Aug 4, 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've changed this teaser three times since I started reading it, I'm at a pause for the moment and this was the latest teaser I chose! Totally spoiler free in all sense of the word, so don't fear to read!

"Then Roth did the unthinkable. He raised his hand and extended his middle finger. 'Does that count as pushing it, Bob?'

Crap on a cracker, he flipped off an Alpha! And he'd called the Alpha Bob! Who did that? Seriously?" p. 23

TITLE: Every Last Breath
AUTHOR: Jennifer L. Armentrout
PUBLISHER: Harlequin Teen
GENRE: Paranormal YA
RELEASE DATE: July 28, 2015

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This week's topic is: Ten Fairytale Retellings I've Read

*in no particular order
**These are all ones I've read! I would've added in ones that I want to read...but I'm not sure of them yet! Granted I will read them and want to read them, but I would rather give out recommendations than list ones that I've yet to read or be released yet!

1. SNOW by Tracy Lynn--this was among my first fairy tale retellings ever and I LOOOOVED it! I read it more than once, which as a teen, meant something to me! LOL! Didn't have a lot to read back then, so I read this one multiple times! It's a uniquely different Snow White story, but yet you can still see the threads of Snow White! I've read 2 reviews so far of A Whole New World that say it's not that great, since this is the SAME author, I highly recommend reading this one if you want another fairy tale retelling or want to try something else from her! Believe me, this one was GREAT!
2. BRIAR ROSE by Jana Oliver--yet another uniquely retold tale! This one was soooo awesome! It took digging for me to get a copy, because it was only available in real book form in the UK, so TBD was the way to go! And it was so remarkable and magical that I couldn't help but fall in love with it from the beginning!
3. A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES by Sarah J. Maas--naturally! This one was another uniquely retold tale! And since it mashes Beauty and the Beast with the fae, I was pretty much game from the getgo! Totally worth that agonizing wait!

4. CRUEL BEAUTY by Rosamund Hodge--this one was also amazing! Another uniquely done story of Beauty and the Beast! It was totally lovable since the characters didn't really care for one another right away!
5. TIGER LILY by Jodi Lynn Anderson--I loved loved loved this one!! This is truly one of the most unique and incredible retellings of Peter Pan ever! Not only do we follow Tiger Lily instead of Peter, but it's told from Tinker Bell's point of view! Add to that, there were some changes made to the story, that while not the greatest changes ever, it did make for a different way of telling! I think I enjoyed that aspect the most rather than being upset that things weren't as magical as they always were!
6. NOCTURNE by Syrie James--this one's actually an adult read and I don't know if you could call it an out and out retelling, but I totally, totally saw this as a Beauty and the Beast retelling! Though it involved a vampire instead of a beast! And wow! This one was incredible and brought me to tears!!

7. STRANDS OF BRONZE AND GOLD by Jane Nickerson--loved this one too! This is a retelling of the old favorite, Bluebeard! Maybe not happy-go-lucky fairy tale but still in the general category! This one was creepy good!
8. PRINCESS OF THORNS by Stacey Jay--I still need to read Of Beast & Beauty, but I did read this one that retells the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale and it was incredibly enjoyable! This Briar Rose isn't your ordinary princess and that's just one of the things I loved about it!
9. GRIM edited by Christine Johnson--the perfect anthology for this topic as it is a collection of fairy tales retold! And they're not the light and happy ones! Remember Grimm fairy tales were initially written for adults to enjoy, since they were darker than our Disney tales! And this one plays upon that darkness!!

10. DOROTHY MUST DIE by Danielle Paige--this one was an awesome twist on the Wizard of Oz story! At least I thought so! It's different. I mean, it's just so different than what you would think of a twisted WoO story and that's what I liked about it! I am behind and still need to read the sequel, plus 2 more novellas now! Sigh...




  1. I want to read ALL of your top ten!

    Also, what an interesting teaser! I wonder what he did for Roth to flip him off.

    My TT

  2. so many good books on your list. I loved princess of thorns. It was really good. Cruel beauty is a great one too. good list.

  3. Amazing list!!!! I've only read A Court of Thorns and Roses and yeah it was the best. I've had Briar Rose sitting on my kindle for the longest and I didn't know it was retelling, I don't remember what I thought it was about because as soon as I saw it was by Jana Oliver I had to get it.

  4. Omg I love that teaser. I am wishing that I hadn't been so strict with the "fairy tale" definition. I would have been able to find more that I read. I'm currently reading Princess of Thorns. I like it so far. But I wasn't too enthralled with Of Beast and Beauty. Awesome list!

    Christina @ Books & Prejudice

  5. I've actually had my eye on Nocturne for a while, it sounded really good. I had issues with the characters in Cruel Beauty, but I adored the writing and world building. The rest...I still need to read! Great list!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

    My TTT

  6. Briar Rose definitely looks interesting, I must check that out soon! You've got a great list here :D

    My Top Ten Tuesday

  7. Wow, what a great list! I want to read all of those! I'm adding them to my TBR. Thanks so much Jessica! Thanks for visiting Bookworm Book Reviews too! Happy reading! :)

  8. Great list! I´ve read Cruel Beauty and liked it a lot.
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  9. Love the tease! I definitely want to read A Court of Thorns and Roses. I love the author and what's better than mixing fae with a beloved fairy tale?

  10. I am definitely adding SNOW to my list. You have convinced me!

  11. Nice collection of retellings. I've read 5 of your ten. Happy reading!

  12. YES to ACOTAR and Cruel Beauty! Such amazing retellings! I can't even decide which is better because they're so completely different. I'm dying to read Princess of Thorns and Dorothy Must Die is on my TBR list! :D Great list!

    Here are my Top Ten!

  13. I loved what happens between Roth and the Alphas. It made me happy inside. Those are some good books for the fairy tale re-tellings

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  14. So many awesome picks! Thanks for stopping by!

  15. That was a great scene in Every Last Breath.

  16. You have so many of this genre on your tab! I hadn't even known about few books from your list! Great list. I really suck at reading any fairytale retellings, even though I love them. I'll definitely check out these books and read more of them.
    Thanks for visiting me.
    PS: I made a quick change in post cause I realized that one series wasn't a retelling, magical yes, like Grave Mercy(Loved that series) but not a retelling.

  17. I LOVED ACOTAR! I read Cruel Beauty, but didn't like it too much. I need to read the rest on your list though!

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    Lizzie @ Big Books and Grande Lattes

  18. Briar Rose looks amazing. I should read this next :) Thanks for stopping by.

  19. I had no idea that Liz Braswell and Tracy Lynn were the same person. I've not read Snow and plan to read A Whole New World soon, I hope I enjoy it despite mixed reviews.

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    Also, why not enter my giveaway!

    Katrina @ Chased By My Imagination

  20. Ahhh Roth I love him and I loved that book! And I neeed to read Briar Rose.

  21. Hey! I really like Jana Oliver, why don't I know about this Briar Rose??


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