Jan 28, 2014

Teaser & Top Ten Tuesdays

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.

Definitely going to tease you all today! I couldn't decide between these two teasers and naturally when that happens I share both!!

"'Faster, my love faster.' He laughed when I snarled. 'If it pleases you, I can push harder from behind.'" p 31

"Bren looked down at her, then at me, then called for reinforcements. 'Dan! Hysterical female, you need to handle this.'" p 217

TITLE: Cursed by Destiny
AUTHOR: Cecy Robson

GENRE: Urban Fantasy
RELEASE DATE: January 7, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

Each week we will post a new Top Ten list  that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.

This week's topic is: Top Ten Worlds I'd Never Want To Live In

*in no particular order

**NOTE: Now I LOVE these books, but some of the settings wouldn't necessarily be ideal. For the dystopians, obviously I wouldn't want to be stuck in those kinds of hostile locations. I'll explain a bit with each title, why it wouldn't be an ideal place to live!

Angelfall (Penryn and the End of Days, #1)Divergent (Divergent, #1)Doomed
1. Angelfall by Susan Ee--a world ruled by angels who aren't too thrilled with humans? Pass.
2. Divergent by Veronica Roth--where to begin with all the factions and issues (with society) with this one! Pass.
3. Doomed by Tracy Deebs--basically the fact that some nutjob makes technology obsolete completely and shutting down Earth as we known it! Pass.

Black City (Black City, #1)God Save the Queen (The Immortal Empire, #1)Angel Burn (Angel, #1)
4. Black City by Elizabeth Richards--a world ruled by vampires? With troubled human relations? Pass.
5. God Save the Queen by Kate Locke--set in the past, plus there are goblins, vampires and werewolves? And other nasty political issues? Pass.
6. Angel Burn by L.A. Weatherly--another world ruled by angels and angels don't like humans? Yeah, pass.

Alice in Zombieland (The White Rabbit Chronicles, #1)Falling Kingdoms (Falling Kingdoms, #1)Dying Bites (The Bloodhound Files, #1)

7. Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter--uh...zombies running rampant at night? No thanks. Unless Cole's there to protect me! And I was like 10 years younger!
8. Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes--it's in the past-ish, plus there's so much political upheaval going on, especially in Rebel Spring. This is not a place to visit during these trying times! Pass.
9. Dying Bites by DD Barant--moreso the parallel world Jace goes to! Too many paranormals running about. Not safe at all. Pass.

10. Benighted by Kit Whitfield--a read from long ago, but in this one, humans make up 1% of the population, the other 99% is werewolves. Yeah, pass.


  1. Oohh, you teased us with such good stuff this week, Jessica! ;)

    Here's my TT!

  2. Divergent and Angefall are both on my list, too. Alice in Zombieland, though, I really want to read it!!
    My TTT

  3. I love your teasers, Jessica, sounds like a fun read!

    And I think I would probably try to avoid most worlds I love to read about - I would never want to live in them. I'm not a good enough fighter to survive, I think.

    Have a terrific Tuesday.

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

  4. One suggestive and one funny teaser. Love both, and sure as hell wouldn't have been able to chose only one, either. Got the first Weird Girls novel on my tbr, and I think I just pushed this up quite some. Thanks for sharing!
    My TT

  5. Yep - that Penryn world is nasty business.

    Thanks for checking out my list!

    TTT @ Krista's Dust Jacket

  6. Sounds like fun. I haven't read anything by this author yet. My teasers this week are from Carousel Sun by Sharon Lee and Cress by Marissa Meyer. Happy reading!

  7. Ohh I forgot to include Black City... nope dont want to live there either... Great list!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

  8. Not read any of these books, but some sound really good. :) I couldn't think of enough places to do a top ten this week...lol. The only place I could think of was the world in The Fever series..creepy..only thing good in that world is Barrons..LOL :)

  9. Hahah! 'hysterical female, you need to handle this'
    Great teaser! Have fun reading :)
    My Teaser

  10. Love your Top Ten List!! I am sad to say I have yet to read any of them, but I know I own at least half of them. LOL I'll need to get to it! Very awesome choices.

    Happy Tuesday!! :D

  11. Great teasers. They both made me smile. I haven't read Falling Kingdoms or Alice in Zombieland yet, though I hope to soon. I hear both those worlds definitely bite, though. Great list. Thanks for stopping by mine!

  12. The only book that I've read is Divergent. The Supernatural genre seems to have tons of terrifying worlds! Great list!

    Cassi @ My Thoughts Literally

  13. I haven't read most of the books on your list, except Divergent. I honestly think that it would be so hard trying to live in a faction. No one is just one thing and it would suck because I feel like it's setting you up for failure. As much as I think Dauntless is cool, I don't want to be a part of that faction or any faction, so I'd be faction less, which is not as great as alternative as it might seem.

    Thanks for stopping by!
    Aly @ My Heart Hearts Books

  14. Whoa so many worlds overrun by vampires/werewolves/zombies! I wouldn't want to live in those either...

    Thanks for stopping by!

    - Kritika @ Snowflakes & Spider silk

  15. Ha! Fun teasers this week. Have not read any of the books in your top ten, though I have at least heard of a few. My teaser: I’m the Vampire, That’s Why

  16. Great choices! Angelfall makes my list too because the thought of living in a world ruined by apocalyptic angels and monstrous creatures is just a bit too frightening for my liking!

    Becca @ Lost in Thought

  17. Just recently started the Cecy Robson series; I've only read book one so far, but really enjoyed it :). Nice teasers!!
    Ninja Girl

  18. Awesome list! I have Black City on my bookshelf that I still have to read lol

  19. Okay, that was an interesting tease. Definitely got me wondering.

    Thanks for visiting my TT
    Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

  20. Great list! Angelfall and Divergent almost made my list as well. The world of Angelfall is terrfying...I'd never survive.

    My TTT is here.

  21. Ha,ha, I LOVE them teasers! They make me want to go read it, NOW! :) Check out my TT: http://addictreaders.blogspot.com/2014/01/teaser-tuesday-38-under-never-sky.html

  22. Zombies definitely fall on my 'yeah but no' list.

  23. Loved Cursed by Destiny! Great teasers. Your top ten list is great too!

    My Teaser

  24. OMG I love your list. You had me giggling so much. Why do angels always seem to hate us? Great list & thanks for stopping by my post :)

  25. Bwahaha!! Love the teasers.... The first one can mean so much!! Awesome!!
    Great Top 10... I have to read some of those to see why you chose them, for sure!

    Thanx for visiting my TT
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace


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