Sep 30, 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

"'There is a crisis of epic proportions at hand and you are thinking of chocolate?' he asked.

'No, I'm thinking about ice cream. Ice cream with peanut butter and hot fudge and whipped cream on top,' I said, heading north through the usual midday cluster of people on Michigan.

'There is a crisis or epic proportions at hand and you are thinking about ice cream?'

I laughed, taking his hand. 'I'm pregnant and I will not be denied. Besides, there's a crisis of epic proportions every five seconds around here.'" p 55*

*Quote comes from my ARC copy, therefore it and its page number are NOT final

TITLE: Black Spring
AUTHOR: Christina Henry

GENRE: Urban Fantasy
RELEASE DATE: October 28, 2014

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This week's topic is: Top Ten Books That Were Hard For Me To Read

*in no particular order

 1. Gameboard of the Gods by Richelle Mead--I just struggled overall with this one. Perhaps it was all the character pov's even though I'm used to some multiple ones. It was really hard to get into for some reason as well.
2. Cinder by Marissa Meyer--another one that was hard to get into at first. I almost gave up on it, but decided to give it one more go. And it did get better. I think I was confused with its futuristic setting and also "moon people" and the whole separate worlds thing.
3. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi--I struggled a tad with this one at first as well. I think it was Juliette as the narrator that made it difficult, but I put that on how she was treated and lived for most her life. Despite the struggles, I did end up enjoying this series!

4. Blood Bath & Beyond by Michelle Rowen--I think this series was a smidgen hard to get into right away because I didn't read the "before" books. This was like a continuation of the main series, but yet the "mystery" books could be read as standalones and as a standalone series.
5. Blood Bound by Rachel Vincent--this one was hard to get into at first because it was the whole new series kind of adjustment one has when reading a beloved author's brand new series.
6. Weather Witch by Shannon Delany--this kind of goes with what I said in my previous pick. We entered a whole new world in this one and the world itself was a little hard to grasp for me, but I still liked it. Just didn't love it like I did with her previous series.

7. Radiant Shadows by Melissa Marr--perhaps the one I didn't enjoy as much in the Wicked Lovely series. For some reason, I really did enjoy Ink Exchange despite being sad with the ending and I liked Aislinn's books but when we got to this one, I found I struggled to get used to yet another new heroine. Still liked it though!
8. Mind Games by Kiersten White--this one was a tad confusing for me if I recall. It was hard to get into for many reasons, one being that there was no paranormal goodness or weirdness. It was a contemp, but still edgy. I couldn't really get into it all the way so I never did read it's second and final book.
9. Tangled Souls by Jana Oliver--I read this one and liked it, but I think I struggled a tad with some of the world rules and that kind of thing. Still a decent read!

10. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness--I sooo wanted to like this one, but I just couldn't get into it at all. It was too slow for me I think. I didn't even get around to finishing it because my TBR mountain is too big to try to push a reallllly long book on myself.


  1. I like the humor in this teaser--sounds like a fun read!

  2. Hahahaha. I love the humour in the teaser. Interesting top ten. Some books are just difficult to read, I guess.
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  3. Cute tease. I like that she wants icecream in a crisis.

  4. That's funny. great teaser! I'm sad to say I haven't read anything in your top ten other than DOW (and it was slow to start off). I've got some of them on my TBR pile (it's a pile, to big to be a list lol). Happy reading!

  5. I agree about Shatter Me - Juliet's narrative was very hard to read at first.

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  6. Love that teaser! And if it is the end of the world, I would be thinking of chocolate too.
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  7. Can't wait to read you review of Black Spring. I like the humor in the teaser! And I like your list of books that were hard to read. I didn't have trouble with a few that you did but Gameboard of the Gods, I haven't attempted yet. So yeah, I'm having trouble! :)

  8. Great teaser! Some books can be difficult to get into, but isn't it great when we force ourselves to continue and end up loving it? Mine: The Phantom of the Opera

  9. Sounds like that woman has her priorities straight -- especially since she's pregnant. Ice cream cravings can be important!
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  10. FINALLY! I knew there had to be someone else out there that wasn't immediately in love with Cinder; I haven't gotten past page 50 yet. :) Awesome list!

  11. Sounds like a great book.

    For mine, super sleuth Ellery Queen hunts a serial killer in New York City:

  12. I felt the same way about Cinder; it wasn't as entertaining, but once I picked up Scarlet (after 6 months) I was hooked. Have you read Cress? It's even better!

    Your teaser has me curious too! I'm loving the cover! Especially because I'm a HUGE fan of Hawkgirl :)

    Here's my teaser: Son of No One | Sherrilyn Kenyon

  13. love the tease...except now I'm thinking about ice cream too!

    Trish - my tease

  14. Great teaser. It sounds like a fun book. Happy reading!

  15. I understand on Cinder. Definitely not my favorite of the series, it is a bit slow that's for sure. And I am totally with you on A Discovery of Witches. Ugh, that book! I wanted to like it too. Lots of people really love it, but not me! Great list!
    Cassi @ My Thoughts Literally

  16. Hah, that's cute. I like that pregnancy cravings rate higher than disaster. I think this would be a lot fun to read. I'm really digging the cover (especially the girl's wings). Great pick!
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  17. Can I first say that the cover to Black Spring is AWESOME!

    Interesting choices and while I have more than a few of those on my shelves to read I have actually read A Discovery Of Witches and while I enjoyed it by the end (enough to make me get the other two books) I do remember that it took AGES to read but can't remember why!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier xx

    Thea @ Gizzimomo's Book Shelf

  18. Glad you hanged on to Cinder :D It does get better. Thanks for stopping by.

  19. Gameboard of the Gods I ended up giving 2 stars. It was a really hard one for me to even finish. I adore the Lunar Chronicles, so I loved Cinder and I'm glad you went further with that one. Radiant Shadows was difficult for me as well. I enjoyed the other heroine so it was a tough read. Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.

  20. I agree with Weather Witch! Loved the cover and concept, but the world was confusing.

  21. Oh great teaser hun. Thanks for stopping by. Xx

  22. A pregnant woman will not be denied. LOL We do get weird cravings:)
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  23. I need to start Blood Bound one of these days... glad to know its a bit of an adjustment from her other books.

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

  24. Glad you eventually got into Cinder and Shatter Me, as I plan to read them both. Everyone I've talked to who read A Discovery of Witches said much the same thing. Thanks for stopping by my blog! :D

  25. Glad you gave Cinder another go. I really enjoy that series!

    - Kritika @ Snowflakes & Spider Silk

  26. Gameboard of the Gods was definitely hard to figure out at first and pretty slow. I hear the second book is much better paced, though of course I still haven't gotten to it D:

  27. Bwahahaha!! Never deny a pregnant girl and food! He should know better!! lol

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

  28. The only one of these I've read is Cinder, which I loved. I'm glad you didn't give up on it!!

    Sorry for the late reply! I was on vacation!
    Tracy @ Cornerfolds


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