Feature & Follow Friday (2)

Hello everyone! This is our second week of doing Feature & Follow Friday! It's been a blast meeting everyone and following so many blogs. We hope this week will be just as successful as last week!

Feature and Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee.

This week's question is...

Q: What hyped up book was worth all of the fuss?
The hyped up book series that is worth all the hype is A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin. Even before Game of Thrones aired on HBO, my BFF tried to get me to read the books. She even bought me the first book. I did crack it open, but to be honest I was scared. I love high fantasy, but it is a big commitment. This is a whole new world. New names to learn, new family trees to keep straight, and even new geography to learn. I love high fantasy; I read The Lord of The Rings and I loved it, but those books were shorties compared to the whopping 1100+ pages of a book like A Storm of Swords (which ironically later became my favorite of the series so far). Before this series, I never read a book that was so long other than a textbook. Feeling overwhelmed, I put the book down, but after watching Season 1 of Game of Thrones, I went back and read all the books! It took me about 4 months to tackle the series, but it was SO worth it. George created this masterpiece and as long as you can keep everyone's names and houses straight, you'll do fine! Watching the series really helped with sorting that all out, but the books just give so much depth and beauty to the story. Every chapter is from a different characters POV, so you really get inside their heads. My favorites are Sansa, Tyrion, Ned, Brienne, and Jamie. Just truly, truly remarkable books. You will love them, just as I'm so sure I'll be waiting for Book 6, The Winds of Winter, until the end of time. So, any fans out there?

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  1. Hopping through. New follower! I really need to read Game of Thrones. I have it but haven't read it yet.
    My Hop

  2. New follower, I've heard a lot about this series, but I've yet to read the books or watch the tv show although I hope to eventually, thanks for stopping by.

  3. Preaching to the choir sisters! Totally wanted to use these as my answer because I'm totally obsessed with this series, but I've been using it a lot lately so I went with something else! Huge fellow GRRM man, though! :D New follower via GFC. My FFs are at Musings on Fantasia and LKHill! Happy Friday! :D

  4. I have heard alot about these, and still had not had a chance to read yet,
    Here is my post
    Follow Friday Hop

  5. I do want to read these at some point. I'm a new follower! My FF

  6. I LOVE ASOIF!! Glad to see it here!! :)

    New follower via GFC :)

    My post - F&F
    Addie @ READioactive

  7. Oh wow, I haven't read the series yet but have heard only good things about it. Thanks for dropping by my fff earlier, I'm an old follower.

    -Bookworm Mia

  8. Hi!! I'm not that familiar with this series. Thanks for stopping by my FF. I am returning the favour and following you back.

    Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

  9. I have heard of this series but have not read any in it, I would love to give it a try at some point!
    Thanks for stopping by
    *New Follower*

  10. Okay forget my earlier comment. I wasn't swooning enough!! I would LOVE to have a chat with you on this topic!! :D Huge fan :D
    Tyrion's my fav! I agree with your post on so many counts - if I start listing them this comment would be too long. Lol.

    Addie @ READioactive

  11. I have heard so much about Games of Throne, I think I need more hours every day so I can read all the books I would like to.

    Thanks for stopping by my FF post earlier to comment and follow. I am following back via RSS.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  12. New follower via GFC.
    I got the first two of these books as a christmas present last year, but haven't started them yet. Tbh they're a bit intimidating. I didn't want to read them incase I was severely disappointed.
    I'll definitely have to get started on them sometimes soon :)

    Check out my F&F @ Between the Lines

  13. Old follower hopping through. So far I've only read the first book. All the unexpected deaths blindsided me. I hate when my fav characters die, I'm more of an Robert Jordan fan and he never killed anyone. But I loved the TV show and I plan to get back into the series.

  14. I haven't read the books but I'm completely obsessed with the tv show! I know, that's sacrilegious!
    Anyway, I'm a new follower, Hooray!
    Here's my FF's for this week Book Me! and
    Carmen Jenner Author
    Happy Friday!

  15. OOh nice! Haven't read these but hear a lot about them! Think it had to do with it being a TV show now too! Much like True Blood!

    Thanks for visiting and following my blog! I follow you now too!

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    NEW Follower :D

  16. I haven't read this series but it does look amazing. Love the TV show.

    Thanks for stopping by.

  17. I've never read any of the Game of Thrones books, but they are super popular at the library where I work. Plus, with the TV Show, we can barely keep them on the shelves.

  18. I love-Love-Love this series! I cannot wait for the next book to come out! <3 Jon Snow :)
    Here's my FF.

  19. I keep seeing these and consider buying them, but sadly I'm not too big a fan of high fantasy and would probably get bored.

    Thanks for stopping by the blog - following back!

  20. I have heard these are great, but I am not sure if I can get myself through the books since they are SO long lol

    Thanks for stopping by Susan!
    Ohh and thanks for the link to your FB.

  21. Oh my book, I can't believe I forgot to mention these books! I'm so mad at myself, because I had the first book for YEARS. My co-worker recommended it to me, and I got it at Borders for $3.99... and then it sat on my tbr shelf for maybe 5 years? Ugh, the shame! I still have to read the latest one, although I did buy it for my brother, so I intend to borrow it back from him. ;)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and giving me a follow, I'm now following you!

  22. I have all five of his books but I can't seem to get past Game of Thrones.

    Thanks for stopping by the blog! :)

  23. I still haven't read them. Thanks for stopping by My FF

    New Follower!

  24. Haven't read them, but I have heard good things from my friend who has started them.

    Thanks for stopping by mine!
    Old Follower.
    -Becky @ Book Bite Reviews

  25. I had a lot of trouble getting through the first book, thought it was a bit too long and dragged just a bit. I LOVE what HBO has done with the books though, made them very user friendly. Thanks for becoming a follower of my site, I'm now following you back via GFC.

    The Scarf Princess

  26. I've heard so many great things about this book! I'll have to check out the book and the T.V. show. Old follower!

    Daphne @ Reading Until Dawn

  27. I so can't wait to dive into this series, I love the TV show which I just recently discovered as well.

    New Follower

    My FF

  28. I received the first book as a birthday gift a couple of weeks ago. I can't to start this series!

    Thanks for stopping by. I am following you back!
    Vonnie's Reading Corner.

  29. WOOOOO! I was a reader long before the TV series... but be glad you waited... maybe Martin will pick up his pace... we waited YEARS for the last books.

    Don't forget that there's character/family tree guides in the back of the books too, to help folk keep track XD

    I looooooooove this series, and I'm thrilled it's getting hype.

    Old follower

    1. Reply to your reply... the last book SHOULD have been out a long time ago... when the 4th book came out, it was said that the 5th was already written and ready to publish, that they had been one book, but were split because of length... and then... nothing... for years... nothing. It was awful. I hope the TV series lights a fire under his butt, but honestly, I'll be amazed if he finishes this series before he dies. Hopefully he won't pull a Robert Jordan on people and make it about 8 books longer than it was supposed to be (or something like that... I stopped reading The Wheel of Time series halfway through the third book when I realized it was the same thing over and over and over... it's my fault though... the title of the series has "wheel" in it, I should have known!)

  30. I've never heard of this series before! I'm going to have to look into it! It looks good! New followed on GFC thanks for visiting my blog!


  31. I've never heard of this series either. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Have a great weekend!

  32. Great choice! Love this series! I can't believe it wasn't on my own list... it's definitely one that deserves the hype. =) Thanks for stopping by!

  33. I haven't really thought of reading this series. You asked me on my blog if I had watched the Secret Circle TV show, and I just wanted to let you know that, yes, I did. As a huge fan of The Vampire Diaries show, I found the Secret Circle a huge disappointment. The actress who played Cassie really annoyed me- and the actor who played Adam was not how I pictured his character while reading. :'(
    Thanks for stopping by!
    New GFC Follower
    My FF
    ~Caitlin :)

  34. Yay! Someone else who chose ASoIaF series!! :D :D New GFC Follower :D (and twitter & facebook, lol!)
    -My FF & Wrap-up at Novel Reveries

  35. The world he created is amazing - and thank goodness he includes family charts and a map. Sansa has really grown on me, I used to loathe her. I do worry he won't actually be able to finish the series, I also think the tv is one of the best books to television adaptations I have ever seen.

  36. For me it was Harry Potter and the Hunger Games. I didn't start either series until the movies were coming out.

  37. I have the first book sitting on my shelf! I don't know why I haven't started it, maybe because its so long..
    Thanks for stopping by my FF! I'm a new follower. (:

  38. I haven't read this series but I have had my eye on it for a while. I'll definitely keep the length in mind when deciding to read it!

    Thanks for stopping by! New follower via GFC

  39. I haven't read this series yet however I have seen the t.v. show, I know, I know, it's not the same but I am definitely clearing time to read it the coming holidays!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    New Follower :)

  40. I'd never read high fantasy before ASOIAF, and at first I was a little daunted by the complexity of A Game of Thrones. I quickly became engrossed in this world and its characters, though, and absolutely love the series. Jaime and Brienne are two of my favorite characters, too.

    Thanks for stopping by and following! Following you back via GFC.

  41. I haven't read this series yet, but it's on my tbr list, so hopefully I will soon, I heard and read so many great things about this series.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog.
    Sorry for the very late reply, I was very busy with school.

    Nazish @ Nazish Reads


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