Friday, October 21, 2011

TGIF! Blog Hop & Feature, and Follow Friday (12) + IRON FEY GIVEAWAY!

Welcome, Pretty Readers, to another weekly roundup!

By now, you should have a bit of an inkling as to how these posts work. Basically we answer a bunch of questions asked by these lovely bloggers:
* Rachel, from Parajunkee's View & Alison, from Alison Can Read, who host Feature, and Follow Friday.
* Jennifer, from Crazy For Books, who hosts the Book Blogger Hop.
* And Ginger, from GReads!, who hosts TGIF.
Then, when that's done, we hop about to other blogs that are participating, see what they have to say, leave them a lovely little comment. That's it! Simple, easy, and hoptastically fun.

So, without further ado:

What superhero is your alter-ego?
Jesse: This is a tough question for me because I don't really relate to most superheroes. But if I had to choose one it would probably be Iron Man (the Robert Downey Jr. version, of course). He's not quite my alter-ego, but I'd still love to be him. (Or know him. Tony Stark or RDJ!) Tony Stark is the ultimate playboy billionaire, what's not to envy? He has anything he could ever want, he gets to fly around in that awesome suit, and to top it all off he's a freaking genius! Yeah. I'd be him in a heartbeat.

Kira: Hmmm...I'm with Jess, tough question. When I was younger, I was a major fan of Rouge from the X-Men cartoon. She could fly (which any kid would think was awesome), she was (mostly) a fellow ginger, and I liked her attitude. She didn't take crap from anyone (which, from a shy kid's perspective, was pretty admirable). Also, she had the cool ability to "borrow" other mutants' powers -- of course, with the unfortunate draw back of not really being able to touch anybody like a normal person would. Still, I found her to be the coolest superhero out there until Peter Petrelli came around. I still love her, don't get me wrong, and I know her inability to casually touch people is part of what made her who she was,  but now I'm constantly faced with the fact that my favorite superhero got the short end of the stick, and that's just not cool (though I do love Peter Petrelli, so I can't hold it against him).

What is your favorite type of candy?
Jesse: I have two favorite different types of candy. The first is Cadbury Eggs. Best chocolate ever and you can only get them around Easter. It's torture! If I had to gorge myself to death on one type of food Cadbury Eggs would be my last meal. And I'd be the happiest person in the world. My second (non-chocolate) favorite candy are the Lik-A-Stiks that come in FunDip. Not the FunDip itself which is awesome, but just the Stiks. Me and my brother have always, since we were little, said that they should package just the sugary sweet goodness of the Stiks. Ooh! And I just remembered that I actually have some FunDip stashed in my purse from the last time I went to the movies!

Kira: I suppose you could consider me a candy snob. See, my favorite candy is not the type that you could find in your Halloween bag (though I do love me some Halloween candy). No, of course, my favorite candy is a tie between these two more-expensive-than-most gems from Ferrero:

'Course, had you asked me my favorite HALLOWEEN candy, that would have been a different story: SKULL POPS! (Haven't seen any in years, which makes me sad.)

Book Blogs That Make You Smile:
Pick 5 book blogs you visit often & think others should, too.
We decided to do this one collectively, as other wise this post could get a LOT longer than it already is. That being said, here are 5 book blogs that we all here at Pretty in Fiction love (because they are awesome). You can access each of these blogs by clicking the link under their buttons.

Confessions of a Bookaholic
Jessica's blog is one of those we've loved pretty much since we started blogging, ourselves. Hers is one of those  we can only aspire to be as good as one of these days. Her reviews are insightful, honest, and weel written, which is always nice when looking for something new to read. Also, her blog is easy to navigate around.

The Unread Reader

It's true we found and fell in love with Missie because of her genius idea to allow us some time each weak to publicly spew our fan-girl crazy over the book boys we all know and love (which reminds us, we busy bees have missed the past two weeks. Must choose someone uberly drool-worthy next week to make up for lost time...) BUT, we stayed with Missie and her blog (well, for the boys, of course, but also) because her blog is just plain fun. Her personality just jumps off the screen when you're reading, which is awesome. Oh, and her blog is cute (we're suckers for cute). 

It's no lie that we're fans of pretty things. After all, our blog is called Pretty in Fiction. It should be no surprise, therefore, that some of our favorite blogs we fell in love with originally because they are, in fact, very pretty (who doesn't love to visit a pretty blog every now and again?).

With these next two blogs, that is what initially drew us to them. The fact that their authors  are awesome at what they do, and that their blogs are fun to follow were just bonus.

Amber @ Down the Rabbit Hole
Loretta @ Between the Pages

Andra's is another of those blogs we know and love (and think is very cute). I believe we found her though one of these hops (or maybe it was Missie's My Book Boyfriend). Either way, after just reading a few of her posts, it's not hard to tell that Andra is good at what she does, and that she enjoys doing it. If you haven't yet definitely give her blog a look. You won't regret it!
Unabridged Andra
Hell, you won't regret giving any of these blogs a look, really. We're still a baby blog, so we might as well be the kid sister blog trying to be each of these wonderful sites. If you like us you will definitely like them!

For those of you who did not know, this week on Pretty in Fiction was meant to be dedicated solely to the Iron Fey. My issue with that, however was that so close to the release of a new book, if my reviews aren't out yet, I like to release the review of the new book coming out on release day, which unfortunately falls on a Tuesday. This is how it usually goes for books, but with a week's worth of reviews planned, I would also have liked it to follow a more structured week schedule, which is why the banner's original dates state this past Monday as the start date and today as the end date. But I really wanted to release The Iron Knight review on release day.

SO, instead, we are starting our Iron Fey events today. Mainly with the kickoff of our Iron Fey giveaway, but also by asking you Pretty Readers a couple Iron Fey related questions that you may feel free to answer in the comments section below. 

* First and foremost, how excited are you guys for The Iron Knight release?
* What team are you (Ash or Puck or Meghan) and why?
* And which character is your favorite?

Now the giveaway. There's only one prize to claim for this one: One (1) full set of all Four (4) Iron Fey books. That means this Prize Pack is great for current fans and new readers alike!
Unabridged Andra


  1. Awesome picks! I love Cadbury eggs too!! Just tried them not too long ago! Love the creamy filling! Yum! I remember when I was a kid at Easter, my grandpa would hide one under my pillow! Hurt when I rolled on it, but hey it woke me up!

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

  2. I just love Cadbury Eggs, its really the only candy I eat around Easter LOL. I think your blog is just adorable and I am your newest follower, feel free to come and visit me at Addicted To Romance Happy Reading!

  3. Ha ha! I'd love to know RDJ or Tony Stark too. I love RDJ! He's such a great actor.

  4. Just hopping through!

    I'm a new follower!
    Happy Friday!

    - Sarah
    Sarah's Shelf

  5. Ohhh! A book boyfriend feature. How have I not heard of this? I do believe this is the first time I've stopped over at this blog, it is AWESOME! I love all the picks for blogs that make you smile. Your reasons for liking some (cuteness...I love to look at cute blogs) are so funny! Great post :)

  6. @Katelyn ha! that's exactly what we said when we learned of the meme!

    Here's a link, see you Wednesday! My Book Boyfriend

  7. hi!! what a lovely blog you have :) I am so jealous....
    I became a follower. Have a wonderful day.

  8. Love the giveaway!!

    Savanna from @SuckedIntoBooks

  9. I adore Iron fey so much!!! Ash is my boy, altho every character is fabulous!!! Thanks! :)

  10. How fun.

    Thanks so much.

    jennifer k.

  11. HI there,

    Now following, great blog!

    Rogue is a fave. I need to pay more attention to Rogue. Oh an Tony Stark, isn't he great:D


  12. I love this series! And my favorite candy is also the ferrero rocher.

  13. * First and foremost, how excited are you guys for The Iron Knight release?

    After The Iron Queen I was very sad, but when I heard about The Iron Knight I just followed every Tuesday teaser, tweet, review, etc available on earth. I cannot wait to have it on my little hot hands ;)

    * What team are you (Ash or Puck or Meghan) and why?

    Team Ash. He gave everything for love.

    * And which character is your favorite?
    IronHorse, not in the first book, but he won my heart in The Iron Daughter. I also found Glitch very sexy (not as much as Ash or Puck, but still...)

  14. Thank you for this awesome giveaway!!! I haven't read this series yet but I'm dying to!!!


  15. I AM EFFIN EXCITED FOR THE RELEASE OF IK! oh my! this is ought to be the best! save the best-est for last, you know. :))

    I am team ASH. why? because i've always like the boy with the dark side. I MEAN ALWAYS. :)

    My favorite character? Can i say Grimalkin? i just love his line, "I am a cat" LOL. as if that answers everything. :D

  16. I love Cadbury Easter Eggs. I look forward to them every Easter. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  18. i love your blog ! :)

    thanks for the giveaway ! :)

  19. Great post! Thanks for the giveaway!

  20. I'm definitely team Ash, though I still love Puck. Favourite character on the other hand would be... hmm, Grim or Razor ;) And as to how excited I am for THE IRON KNIGHT... AHHHHHHH!! Cannot wait for tomorrow! Though knowing my local bookstores, I probably won't be getting it until the weekend.

    Thanks for the giveaway,
    - Megan

  21. thx for the awesome giveaway! i would love to win the entire series!

  22. Thanks so much for the AWESOME AWESOME giveaway!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the iron fey series and I am SOOOO excited for the release of THE IRON KNIGHT tomorrow so I would love to win the entire amazing set by genius JULIE KAGAWA! :)

    Vivian M
    (sorry I forgot to enter the giveaway with the same name as this comment) (entered under VIVIAN M)

  23. Yay! Awesome giveaway!

    Can I be #TeamJulie? She's just full of awesome! :D

  24. Thank you so much for this absolutely fantastic giveaway! I have read the first two books in the series and am very excited to finish it! #TeamAsh

  25. Awesome givewaway! *-*
    .. i'm #teamPuck :D

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