Feature & Follow Friday is a blog hop that expands your blog following by a joint effort between bloggers. Feature & Follow Friday is now hosted by TWO hosts, Rachel of Parajunkee and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it'll allow us to show off more new blogs!
This Week's Feature Blogs:
Q: I like unique names for characters and am looking forward to coming up with some when I start writing. What's the most unique character name you've come across?
I am a huge fan of unique names in books as long as it makes sense in context. I thought the best way to approach this question was to go by genre:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy:
*Katniss -- The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins
*Hermione -- Harry Potter series by JK Rowling
*Penryn -- Angelfall by Susan Ee
*Cesaria -- Downside Ghosts series by Stacia Kane
*Jericho -- Fever series by Karen Marie Moning
*Acheron, Zarek -- Darkhunters series by Sherrilyn Kenyon
*Eidolon, Wraith, Shade -- Demonica series by Larissa Ione
*Rhage, Vishous, Zsadist, Xhex, etc. -- Black Dagger Brotherhood series by JR Ward
*Calpurnia -- Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake by Sarah MacLean
*Peregrine -- Last Night's Scandal by Loretta Chase
*Linnet -- When Beauty Tamed the Beast by Eloisa James
*Lazarus -- Wicked Intentions by Elizabeth Hoyt
*Marcelline -- Silk Is for Seduction by Loretta Chase
*Smite -- Unraveled by Courtney Milan
(Note: This is not his Christian name...his real name is "The Lord said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake; for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every living thing, as I have done." His brothers, Ash and Mark, have similarly awful names, but I thought Smite's nickname was the worse. To explain the Biblical verse names, their mother was fanatically religious and a little bit insane.)
*Haven -- This Summer by Sarah Dessen
*Emerson -- Airhead Trilogy by Meg Cabot
*Cricket -- Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
*Augustus -- The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
*Jules -- Hot Target, Force of Nature by Suzanne Brockmann
*Blue -- Natural Born Charmer by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Hosted by Ginger at GReads!!
This Friday's Question:
Book Blogger Pride: What do you take pride in when it comes to blogging?
I take pride in the work that I put into my blog. I am fairly new to the blogging world (since June 2011) so I am still learning the best ways to organize my reviews and balance the reviews with book memes. Alot of time is spent improving my blog design or keeping all my book information updated. I also am proud of my book reviews which I try to make as detailed and helpful as possible without spoilers. I am a former English major so I do have to stop myself from becoming too long-winded in my reviews, but I'm working on that. Blogging is definitely a time consuming hobby, but one that I have thoroughly enjoyed and am very proud of.
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MY BOOK BOYFRIEND: Eidolon from Pleasure Unbound by Larissa Ione (link)
REVIEW: Squeeze Play by Kate Angell (link)
REVIEW: Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead (link)