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 Crown of Embers by Rae Carson, book #2 in the Girl of Fire and Thorns series.
I’m suddenly aware of the silence; no creak of armor, no footsteps, no quiet chatter. Just his breath and mine, steady and even. It’s the first time I’ve been alone — truly alone — with anyone in weeks, and it feels as though we are sharing a secret.
This book has been a little slow going for me so far, but my days have been a bit off kilter this past week so I’m hoping to get back to it soon.
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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is:
Top Ten 2021 Releases I Was Excited to Read But Haven’t Gotten to Yet
I am really bad at paying attention to release dates and such. There are so many books I haven’t gotten around to reading yet, but I don’t keep track of when they came out. I’ve also been bad about adding books I want to read to my GoodReads account, even if I already own them. So this list is going to be super short.
- Truth of the Divine by Lindsay Ellis – This book is the second book in the Noumena series. I was excited to get it, even preordered it, and it is still sitting on my bookshelf.
- Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid – I added this book after finishing Daisy Jones. A friend of mine has also recommended it highly so I’m excited to get around to it one day.
- The World Between Blinks by Amie Kaufman and Ryan Graudin – I added this one to my TBR after YallFest last year because it sounded really cute. It’s also Middle Grade, which I don’t read much but thought would be fun.
- Beasts and Beauty by Soman Chainani – Another book added after YallFest, I put this one on my list after listening to a panel that Soman Chainani was on. He’s a hoot, y’all! Also, this is a bunch of fairy tale retellings, and you know I like those.
- The Insiders by Mark Oshiro – Another Middle Grade book, but one that sounds so good. And you know how much I love Mark Oshiro. Again, mostly heard about this at YallFest (where I got to meet Mark, which was awesome!) but it probably would have been on my radar anyway.
And that’s it for me. Those are the only 2021 releases that I have on my list that I haven’t read – and I only had one on my GoodReads from 2021 that I had read. I need to get back to keeping up with this stuff better.
Please leave your teasers and top tens in comments!