Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday – 6/11/19

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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! 

Raven stormed back into camp, refusing to talk to anyone who crossed his path, fearing he would throttle them with his bare hands. A war raged inside him, and right now he didn’t know how to control it. As Elizabeth sat quietly retelling him how she had been drugged by her maid, Sir Charles, and his mistress, a need to tear the man apart swamped him. What stopped him was the knowledge that he was also culpable. Even though she was Sir Charles’s wife, his instincts called for him to act.

Becoming the Witch by J.M. Davies

This book has been interesting so far. For one thing, it’s very short, as it’s the prequel to another series. I got it as a review copy from Xpresso Book Tours, but I know nothing really about the series itself. I’m enjoying this so far though, and might have to look into this series later.

Please share your teasers in comments!

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday – 6/4/19

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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 Zenana, or women’s quarter, of Daršanga palace was a world unto itself. It was the Mahrkagir’s giant, Tahmuras, who escorted me there. He said nothing along the way, and I would have wondered if he were deaf and dumb, were it not for the alacrity with which he had obeyed the Mahrkagir’s command. Tahmuras strode down the halls, descending a stair, all but ignoring me as I stumbled in his wake.

Kushiel’s Avatar by Jacqueline Carey

I really need to make better progress on this book, but it’s so long!

No Top Ten today because I am short on time. Hopefully I can get back to doing those on a more regular basis as well.

Please leave your teasers in comments!

Teaser Tuesday · Top Ten Tuesdays

Teasers and Top Tens – 5/28/19

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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! 

There was only one rule in the entire universe that governed mine and Wynonna’s body-swapping. That was that the first swap of the day happened exactly at 3:14 A.M. every night.

Where I End And You Begin by Preston Norton

I am enjoying this one so much! I’m so glad NetGalley gave it to me! I should have it finished and a review up by next week.

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

Favorite Books Released In the Last Ten Years

To clarify, this is will be a list of my favorite book read each year for the last eight years, not ten. I’m going to have to go by GoodReads on this because it is really hard for me to remember what I’m reading at any given moment, and I only kept up with my yearly lists starting in 2012.

2019 (so far)The Shadow Watch by S.A. Klopfenstein – This was my very first blog tour book and I have to say, I absolutely loved this book. It was such a fun fantasy, reminding me why I originally got into the genre in the first place.

2018Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson – Not only did I read this book at a time when I desperately needed to, it also introduced me to the wonderful Bloggess, which I am eternally grateful for.

2017Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo – The last book in this trilogy and I loved it so much! I loved everything about this series and Leigh Bardugo’s writing, and this ending was so satisfying.

2016The Book Thief by Marcus Zuzak – For the most part, I am trying to avoid re-reads on this list, but honestly, this was by far the best book I read this year. It’s absolutely amazing and everyone should read it.

2015The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu – This book was brutal and difficult to read, but I think that’s why people should read it. I like books that show you how words can hurt sometimes, and how you can hurt people without meaning to.

2014Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor – Such a beautiful book. This one was strongly recommended to me by my friend and former podcast co-host, Jess. And by strongly, I mean she told me I wasn’t allowed to read anything else until I read this one.

2013Pawn by Aimee Carter – I think I got this one via NetGalley many years ago, one of the first ones I got for the blog. It was so good and I really need to finish this series. It’s on the list and I hope I can get to it this year.

2012Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare – What can I say about this series? I loved the original Mortal Instruments series by Cassie Clare, but I think I liked the Infernal Devices trilogy even more, if that’s possible.

I wish I could go back further, but I just don’t have all the info on it. Still, I think this is a pretty good list. It was fun to go back and look at all the things I’ve read (and see how many times I’ve re-read certain things, like the Harry Potter books, A Song of Ice and Fire, and The Hunger Games trilogy).

Do you have any teasers or top tens this week? Please leave them in comments!

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday – 5/14/19

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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:

1: Grab your current read
2: Open to a random page
3: 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! 

Chaol Westfall, former Captain of the Royal Guard and now Hand to the newly crowned King of Adarlan, had discovered that he hated one sound above all others.

Wheels.

Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas (Throne of Glass #6)

So, in the interest of full disclosure, I haven’t actually started this one yet. This is the very first part of the first chapter though, so I figured it would be a good teaser. I’ve also been really slacking blog-wise so far this week because my schedule at work has been crazy. Things should die down a bit towards next week though. I hope.

Have any good teasers this week? Please leave them in comments!

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday – 5/7/19

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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!

We said our farewells to Brother Selbert in the morning, standing in the courtyard.”I am sorry,” he said, “that we could not give you the answers you sought.”

“You have given us what you had, my lord priest.” I inclined my head to him. “For that, I am grateful. It may be that the Queen will summon you to discuss your role in Imriel’s disappearance from La Serenissima. I will speak on behalf of your intentions.”

Kushiel’s Avatar by Jacqueline Carey

Only the teaser for today, although I do want to get back to participating in Top Ten Tuesday at some point.

Please share your teasers in comments!

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!