Friday, September 13, 2013

Feature & Follow Friday #3 (#166)



The Feature & Follow hop is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. The aim is for book bloggers to meet other book bloggers and garner followers :D

So I think it's the 166th actual Feature & Follow but it's only the 3rd one for me - I hope that explains the post title :D

And eeeep this week I'm the featured blogger yay :DDD

This week's question:

It is up to you to do a Kickstarter campaign for your favourite book!!! Who are you casting for the main characters?


Woahhhhh this is a really hard one. I have so many favourite books and taking a real person (even if they are a really good actor/actress) and making them fit into the mold of a much-loved character I've created in my mind is really hard to do - the film version isn't how they're always pictured and expectations not necessarily met. But here goes...

I'm going to choose Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas because Crown of Midnight (the sequel) is thus far my favourite book of 2013.

Main characters -

Celaena Sardothien


Celaena Sardothien: I would pick Jemima West as Celaena. After seeing her play Isabelle Lightwood in City of Bones I know she can be so badass and would pull off the assassin role nicely! She's also extremely pretty and her elvin features really make me think of Celaena.


Chaol Westfall

Chaol Westfall: even though he's not a actor, model Sean O'Pry is so smoking hot I envision him for quite a lot of male MCs. Chaol Westfall is definitely one of them. He's got the slightly rugged look that would fit Chaol's Captain of the Guard image, but also underneath, a refined edge that would be Chaol's aristocratic lineage.


Dorian Havilliard


Dorian Havilliard: I'm thinking Chase Crawford because he's got that playful nature that Dorian has - I always see the kiddish side of Dorian that hasn't quite grown up yet. But Chase can also pull off the princely/regal look *nods*

Ok yup I think that would be my dream cast for Throne of Glass :D

What would be your favourite book > movie dream cast?

If you want to follow me, I prefer Bloglovin (link on my sidebar) but email and GFC/Google+ is cool too - all links are on my sidebar (:

Join the hop:

83 comments:

  1. Congrats on the feature and excellent choices on the book to movie and the cast! New bloglovin' follower.

    Traci @ Mad Hatter Reads

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and following Traci (:

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  2. I've never heard of these books but it sounds interesting and it definitely looks interesting.

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    1. Ohmygoodness you MUST check out Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas, it's her 2012 debut and it's fantasy and SO GOOOOOOD. The sequel CoM is just spiffing amazing.

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  3. Hey! New follower!! Congratulations on the feature!! -Emily from Emily Hearts Books!

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    1. Thank you lovely <3 thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Congrats on being featured. I haven't read Throne of Glass yet but it's on my TBR list.

    New follower via GFC and Bloglovin

    My FF @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

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    1. Thank you for following :D

      I think you should definitely move ToG UPPPPP to the top of your TBR list *grins*

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  5. Love your answer. You put a lot of thought into it! I love your header too, is that your own personal book collection?

    -Brenda from Daily Mayo!

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    1. Thank you Brenda :D it's taken me ages to think of who I wanted as Celaena because I keep picturing the girl on the UK/Aus covers but she's a tad scary and not as pretty as Maas described. So when I saw Jemima West in CoB I was like WOAH so badass and then I looked up more pics and she's naturally blonde (I think) and I was like omgggg Celaena <3

      Eeeeep *hugs* thanks yes that's my own personal book collection and those are my favourites - which I need to update with some latest favourites :3

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  6. Hopping through. Thanks for being the feature! Throne of Glass is a great book. It'd make an interesting movie.
    My Hop

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  7. Congrats for being the feature blogger! Oooh I just love your pick for Throne of Glass. Jemima West is perfect for the role. :)

    My FF Friday   

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    1. Thank you so much :D I can't stop picturing Jemima when I think of Celaena now!

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  8. I just purchased this book about a week ago so I haven't been able to read it yet but now I get to match your characters to what I develop in my head to see how well it matches.

    New Bloglovin' Follower :)


    MY F&F

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    1. I hope you enjoy it :D

      And ohmygoodness I hope I got the depictions right to what you imagine them to be >< don't want to ruin it for you :o

      Thanks for following.

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  9. Congrats on being featured! And that is actually a really awesome casting, good job ;)
    New Bloglovin and GFC follower!
    My FF @ the NerdHerd Reads

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    1. Why thank you, thank you very much *Elvis voice* :DDDD

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  10. Congrats on being featured! I haven't read those books yet but I like your cast picks :-) New Follower

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    1. Thank you and thank you again (:

      Followed back via Bloglovin because I couldn't find our FF post :S

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  11. Congrats on being the featured blog this week! I haven't read Throne of Glass yet, it's on my never ending TBR though!

    New bloglovin follower :-)
    Berls @ Fantasy is More Fun

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    1. Thanks Berls :D you should totally move Throne of Glass up your TBR :)

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  12. New stalker coming to visit! I haven't read Throne of Glass yet either, but am definitely a fan of the featured photos :)

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    1. I love new blog stalkers <3 thanks for stopping by :D

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  13. Congrats on being the feature this week. I haven't heard about this book before so I will take your word on the choice of actors.

    Just wanted to stop by and say hi, I'm a new follower on bloglovin and GFC.

    My FF

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    1. Oh thank you :D

      I'm actually quite surprised at how many people haven't heard of Throne of Glass O_O

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  14. Congrats on being one of the featured bloggers this week! I have yet to read Throne of Glass even though I own the books. I know, I know—shame! But now I'm even more driven to read the books because of your cast. :)

    Raina @ The LUV'NV
    New GFC, Twitter, and Bloglovin' follower

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    1. YAY YOU SHOULD TOTALLY READ IT BECAUSE ONCE YOU DO YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO STOP. So it's a good thing you have Crown of Midnight too (by books I assume you mean that you own both #1 and #2).

      Thanks for the follow :3

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  15. Congrats on being featured! Haven't heard about this book either.

    New follower via Bloglovin'.

    Sandra @ SSBF Blog

    Here’s my FF

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    1. Thank you :D You should definitely check it out!

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  16. Jemima West! Not the first person I would think about, but seeing her pictures, I can imagine her being Celaena :D Chaol isn't really how I imagine him, but Dorian looks great. Congrats on being featured!

    FF - Mel@thedailyprophecy.
    Bloglovin' follower.

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    1. Hrmmm I was trying to think of an actor who's ruggedly handsome and slightly broody but on the young side for Chaol and couldn't come up with anybody! Sean O'Pry was the closest in age that I could find (he's 24 and Chaol's just turned 23 in Crown of Midnight :o)

      Thanks for stopping by :D

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  17. Congrats on the feature! I love the Throne of Glass series... Chase is a great choice for Dorian....

    Here's My FF!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace
    New Bloglovin and GFC Follower :)

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    1. I can't stop thinking of Chase as Dorian now!

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  18. Congrats on being featured! I've not read this series, but maybe I should if this is who you'd cast ;)
    I'm a new GFC and Bloglovin' follower, here's My FF

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    1. Oho you should DEFINITELY check this series out <3 Chaol Westfall omfg <3333

      Thanks for da follow ;)

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  19. Congrats on being featured. I haven't read the Throne of Glass series but I always love a bit of Chase Crawford.

    New follower on GFC and Bloglovin'

    Linsey @ mybooksnthings.com

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    1. Chase is very yummy isn't it ;)

      Thanks for the follow <3

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  20. I want to read that book.new GFC follower
    Hope you can visit my Follow Friday

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    1. Oh please do. It's such an amazing book, and it just keeps getting better! Ugh idk how I'm going to deal with book 3 D:

      Thanks for the follow!

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  21. Congrats on being featured! New follower via bloglovin!

    Kelly @ Dandelion Dreams
    My FF

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  22. Great casting choices and good eye candy :)

    New follower.

    Julie @ Chapter Break

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    1. Thank you :D I must admit I do love staring at pics of Sean O'Pry ;)

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  23. Congrats on getting featured and awesome casting :)

    Happy Friday!

    http://www.itchingforbooks.com/2013/09/feature-and-follow-64.html

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  24. This looks like an amazing cast! It's definitely a movie I'd watch!
    Great post! I'm now following your blog!! :)
    Here's my link: http://carycheyennexo.blogspot.com/2013/09/follow-friday-17.html

    - Cary.

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  25. great picks!! They are pretty cute!! Gonna have to read the book now!!

    New follower!

    Here my FF


    Amber @Paradise of Pages

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    1. Yes go read the book!!! I hope you enjoy it.

      Thanks for the follow (:

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  26. New follower, you've got some great choices there :)

    Sanna @ Fanciful Fictions

    My F&F

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and the follow (:

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  27. Nice lookin cast! Chase goes with any movie ;-) I made the jump and casted my favorite book series! Check it out The Book Cove

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    1. Thank you! I think Chase does the playful guy very well. My friend and I had this argument about him being able to play Adrian Ivashkov - she reckons he can, I was against Chase as Adrian and I think he might not be serious/broody enough... So idk :o

      But thanks for stopping by!

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  28. Just read your responses as the featured blog on Alison Can Read. I agree that having people to fangirl with is the best part of blogging.

    New follower via Google+

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    1. Fangirling with other bookish people is the best thing ever <3

      Thanks for the follow ^_^

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  29. Congrats on being a featured blogger! I haven't read this series yet, I have the first two, I just need to sit down and read them. Along with the other 1000 books waiting for me on my shelves. new follower via bloglovin!

    LisaILJ @ I’ll Tumble for YA

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    1. Oh dear you should definitely make these your next TBR ;) there are only 2 out so far - although I wish there were more because I adore this series so much!

      Thanks for the follow.

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  30. Congrats on being featured! Love your blog :)

    New follower via GFC and Bloglovin'.

    My FF

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    1. Oh thank you so much that means a lot <3

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  31. Congrats on the feature and great character choices!

    New follower via Bloglovin'. :)

    Wanda @ A Book Lover's Retreat

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  32. I thought Jemima West was wasted on the City of Bones movie. They didn't utilize her well at all. Great Dream cast!

    New GFC follower

    Kat @ Books Are Bread

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    1. Isabelle was meant to be so much bitchier! I was like WHERE IS HER BADASSERY! But yes I think if done properly, Jemima would be an amazing Celaena!

      Thanks for the follow :D

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  33. Nice pick! See mine at http://ratherbarefoot.blogspot.com/2013/09/follow-friday.html
    New GFC follower =)

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  34. Those are some great picks! I love Sarah J. Maas :) New bloglovin' follower
    Congrats on being the feature for the week!
    Kim @ YA Asylum

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    1. YAY someone who's read the books and loves them too (:

      Thank you for stopping by!!!

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  35. Awesome picks. I agree with all your choices although i'd personally swap Dorian and Chaol.

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    1. Ooooooh see I considered that but I reckon Chase isn't serious enough! I can never picture him in a serious role because he's just got that cheeky grin to him. My ideal Chaol is quite broody :3

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  36. Congrats on the feature! I still need to read Throne of Glass, but I do have it on my TBR shelf. Your explanations make sense to me. New Bloglovin follower.

    Happy Reading!

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  37. Congratulations! Excellent job in casting as well. New follower. My FF

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  38. Congrats on the feature. Following via bloglovin. Here's my FF and check out my giveaways

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  39. Congrats on the feature. Following via bloglovin. Here's my FF and check out my giveaways

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  41. This series is still buried under my TBR pile. But I'm working to read it soon. I'm not familiar with any of your casts but they look interesting.

    Congratz for being featured!

    New follower via bloglovin!

    Thoughts and Pens FF.

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  42. Congrats on the feature :)
    New follower on Bloglovin.

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  43. Sorry I'm a week late. Congrats on your feature! New follower by GFC and Bloglovin' :)

    My FF @ Donnie Darko Girl

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  44. Just started following, nice blog! :)
    Feel free to have a look at mine
    www.aplaceonthebookshelf.blogspot.com

    Charl x

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  45. Nice cast picks!
    New Bloglovin' Follower.
    You can find me at My Favorite Things.
    ~Lisa

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  47. THIS IS PERFECTION. I will be happy if the cast turns out like this!!...seriously blown away...especially with Chaol *drools*

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    1. Hehe thank you c: I'm sure they'll pick even better people, I just liked these for their looks!

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