Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Teaser Tuesday (75) & Top Ten Tuesday (20)

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along, just do as following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that pageBe careful not to include any spoilers so as not to ruin the book for others!Make sure to share the title and the author so other TT participants can add the book to their TBR piles!

Em finally looks up, blushing. "Sorry, sorry. I know--I'm becoming 'that girl'... I'll stop. It's just that I really--"
"Miss James!" we chant in unison.
Em flushes an even brighter red than before.
-Pg. 64 of an ARC of "Freshman Year and Other Unnatural Disasters" by Meredith Zeitlin

I'm a little less than halfway now and I must say, this book is very cute. I'm definitely enjoy it!

What's your teaser?

Top Ten Tuesday is a 10's list meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. There is a different question every week and all you have to do is answer their question with your top ten results!
Top Ten YA Dystopian Novels
1) The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins- This is probably on top of almost everyone's dystopian list and for good reason. This series blew my mind and left my head spinning. Perfect to whet anyone's whistle into the world of dystopian.

2) Divergent by Veronica Roth- Roth builds a very unique world with complex characters that you can't help falling in love with. There is something for everyone in this dystopian.

3) Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi- Beautiful, distinct writing and an X-Man concept combine to bring this amazing dystopian to life. With heart pounding moments of suspense and even hotter moments of romance, this is one awesome book!

4) Matched by Ally Condie- For me, this is a quieter dystopian. There isn't all out war but it feels like the world is just on the cusp of it. Plus, I loved the powerful imagery associated with each character!

5) Eve by Anna Carey- Eve paints a terrifying picture of earth were illness befell everyone and all that is left are those that survived. Houses are in ruin, food is scarce and kids are being mined for manual labor or a life of birthing a new generation. The landscape alone in this novel was absolutely terrifying.

6) Wither by Lauren DeStefano- This book addresses the question-- what would you do if you only lived till 21 or 25? The old generation is dying out thanks to a disease. The new generation are ticking times bombs. And their time is up at 21. The characters risk everything for a chance to live their short life their way.

7) The Way We Fall by Megan Crewe- This dystopian reads just like a zombie flick without the zombies. You catch a cold that turns you into a loving human being, then turns you mad and two days later, you are dead. Watching these characters try to survive as the virus spreads is terrifying and exciting.

I'm sure I've read a few more to add to the list but these are the titles that jumped out at me from my shelves. What made your Top Ten this week?


  1. I've read all of those dystopians apart from Eve and agree with every single one! :D The Hunger Games, of course, is AMAZING, and I adored Wither :D

    I enjoyed Freshman Year too! It was very cute and fun :D Great post Amber!

  2. I too am a Hunger Games fanatic! I haven't read a ton of YA dystopian, so I haven't read anything else on your list, but I've heard of several of them and they all sound really good.

    -Kate the Book Buff
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  3. Fun teaser :) Sounds like a nice book.


  4. Loved Divergent! I would add Legend by Marie Lu, Blood Red Road by Moira Young, and Uglies by Scott Westerfeld to finish the list.

  5. great top ten!!!! i did dystopian also and i have to say out list is almost identical!! i have yet to read a lot of the books but i keep hearing they are some of the most amazing every!!!
    Tara's Top Ten

  6. I haven't read all of these, but I did love The Hunger Games and Divergent! Blood Red Road was pretty good too :)

    Liza’s Top Ten

  7. Great teaser! Here is mine: http://wordsfeelingssilence.blogspot.com/2012/03/teaser-tuesday-everneath-by-brodi.html

  8. That teaser does look like the book is cute! I've wondered about that one. Thanks for sharing.

    Here's my Teaser Tuesday


  9. Divergent was at the top of my list this week (I also did Dystopians). I hadn't heard of "The Way We Fall" so I'll definitely have to check it out! Thanks for the recommendation!

    Oh, and I would highly recommend "Bumped" by Megan McCafferty. It's written in an extremely different way than a lot of the Dystopian literature out there, and the story totally blew me away.

  10. Sounds like a cute read. Thanks for sharing your teaser. :)

    Reading Lark's Teasers

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