Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Teaser Tuesday (76) and Top Ten Tuesday (21)

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!

"Yeah, I'm sure," he said emphatically. "All I wanted was respect."
He sounded for real, so she meet him head-on. "Respect goes both ways, Beck." she argued. "You treat me like a kid all the time. If nothing more, Ori treated me like a woman."
--Pg. 169 of "Forgiven" by Jana Oliver

I'm a little less than halfway in and I have to say that I'm really enjoying this book. The things that infuriated me about the first two--namely Riley and Beck's inability to be in the same room without killing each other--have dissipated as they both are growing up and realize just how dangerous their job is. I'm a huge fan of this series anyone but this book has been my favorite so far! I'm so happy to be back in Riley's world!

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 TBR List of Spring Releases
1) Croak by Gina Damico- I had to have this book sense I stumbled on the author's site and read she was a "walrus tusk shiner" or something to the effect. Anyone that adds this in their "About Me" section is definitely someone I want to know more about. Then, come to find out that this book looks awesome too! How could I pass it up?

2) Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers- Beautiful cover AND about a female assassin? Plus, you know this is going to be a ruch fantasy world. Sign me up any day.

3) Insurgent by Veronica Roth- Sequel to Divergent. Need I say more? Well, if you insist. Considering Divergent was my favorite book of last year, it makes sense for me to pine for it now, right? Can't wait to find out what happens to Tris and Four!

4) Slide by Jill Hathaway- Considering I was a beta reader for this book nearly two years ago, I've been waiting for forever to discuss how brilliant this novel is with the world! Everyone must grab a copy and read it! I can't wait to see the changes myself!

5) The Last Echo by Kimberly Derting- I'm a huge fan of this series. I think that Jay and Violet are so cute together and one of the best relationships I've seen in YA. Can't wait to see where this book takes them!

6) Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin- I love Poe and this is one of my favorite stories by him. I can't wait to see how the author re-imagined it! Plus, that cover is too creepy for words in the best way possible!

7) The Selection by Kiera Cass- This was snatched up before it was even out for t.v. which is so stinking exciting! I can't wait to dig into this book, especially since it's coined as The Hunger Games meets The Bachelor.

8) Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins- I love that this book is making the lead character pick between the good and dark she has in her. I'm interested to see which way she is going to fall.

9) Underworld by Meg Cabot- I really enjoyed the first book and Pierce found herself in quite a predicament at the end of the last novel. I can't wait to see how she fairs in this one!

10) Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock- I love how this mixes werewolves with a zombie like virus. I think is is going to set the stage for a very different kind of werewolf story!

There are loads others but these are a few that really caught my eyes and I know I'll be snatching up copies of all these throughout the months. What made your list?


  1. We have some overlap on our lists-Grave Mercy, Insurgent (seriously, is it May yet??), and The Selection are ones I am looking forward to. I have seen Masque of the Red Death on a few lists and can't figure out how I missed it! Looks like fun. Here is my list http://wp.me/pzUn5-SW

  2. I remember liking Meg Cabot when I read her some years ago. I should probably read her again.

    Here's my list -

  3. I was lucky enough to get an ARC of Masque of Red Death for a blog tour and OH MY GOODNESS it's beautiful. I'm not that far into it, but the writing is just so phenomenal (think Daughter of Smoke and Bone). I really hope you like it when you get to it!

  4. gr8 tt

    i have maskeque /the selection and sweet evil on my wishist
    i want them bad

    My TT

  5. I'm seeing Masque of the Red Death popping up in a few lists - must add it to my TBR. I agree, it'll be fun to see what can be done with a retelling. And that cover is amazing!

    Happy reading!

  6. UMMM CROAK HELLO!!!! it sounds fabulous!!!! and so does slide! i am reading Masque now and its so good!!! and selection is just GAHAHAHFHAFdhs so great! and i need sweet evil now!!!! great TT
    Tara's Top Ten

  7. I love your teaser. Great choice! Thanks for sharing!

    My TT: http://bibliophilesthoughtsonbooks.blogspot.com/2012/03/teaser-tuesday-15-bitten.html

  8. Forgiven sounds good. I wonder what's up with whoever she's talking to. Hmmm..... Thanks for sharing.

    Here's my Teaser Tuesday


  9. Some very intriguing fantasies listed. I am seeing Grave Mercy everywhere today, I'll have to check it out. Croak and Insurgent are two I'm already trying to find time for.

  10. I can't wait to see what happens with Riley and Beck aahhh!
    I want Forgiven now:) Great teaser!

    Here's my TT

  11. You know I appreciate your style here on this blog - it's really wonderful!
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  12. SO COOL that a book you beta-ed got published!!!! It's next on my TBR pile :)

  13. Fun list! From your list I've read three: Grave Mercy, Masque of the Red Death, and The Selection. I devoured all three. Really, so so good. I can't wait for you to read them. And I think the rest of these are pretty much my TBR. ;)


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