Friday, November 20, 2015

Feature & Follow Friday #16: Teleporting Into a Favorite Book

Welcome to Feature & Follow Friday!!

This weekly hop is hosted by  
Rachel @ Parajunkee's View, and 
Alison @ Alison Can Read!!

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Join in the fun and make new blogging friends!

Every week, 1 or 2 new blogs 
are featured!

This week's featured blog
Twin Spin!!

Here is this week's question:

If you could teleport into ANY
story, which would you choose ?

Contributed by
Life Is Reading 

There are many obvious YA choices that I would like to list. Of course, who wouldn't want to teleport into the Harry Potter series, for example? Another great choice, in my opinion, would be The Twilight Saga. 

However, I'll mention a book that maybe few people might think of. This particular novel means a lot to me, for several reasons. It's Die For Me, by Amy Plum.

The main characters in Die For Me are instantly attracted to each other, and their relationship is poignant, as well as bittersweet, which might seem like a common feature of YA novels. However, the plot is entirely original, and it involves revenants. These creatures are similar to zombies, except that they look like normal, ordinary people, instead of rotting corpses, and they don't eat humans. Instead, they actually save them. In order to do this, they must even die -- again and again....this is, in fact, their duty.

Vincent is a revenant, and he falls in love with a human girl named Kate. She and her sister have moved to Paris in order to deal with some very painful memories. 

I'm fascinated by Plum's very unique concept, and I love that she set the story in Paris, which is one of my favorite cities. (Sadly, that city is currently undergoing a very tragic, difficult time....) The combination of the revenant culture -- which is totally fascinating -- and this very romantic city is just mesmerizing, and I was totally immersed in this story as I read it! 

So I'd love to be able to teleport right into the plot, and be one of the characters. I would either be a revenant myself, or be in love with a male revenant.

Another reason I'd love to be part of this story is so that I could be Kate's friend, and enjoy all the art museums right along with her! I'd also discuss literary classics with her. In this novel, she's reading To Kill A Mockingbird and The Age of Innocence, and she's doing so in quaint little French cafés.....Geez, I've always wanted to do that kind of thing!

Yet another reason I'd love to jump into this story is that Kate and her sister, Georgia, have the most lovable French grandparents you could ever wish for!  They are so wonderful to their granddaughters!

This book really should be made into a movie, and so should the sequels! I'd go see them all as soon as they were released!!  

If you're interested, you can read 
my review HERE.

Next Week's Question

Black Friday Eve! You have $100 (or pounds or whatever your currency is) to spend on books. 
What are you going to buy?

Contributed by

Alison Can Read

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  1. I remember you are in love with the Twilight Saga!

    Yeah top choice today is HP but I chose Middle Earth! Old follower, happy friday!!

    1. Hi, Jenai!

      Yeah, I LOVE The Twilight Saga!! But I also LOVE the Harry Potter series, as well as "The Lord of the Rings"!! I'm glad you chose the second one, but I would have been just as happy if you had chosen the first!

      Thanks for dropping by and commenting! Happy Reading!! : )

  2. Not the Twilight! Well, for Jacob I'd make the sacrifice. But "Die for me" is interesting. Old folower. :)

    1. Hi, Alexandra!

      Yes, Twilight!! I will always LOVE that series!!

      The series I've mentioned in this post is wonderful, too! Vincent is totally ADORABLE, believe me!! And the plot is really very interesting, as well as original!

      Thanks for commenting! Happy Reading!! : )

  3. What the deuce? I thought I already commented on your blog as well..I must be getting old! Die For You sounds great! You had me with "quaint little French cafés" *sighs* wonderful. New follower on Bloglovin'! :) (love the blue theme of your blog btw, dark blue = awesomeness)

    1. Hi, Princess Ariadnae!

      Don't feel bad because you thought you had already commented on my blog! And that can happen to anybody! Lol.

      Ah.....those French cafés......I have never been in one, and would love to be! Well, not at this time, obviously! I would wait until this whole terrorist thing clears up.

      Thanks for the compliment about my blog! As you can see, blue is my favorite color. Not that I don't like other colors, but blue is IT for me!

      Thanks for the GREAT comment back, and for following my blog on Bloglovin'!! Will follow back!! : )


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