Sep 9, 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

"I couldn't stop time, but time itself seemed to become lost. It was slowing, giving me just enough precious seconds to swoop half a foot to the right, and I swung my back to the bullet and protected Jonah's chest. A sharp, scolding shot of red-hot lead fused with silver components perforated my skin. It ate its way through my flesh, finally lodging itself in my shoulder. I peeked up at Jonah's frozen face and as his eyelashes finally started to move, time seemed to catch back up with me.

My legs gave way and I fell." Kindle loc. 7%

*Quote comes from my eARC, therefore it and its location are not final.

TITLE: Lailah
AUTHOR: Nikki Kelly

PUBLISHER: Feiwel & Friends
GENRE: Paranormal YA
RELEASE DATE: October 7, 2014

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This week's topic is: Top Ten Underrated Authors & Book Series in Urban Fantasy

*in no particular order

Sometimes for me, it's hard to determined who or what's underrated. Cause to me the authors and books I love are freaking incredible! And so I choose these based on how much I may or may not hear about them around the blogosphere and you know, out in society.

1. Jeannie Holmes--author of the canceled Alexandra Sabian series and it was sooo awesome! Devastated that it got canceled.
2. Tracey O'Hara--author of the canceled Dark Brethren series, at least I believe it is. Last book was in 2012. :( Another awesome UF series!
3. Kelly Meding--author of Dreg City, Meta Wars and the new Cornerstone trilogy series. She still writes, but after two series were canceled, I feel like she's underrated despite being totally awesome! She's even self-publishing the Dreg City books!


4. The Intertwined series by Gena Showalter-soooo underrated! This series got FREAKING CANCELED and it ended with cliffhangers!! We need to do all we can to support Gena so the pubs will want to buy 1 more book so the series can be wrapped up!! BUY BUY BUY!!!
5. Hoodoo series by Adrian Phoenix--I think this series kind of got dropped too. It was really intriguing too! I was sad to see it just fall off the shelves like that!
6. Oracle series by Alayna Williams--another awesome series that kind of just ended after two books. They didn't read as duologies either, so I feel like they just kind of got knocked out too soon.


7. Mara Purnhagen--author of the Past Midnight trilogy, she hasn't written since then and I feel like she's underrated because this trilogy with its novellas was incredible! I LOVE it!! Such a creepy and intense kind of trilogy here!
8. Isaac Marion--author of Warm Bodies, hard to say he's underrated since the book was incredible and got a movie deal and done. But that's it. That's all we've heard from him lately and I almost feel like the world's forgotten about him after the movie released. He does say he's hard at work at the next Warm Bodies book and it will be a series of some length!
9. Chloe Jacobs--author of the YA series Mylena Chronicles, not sure when the next one comes out but the wait is killing me!


10. Linda Robertson's Persephone Alcmedi series--an incredible UF series that did get 6 books, yet the story remains unfinished and there's no definitive proof of a book 7. In 2013, Linda mentioned writing it and was posting chapters on her blog on a weekly basis, but it ended after 7 chapters with no updates. So I don't know where this book/series stands anymore. It was really good too!


  1. all your books seem interesting. will make sure to check it out :) have a great week!

  2. That book cover for your teaser looks pretty creepy!

  3. Great tease. She sounds very brave, jumping in front of a bullet to save someone else.

  4. I'm getting ready to start this book. Wow, she took a bullet for him.
    Nice selection of books there.
    Here is my tease -

  5. I hate when I fall in love with a series, and it gets canceled or postponed until further notice because of sales. I will definitely check some of these out. Hopefully the rate of the books will continue to grow and not be underrated anymore.

  6. Well, I guess you must be right about the underrated authors and books because I haven't heard of a single one of them! Past Midnight looks like a book I'd like to read. Thanks for sharing!

    Here are my Top Ten!

  7. What a gripping scene! Will she be okay!? I certainly would like to know; great teaser! Thanks for sharing!

    Here's mine!
    The Book Thief | Markus Zusak

  8. Quite the gripping teaser. I confess, I've only heard of one or two of the authors mentioned. My teaser: Emma

  9. So many books I haven't heard of! Well I've heard of Twisted, I'm pretty surprised that it was canceled. I felt like Gena's name could keep anything afloat!

    Amber Elise @ Du Livre

  10. The only one of those I've heard of is Isaac Marion, but I definitely like him. :D Great teaser as well, Jessica! :D

  11. That's a great tease! A perfect moment, and of course it leaves me wondering who shot them, why they were shot, and if they're gonna be okay. I've never read Nikki Kelly's books, but I might have to check out this one. Thanks for sharing!
    My Teaser.

  12. That cover made me take a second look! At first, I thought it was a tree stump but then realized those "branches" were hands! Your Teaser makes me curious about the characters.
    Here's the link to my Tuesday post: Retirement Can Be Murder.

  13. Oh wow, great teaser Jessica! I'm sort of on the fence about reading Lailah, but that teaser is so intriguing! Hope you love the rest of the book =)

    My TT

  14. I hope that she is alright.

  15. OMG YES Chloe Jacobs is awesome! I looooved Greta and the Goblin King and want the next book ASAP!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

  16. Great teaser! I cannot wait to get my hands on that one!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

  17. Great list. I haven't read anything by these authors, but I'm always happy to get recommendations. :)

  18. Nice teaser and love that cover!

  19. Awesome Teaser! I'm also reading LAILAH now. And while I'm enjoy it, I'm not loving it! It had the insta-love feel that I am NOT a fan of at all. But I'm sure I'll be finishing it and give it an okay rating! I hope you enjoy it, Jessica

    Thanks for stopping by my TT @ Addicted Readers! :)

  20. Love the cover of twister. Definitely caught my eye.

  21. I love your teaser, Jessica! I need to check it out :)
    And you're right about your underrated Authors / books - I don't know any of them o.O

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

  22. Love the teaser, taking a bullet for a guy... sigh! Hope you loved the book!

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

  23. Oh wow, I haven't heard of any of these books, that's impressive, great list :D


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