Teasers & Top Tens – September 6, 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 is from Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare.

“I’m worried,” Malcolm said abruptly. “I don’t like this. Necromantic magic, demon languages, a series of killings no one understands. Working without the Clave’s knowledge. It seems, dare I say it, dangerous.”

“Malcolm, last year we fought off a battalion of Forneus demons with tentacles and no faces,” Emma said. “Don’t try to freak us out about this.”

“I’m just saying. Danger. You know, that thing most people avoid.”

“Not us,” Emma said cheerfully. “Tentacles, Malcolm. No faces.”

I always forget how much I love Cassie’s writing style. Fast paced, clever, with just a hint of snark.

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Top Ten Tuesday

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

Books I Loved So Much I Had to Get a Copy for My Personal Library

There are several books that I either got a digital ARCs or originally bought as Kindle books that I ended up buying physical books just because I wanted them on my bookshelf. I used to do that a lot because getting a Kindle book was just so easy and convenient – you could get it immediately! I have since tried to switch back to physical books, both for the aesthetic and just to save my eyesight. Either way, it has led to some double copies of books. No regrets.

Here we go!

  1. The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins: I originally read the first book on vacation for free through Kindle’s lender library (this was before Kindle Unlimited). I immediately got hooked and ended up buying the Kindle editions for the next three books (since I couldn’t get to a bookstore at the time) and then bought physical copies after I got home.
  2. Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia: This is just one of those books that sticks with you for a really long time after you finish it. I originally got in for Kindle to read for an online book club but have since bought the hardcover edition as well.
  3. Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff: Kind of a similar story to Mexican Gothic. I originally bought the Kindle edition for a book club but then bought the paperback. I mostly did this because I wanted my husband to read it and he doesn’t like ebooks.
  4. The Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter: Got this as a Kindle book and then just had to get it in physical form. It is way too epic to stay on a screen! Seriously, if you love epic fantasy and are tired of everything you read being based in Europe, check this out. It’s amazing.
  5. War Girls by Tochi Onyebuchi: Another book that I originally bought as a Kindle book for convenience and then had to buy a physical copy as well. This book was so good and very different from the usual sci-fi setting that I have read before.
  6. The Grace Year by Kim Liggett: This was a digital ARC that I received and then just had to get a physical copy. One of the best books I read in 2019.
  7. The Athena Protocol by Shamim Sarif: Another ARC, this one surprised me because it is not something I usually read. It was absolutely amazing though and a physical copy was purchased soon after.
  8. Where I End and You Begin by Preston Norton: Once again, another digital ARC that required a place on my physical bookshelves. This one was cute and funny and then a surprising tearjerker towards the end.
  9. Lock Every Door by Riley Sager: Another day, another digital ARC that I had to buy a physical copy of. This was another one that I recommended to my husband (which he really liked). Having to by it in hardcover was just an added bonus.
  10. Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare: Might as well throw this one on there too, since I just bought it about a week ago. I had a Kindle copy, but since I am trying to get away from ebooks somewhat, I went ahead and got a physical copy as well. I also picked up a copy of the third book in the trilogy, Queen of Air and Darkness. I already had book #2, Lord of Shadows, because I had bought it when it first came out when Cassie was at YallFest.

Please leave your teasers and top tens in comments!

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10 replies

  1. I need to buy a copy of Mexican Gothic for my shelves!

  2. I borrowed The Hunger Games books from my sister, so I don’t actually have my own copies!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2022/09/06/top-ten-tuesday-384/

  3. I can definitely understand why you’d by a second copy of Mexican Gothic–that book is so good, and really haunts you! I like the idea of buying paperbacks of your Kindle favourites. Great list!

    FangirlFlax @ FangirlFlax

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