Feature and Follow Friday

Here’s The LUV’NVs interview with them, as well as Raina’s answer to this week’s #FF question.

1. When did you start blogging?

I started blogging in November 2010 but about books since only December 2012.

2. What is your favorite part of book blogging?
There are so many great aspects to blogging, but my favorite is meeting new authors, readers, and bloggers. My family supports my hobby but don’t truly understand it. I get crazy looks when I squeal over a new book or hug one after I finish it. It’s wonderful to be able to chat with others who share the same excitement. All the amazing people I’ve met through blogging has become a support group and inspirational source.

3. What type of books do you mainly blog about?
The LUV’NV blogs about all types of books—anything that catches and holds our attention, really. But Romance, Paranormal, and Fantasy, especially a mixture of the three, are our aim.

4. What is your favorite book(s)?
My favorite seem to fluctuate and rotate around new releases and what I’ve recently read. At the moment, absolute favorites are A Pattern of Shadow & Light series by Melissa McPhail (Epic Fantasy), the Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead, The Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare, and Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand (Classic Lit/Philo).

5. What has been the best thing that has happened to you because of book blogging?
Wow, that’s a hard one. Probably a tie between discovering Netgalley and getting numerous mentions from my favorite author Melissa McPhail. She wrote a blog post specifically about my review on her books here and shared the review all over her Twitter and Facebook with such heartwarming words. Seeing as she was nominated for The Next Big Thing, I was amazed and almost cried at her post and comments. It was pretty darn incredible. And Netgalley … well, I still become giddy whenever I get an approval. Who doesn’t love getting free ARCs to read and review?

The question for this week is:

Write a letter to your favorite character. Rant, rave or gush…just pretend like they are real and you just want to let them know a “few things.” — Activity courtesy of author, Kelly Walker

Oh man. Ya’ll ready for this? I have a few choice words for my favorite character (also villain) from Melissa McPhail’s

The Dagger of Abendigaeth

, book two of

A Pattern of Shadow & Light

.

Pelas, you devil.

No, seriously, I think you’re the Devil. You hurt and manipulate people—and RELISH in it. You cut people up, prey on women, kill your allies, befriend Tanis—the most innocent of characters—and I know you’ll only end up hurting him. You’re also plotting to destroy multiple worlds.

But I still love you, and I hate that I do. Your child-like curiosity is a joy, when it shouldn’t be. Every time you travel and discover something new, I get warm fuzzies in my chest because you’re connecting with the world and finding something to love about it. But I also feel the dread that you’ll use what you’ve seen and learned against everyone around you. It’s awful! I feel guilty for being happy for you, that you can be some source of happiness, and that I wish you’d take me with you on all your adventures and diversions. You should feel guilty, not me. But like I said, you’re the devil.

Worse still is you’ve given me a sense of hope that you’ll change. You’re a horrible creature who accepts his fate, knows his purpose, and won’t deviate. I know that, in a way, you can’t help it. You are innately evil. Yet I also know you question it all. That darn child-like trait, an ignorance and odd innocence, is there, making your cogs turn. I hope that it wins, that you make the right choices in the end. Never have I loved the villain, the absolute epitome of evil (because you really are), more than the good guys. I almost hate it. I should, but I don’t. Damn you.

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