Rummanah Aasi

  Sadly, this is the last week of discussion for the Kiss Me, I'm Irish Read-along.  Kiss Me, I'm Irish is a read-along of HOUNDED by Kevin Hearne, and hosted by awesome bloggers Felicia of Geeky Blogger's Book Blog, Amanda of On a Book Bender, Ash of Smash Attack Reads!, Jen of In the Closet with a Bibliophile and Missie the Unread Reader. Today we are discussing the last chapters and the epilogue. Head over to Missie's blog to participate in today's questions!

1. In a moment of anger, Atticus reveals something about himself that he usually keeps very secret, for his own benefit. Has something similar ever happened to you? Have you ever spilled a closely guarded secret in a moment of excitement or anger or absent-mindedness?

I can't say that I've spilled any secrets in anger, but I have mentioned past grudges to make a 'point' which almost always back fires or just refuels the fires more. 

2. Atticus tells Mrs. MacDonagh, "the universe is exactly the size that your soul can encompass. Some people live in extremely small worlds, and some live in a world of infinite possibility." Then he asks her what she is going to do with the new information she has discovered. What would you do if you found out that other beings were among us? Would you deny it or embrace it?

I would embrace it. Mind you, I will be honest and say that I'll be scared about it. I'd like they are nice and not like those zillions of sci-fi movies where they try to take over the planet. I always wondered why we, humans, think we're so superior and that it's always us against them.


3. So far, Atticus has revealed a few of his powers and has even shared some power by putting bindings on Granuaile. What do you think has been his coolest or most helpful power so far?

I love that his power is nature-bound and that he can refuel by absorbing those powers. I've finally got a hero who's got superhero powers without any scientific experiments gone wrong!

4. Atticus gets pretty pissed when he finds out that Aenghus Óg is drawing power from the Earth and, in turn, killing it. That's when Atticus decides he must fight the old Fae for committing such a heinous offense. What is something you would fight for, even if it meant you might die trying?

Besides family and my loved ones, I'm trying to defeat illiteracy and censorship daily. Sometimes it's a struggle, but it's incredibly important to me. 

5. What did you think of the final showdown between Atticus and Aenghus Óg? Did it go down the way you expected? Was there anything about their battle that surprised you?

I know this may sound bad, but I appreciated the fact that Atticus went down quickly. It goes to show that he is vulnerable and despite his awesome powers, he does have to struggle to fight. I'm so glad that Aenghus Óg was defeated, talk about a huge jerk.

6. What was your favorite/least favorite part of Hounded? Who was your favorite/least favorite character?

Favorite part of Hounded: All the dialogue! I totally didn't expect Hounded to be so funny. I was going into thinking since it's got a male lead character, it's going to be serious and all about the action.

Least favorite: The secret behind Granuaile was revealed too quickly. I would have liked to have a lead up to that part.

 Favorite characters: Mrs. MacDonagh (that lady made me laugh so hard, I could barely read the page!), Oberon (best sidekick ever), Leif and Hal (love the bromance with Atticus), Laksha (I'm excited to see what plans she has up her sleeves).

Least favorite characters: Morrigan- this woman scares the crap out of me and I have no idea where her 'relationship' with Atticus will go.

7. What do you think is coming up next for Atticus? Will you continue reading this series, and if so, what do you hope to see happen in the next book?     

Well, I've only read the first two books, but I'm curious to see how and if Atticus will go after Thor. I would love to know more about Leif and Hal too. 
15 Responses
  1. Jenny Says:

    I've definitely brought up past grudges when I'm angry as well, and you're right, it almost always makes things worse:) I can't wait to start this book, I keep hearing how funny it is, so I can't wait to experience it for myself!

  2. "I'm trying to defeat illiteracy and censorship daily."

    Can I just bow down to you now, Rummanah?! Wow, woman, you amaze me. And I highly respect what you're doing. Go YOU!!!

    Yes, the dialogue was fantastic, eh. I had so much fun reading all the banter. And the bromance left me a little breathless. :)

  3. Lisa Says:

    It's true that the revealing of paranormal creatures might be scary. We have such a romanticized version of them, and I'm sure some are scary as hell. Those demons seemed pretty viscous. I wouldn't want them around.

  4. So....I totally mention past things to my husband that he did that are related, LOL! It doesn't necessarily go over well and it's possibly not the same thing, but I getcha on that one.

    I also LOVED the dialogue! It was so funny and that really is what grabs me in a book. But, I loved The Morrigan. Mostly because she is totally insane and I never really knew what she would do. I love her in book 2 because she is so homicidal-ly weird and I think I laughed so hard I couldn't breathe. Awesome!

    Can't wait to see what you think about book 3. For me it was slower than the others, but pretty crazy all around. Plus, there is this whole Snow Giant scene that I almost died laughing at. It's pretty sweet. :D

  5. Oh! Then you definitely need to read Hammered! You get to know more about other characters. :)

  6. Lynn Says:

    Well I definitely bring up things from the past - like ten years ago - remembering arguments with my husband! It's not always a good thing and like you say usually backfires.
    I was thinking the same thing about finding out about different 'beings' - so long as they don't want to take over the world!
    Lynn :D

  7. Illteracy and censorship such good answers. I agree about Atticus falling to quickly, that was suprising and disappointing. I know what you mean about being totallyb suprised by this book. I was not expecting it to be so fun and witty. Love Oberon and the widow was awesome. Loved how she drinks whiskey before church. I definitly want to read more.

  8. YaY! to you! Illiteracy and censorship are great things to fight against!

    I loved the widow and Oberon as well. Those characters are ones I'd love to have in my own life!

  9. Anonymous Says:

    It's so hard to find a book with good dialogue and this nailed it. Your right about the human superiority complex too, I think we'd all be fine individually if we found out the supernatural was real, it would probably still result in mass hysteria though.

  10. Love all your #6s. "bromamce" lol. Ya. When Atticus went down, I was like "what the crap.". But I knew had to work out ;)

    Keep stomping!!!

  11. LoveOfBooks Says:

    I totally agree, I actually think it was great that Atticus went down quickly. He may have the heart, the fire, and the back-up, but he is still vulnerable. I love that.

  12. Anonymous Says:

    I bring up old arguments tto, it never works, but I never seem to learn!

  13. I wonder with you why we (humans) think we're so superior to anything or anyone else out there in the universe! We're just so full of ourselves, huh? Granted, I love enjoying an "Independance Day" movie or "War of the Worlds" just like anyone else but really, we are egotistical little buggers!! :)

    And I loved the humor of Hounded! You need some funny paranormal stuff every once in a while to brighten your day!!!
    -Kristin @myparahangover

  14. From what Missie wrote about Mrs. MacDonagh, she sounds like quite a character. It's no wonder you thought she was hilarious too, Rummanah.

  15. LOL--you're right about most superheroes and their powers. They try to explain things with science that just doesn't work. But nature replenishes without any "powers" so it's the perfect plan!

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