk

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  30. LOL! I agree! the Clockwork series was a bit boring. *hides so others won't beat me* I'm following back, thanks for stopping by!

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  31. Awww I love the Infernal Devices! Sorry you didn't like it!

    Thanks for stopping by :] following back!

    Kaitlin @ Read. Write. Love.

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  32. I love the Infernal Devices! But I guess not everyone has the same opinion. New follower, thanks for stopping by my blog :)
    World of Books

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  33. I haven't read The infernal or TMI :/
    It seems like a lot of books. Maybe a day I'll give them a chance

    thnks 4 the follow -following u via GFC
    Ruty
    Reading...Dreaming

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  34. I also like TMI better (the first 3 books), and I'm team Jem too! :) He's just awesome! :))

    Following you back.

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  35. Hi! I am a new follower! my blog :http://morgankatz505.blogspot.com/

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  36. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm following you back via GFC. I haven't started the Infernal Devices series; it keeps getting pushed further down on my TBR list.

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  37. Thanks for stopping by.
    Returning the favour.

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  38. Oh I agree. I really enjoyed her Mortal Instruments series but the Infernal Devices just didn't do it for me at all. I completely agree.
    Thanks for stopping by my page. Sorry that I am getting back to you on Sunday! I hope you have a great week.
    New Follower.

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  39. Thanks for stopping by!
    New Twitter follower :)

    Sugar & Snark

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  40. Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm following you back! I kind of agree with you. I loved the Mortal Instruments series, and I won Clockwork Angel in a contest, but I've not been able to get into it. I'll give it another try some time probably, but for now, I'm feeling the same as you.

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  41. I haven't heard of this series
    I'm new to FF and to your blog
    Thanks
    I.M.
    http://adventitiousreading.blogspot.ca/

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