Thursday, May 10, 2012

Feature and Follow (12) TGIF (2)

Happy Friday! I hope everyone had a wonderful week!

Feature and Follow is a fantastic way to make new blogger friends and gain followers. It is hosted by Allison Can Read and Parajunkee

The question of the week: 
This Sunday in the U.S. is Mother's Day, in celebration, what are some of your favorite books with strong mother/child relationships?

My Answer: 
I have always had a close relationship with my mom because we love the same things. We both enjoy short ribs, broadway plays and reading. 

I really liked the mother-daughter relationship between Cammie Morgan and Rachel Morgan from the Gallagher Girls series. They do not tell each other everything - after all they are spies - but I enjoy reading about their interacations. They both deeply care about each other and that is what matters in the end. 

I also completely love Gabi and Lia's mother from the River in Time series by Lisa Tawn Bergren! She is a great addition in Cascade and Torrent as another warrior women. She is a strong and wise mother that helped Gabi and Lia face their enemies.

TGIF Is a delightful weekly meme hosted by Ginger at Greads! 

Supporting Characters: We tend to gush over those main characters the most, but what about those supporting roles? Who are some of your favorites? 

I absolutely love supporting characters! They are often my favorites! The incredible Ivy series by Lauren Kunze and Rina Onur has the best supporting characters! Mimi, OK, Lexi and Vannesa are great in their own ways and bring humor to the story!

Other favorite supporting characters of mine include: Vic from the Evernight series by Claudia Gray, Lord Greco from the River of Time series by Lisa Tawn Bergen and Finnick from the Hunger Games series!

Thanks for reading!


  1. Great choice this week!! I haven't heard of the series but it sounds awesome :D

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  2. I don't know the Morgans, but I love the River of Time series too! Gabi and Lia have a pretty awesome mom. Thanks for stopping by! :)

  3. Cammie and Rachel! You are so right! I wish I had thought of that!!!! They are such a good example, but they totally slipped my mind. Plus, those books are awesome. Thanks for stopping by and following. I'm looking forward to reading your future posts.

  4. I haven't heard of either of those, but I love the idea of a mother-daughter spy team! How fun!

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  5. This is the second post I've read about the Gallagher series. Might have to add that one to my teetering "to read list":)
    New follower, would love if you'd follow back? If you'd like of course:)

  6. New follower, both of the series are new to me. Wanna see my answer then click on my name.

  7. You are the second one or so to have named the Callaghar girls! :O I should read the books. Argh!

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  8. I LOVE GALLAGHER SERIES! Those books are so good for me! I have the read Out of sight our of time now!
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  9. Haven't read those series yet. They sound great, though!

    Have a great weekend!
    Pam | jelly loves books

  10. Great answers, Rach! I think it's hard to find good mother-child relationships in YA so when you do find one, it's so nice to read about!

  11. Cammie's mom! I missed her in my post! She's really awesome, though. Happy Friday, Rachel! :)

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  12. I haven't read the series, but their relationship seems very nice. Like they share a deep connection! I have the first book, so hopefully I'll be able to start it soon and get to know these characters.

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  13. With the exception of HG, I've not read any others you've mentioned, though I have heard great things! And deeeeeefinitely agree about Finnick! He was such a great character.

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  14. Great answer! New follower here.

    My FF

  15. Good choice, happy Friday!

  16. Haven't read these yet, but they sound awesome! Old follower! My Follow

  17. Oh my gosh, you're a Gallagher Girl too? *high fives* I've been one ever since I was in the fourth grade and I'm so happy you are as well! :) I loved the way Cammie and Rachel interacted as a mother-daughter team (and how they both loved M&Ms!), and you can always see how Rachel tries to put Cammie first. And I REALLY need to read the Ivy series since it has a girl named Mimi in it! x)

    Love your answer, Rachel! :) I hope you have a fantastic Friday! <3

  18. I have Waterfall on my Kindle, but I haven't gotten to it yet. I love well-written parent/child relationships in rare! For TGIF, I haven't heard of the Ivy series so I'll check it out. Yay Finnick!!

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    Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews

  19. The River in time series sounds great!
    Happy Friday :)

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  20. I've heard good things about both of these series. But my TBR list is already quite long, gah!
    Anyway, hopping thru, happy FF! :)

  21. Thank you for sharing about your OWN relationship with your mother.

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