Oct 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

"'Are you going to make a habit of winning arguments? It's very unbecoming.'"

'Was this an argument?'

'Obviously not. I don't lose arguments.'" p 189

TITLE: Ruin and Rising
AUTHOR: Leigh Bardugo

PUBLISHER: Henry Holt and Co.
GENRE: Dystopian YA
RELEASE DATE: June 17, 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 Characters Who I Would Totally Want To Be For Halloween

*in no particular order

Kind of difficult to say why I chose these ladies, mostly cause in a way I would want to actually BE them! You know because they either have some super talents or powers or they have adventures...usually with really HOT guys that would HAVE to come along with the costume! ;)


1. KATE from Marianne Curley's Old Magic--a teen girl who's a witch and can time travel with the help of her grandmother's spell?! Totally in, plus hot guy!
2. JESSIE from Shannon Delany's 13 to Life--girl with awesome name and has a hot werewolf boyfriend?! With an accent?! Hell yes!
3. KATY from Jennifer L. Armentrout's Obsidian--hell, I'm practically Katy already! Alls I need is my very own Daemon purty please!

4. JESSICA from Amelia Atwater-Rhodes's Demon in My View--the heroine is named Jessica. She's a published author. And she draws the eye of an uber hot bad boy vampire, Aubrey!
5. ALICE from Gena Showalter's Alice in Zombieland--two words: Cole. Holland.


 6. CHARLEY from Darynda Jones's First Grave on the Right--Charley is awesome! She's got some pretty cool powers and abilities. Then there's her incredible sense of humor...and oh yes, Reyes!
7. ELENA from Kelley Armstrong's Bitten--she's a werewolf! How cool would that be! Plus she's still a great heroine; strong, brave, determined. And naturally, there's Clay! Gotta love that man! At least I do!
8. RACHEL from Kim Harrison's Dead Witch Walking--Rachel is incredibly awesome! And in the beginning she has those awesome cuffs you see on the cover with the charms! And I must say, though I am loving Trent (& still gotta read the finale!) I would have to say for my "costume" I would want Kisten by my side for old time's sake!

9. GEORGINA from Richelle Mead's Succubus Blues--she's a succubus and has her own slew of powers, but she's also kind, has great friends, dates a writer and oh yes...works in a BOOKSTORE!

Now for this one, I have to explain; it's NOT cheating per se, because the movie was adapted into a book! So you see, it's a book as well as a movie! ;)

10. SELENE from Greg Cox's Underworld--wow! Selene was a total kickass vampire! She was strong, powerful, fast, and then there's Michael...le sigh!


  1. I with you on Katy and Selene! They are both kick ass women. You definitely won't find these girls cowering in a corner waiting for their men to kick the enemies butt - they do it themselves.
    Monique @Mo_Books

  2. Alice in Zombieland would be such a cool character to be for Halloween! Aside from bad boy Cole Holland, you'd also get to wear the stunning gown from the book cover.

    Thanks for checking out my TTT list!

  3. Nice teaser, I hate loosing arguments as well. Love the character list for Halloween- you are practically Katy already. Selena would be fun, as well as Elena.

    My Teaser

  4. I came SO close to putting Georgie on my list! And I still need to read Alice's books, but from what I've heard about Cole, I probably would want to be her too!

  5. Wonderful choices and agree that Alice in Zombieland wouls make a great character costume! Hmmmmmm...... gives me ideas!

    My TTT  - Thea @ Gizzimomo's Book Shelf

  6. That’s a nice list of spooky stories. Happy Halloween! kelley—the road goes ever ever on

  7. LOL! I'm with you about Katy from Obsidian! I hadn't even thought of her. I could totally be her - and I mean, it's not asking too much to get a Daemon too, is it?!

    Kristen @ One Chapter Ahead

  8. Great picks! I can just imagine some of the creative costumes!

  9. Hah, your speaker in that teaser sounds like a fun person to talk to! Cool choice. I've been told I need to check out that series, it sounds intriguing.

    This week I'm diving into The Perilous Sea.

  10. Funny teaser. I like your picks for Halloween characters too. Yea Charley! Thanks for visiting my teaser! Happy reading!

  11. Great teaser. I really liked this series. Happy reading!

  12. hey my lovley sorry im late today, been one of them days. loving your teaser this week and again you have given me more books to add to the list lol. xx

  13. Love the tease. It's quite cute. I've seen this book before but don't know too much about it. Hope you're enjoying it.

    Thanks for stopping by my Tease.

    Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

  14. This is such a fun list! I think Selene would be such an awesome costume!

    Here are my Top Ten!

  15. A hot boyfriend with an accent?! Irresistible, indeed ;)

  16. I like that tease! And i love your picks for characters. I'd love to be a few of them myself - and not just for Halloween. :)

  17. Haha! I hate losing arguments!! Great tease.
    Nice top 10 picks too!

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

  18. I love UnderWorld , so good, and I have Alice and Zombie land sitting on my shelf. great picks ! Old Follower ~ Katie @ Inkk Reviews

  19. I have wanted to read Succubus Blues forever! Great picks!

  20. Alice from Alice in Zombieworld would be an awesome costume! Too bad I don't ever dress up any more. These posts are inspiring!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

  21. Oh Selene would be an awesome choice! She is just so kickass! It would also be fun to be Katy. Great list!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

  22. Yes those characters are awesome.
    Great top 10. :)


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