Friday, July 20, 2012

#FF - Feature and Follow #27


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Q: Christmas in July! Someone gives you a gift card for two books (whatever that costs). What two books will you buy?


The minute I finished my e-ARC of this book, I knew I had to have it. And, even though the cover for the other edition (The Gathering Dark) is much prettier, I would probably still buy this one:

Shadow and Bone (The Grisha Trilogy, #1) Shadow and Bone (The Grisha Trilogy #1) 

by Leigh Bardugo

Published June 5th 2012 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee.

Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her regiment is attacked on the Fold and her best friend is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power that saves his life—a power that could be the key to setting her war-ravaged country free. Wrenched from everything she knows, Alina is whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling.

And, now that I have finally started reading the first volume in the Outlander series, I can't help but want to really see it. So, the graphic novel for it is the best way I can think of, until they make the  movie/TV series, whatever. :P

The Exile: An Outlander Graphic NovelThe Exile: An Outlander Graphic Novel (Outlander)
by Diana Gabaldon, Hoang Nguyen (Illustrator)

Published September 21st 2010 by Del Rey

Diana Gabaldon’s brilliant storytelling has captivated millions of readers in her bestselling and award-winning Outlander saga. Now, in her first-ever graphic novel, Gabaldon gives readers a fresh look at the events of the original Outlander: Jamie Fraser’s side of the story, gorgeously rendered by artist Hoang Nguyen.

Step into the captivating, passionate, and suspenseful world of The Exile, and experience the storytelling magic of Diana Gabaldon as never before.


So, which books would you get?

If you're a new follower on GFC or Networked Blogs, please let me know and I will be glad to return the favor. :)

27 comments:

  1. Shadow and Bone looks AMAZING! I really want to read it :) I'm a new GFC follower :)

    Here is my FF post: http://blogofabookaholic.blogspot.com/2012/07/feature-and-follow-friday-1.html

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  2. I heard so much about Shadow and Bone. It's really popular. Thanks for stopping by and following you back!

    Kendal

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  3. I've been reading nothing but good things about Shadow and Bone. Great pick!

    New follower

    My FF :)

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  4. Great choices! I have the hardcover of Shadow and Bone, but haven't had time to read it yet. :( I'm absolutely dying to crack that baby open, so hopefully I'll get caught up soon!

    Thanks so much for visiting my FF! Following you, too! :)

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  5. Shadow and Bone was amazing! I absolutely loved it!

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  6. I have heard a LOT about Shadow and Bone!!!

    Old follower-
    Theresamjones.blogspot.com

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  7. I want to read Shadow and Bone too!
    Happy Friday and New Follower!
    My FF
    Ashley

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  8. Thank you very much for stopping by my blog and following! I'm following you back.
    Shadow and bone seems interesting!

    Happy friday!

    Mary

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  9. Good choices! Thanks for stopping by The Feather and the Rose--I'm following you back!

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  10. Shadow and Bone is on my wishlist, it looks awesome!

    New GFC follower!

    http://onceuponabook-rachel.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/feature-and-follow-5-im-being-featured.html

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  11. Interesting titles! I see your're reading Outlander. I hope you like it!

    Thanks for stopping by and following! I'm following back. :)

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  12. Hi Kah - The Outlander graphic sounds very nice. I'd love to see what an artist did with the characters in the book.

    Thanks for stopping by! Old follower of yours.

    Renee @ Succotash Reviews

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  13. Thnks for stopping by!
    I haven't read any of those books yet! But Shadow and bones looks great

    Following via GFC

    Ruty

    Reading...Dreaming

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  14. I heard such wonderful things about Shadow and Bone, its on my list as well.

    Old GFC follower, New Network follower

    Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

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  15. Old follower, just got Shadow and Bone from the library and can't wait to see if it's any good! :) Old follower, check me out at:
    http://diamondinroughcoal.blogspot.com/2012/07/follow-me-friday-13.html

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  16. Shadow and Bone is popular this week! I'll definitely have to check it out. Good choices.

    -Jenna @ Fans of Fiction (old follower)
    My FF

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  17. Ooh nice! Those are new to me!

    Here's my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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  18. Shadow and Bone looks really good! Great picks! Thanks for stopping by my blog, new follower!

    My FF

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  19. I'm dying to read Shadow and Bone and hope that I get to read it soon.

    Old follower. Thanks for stopping by!

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  20. 'Tiger Lily' and 'Anna Dressed In Blood'!

    Andrea @ Literary Getaway (new follower)

    My Follow Friday Post

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  21. Oh my gosh, I really want to read Shadow and Bone. Looks sooo good! Thanks for stopping by.

    New follower via GFC.

    Ensconced in YA
    http://cahreviews.blogspot.com

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  22. I really want to read Shadow and Bone! It looks awesome!
    Thanks for stopping by and following! Following you back

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  23. Shadow and Bone is a great pick! It somehow is a mixture of the best elements of my favorite dystopian books - and something truly different and unique! No matter if santa comes around with that giftcard or not - you should go get the book (and don't wait until christmas :))!

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  24. Hopping through. I so want to read Shadow and Bone. I've heard it's incredible.
    My Hop

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  25. Juts Hopping through, I would love to read Shadow and Bone I have heard nothing but good things about it.

    Gabby~
    Bookmarks & Bookshelves

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  26. Yay for Shadow and Bone!! I can't wait to read it lol. I've actually just now started the Outlander series and I'm really liking it so far, I'll definitely have to remember the graphic novel version! (love graphic novels!)

    Thanks so much for stopping by and so sorry it took me this long to return the favor!

    <3
    Taylor

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I would love to read what you have to say. :)