Nov 11, 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

"Creature from the Black Lagoon, I saw, would be showing next week. As I glanced at the picture, my heart twinged. I couldn't tolerate that film. The one time I'd seen it, everyone around me had screamed or laughed at the monster on the screen. But I just felt pity. It was the silliest of silly horror movies, and I'd walked out in tears." Kindle loc. 1108/6660*

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

TITLE: Familiar Things
AUTHOR: Lia Habel
PUBLISHER: Kitten Perfume Publishing
GENRE: Fantasy/Dystopian YA
RELEASE DATE: October 28, 2014

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This week's topic is: Top Ten Characters You Wish Would Get Their OWN Book (minor or just maybe a semi main character you wish a book was from their POV)

*in no particular order

 1. IAN from Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress Series--Jeaniene says she's trying to get a story out of Ian! It's progress at least because I definitely loved Ian in this series!
2. ADAM from Tahereh Mafi's Shatter Me Trilogy--just wished we could've got a little more from Adam. I felt like his part was just abruptly cutoff in the ending and would've liked more!
3. CASS from Kelley Armstrong's Otherworld Series--I always hoped Cass would get her own novel, but it was never in the cards apparently. She did get her own novella, which I've read, but I would've liked to seen more of her.

4. SEBASTIAN from Colleen Gleason's Gardella Vampire Chronicles--well, he was sort of in the spinoff series that's kind of stalled at the moment. But I would've liked to seen more of him, from him! Victoria had a decision on her hands and thankfully she chose the man I liked, but that doesn't mean I don't want Sebastian happy with someone else! 
5. JANCO from Maria V. Snyder's Study Series--I love Janco! Definitely one my most favorite secondary characters ever! He's just so funny and kind and all that good stuff! Would love to see him get a moment to shine with his own book! But I will settle for more in the series next year! ;)
6. REN from Andrea Cremer's Nightshade Series--I was a little upset with how things left off with Ren at the end of this one. I would've liked to know more about where he goes and all that.

7. DANIEL from Susan Dennard's Something Strange and Deadly Trilogy--needless to say, I would just want more of Daniel. Basically, if we were to rewrite the final book from his point of view, I'd be...content? ;)
8. CASSIAN from Sophie Jordan's Firelight Trilogy--yet another underdog that didn't get picked. Naturally I was team Will, but I still would've liked to known what Cassian ended up doing. If he ever found happiness.
9. KISTEN from Kim Harrison's Hollow Series--more dragging my feet! I didn't want to say goodbye to Kisten. Could we go back and have a novella with his point of view. Of a time with him and Rachel? It's possible there was one in the paperbacks, but since I always bought hardcovers, I never really got around to reading those shorts.

10. JACKAL from Julie Kagawa's Blood of Eden Trilogy--hells yes I would want more of Jackal! He was so funny and such an enjoyable character! I don't really expect that he'd find a special girl or whatever, but I still wouldn't say no to an adventure in his point of view!



  1. Interesting tease. I haven't come across this book before. The cover intriguing. Hope you enjoy the rest of it.

    My Tease @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

  2. I just bought the book your teaser came from. Loved her other series, so here is hoping. I agree that Adam needs his own book.

    My Teaser

  3. Intriguing teaser. Some movies would do that to you. LOL
    There are loads of secondary characters I'd love to have in their own books.
    Here's My Teaser

  4. I don't think I've read any of these. I love the cover on the first one, though!
    Today my teaser is from The Underground Girls of Kabul by Jenny Nordbeg.

  5. Well... I haven't read any of these books! I'm sure it's a fantastic list though! :)

    Here are my Top Ten!

  6. Familiar Things sounds like an interesting read I can't wait to see what you think of it. Out of your top ten, I have only read the first book in the Nighthuntress series, all the other books I have never read. :) Where have I

  7. The only book I've read that you mentioned is Something Strange and Deadly, and of course I also picked Daniel this week!
    Cassi @ My Thoughts Literally

  8. Haven't read many of those, but I"m sure they're all fantastic! :D I REALLY like that teaser. So intriguing. Might have to check out that book! :D Thanks for stopping by my blog. Happy Tuesday! :D

  9. Jackal definitely needs his own book. I loved his morbid sense of humor lol. Adam really pissed me off in Facture Me, and changed the way I thought of him. Those new found qualities he exhibited were big no no's for me.
    Monique @ Mo_Books

  10. Nice teaser, and I love the cover for Familiar Things! Hope you enjoy the rest of the book Jessica! And YES Janco needs his own book :D Love his character!

    My Teaser

  11. That tease has me curious, Jessica. I remember seeing that film when I was young...I don't think I cried. :) YES for Ian, Adam, and Kisten! Oh, I was really upset when I had to say goodbye to Kisten...really upset. Oh, and Cass. Yeah, it would have been nice for her to get her own book.

  12. I had to laugh at your teaser, as I felt the same way about the movie for "The Shining," that it was more stupid than scary. Agree with you on your number one -- would love to see Ian's story. Mine: Biting the Moon

  13. Interesting teaser. I could see how that could happen. Mine is from Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

  14. Great Teaser. I'm wondering what "The Creature From the Black Lagoon" has to do with the story! My reaction to the movie was pretty much the same as the character's.
    My Tuesday post features THE LEGACY LETTERS.

  15. Interesting reaction to the movie monster. I hope you enjoy the book. Happy reading!

  16. Wow...interesting teaser! I have this book on my TBR pile so I will be checking back for your review on it! Here is my TT:

  17. Forget Janco...what about Valek?? Oh he'd make a delightful character to have his story told. And I'm also totally with you on Jackal...he's totally my favorite in that series.

    My TTT is here.

  18. I actually considered Adam too, I would have liked to see him outside of his relationship with Juliette. I think we would have seen more of what we loved about him at the beginning :)

  19. Adam spoiler noooo!!! **looking away** looool

  20. I sort of skip read some of them because I didn´t want to spoil myself so....but I did read about REN!!! I´m still upset about the way it was handle his character. And I would love a spin-off of Jackal or at least one book about him.

  21. How did I not think of Cassian! He is the perfect person to have his own book! I was team Will, but part of me was secretly rooting for Cassian. Great list. Happy Tuesday. Enjoy the rest of your week.

  22. Jackal so needs his own story! I can't believe I forgot about Cassian! I would love to know what he is up to right now. Great list!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

  23. Great list! I especially can't wait for Ian's book, though I hope it will be from his PoV (I was disappointed that Vlad's books weren't), but anyway, I'll read it in every format ;)

  24. Oh my goodness, yes! I'd read a whole series from Jackal's POV for sure :) Have a great day, Jessica :)

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews


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