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Feature & Follow Friday #12 – Favorite Villains

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Welcome to FFF, hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read! I’m so excited all, I’m a featured blog this week at Parajunkee :D. Thank you so much to our hosts for organizing this awesome hop!!


When did you start blogging?
 I briefly started a book blog back in 2011, but didn’t know about the awesome community that was out there, so ended up giving up on that first try. However, when I stumbled across the book blogging community, I knew I had to try again in March 2012 and it has been much more successful so far and so much more fun with friends!
What is your favorite part of book blogging?
 I have to choose just one?? Well, then it’ll have to be reading what everyone else thinks about new (and old!) books and finding out about books I would have never noticed otherwise. It has helped me expand my reading and also find so many more books that I absolutely love!
What type of books do you mainly blog about?
 Science-fiction and fantasy all the way! This includes adult and YA in fairly equal amounts though :).
What is your favorite book(s)?
 I’m going to sneak in two here since I have two main categories of books. For the older and more sci-fi category Robert Heinlein’s To Sail Beyond the Sunset. It helped me through all the angsty teen years ;-). In the newer and more fantasy focused category (I don’t know why the categories are organized by age and genre that way, just happened to work out, haha), I have to say Brandon Sanderson’s Elantris. That book is some ridiculously epic fantasy and I wish he would make a sequel!!
What has been the best thing that has happened to you because of book blogging?
 I partially eluded to this already, but I have found out about and read so many books that I would never have been exposed to if I hadn’t joined in the book blogging community. In addition though, those recommendations come from all the awesome people I have met that make this so much more fun! Blogging adds this whole new dimension to reading, it’s freaking awesome.

This week’s question:

Q: Who is your favorite villain from a book?

I strangely don’t think about villains much, and had a hard time coming up with this one. I also realized that a lot of books don’t have an actual villain, since there is some other tension driving the plot…. Limited choices made even harder! However, once I remembered the Tir Alainn trilogy, I knew I struck gold :D

The Pillars of the World

The Pillars of the World is the first book of this trilogy that is basically about Wicca-inspired witches being real with fairly significant magic in a fantasy setting with otherwise no magical things. There is also a man who has decided that witches are evil and must be saved (through torture) and killed to prevent their filth from spreading. The Tir Alainn trilogy does a wonderful job of explaining why The Witch’s Hammer hates witches as well as showing just how horrible he is when he cuts off an old woman’s hands and feet while trying to “purify her.” He is the classic villain you love to hate, but with the deeper character development that makes you unhappily see where he is coming from as well.

All right, so I have a feeling this week might get a little crazy :D. If you don’t have a preference, I prefer followers on NetworkedBlogs and Linky, but whatever way works best for you is fine with me! There are lots of options up in the dragon flame and along the side bar -> and just leave a comment letting me know you are a new follower and your FFF post and I will make sure to follow you back, even if it takes me a couple days to get through everything :).

Anya from On Starships and Dragonwings -A



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  1. Congratulations on your F&F feature! Please drop by my blog ( and leave me a note on how to follow you (non-BlogSpot). I like your whimsical theme.

  2. Congrats on being featured!!!! :)

    Here is my F&F:

  3. Congrats for being the Feature!!! Nice choice! Followed you throught email subscription. Here is my Feature Follow

  4. I was excited to see you featured as I think everyone should read your blog! Congrats and old follower :)

  5. New follower through Networked Blogs. Congrats on being featured this week!
    My FF

  6. Congrats on being featured this week! :) New follower via Linky Followers

    Here is my FF

  7. Congrats on being featured this week! I’ve not heard of this series but am intrigued. I’m an old Linky follower but would love for you to visit me whenever you can…..

    The Scarf Princess

  8. Congrats on being featured girl! You deserve it :D

    I had a bit of a hard time with this question too…simply because I usually end up hating the villain as much as the protagonist does hehe. I really liked your answer because it’s true that a deeper character development allows for a better connection for me too! The name of the series you mentioned sounds familiar to me for some reason, but I haven’t read it so I’m off to add it to my reading list! Thanks for sharing & have a great week end!

    • Ah, thanks hun! The random number generator loved me this week ;-)

      Completely agreed, but there are a couple that stick out, especially when you get part of the story from the villain’s perspective. Thanks for stopping by :D

  9. Congrats on the feature! Love the cool fantasy design!

    I haven’t read that trilogy, but it sounds intriguing. Thanks for sharing!

    New email and Goodreads follower.

  10. Congrats on the feature! Haven’t read that book, but it sounds interesting:)

    Stop by and check out my FF whenever you have the chance. Happy reading!

  11. ThatGirlReads (@ThatGirlReads) says:

    I haven’t heard of this trilogy before, so will have to check it out. I also had a bit of a hard time choosing my favorite villains… I have two.

    I’m stopping by from the FF hop, and am now following via Twitter and RSS feed. :) Here’s my post if you’d like to check it out:

  12. Congrats on your feature!
    New follower via email :)

    My FF:

  13. Congrats on being one of the featured bloggers this week!

    New follower via email.

    Holly @ Words Fueled by Love

  14. Melissa @Spews Of My Views says:

    Congratulations on being featured!! :D

    Great answer! New Follower.

    Check out my Feature & Follow
    Melissa @Spews of My Views

  15. First time hearing about that series! Have a great weekend :)

    New email follower (sugar_and_snark AT yahoo .com)

    Sugar & Snark

  16. Congrats on being the featured blogger this week! You’re also featured on Alison Can Read’s blog too. :D

  17. Congrats on being featured and great answer!

    Old follower here! :D

    The Readdicts Feature &Follow Friday post.

    Happy reading! :D

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

  18. Looooooooove your design! New follower.

  19. congrats on the feature, I haven’t read those books, but I will add them to my TBR list. New follower via networked blogs! Here’s my #ff post

  20. thereadingdiaries says:

    Thanks for the great share. I’ve not read any of Anne Bishops books but I’ve heard great things about them. One day I’ll get around to checking her out.
    Congratulations for being the feature’d blog!!
    Have a great week.
    New follower
    My FF

    • Haha, I know the feeling! I was lucky with this trilogy since I ran into it back before book blogging made me constantly want to read everything nao! ;-) Thanks for stopping by!!

  21. Congrats on being featured! Following via NB.

    My FF

  22. CONGRATS on being a feature this week! Old follower =)

  23. I’ve never heard of that book before but it sounds interesting!

    Congrats on being featured! I’m an old follower :D Here’s my F&F post.

    – Kazhy @ My Library in the Making

  24. Congrats on your feature! Knowing the book blog community is there makes it much easier to blog. I was so surprised to find how big it is after I started my blog. I’m following through GFC.
    My Follow Fridays
    Good Books and Tea
    Faith Filled Reading

    • Completely agreed, the community is freaking huge!! Thanks for stopping by and I’m glad you found the community too :D

  25. Jessica@a GREAT read says:

    Yay for being featured!!

    Not familiar with this villain but good pick!

    Here’s my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  26. Congrats on being featured! I’ve never heard of this book but the villain sounds really evil!
    New follower via linky :)

    • Thanks!! Yeah definitely an evil one, but that just makes finding out his past all the more moving *sigh* Off to check out your post now :D

  27. Stephanie @ Bookfever says:

    Congrats on being featured!
    I’ve never ever heard of this book but it sounds like a very evil villain is in there.

    New follower via Networked Blogs!

    Here’s my FF!

  28. Congrats on getting featured :). I’ve not come across this book.
    New follower via Networked Blogs :).
    My FF :)

  29. Congrats on being featured :) New NB follower!
    I love villains who are not simply evil and menacing, but also have a very strong motivation…those that you (almost) sympathize with ;)
    Here is my FF post:

    • Exactly, but you feel weird sympathizing for them, but the author totally meant to mess with your head anyway ;-) Thanks for stopping by!

  30. Congrats on being the feature today.
    I have never heard of this book before but the bloke sounds evil to me.
    New follower.
    Also enter my Giveway for a signed copy of Dead Harvest.
    My FF Escapism from Reality

  31. Congrats on the feature. I’m not familiar with this series, but a guy cutting off an old woman’s hands and feet? Yep, sounds like a villain to me.

    old linky follower. My FF:

  32. Congrats on being featured this week! I’m a new linky follower :)

    I haven’t heard of your book-choice yet, but it sounds pretty good. Here’s my FF post for this week. Have a fantastic (and probably very busy) Friday :)

  33. Hi Anya!

    I’ve never heard of any of the books you mentioned haha – and I guess it’s like you said, that’s the great thing about FFF: finding new blogs and being exposed to a wider range of books.

    I’m a new follower (via email) and this is the first time I’ve participated in FFF :D

    • Hi! Haha, exactly, so many new and new to you books out there, and books I never would have heard of if it wasn’t for you lovely people! Congrats on your first FFF and thanks for following :D

  34. Followed you on Twitter too. =]

  35. Congrats on being featured this week. I haven’t read that series but it sounds like a really good one with a great villain. New Linky follower. Here is my FF:

  36. This book sounds good, I’ll have to check it out. Thanks!

  37. Congrats on the feature. New follower on some things but old follower on others. I agree that I don’t think about villains that much either. It was hard to come up with one. PageGirlsPageofBookReviews

  38. Congratulations on being the feature!! I love villains, but I love villains with depth!! New follower!

  39. Congratz on the feature! :) Never heard of that book, sounds interesting though.

  40. The Readingista (@thereadingista) says:

    I am not familiar with the book in your answer, but am intrigued enough to check it out.
    Congrats on the feature. The community is essential in getting the most enjoyment out of blogging. I am glad that you discovered it and are going strong. Here’s to many years of blogging fun!

    • It is a really great trilogy, I kind of want to do a re-read now :D Thanks for stopping by!! I’m so glad that I realized the book blogging community was out there since reading is definitely my favorite hobby and now I can share it :D

  41. Those are the best villains. The ones who make you see where they are coming from and their reasoning, even though they are wrong. Congrats on the feature, new follower!

    • Exactly! And you kind of feel bad for them because of the bad things that happened to them :( Thanks for stopping by :D Off to follow back!

  42. I haven’t heard of this book or this series, but involving Witches it does sound like something that I would like.

    Here’s My FF!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace
    Old Linky Follower :)

  43. Congrats on the feature! That is always exciting! The only reason I think about villains is if they are so hateful and mean I just can’t believe it. Those seem to be the most memorable for me, so I chose my favorite asshole villain. lol Happy Friday.
    New Follower.

  44. Hey there! Congrats on being this week’s Feature! I haven’t read Anne Bishop although I have a few of her books on my nook. :) I’ll have to move her up the TBR pile.

    I picked Trent Kalamack from Kim Harrison’s The Hollows series.

    New Linky & email follower – Bookworm Brandee

    • Hi! I will warn you that I’ve been really hit or miss with her books, that gore I mentioned that made this villain awesome completely grossed me out in her Dark Jewels series *shudders* Thanks for stopping by, off to your post :D

  45. Congrats on the feature! I am following via linky!


    Lets Get Romantical

  46. Congratulations on being the Feature! New follower here. Glad I found your blog through the hop.

  47. Marissa @ For The Love Of Film And Novels says:

    Congrats about being featured! I haven’t read this but it does sound intriguing now :)

  48. Congrats on the Featured blog spot, New Follower here.

  49. New Linky follower! I haven’t read this one, but it sounds like a good book with an excellent villain. :) Here is my FF. Jaclyn @ JC’s Book Haven

  50. Can I just say that I love your layout! The dragons are so cute! I’m a new follower!

  51. Congrats on being featured!! This was definitely a hard question but I was lucky to finally think of some! :)

    New Follower

    P.S I followed your blog by email subscription, I hope that is okay?

    • Of course, whatever way works best for you is fine with me :D Thanks so much for following! Yes, it was a tricky question, I’m going to go find out your answer now :D

  52. Congrats on the feature! You totally deserve it! I’ll have to check out the Pillars of the World. Sounds like a great villain choice. :D My FFs are at Musings on Fantasia and LKHill. Happy Friday!

  53. Congrats on the feature!!! I haven’t read The Pillars of the World, but he sounds like a perfect villain. I’ll have to add it to my TBR. Old follower
    Traci @ Mad Hatter Reads
    my FF

  54. Hopping through. Congrats on being featured! Thanks for answering the questions so quickly too. It’s a big help :-)
    I don’t think much about villains either. It was a hard question.
    My Hop

  55. old follower

    It is a tough question but it sounds like you found a good villain. Although chopping hands and feet sounds a little freaky

  56. YAY! Congratulations on your FEATURE! :)

    Old Follow

    Julie~ at New Adult Addiction and my brand new blog Clean Teen Reads

  57. Congrats on being this week’s feature!!!

  58. That deeper character development is what makes the villain for me too(:

    New Follower via goodreads, facebook, networked blogs, twitter, and linky followers

    • Right?? Otherwise the villain just doesn’t really stand out from the crowd ;-) Thanks for following, off to follow you back :D


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