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Q: What is a book you didn't like that all your friends raved about or what book did you love that wasn't popular?


Anna and the French KissI really didn't care for Anna and the French kiss by Stephanie Perkins. You can find my review here if you are interested: review

Everybody is so raving about Étienne and how sweet they are together. I was frustrated by all the drama and fuss they made when the solution was pretty obvious: break up with your girlfriend Étienne and kiss Anna already! The only thing I liked was the setting, but I must admit that I'm not a fan of the contemporary genre in general. 

Scarlet (Scarlet #1)It isn't hard to find a book I love that isn't popular. A lot of books don't get the attention they deserve. It's so strange that some books get so hyped and others don't. Especially because the popular ones often disappoint. To pick a random book, Scarlet by A.C Gaughen. My review can be found here: review.

I still don't know why this book is so unknown. It is an original retelling of Robin Hood. Scarlet is a girl with a secret past and she is a kick ass girl. There is action, romance, mystery and a swoonworthy boy. Not to mention the pretty cover and the fact that it is going to be a trilogy.


65 comments:

  1. Haven't read either. The first wasn't in my genre so it didn't get on my radar. The second just didn't entice me enough to want to read it. But that's the fun of blogging and reading, we all have different tastes!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. Contemporary isn't also my genre, but I like to step out of my confort zone now and then. And that's a shame, because Scarlet is really good :D But you are right, that's what I love about blogging :)

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. my friend says either she's too old to be reading Perkins book, or she just didn't warm to the story. :)

    New GFC follower here.
    my FF

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  3. OHHH I am excited now, I saw Scarlet on Amazon for cheap so I got it! Glad you enjoyed it :)

    Ashley @The Quiet Concert

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    1. Great! I hope you love it as much as I did :D

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  4. Thanks for stopping by. I hadn't come across Scarlet before, but it does look interesting.

    You can check out my answer here

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  5. I had no idea that Scarlet was a retelling of Robin Hood! I'm so getting this one soon!

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  6. I haven't read either but Scarlet sounds good. I will have to add it to my list. New Follower via GFC.

    Chelsea @ Starbucks & Books Obsession

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  7. I haven't read Scarlet but it's on my TBR list :) It sounds like a great book
    Old follower
    Ruty@MYFF

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  8. OMG....OMG. Someone else loves that book. I'm totally fangirling right now :D
    old follower
    my F&F
    http://kimberlysnovelnotes.blogspot.com/2013/03/friday-56-24-follow-friday-23.html

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  9. Hopping through. I adored Anna and the FK but I've heard similar complaints to yours. I really want to read Scarlet. Everyone raves about it.
    My Hop

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  10. Thanks for visiting my blog! I don't read a lot of contemporary romance, but there are SO many raves,I am going to give it a shot. In fact, I just saw Stephanie at an event recently and I bought signed copies of both Anna and Lola, so I hope I like them!

    New GFC follower

    Stephanie (Go Flash Go) @ Read, Rinse, Repeat
    Here's my F&F

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    1. I hope you are going to like them! Most people love Anna :)

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  11. Hi, I am a new follower.
    Here is my FF http://goo.gl/lA2Ig

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  12. Scarlet was really really good! I gave it 4 stars when I reviewed it! And I kinda get what you're saying about Anna too. I mean I liked the book, but I just didn't love it. I hate when guys are indecisive like that. He needed to get his stuff together.

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  13. I would probably never read Anna and the French Kiss because I am not that into contemporary. But I have Scarlet on my TBR list, it does look very good enough to read. New GFC Follower. Thanks for sharing and visiting my FF. =]

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  14. My friends have been bothering me for AGES to read Anna. I still haven't though. Maybe it's for the best. LOL.

    Following back via GFC!

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    1. I would say 'don't bother' but everybody must make up their own mind ;)

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  15. Ooh, I do love Anna and the French Kiss, but I can definitely see where you're coming from!

    I haven't read Scarlet yet, but I definitely plan too. I LOVE the Robin Hood story. I'm glad you loved it.

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  16. I was wanting to read Scarlet..not sure now LOL

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  17. I've heard of Scarlet and it sounds awesome but I am not sure if I want to read it or not. I think I might. :)

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  18. I agree- many books I love are not "popular"- and quite a few popular ones just aren't for me. Thanks for visiting my blog!
    Beth @ Free Spirit Books

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  19. Thanks for following Imagine a World!
    New follower via NB :)

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  20. Agreed on Anna! I didn't get what was so great about Etienne, he was meh. His indecisiveness was aggravating.

    Thanks for stopping by and following - following back!

    - Nyx @ Unraveling Words

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  21. I liked Scarlet pretty well, too, and I'm also surprised it hasn't had much exposure. Anna, though, was a book that I loved. I was surprised by how much I actually liked it as contemporary isn't always for me either. :)

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  22. i haven't bothered to read Anna and the French Kiss, I like contemporaries but it has to have a certain something more than just romance to grab me. It is weird how certain books seem to grab all the hype and others don't - there is a serious research paper in there somewhere, waiting for someone! I've actually seen Scarlet all over the place but definitely not as much as some of the more popular books.

    April @ My Shelf Confessions

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  23. I didn't think I'd like Anna and the French Kiss, but I did :)

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  24. I don't usually like contemporaries but I did love that one. I will have to look into Scarlet. The cover is wonderful.

    I've been following by RSS for a while now but I'm adding my name to GFC today and requested to follow you on Twitter and Goodreads as well. Love your blog!

    Dana

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  25. I thought Scarlet was okay - in the middle. I have not read any "Anna" books - nor do I plan to o.O

    Thank you for stopping by my blog! I've followed back via GFC :)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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  26. I have heard great things about Anna and the French Kiss so nice to have to compare now. Thanks so much for stopping by old follower GFC
    My FF Krista@KristaReads

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  27. Old follower. I am just like Jen. I thought I was going to hate Anna & TFK, but I ended up loving the book so much.

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  28. Another Dutchie in the book blogging world! Leuk om je te ontmoeten :)

    Thanks for sharing and I'm also now following you :)

    Florentine @ Readiculously Peachy

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  29. Totally with ya there I was very under impressed with Anna and the French Kiss. Probably partially due to several friends over-hyping it. I liked it's sequel Lola and the Boy Next Door much better. And Scarlet is definitely on my list!

    Thanks for stopping by!
    Otherwhere.co

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    1. I'm planning to try Lola. If that doesn't work for me, I'm done with the author :)

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  30. I've had Scarlet on my TBR list forever. I've heard such good things about it. I can understand if you don't like contemporaries why Anna wouldn't be something you like. Thanks for stopping by my FF. New follower!

    LisaILJ @ I’ll Tumble for YA

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  31. I've been wanting to read Scarlet for forever, but since my TBR list is so long, I'm only buying books that are on sale.

    But eventually, I will read it. :)

    Thanks for stopping by my FF. I'm a new Networks Blog follower.

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  32. I have added Scarlet to my TBR right now :)

    Thanks for stopping by my FF post earlier. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  33. It's funny that in the past, I used to find contemporary boring. Now I read them all the time LOL. xD I still haven't got time to read Anna and the French Kiss yet. Maybe I'm scared that I would end up disliking it haha. Scarlet sounds amazing anyway! I'll keep in mind to check it out later. :)

    Happy weekend, Mel! <3

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  34. I really want to read Scarlet! I love retellings!

    Emily @ Counting in Bookcases

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  35. So glad to find a blogger who feels the same way! I kept hearing how so many people loved the Stephanie Perkins books. I do enjoy contemporary but I really didn't like her books. One of the reasons is definitely because I wish Etienne would just have broken up with his girlfriend instead of "cheating" with Anna, or Anna could've respected that he had a girlfriend already. I really enjoyed Scarlet, though! I also think A Long, Long Sleep could use more recognition, I adored that retelling! :)

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

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    1. Oh yeah, A long, long sleep was a great book! I loved it.

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  36. I've had Scarlet on my list since it came out. Someday I'll get to it. Thanks for visiting. Happy reading!

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  37. Hopping through! Wow, I just bought Anna and the French Kiss last month so my opinion on that is still TBA. But I'm hoping it's still worth it because I paid a pretty penny for it!

    Thanks for dropping by :)

    Goldie @ My Book Musings

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  38. Ahh, perfect post! Thank you for sharing. <3 I hated Anna. Really, truly disliked that book. There was NO ROMANCE. Just triangle shit. Yeah. I didn't enjoy it at all :p Didn't like the setting either, hih (A) And ohh. Scarlet was AMAZING. I loved it. <3 Just wish it hadn't been that triangle drama :( didn't like that at all. But oh. The second book, I think will be PERFECT. Hopefully no more of that triangle thing :p <3 Anyway. Great post :)

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    1. Like always, we have a very similar taste. Awesome :D

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  39. I really hated Etienne-as far as I'm concerned, he cheated on his girlfriend emotionally for months before kissing Anna made it physically cheating and I do not get the swoon at all.

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    1. Exactly, and if there is one thing I can't stand, it's cheating.

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  40. I'm not that much into the contemporary genre either, and somehow I manage to escape reading this!

    thanks for stopping by by blog!

    New follower

    Lucia @The Loyal Book

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  41. I've heard similar reviews for Anna and the French Kiss, although I've not read it yet.
    I'm a new GFC follower, here's my FF at Rookie Romance

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  42. i am with ya on Etienne, silly male!! I will have to check out Scarlet tho!! Thanks

    Thanx for visiting my FF!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

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  43. I love your blog! its so pretty :D
    Here is the link to my feature follow; please follow me!:
    http://soulfictionreviews.blogspot.ca/2013/03/my-first-feature-follow.html
    - Your newest follower!

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  44. I've heard GREAT things about Scarlet & I definitely want to read it soon!! I haven't been reading many contemporaries lately so I don't think I'll be reading Anna ;)

    Thanks for sharing & for stopping by earlier ♥
    Old follower.
    Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows

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