Mar 24, 2015

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 changed this teaser numerous times, this was the most recent one I read that had me grinning! And look! I followed the rules this time! It's a MIRACLE!

"'It's the middle of the night, and you want to run away with me,' Loki said. 'What will you tell your husband?'" p. 128

TITLE: Ascend
AUTHOR: Amanda Hocking
PUBLISHER: St. Martin's Griffin
GENRE: Paranormal YA
RELEASE DATE: April 24, 2012 

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 10 Books From My Childhood (Or teen years) That I Would Love To Revisit

*in no particular order

Regular followers of my blog are gonna see some favorites that I talk about quite a bit when we get on nostalgic topics! ;)

Also note, I'll be using older covers, the covers I have basically! So when you go to Goodreads, you'll most likely see something else come up instead. Be forewarned about that! ;)

1. DEMON IN MY VIEW by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes--my much talked about favorite as a teen! This was my first vampire book! The one that started what was to become my obsession! Of course, try finding a paranormal book in the YA section back in 2001, that is what we call difficult to near impossible! But I did find some rare treasured gems!
2. OLD MAGIC by Marianne Curley--yet another beloved fave from my teen years! And in 2002! This one was about magic, time traveling, love, curses...all that good stuff!
3. THE FORBIDDEN GAME TRILOGY by L.J. Smith--I read this series by L.J. before Vampire Diaries and basically LOVED it!! Was such an unexpected kind of series and I still get gushy feels over it! It feels like forever ago, but L.J. mentioned something about there going to be a 4th book, but I've yet to find new info on that. :(

4. THE MEDIATOR SERIES by Jenny Carroll/Meg Cabot--LOVED this series! Discovered it early on in my teens and was blown away! It was exactly the kind of read I was looking for! PARANORMAL! And there's going to be a BOOK 7 NEXT YEAR!! So incredibly excited about that I tell you!!! :D
5. THE GUARDIANS OF TIME TRILOGY by Marianne Curley--yet another amazing series!! Loved it! More magic and time traveling, but different. There's good guys and bad guys, bad guys want to change time and the good guys are trying to stop them. Cause you know changing the events of history will change the future! Dun dun DUN!!!!
6. ROSWELL SERIES by Multiple Authors--yes I was addicted to the Roswell books! I read ALL of them! There was Roswell High, which is what the show was based off of, because there were a lot of differences to it. Then there was a suspense series which took events of an episode further, there was 3 books in that series! And then two more "series" in sets of 4! I particularly loved reading the last one which showed us what the gang was up to after fleeing Roswell!! So yeah, I read these in my teen years too!

7. WICKED SERIES by Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguie--oh how I loved this series!! Feuding witch and sorcerer families, yet so many of them are having all these relationships...this series definitely had its shocks and twists!! I LOOOOVED it! I read it when it was originally published, so I suffered a good 6 years until Resurrection came out! Which is why I have hope that Gena Showalter's Intertwined series can come back and give me us its finale! ;)
8. BLOOD AND CHOCOLATE by Annette Curtis Klause--ohhh this one was sooooo good!! I loved it! I think I might have even re-read it back in the day! Miss doing that! This one was just so incredible and unexpected!! Though to note, if you see its movie version they are ENTIRELY different! Seriously only the character NAMES are the same! The movie was good though, you just have to completely and utterly separate it from the book, because naturally, the book was WAY better! ;)
9. BLUE IS FOR NIGHTMARES SERIES by Laurie Faria Stolarz--this was yet another awesome series! It was light on the paranormal, though there's still a nice dose of it in there! But it had an incredible mystery feel to it! I felt like I had another gap somewhere in this one, possibly between books 3 & 4, but it might have been because I wasn't as savvy with learning about new releases back then! Scary times! But this was an awesome series!!

10. HARRY POTTER SERIES by J.K. Rowling--naturally! I mean I was in the 6th grade--so 2000, starting to feel old! This was even published in 97! So I was late to the game!--when I read this one! And I still remember thinking I wouldn't like it because a boy was the main character. I was young, I was wanting girl heroines, but then our teacher started reading it to us and omg, I was kind of into it! And then I think it was my grandma who bought it for me for Xmas that year and I got to read it at my own pace! Still remember reading this one past my bedtime too, because HARRY POTTER!!! :D


  1. I love the teaser- what does she tell her hubby?

    I had no idea that Roswell the tv show was based off of a book series. Loved the tv show.

    My Teaser

  2. Great teaser. Here is mine

  3. Who wouldn't run away with Loki? Wait, is this Old Norse Loki or a different kind of Loki, because that does matter! I love the cover for 'Ascend', it looks very mystical. I hope you enjoy this one and who wouldn't want to reread Harry Potter! Thanks for sharing :) I hope you have a great week!
    My Tuesday post
    Juli @ Universe in Words

  4. Good teaser -- and some good books on your list.

  5. I have a feeling she won't tell her husband anything, as she is running away. Lovely cover.
    Some nice books on your list. I also try to use the cover that matches mine with books. So many have several now:)

    My TT -

  6. Ah Harry Potter! I couldn't really put those because I didn't read them until college, but I totally understand them making the list. I always wanted to read the Roswell books because I loved the TV series so much, but never did. Great list! :D

  7. Love the teaser! I'd forgotten about The Mediator series of books, I loved Meg Cabot when I was younger! Great list :)

  8. Great top ten list. Harry Potter made my list, too.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  9. I am intrigued by your teaser...and I've been curious about this author.

    Thanks for sharing...and here's mine: “SUMMER SECRETS”

  10. There is going to be a 7th book of The Mediator next year!?! I loved that series so much and I am so excited to hear about it. Great list!

  11. Great picks! I really need to re-read HP!! This was definitely a fun prompt today!!

    Thanks for stopping by My TTT

  12. I read the color series up until a point and then I forgot about it and never read the last...two, I think. I a should reread that and finish it. I enjoyed them!

    Cayt @ Vicarious Caytastrophe

  13. I read the color series up until a point and then I forgot about it and never read the last...two, I think. I a should reread that and finish it. I enjoyed them!

    Cayt @ Vicarious Caytastrophe

  14. I love Harry Potter! I have to reread the entire series soon. I still can't believe it's over :(

    Aly @ My Heart Hearts Books

  15. Nice selection of books!! Thanks for leaving me a comment on my TTT post. Happy reading!!

  16. An interesting and intriguing teaser. The only teen series from your list I've read was HP, which I read as an adult -- though I have seen the movie version of "Blood and Chocolate." Did not know it was based on a book. Mine: Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs

  17. I'd love to hear her answer to that question! That's a great Teaser.
    My Tuesday post features DEVIOUS.

  18. Awesome list! Love everything on it! You know I'm especially partial to the Marianne Curley books and the Blue is for Nightmares series. Yes, yes, yes to everything here!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

  19. Good question in the teaser. Happy reading!

  20. I love your teaser this week, Jessica, I don't know why, but I've always had a soft spot for Loki :)

    Have a great week and happy reading.

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

  21. Of course Harry Potter belongs on this list (: And I loved Old Magic! Great list!

    Tina @ Pages of Comfort

  22. Your tease brings back memories. Thanks for sharing.

  23. Blood and Chocolate and Harry Potter! Thanks for visiting my Top Ten!

  24. I really wish I had been aware of these kinds of books as a kid... I was so sheltered! Haha! And my parents didn't let me read Harry Potter. :( Great list!

    Here are my Top Ten!

  25. I ADORED the Roswell TV show when I was younger - now I want to go read the books!!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

  26. Okay, i really liked that tease. I'm going to have to read that series...especially since it's on my shelf. AND I'm going to have to break down and read the first 3 books on your top ten since i see them here often. They must really be something! ;)

  27. Oh man I love that Ascend teaser! I seriously need to read that series!

  28. Besides Harry Potter, these are all new to me! One of the covers, though, prompted to to realize I left off a very important series from my own list!

  29. Love that Ascend teaser! You've got me checking it out. Happy Friday! I've got my hop on, and followed you!


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