Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday – 4/16/19

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Teaser Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by 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!

She had attracted a grand total of four customers to her little tent so far, mostly young men looking to know which of the village girls fancied them, barely noticing that Elide—beneath the makeup pasted thick as cream on her face—was no older than they were. They’d scampered off when their friends had rushed by, whispering through the star-painted flaps that a swordsman was putting on the show of a lifetime, and his arms were nearly the size of tree trunks.

Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas

I’m going to finish this book if it’s the last thing I do! It’s not that it isn’t good, it’s just that I ended up with so many review requests that I didn’t expect to get approved for. Got a tad bit over my head, but working through them. That’s the nice thing about books – they don’t go anywhere! They’re always there for you to come back to!

No Top Ten today, as I am short on time. I do plan to get back to those as well, but right now, things are still a bit crazy.

Please leave your teasers in comments!

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday – 4/2/19

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Teaser Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by 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!

Erawan crooned, “My hunters are already tracking them. And I am going to hurt them, Aelin Galathynius. I am going to hone them into my most loyal generals. Starting with your Fae Prince –”

Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas

Felt like giving you a taste of one of the villains today! And he’s a mean one!

No Top Ten Tuesday today, as I am a bit short on time, but there will be another Chapter-A-Long later this evening. If you have any teasers for today, I’d love to hear them! Please leave them in comments!

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday – 3/26/19

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Teaser Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by 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!

Manon, her Thirteen in rank behind her, made no movement as the wyverns and their riders landed on the dark stones of the courtyard across the bridge. Far below, the rushing of a filthy, ruined river roared, vying with the scrape of talons on stone and the rustle of settling wings.

Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas

I had to start this one over because too much time had passed and I couldn’t remember for sure what was going on. Oh well. It means I get to re-read about Manon again, and she’s awesome. Probably my favorite character in the series so far.

Please leave your teasers in comments!

Teaser Tuesday · Top Ten Tuesdays

Teasers & Top Tens – 3/19/19

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Teaser Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by 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!

Cassiel’s dagger, with which Elua made reply to the messengers of the One God; Cassiel’s Servant, touchstone of my dart-riven heart. Pondering such mysteries, I fell at last into a fretful sleep and awoke at dawn to the beginning of the endgame.

Kushiel’s Chosen by Jacqueline Carey

So many things are happening in this book right now!

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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 Books On My Spring 2019 TBR

I actually do have somewhat of a plan for Spring! This is unusual!

  1. Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas – This is book #6 in the Throne of Glass series, so of course I will be reading it.
  2. Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas – This is book #7, which will finish up this series and I can cross off my Complete the Series challenge!
  3. Kushiel’s Avatar by Jacqueline Carey – The last book in the Phèdre Trilogy, will knock another series off my Complete the Series list. I probably won’t finish it in the spring, although I might, but I’ll definitely start it.
  4. The Wrythe and the Reckoning by Yvonthia Leland – This is an ARC that I got from NetGalley that comes out in April, so I will be reading it soon.
  5. The Raven’s Tale by Cat Winters – Another NetGalley ARC, also coming out in April. April is going to busy, y’all!
  6. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling – I will be moving on to book #4 in April (after hopefully finishing Prisoner of Azkaban in March if I can), and of course, continuing to Chapter-A-Long here on the blog.
  7. Pawn by Aimee Carter – This is the first book in the Blackcoat Rebellion trilogy and I think this will be the next series to try and complete, which will finish up the goal I set for myself (complete three series from a list of series I hadn’t finished). I read this as an ARC years ago, and it was really good.
  8. Captive by Aimee Carter – Book #2 in the Blackcoat Rebellion trilogy. I should probably be able to finish all three this spring. They aren’t super long and, if the next books are as good as the first, I’m sure I will devour them just as quickly.
  9. Queen by Aimee Carter – Book #3 in the Blackcoat Rebellion trilogy. See explanation above.
  10. Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson – This one has been on my TBR for a while, but I would probably try to go ahead and read it now for a few reasons: 1). it’s part of my Beat the Backlist challenge, and 2). it’s a standalone. I’ve been reading a LOT of series lately and I think I’m starting to get series fatigue.

That’s it for my teaser and top ten this week! Leave yours in comments!

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday – 3/12/19

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Teaser Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by 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!

Rowan Whitethorn had flown without food or water or rest for two days.

He’d still reached Rifthold too late.

Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas (Throne of Glass #5)

Finally got to start this one! I’m looking forward to seeing how it turns out.

No Top Ten today, as I am very short on time to devote to blogging – it’s been crazy!

If you have a teaser, please leave it in comments!

Teaser Tuesday · Top Ten Tuesdays

Teasers & Top Tens – 3/5/19

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Teaser Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by 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!

The demon seized control the moment the man who wielded the collar returned. It shoved him back into that pit of memory until he was the one screaming again, until he was small and broken and fragmented.

~ Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas (Throne of Glass #4)

I was hoping to have this one finished by now, but real life has stepped in for a bit. It’s okay, I will still finish it this week.

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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 Characters I’d Like To Switch Places With

  1. Hermione Granger (The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling) – Actually, the real answer to this is ANY CHARACTER from Harry Potter (except for Harry, way too many issues). Hermione and I are practically the same person anyway, so it would work out fine.
  2. Mae Holland (The Circle by David Eggers) – Even though I know The Circle is kind-of-sort-of evil, I kind-of-sort-of still wish I could work there? Or maybe just have that feeling of wild, endless possibilities.
  3. Polgara the Sorceress (The Belgariad and The Mallorean series by David Eddings) – Going old school fantasy on this one. Polgara is beautiful, can do magic, and has a self-confidence that I will never have if I live forever. Plus she can cook.
  4. Phèdre nó Delaunay (Phèdre’s Trilogy by Jacqueline Carey) – Not gonna lie, Phèdre goes through absolute hell in these books (so far anyway), but she also lives a wonderful, exciting life in a beautiful country.
  5. Anna Oliphant (Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins) – Anna is a big time movie buff who gets to live and go to school in Paris, plus meets a beautiful boy in the process. What’s not to like?
  6. Ridley Duchannes (Beautiful Creatures series by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl) – While Ridley certainly has her issues, and is certainly NOT a good person, there is something to admire about her fire and attitude. She does not care what you think!
  7. Miranda Grey (Shadow World series by Dianne Sylvan) – This series is my favorite in the vampire genre, and Miranda is just plain awesome. She’s a musician turned vampire and gets to be soulmates with David Solomon. Swoon.
  8. Margo Roth Spiegleman (Paper Towns by John Green) – Margo speaks to my feelings of wanting to run away and escape sometimes. Who hasn’t wanted to just pick up and disappear at some point in their lives?
  9. Ginny Blackstone (13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson) – Let’s be honest, I just wish I had a wealthy relative who would send me on a scavenger hunt across Europe. And why not? It sounded like a blast.
  10. Franny Banks (Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham) – Franny has her issues as well, but she is living in New York City (my favorite place in the world) and working hard to try and make her dreams come true.

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

Teaser Tuesday · Top Ten Tuesdays

Teasers & Top Tens – 2/26/19

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Teaser Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Purple Booker.

• 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! 

She was shaking from head to toe, and couldn’t stop crying, not as the full weight of missing Rowan crashed into her, the weight of these weeks alone. “How did you get here? How did you find me?” Aelin withdrew far enough to study the harsh face shadowed by his hood, the tattoo peeking out along the side of it, and the grim line of his smile.

Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas (Throne of Glass #4)

Getting back to this series today!

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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 Places Mentioned in Books That I’d Like To Visit

First off, I want to preface this by saying that no one said these places had to be actually real. Reality is overrated anyway! Which is why my #1 is . . .

  1. Hogwarts Castle (Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling) – Yes, of course. I wanna go to Hogwarts so bad! I got to visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando, Florida several years ago and it was awesome, but the real thing has got to be even better, right? (Don’t you dare tell me it isn’t real!)
  2. Terre d’Ange (Phedré’s Trilogy by Jacqueline Carey) – This is basically a fantasy version of France, but hey, it’s supposed to be a country founded by angels. Must be really pretty!
  3. Chicago, Illinois (Chicagoland Vampires series by Chloe Neill) – Okay, so this one is real. I’ve never been to Chicago, but I love big cities and I think this one would be fun to visit.
  4. Europe (13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson) – Okay, so this one is a little broad, but when I think about books about travel, this is the first one that comes to mind. Let’s be honest, I’d just like to have a relative that could send me on a scavenger hunt across Europe. Living by only my wits.
  5. World’s End (Sandman #51-55 by Neil Gaiman) – There are very few places in the Sandman series that I would want to find myself, but the Inn at World’s End sounds like a fascinating place.
  6. The Circle (The Circle by David Eggers) – Yeah, I know it’s supposed to be evil and all that, but I fully admit that I would have been taken in by the Circle. Completely. Even knowing what I know, I still kind of wish I could work there? Is that crazy?
  7. Alicante (The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare) – The hometown of the Shadowhunters. The city of glass. It just sounds so beautiful (before it got destroyed, of course).
  8. Wonderland (the version in the Splintered series by A.G. Howard) – While there have been several visions of what Wonderland looks like, I love Howard’s version so much. The madness and chaos speaks to me.
  9. The Shire (The Lord of the Rings series by J.R.R. Tolkien) – Of all the locations in Middle Earth, let me live in the Shire. It’s beautiful, peaceful, and let’s face it, I’d make a good hobbit. I’m short, chubby, and love to eat. Give me some hairy feet and I’m good to go!
  10. The Night Circus (The Night Circus by Erin Morganstern) – Wherever it is, I want to see the Night Circus. It is one of the most mysterious and magical things I have ever read about and I want to see it so bad!

Happy Tuesday!