Favorite Factor: The BEST OF + GIVEAWAY Edition

Posted on Feb 26, 2014 in Adult Fiction, Debut, Favorite Factor, Review | 11 comments

 Welcome To..

favoritefactorwith Hannah and Cassie

Favorite Factor is a feature in which Hannah and I take some adult novels that we both have an interest in, do review with a TWIST, and let you know about the five factors:

  • The Faces: Characters
  • The Frame: Setting
  • The Flow: Plot
  • The Feelings: Relationships
  • The Function: Overall
  • The Finale: Chat style wrap-up!

At the end is when we talk a bit together about how we each felt about the book at hand, and then we give it a shiny rating, the rating shows how much, or little, of a favorite the novel is!


THIS edition of Favorite Factor is SPECIAL.  We are highlighting some of our all-time favorite adult fiction books, based on factor [frame, faces,etc.] and offering a chance for you guys to win in an EPIC GIVEAWAY!  ARE YOU EXCITED!? I Am!  And BONUS!  You get to choose from my picks, OR Hannah’s!  Let’s continue!



Nowhere But Home Liza Palmer Cover

I CAN NOT POSSIBLY DO THIS SETTING JUSTICE.  North Star Texas is basically a character in this novel.  It comes to life with its residents, town, food, and gossip.  Liza Palmer could not have done a better job if she tried.

[My Review] [Interview With Liza Palmer]



the green mile 

I don’t talk about this book enough.  The Green Mile is IN FACT the only Stephen King book I have successfully completed.  AND OH MY.  These characters take empathy to a whole new level.  We’re inside a prison, in fact.. our characters are all on death row, so it gets a bit cray, and a bit emotional.  But I loved my time with these fellows, I simply wanted to jump in and save them all. 


ffflownight film cover
Night Film is a CHUNKER. But it sure as hell didn’t feel that way while reading it. While a thriller, it is a bit hefty for its genre. However, it does NOT read as such. The pace is kept up throughout all 600 pages, and with the media implements such as newspaper articles and social media, it FELT like a 350 page novel. Now, in my opinion that takes SKILL. Props to Marisha Pessl!

[My Review]




i shall be near to uou

Firstly, The Art of Racing in the Rain envoked so many feelings in me its beyond belief. The narrator is a dog, a much loved dog whom is telling the tales of his owner through his eyes. The amount of emotion we feel from this POV is UNBELIEVABLE. This book is guaranteed to make you cry, and even if you hate crying while reading, this book is worth it, NO QUESTION.

Secondly, I Shall Be Near To You is another tearjerker, in a completely separate category. The events in this novel made me cry, and I felt for our main characters in a truly memorable way. I loved them and what they stood for as people, and because of the backdrop as the Civil War, it made it that much more emotional. TRULY amazing, especially as a debut!

[My Review]



MINI REVIEW: Tell the Wolves I'm Home; Carol Rifka BruntOH THIS BOOK.  I think this is PERFECT for those trying out Adult Fiction because the narrator, June is 15.  Set in the 80′ its a time where stereotypes are abundant and the world was a different place.  But at its core this book is one about a girl who grows up in a tough place, and has some very difficult relationships.  Its beautiful, touching, and I own a signed copy.  Its gorgeous.  Just, trust me.  

[My Review]  



This time we have no Wrap Up, so the FINALE is the best book OVERALL.  And this book takes the cake.  Lou and Will have been on my mind on and off for OVER A YEAR NOW.  I can not say ENOUGH about the pacing, the characters, the plot, and the morals tried in this novel.  It got me hooked on JoJo Moyes, and I have since read one other novel by her, and purchased two more.  She will steal your heart with this one, guys.  This book will make you feel SOMETHING.  I promise.

[My Review]



Giveaway Time!


TWO lucky winners get to pick from mine or Hannah’s book choices!


-The Consensus-

all of these are….


Don’t forget to go check out Hannah’s picks!



  1. Oooh I’ve been wanting to dip my toe into the adult genre so this post is perfect. I really want to read Nowhere But Home and Me Since You. Have heard great things about both!
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  2. Nowhere but Home, The Art of Racing in the Rain and Me Before You are all favorites of mine! Great picks ladies.

  3. the only one I have read is Nowhere But Home & that was fantastic. I have Tell The Wolves I’m Home & hope to get to it soon. The rest look pretty good, too. great list :)
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    • Yay! Wolves was wonderful!!! Heartfelt for sure

  4. This is so NICE and thoughtful and also very cool. I LOVE seeing which of the books are your favorites, friend! And while I have only read two of these, I TOTALLY AGREE with you on both of them. Nowhere But Home and Me Before You. Both huge favorites of mine! Several of these others are on my list and I love that we read similarly and that you love adult fiction. LOVE IT. I need more of it. MORE.
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    • And more you shall get!!!!!!

  5. I haven’t read any of these books except for Me Before You which I’m reading now but oh my gosh, you don’t know excited I was to see it for Finale. I haven’t finished but IT’S SO GOOD and reading it has been a blast. I just KNOW this one will be one of my favourite favourite books, it’s just sooooooo good. I know what the ending is though and I don’t think I’m emotionally prepared for it. I must read her other books though! And The Green Mile sounds so good! As does Night Film, have had my eye on that for a while!
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    • So glad you loved this! Jojo is going to be one of my fave authors from now on!

  6. Basically, between you and Hannah, I have quite a few books that I need to check out! I don’t read nearly enough adult fiction, but I would really like to remedy that this year. You’ve made some great suggestions — I’m particularly excited for I SHALL BE NEAR TO YOU and TELL THE WOLVES I’M HOME.
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  7. I don’t even know where to BEGIN with the books on your list that I know!! ME BEFORE YOU!? NOWHERE BUT HOME!! OMG I LOVE!!! I need to read Tell The Wolves I’m Home!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE this post!! You both are amazing!! :)
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    • Thank u thank u!!!!!! Ur amazing toooooooo

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