Favorite Quotes

'Once upon a time, there was a man as great as the gods...... But even the great can tremble with fear. Even the great can Fall.

Mary E. Pearson, Kiss of Deception

Friday, January 18, 2013

Friday 56 (18) & Follow Friday (17)


Friday 56 is hosted by Freda's Voice
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56.
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you.
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post to Freda's Voice in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. It's that simple
 What about young Beck? He'd said he was a hothead and he'd tried to curve up Mr. Walker with a knife. Could he have.......

Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.


  • Leave your name on the post.
  • Create a post on your own blog that links back to the post (just grab the FF button) visit as many blogs as you can and tell them hello! In their comments.
  • Be sure to follow them and if someone follows you follow back!!!

Q: Who is your favorite villain from a book?

     I like villains that are in the gray. Meaning on some level you understand why they are doing whatever bad thing they are, but at the same time you know what they are doing is bad. They just don't know it. I like villains that way, because it adds more drama in the book and where, you, as the reader has to decide if you sympathize with the villain or not. So, throughout the whole book there is a battle within you and that brings you more into the story.

     An example of what I am trying to say is Warner from Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi. I had mix emotions throughout that book, a part of me felt bad for him and started to like him, while the other part just hated him, the majority of me hated him. However, when I read his novella Destroy Me I just fell in love and I felt so bad for him and I understood him. What I am trying to say here is I like villains who you get mix emotions from, one second you feel sorry for them, the next you hate them.

That's my answer, Whats yours?
Happy reading



  1. Haven't read Shatter Me but it's high on my TBR list. Thanks for visiting my blog! Happy Friday! :D

  2. I havent read shatter me either, but I totally understand what you mean about liking a villian who sort of isnt all bad or has a less than evil reason for what they do..

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  3. It seems everyone loves Warner. I really need to read those books!

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  4. He's a pretty popular answer, but I haven't read Shatter Me yet! I guess I should get on that :) I hope you have a great Friday :)

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  5. Poor Warner he kinda needs a break. lol. Just about everyone is mentioning him. I really loved him and felt more sympathetic to him, than anything. :)

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  6. I love it when there is more to a villain than what meets the eye(:

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  7. Warner!!

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  8. I'm the same way about 'grey' villains! Great way to phrase it. I also definitely need to get caught up on Shatter Me! Thanks for sharing & for stopping by earlier ♥ Sorry it took me so long to get back :)

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