Thursday, April 19, 2012

Book Blogger Influences: TGIF at GReads! (#4)

TGIF at GReads! is a weekly bookish meme hosted by

Every week book blogger participants answer a different book-related question and share in the meme-y fun with other book bloggers. 

This Friday's Question: 

Has there been a particular book blogger who's influenced what you read? Share with us a review/book blog that convinced you to pick up a certain book.


The answer is yes, there is. I shall elaborate:

When I read this review [here] by Misty Baker @ Kindle Obsessed of the YA fantasy Angelfall by Susan Ee, I knew I had to read it. I had already heard of it before, but had little inclination to actually go buy it. But, when Misty gave the book 5 out of 5 stars, which is unusual for her, I figured the book had to be awesome. 

She was right! Angelfall is a VERY impressive, intense read. [Read my review] It's perfect for fans of paranormal YA and The Hunger Games. I love that a self-published title so easily could have been traditionally published. I think it rivals any of the best YA fantasy novels out there today. 

Go check it out if you haven't already. It's currently only $1.99 on the Kindle

Thank you to Misty for writing up such a great review and getting me interested in it. Book 2 will be coming out this summer.

Read the first 5 chapters for FREE on Susan's website.

Have there been any books reviewed by book bloggers that have convinced you to try a reading a certain book?


  1. That's a great story, Cathy! I love to read about what inspires others. I'm happy you started blogging. I love visiting.

    Btw, I seriously need to read Angelfall.

    1. @Andrea: Thanks. Yes, you do need to read Angelfall...;)

  2. I didn't realize this book was self-pubbed! I'm definitely going to have to read it. Thanks for sharing!

    I am currently reading First Days, book 1 of As the World Dies by Rhiannon Frater. I read about at Xpresso Books Reviews. It's one of the best books I've read in a long time -- the characters just leap out and feel like real people.

    1. @Camille: Yeah, it is! Cool, eh?

      I'll have to check out this First Days book you mentioned. I need a really epic book to get me out of my current reading slump. Thanks!

  3. Sweet..i love it when a good review, sparks anothet person to read cool. This is actually in my tbr pile!


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