Teaser Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by MizB of Books and Beat.
Here are the rules:
1. Grab your current read
2. Open to a page
3. Pick out 2 lines that are SPOILER FREE
4. Name the title, author, etc
This teaser totally took me by surprise! Read on if you dare!! ;)
"'Everybody poops, Rhys. There's even a book about it.'" p 50
TITLE: Blood and Salt
AUTHOR: Kim Liggett
PUBLISHER: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
GENRE: Horror YA
RELEASE DATE: September 22, 2015
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This week's topic is: Top Ten Books To Read If Your Book Club Likes FAIRYTALE RETELLING Reads!
*in no particular order
10. CRUEL BEAUTY by Rosamund Hodge--I really enjoyed Rosamund's take on Beauty and the Beast! It was refreshing and yet, still contained threads of the classic tale (and movie) we all know and love!
9. NOCTURNE by Syrie James--I call this a Beauty and the Beast retelling as well! But it's for adult!! And the beast is a vampire!! It was one of the most beautiful books I ever read and it still haunts me when I think about it and B&tB retellings!
8. A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES by Sarah J. Maas--because how can I NOT include it! And yes...I STILL need to read the sequel!! SOO BEHIND!
7. TIGER LILY by Jodi Lynn Anderson--one of the most unique and wonderful Peter Pan retellings I've read! It's not 100% magical in the magic sense, but it's truly magical in its unique telling! And while Tiger Lily is more our main character here, the story is actually told by Tinkerbell!!
6. UNHOOKED by Lisa Maxwell--another amazing Peter Pan "retelling" but not a straight up retelling. It's got all the characters you think you know, but they will surprise you and I loved it! Plus I was totally imagining Colin O'Donoghue as Captain Hook in this one. *Swoons*
5. THE WRATH AND THE DAWN by Renee Ahdieh--another duology I still need to finish! Soon. I hope! But this is a Thousand and One Nights (I believe that's the title, unless there's a "a" or "the" in front, I can't quite remember...) retelling and it was sooo good! So different and yet rich and beautifully told!
4. PRINCESS OF THORNS by Stacy Jay--another unique retelling, this time of Sleeping Beauty! Sleeping Beauty isn't at all what you would expect! I quite enjoyed this one. Was sad to hear a sequel wouldn't be happening after a failed Kickstarter run went terribly wrong.
3. STRANDS OF BRONZE AND GOLD by Jane Nickerson--this one was awesome!! And guess the retelling? It's BLUEBEARD! It's no secret or surprise as that's the first line in the description. Yet the story was still full of surprises and whatnot! I loved this one!
2. SNOW by Tracy Lynn--this! This is one of my ALL TIME FAVORITE fairytale retellings ever!! It's an older series called Once Upon a Time, which is basically fairytales retold. But not necessarily modernized, just retold in a different way or atmosphere. This was my favorite out of all the ones I read. Which was a little under half, because apparently the series kept going long after I thought it ended. A lot of you already read this author, Liz Braswell. But while her Disney retold stories don't seem to live up to our expectations, I will tell you that this one was freaking incredible! I read it as a teen and I had to have read it at least 5 times or so! It was just that good!! And having the heroine share my name in no way effects my opinion of the story...much. Okay, just a smidge! ;)
THE ONE (AMONG MANY) I NEED TO READ: