Friday, January 18, 2013

Feature and Follow Friday (#2)

The Feature & Follow is a creative meme that allows bloggers to get to know each other, and gain more followers! It is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.
If you would like, it would be great if you followed me via Email, GFC, or Linky (all on the right). Let me know in the comments if you did, leave a link to your blog, and I will comment and follow back! I always do, I promise! Thank you so much!
Q:Who is your favorite villain from a book?
This one is almost a no-brainer for me. There is one villain that really sticks out - the Darkling from Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo. This is not an endorsement for Team Darkling. I'd rather Alina end up with neither male character, but I am leaning towards Mal, because readers know next to nothing about the Darkling.
The Darkling doesn't always seem like a villain. At first, yes, he does, because he takes Alina. But, then it seems like he's her friend, and she depends on him. I love the quality of mystery about him. Despite the end of Shadow and Bone, I am kind of still on his side, because his motives, well, I understand them. But that's the thing with villain - they think they're the hero of their story.
What about you? :)


  1. Great pick! I love it :D

    New follower

  2. Aw a few seem to be saying this one. Need to get to reading this series!
    New follower.
    My FF :)

  3. Hmm I haven't read that one yet but I've heard a ton of people loved it! So I bet the villains are awesome. Hope you have a happy Friday :)

    Here's my FF!

  4. The Darkling sure does sound interesting.
    The only villian that I can think of right now are all tv based. I am loving Hook right now on Once Upon a Time.
    Happy reading,
    Brandi @ Blkosiner’s Book Blog

    1. Girlllll I don't watch OUAT, but I know EXACTLY what you mean (I may or may not have Googled "Hook" when I kept seeing everyone talk about him obsessively). Thanks!

  5. Haven't read that one yet, great answer though!

    Here's my FF:

  6. I've seen the Darkling in a couple of answers today. I still haven't read these books! I really want to, though.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. You should definitely read Shatter Me if you already have it. It's soooo good. =)
    Megan @ Love, Literature, Art, and Reason

    1. I have Shatter Me (got it for Christmas!), but havent gotten to it yet. I will though! :D

  7. oh yea! thank you for sharing! i was having a major brain fart on what i wanted to add to my TBR pile and this was it!

    where in MD are you from?

    New follower!

    Trish - my follow friday

  8. Thanks for following Imagine a World! I followed you back via GFC.
    Great answer. I haven't read that book, but I love villains who are also heroes. They are so intriguingly complex :)

    Farrah @ Imagine a World

  9. I haven't read this yet, but it's on my TBR :) Thanks for stopping by my my FF post earlier, I am following you back via Linky.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  10. Nice pick!! :) New follower via GFC looking forward to stopping by often :)

    Here is my FF

  11. I haven't read Shadow And Bone yet, hope to get to it soon. Thank you for stopping by and following, I returned the favor :)
    Have a great weekend!

  12. Fantastic pick! I absolutely love The Darkling. This was me reading Shadow and Bone:

    First Half: The Darkling is evil, and I love him.
    The next 1/4: Wow, The Darkling is REALLY Evil and I REALLY love him.

  13. Great post, passing on through :)
    New follower would appreciate the follow back.

    Many Thanks,
    Co-Owner/Founder and Blogger of Lunar Haven
    Lunar Haven FF post

  14. Such a good pick! definitely a great villain!

    thanks for stopping by my blog, new follower here :)

  15. Oh my gosh! I have no idea why but the Darkling completely slipped my mind :P
    new GFC follower:
    My FF

  16. I haven't read Shadow and Bone yet :(

    following you back.
    Thanks for stopping by Book Sojourner!


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