Teasers and Top Tens – 1/4/2022


Teaser Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by Ambrosia at The Purple Booker. Here are the rules if you want to play along:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This week’s teaser comes from The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson.

“Are we expecting guests?” I ask through a mouthful of meat.

He jumps. “It’s the king’s favorite. He requested it especially for tonight.”

I swallow half-chewed food and wince at the lump in my chest. “You mean he’s back?”

He carries packets of meat to the coals for burying. “Got back last night.”

The venison weighs in my gut like a rock. Alejandro returned. And he didn’t even tell me.

I just started this reread to prepare for finishing up the rest of this series. I had forgotten how much I enjoyed it the first time around!

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic:

Most Anticipated Books Releasing In the First Half of 2022

I’m very happy to be participating in Top Ten Tuesday – it’s been a while! I struggle a bit with topics like this because, well, this isn’t really how I think about new books and such. I don’t usually keep up with the newest releases unless I am either reviewing an ARC or participating in a blog tour (which I haven’t done in ages – I really need to do that again!). After touring GoodReads for a bit, I did find several books coming out next year that definitely look interesting to me. All links go back to the book’s GoodReads page. Here they are!

  1. Book of Night by Holly Black (5/3/22)
  2. Gallant by V.E. Schwab (3/1/22)
  3. This Woven Kingdom by Tahereh Mafi (2/1/22)
  4. Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan (1/11/22)
  5. The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh (2/22/22)
  6. Only a Monster by Vanessa Len (2/22/22)
  7. Earthflown by Frances Wren (2022 – no specific date yet)
  8. Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel (4/5/22)
  9. A Forgery of Roses by Jessica S. Olson (3/29/22)
  10. Hotel Magnifique by Emily J. Taylor (4/5/22)

I’ve read a couple of these authors, but most of them are new to me. A few are debuts for this year. Exciting! Have you heard of any of these books or authors? Let me know what you think.

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Please leave your teasers and/or top tens in comments!

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17 replies

  1. Gallant is on my list too!

    Lauren @ http://www.shootingstarsmag.net

  2. We have 2 books in common: This Woven Kingdom and Gallant. I’m a little hesitant for Book of Night though.

    My TTT: https://lauriereadsalot.wordpress.com/2022/01/04/top-ten-tuesday-most-anticipated-books-releasing-in-the-first-half-of-2022/

  3. How did I forget Sea of Tranquility in my list?!?

  4. I hope you enjoy these when you get the opportunity to read them.

    Pam @ Read! Bake! Create!

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