Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday – 8/13/19

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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! 

This week’s teaser comes from Stain by A.G. Howard.

Neverdark — Nerezeth’s arboretum — had always been a beacon in their world of midnight. Other than the lead-glass window at the top that allowed a view of the outer night sky and the blink of dawn occurring once each day, the domed enclosure was forged of solid iron and filled with daylight. Or at least a reasonable facsimile. Thousands upon thousands of fireflies — fed with a special mix of pollen and liquid sunshine smuggled in from the day realm — drifted like infinitesimal stars along the shrine’s curved roof and everywhere the gardens and meadows flourished.

I am very much loving this story world that she’s created. A world of day and a world of night, constantly at war. I have loved A.G. Howard’s writing ever since reading her Splintered series, so I was excited to read this one for the Disney-A-Thon.

Please share your teasers in comments!

 

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday – 7/30/19

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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! 

This week’s teaser comes from Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas, the seventh and final book in the Throne of Glass series.

“Prepare this city, this keep,” Chaol managed to say through his gritted teeth. “Or you’ll deserve everything you bring down upon it.”

No Top Ten today unfortunately. Hopefully it will be back next week. Until then, please share your teasers in comments!

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Teasers & Top Tens – 7/23/19

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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! 

This week’s teaser is from Ever Alice by H.J. Ramsay.

Alice clutched Sabrina as soon as the Queen left the room.

Sabrina had stuck up for her with the Queen. She couldn’t let her friend die because of her. Alice trembled at the thought of Sabrina’s pretty head on one of those spikes.

We got ourselves a dangerous Queen of Hearts, ladies and gents! Just what every Wonderland needs!

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

Top Ten Settings I’d Like to See More Of

Is it weird that I don’t pay a whole lot of attention to the setting when I read? Unless the setting is so prominent, it’s almost a character in the story, I don’t really focus much on them. Here are five that I enjoy.

  1. New York City – My favorite place in the world. I like stories set in any big city, but New York holds a special place in my heart.
  2. Small, quirky New England towns – I’m a big fan of the TV show Gilmore Girls and would love to visit Stars Hollow. Reading about a town like that is almost as good.
  3. Big, abandoned mansions – Bonus points if they are haunted in any way, shape, or form. I like a big, spooky house!
  4. Underground hideaways – Especially if they are under big cities or civilizations, double-especially if there are rumors about them, but no one has found them yet. Except our plucky main character, of course.
  5. Theaters – As a theater junkie, I love stories set in a theater. So much tradition and culture, and so many things you can do with it.

Please leave your teasers and top tens in comments!

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Teasers & Top Tens – 7/16/19

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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 Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas.

Nesryn knew.

She knew it hadn’t been mere interest that had prompted Chaol to ask her to talk to him last night, but guilt.

Hmmmm . . . wonder why someone might be feeling guilty? You’ll have to read to find out!

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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 Auto-Buy Authors

This one was actually a bit difficult for me, because I don’t buy as many books as I used to. I am very lucky that my local library has a really big ebook selection, which between that and all the review copies I’ve been getting, has kept me pretty busy. Here are a bunch of authors that I enjoy and would typically try to buy as soon as I could.

  1. A.G. Howard – Author of the Splintered series, RoseBlood, and Stain
  2. John Green – Author of Looking for Alaska, Paper Towns, The Fault in Our Stars, and several others
  3. Hank Green – Author of An Absolutely Remarkable Thing
  4. Mark Oshiro – Author of Anger is a Gift
  5. Chuck Wendig – Author of the Miriam Black series, the Heartland series, Wanderers, and several others
  6. Neil Gaiman – Co-Author of Good Omens. Author of American Gods, The Graveyard Book, the Sandman series, and many others.
  7. Cassandra Clare – Author of the Shadowhunters series (multiple series)
  8. Dianne Sylvan – Author of the Shadow World series, as well as several neo-pagan non-fiction books
  9. Maureen Johnson – Author of 13 Little Blue Envelopes, Suite Scarlet, the Shades of London series, and many others
  10. Erin Morgenstern – Author of The Night Circus and the upcoming The Starless Sea

Those are my teasers and top tens for this week. Please leave yours in comments!

Also, as a reminder, I am doing a giveaway to celebrate hitting 500 followers on this blog. If you want to sign up, please check out this post to do so. 🙂

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Teasers & Top Tens – 7/9/19

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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 seen no more of Rhodri after he left her in the inn with his strange brand of magic. Stranger than her own. But it wasn’t the magic that haunted her, not his horns, not even his very existence.

Instead, it was his words.

Stranger Rituals by Kali Rose Schmidt

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

CHARACTER FREEBIE!!

So I get to choose this week! To be honest, I wasn’t sure what to go with, so I decided to just do something simple.

My Top Five Books That I Read This Year

Yes, I am only doing a top five because my count for books read so far for 2019 is only 28. Which is good for me! Not complaining about that! But for this, I didn’t want to include re-reads, and I didn’t want to include anything that got 3 stars or less in my GoodReads review. These five are a sold 5 stars from me.

  1. The Raven’s Tale by Cat Winter – I loved this one so much. Edgar Allan Poe is already such a mysterious character, so to see his dark muse literally come to life – so cool! You can see my review here.
  2. The Bone Charmer by Breeana Sheilds – One of my first blog tours and one of my favorite books from a blog tour so far. This was a really beautiful and very interesting story. You can see my review here.
  3. The Rage of Saints by S.A. Klopfenstein – This was my first ever blog tour, which was very exciting. It was also a whirlwind since I had to read two books instead of just one. Both were amazing, the exact kind of fantasy that I love. You can see my review here.
  4. Where I End and You Begin by Preston Norton – This book was just plain fun. I love books that have a lot of humor, but also touch on some serious issues in an appropriate and approachable way. You can see my review here.
  5. Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas – You all know I have been working my way through the Throne of Glass series. This is book #5, the last one that I’ve read so far, and whoa! Holy cliffhangers, Batman! You can see my review here.

That’s it for my picks this Tuesday! Please leave your teasers and your lists in comments – it should be fun to see what topics everyone else has picked! Happy reading!

 

 

Teaser Tuesday · Top Ten Tuesdays

Teasers & Top Tens – 7/2/19

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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! 

These truths are part of the reason why I am running for my life right now. But the people chasing me aren’t your everyday criminals. This isn’t a mugging, which in Brooklyn, let’s be honest, is quite common to see.

Damn.

I could kick myself for being so naive.

It’s Our Time by Diane Krauss

This is my next NetGalley ARC and so far, it’s different from what I was expecting. Which is good! I love being surprised!

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

Top Ten Childhood Favorites

Oh my heart! There were so many it might be hard to even think of them all! Let’s start with my top favorites and work my way down.

  1. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White – One of my absolute, all-time favorites. I doubt there were many kids my age back then who didn’t read this one. I loved the cartoon too!
  2. Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White – Same author as Charlotte’s Web, but didn’t get nearly as much attention. And I think I enjoyed it even more?
  3. Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell – One of the first books that completely broke my heart as a kid. And yet, I couldn’t stop reading it over and over again.
  4. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis – The first time I was introduced to Narnia was during 3rd grade story time, when my teacher would read us a chapter each day.
  5. The Black Stallion by Walter Farley – I went through a very brief horse phase, as I think most girls of my generation did, and this book was a big part of that.
  6. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle – Loved this book then, love it even more now. I love that it is still so popular after all these years.
  7. The Headless Cupid by Zilpha Keatley Snyder – I remember finding this in my school library and thinking it looked really creepy. I also was fascinated with the author’s name, and who can blame me, really.
  8. Bunnicula by James Howe – These books were so funny and cute! How can you be scared of a vampire bunny? He killed all the veggies!
  9. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst – My mom used to read this one to me and I could so relate to Alexander. But some days are like that. Even in Australia.
  10. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz – Another one that I picked up in my school library, had nightmares about, then kept reading because I couldn’t stop. Why did I keep doing that to myself?

Please leave your teasers and top tens in comments!

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Teasers & Top Tens – 6/25/19

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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 were two parts of her, Nesryn supposed.

The part that was now Captain of Adarlan’s Royal Guard, who had made a vow to her king to see that the man in the wheeled chair beside her was healed—and to muster an army from the man enthroned before her. That part of Nesryn kept her head high, her shoulders back, her hands within a nonthreatening distance of the ornate sword at her hip.

Then there was the other part.

Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas

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

Books On My Summer TBR

I’ve never really had different types of reads for different seasons, although I know some folks do it that way. That said, I do have a pretty busy summer full of reviews and blog tours coming up, so let’s take a look, shall we?

  1. It’s Our Time by Dianne Kraus – This is an ARC I got from NetGalley, scheduled for release next month. I should be starting it this week.
  2. The Art of Taxidermy by Sharon Kernot – Another one from NetGalley, this one comes out in August.
  3. Stranger Rituals by Kali Rose Schmidt – This one is for a blog tour next month, hosted by Xpresso.
  4. Pharaoh’s Star by Olivia Hardy Ray – Another blog tour, this one with RABT, scheduled for August.
  5. How the Light Gets In by Katy Upperman – Blog tour through Xpresso, also for August.
  6. Lock Every Door by Riley Sager – Another blog tour book from the Fantastic Flying Book Club (I just love their name!!) This one is in July, and I really need to get started on it!
  7. Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas – I am finally getting to this one! I started it over vacation, although I’m just a chapter in.
  8. Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas – Once I finish Tower of Dawn, this is the next and final book in the series. One more to cross off!

I’m going to leave that list at eight instead of ten because I really don’t know where I’m going after I finish the Throne of Glass series. I’ll have to see at some point, once I get through all of the above stuff.

Please share your teasers and top tens in comments!