Aug 25, 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

"His breath fanned on her skin as he bent toward her ear. 'This morning, I was no where I should have been. Last night, I was not where I wanted to be.'" p 112

TITLE: The Wrath & The Dawn
AUTHOR: Renee Ahdieh
PUBLISHER: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
GENRE: Fantasy YA
RELEASE DATE: May 12, 2015

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 Books That Would Be On Your Syllabus If You Taught Fantasy vs. Dystopian 101

*in no particular order

Oh yes this will be a fun class in seeing the differences between Fantasy (the past...or is it?) and the possible bleak future!!


1. THE KISS OF DECEPTION by Mary E. Pearson--a wonderful fantasy series that is just awesome! Especially in its ability to trick the reader!
2. FALLING KINGDOMS by Morgan Rhodes--loove this series, so we're including it! Plus I think it's a fine example of multiple points of view, but keeping the reader's focus on the story and not making them confused!
3. SNOW LIKE ASHES by Sara Raasch--read this earlier this year and can only remember loving it! So hence, it's in the syllabus!

4. A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES by Sarah J. Maas--the prefect blend of fantasy and faeries and fairy tale!
5. POISON STUDY by Maria V. Snyder--because it's awesome and an amazing series! Plus it was practically my first fantasy read and I thought it was well done in creating a fantasy world and not making it overly confusing!


6. ANGEL BURN by L.A. Weatherly--a creepy future where angels are trying to rid Earth of humans!
7. UNDER THE NEVER SKY by Veronica Rossi--another dismal and bleak future taking place on Earth!
8. THE VAULT OF DREAMERS by Caragh M. O'Brien--a deceptively creepy read where you never know who to trust in this futuristic setting!

9. DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth--because despite Allegiant, I really did enjoy this series that was practically my first dystopian! So yes, this is included in the syllabus!

10. POISON PRINCESS by Kresley Cole--a creepy future where nearly everyone on Earth is dead and gone, except a remaining few who are caught in a deadly game? Will the past repeat itself as it has time and again? Seriously?! LOVE this series and need the next book!!!


  1. Where should he have been? What a tease! I have not read a single one of your fantasy reads so I would be signing up for your class!

    My Teaser

  2. Oh your tease is great, Jessica, you got me very, very curious!

    I would love to teach a class on Dystopian VS Fantasy! I might have even done a top ten post today if I had checked in advance that this was going on. I wrote a paper this summer on the function of love triangles in dystopias :D

    Have a terrific Tuesday and happy reading!

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

  3. Love that teaser, I need to know more now!
    Here's my post

  4. ACOTAR is perfect for this list!! I'm not much of a fantasy lover, unless Sarah J Maas wrote it, but these seem like great choices. I've read and loved Divergent!

    My TTT

  5. Great teaser. It has piqued my interest. Here is my TT

  6. Great idea in combining the two subjects and of course, the books you've chosen are all amazing reads too! xx

  7. Yummy teaser. Gives ya goose bumps. LOL Nice selection of books too. I spy a couple I'd like.

    Here's my TT from The Hybrid -

  8. Oh very nice! That's a really interesting topic (I would totally take this class). I've read most of these. I love your teaser too. It just tells me I really need to get on reading The Wrath and the Dawn!

    Christina @ Books & Prejudice

  9. Great teaser. Also, I've read seven of the ten books you list for your class. I'd take that class because I love being ahead. My teaser this week is from Bridget Wilder: Spy-in-Training by Jonathan Bernstein. Happy reading!

  10. Great list. I have always wanted to pick up Angel Burn and Poison Princess. I have read Kiss of Deception and liked it, but ACOTAR was not one of my best reads this year and only got a 4 star rating because of the last 30% or so.

  11. I LOVE THIS TOPIC! There is a lot of crossover but it would be really interesting to discuss what's fantasy and what is dystopia and why. Although I'd probably get into a lot of debates with people. Great list!
    Cassi @ My Thoughts Literally

  12. Great idea doing Dystopian vs Fantasy!! I included Kiss of Deception in my YA Fantasy 101 class :) Check out my list if you'd like :D

  13. Great picks! There are still some that I haven't read, like Angel Burn, The Kiss of Deception, and Snow Like Ashes, so I'll have to check them out!

    My TTT

    Lizzie @ Big Books and Grande Lattes

  14. Why do you always tease me with such amazing book Jessica!?! I absolutely love that teaser because it tells you nothing but is incredibly intriguing! I'll have to check that book out, especially with a gorgeous cover like that! Thanks for sharing :) I hope you have a great week!
    My Tuesday post
    Juli @ Universe in Words

  15. I really like the teaser you shared. I've had my eye on that particular book and hope to read it at some point.

    What a great list! I like the distinctions you make between fantasy and dystopian. I enjoy both, but tend to prefer fantasy.

  16. Snow Like Ashes is on my TBR, hopefully I will get round to it! I am currently reading ACOTAR. I did Dystopia for my list this week and Divergent was on that.
    My TTT:

  17. You're reading The Wrath and the Dawn! :) Should I get you a tissue now or later?

  18. That's a great Teaser. I'm wondering where he has been and what he's been doing. Sounds like he's been up to no good!
    My Tuesday post features SAMUEL & SOPHIA.

  19. Ooh...I got shivers from your teaser, lol. I can't wait to read The Wrath and The Dawn! I've bought it, just haven't gotten around to reading it yet, other books in the way. Combining Fantasy and Dystopian for TTT was a great idea! I haven't read any of the books on your list, but quite a few of them are on my TBR pile. I know I'm the last person on earth that hasn't read Divergent yet, but I swear, I'm going to get to it. If only I could read 10x faster, I might, might be able to read all the books I want to read! Thanks for visiting my blog Jessica! Sorry for rambling. Happy reading! :)

  20. I've seen mixed reviews for A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES, but I want to read it anyway lol I <3 retellings and that cover looks amazing!

  21. I would definitely attend your Fantasy 101 class! At least so that I could finally read The Kiss of Deception LOL :D

  22. Love the tease. Thanks for sharing. And where do I sign up for your class. :)

  23. I love your idea of fantasy vs. dystopian. That is definitely a class many would want to take!

  24. I totally agree with several of these that I've read! I really want to get to Kiss of Deception soon! I started reading it awhile ago but haven't finished it. By the way, how are you enjoying The Wrath and the Dawn?

    Here are my Top Ten!

  25. great list. I have gone back and forth on vault of dreamers. Did you like it?

  26. So need to read Sarah J. Maas but I loved Under The Never Sky!
    Thanks for stopping by our blog :)

    Janhvi @ The Readdicts

  27. ACOTAR! Yes great choices!!!

    Carrie @The Book Goddess

  28. Oh, interesting teaser....hmmmm

  29. This is a fantastic list! Love seeing ACOTAR because that book is amazing and UNTS too! Such great reads!

  30. Ooooh two of my favorite genres! I saw a bunch of books I've read and a few I've heard about but haven't read yet. I'd sign up for your class! :)

    - Kritika @ Snowflakes & Spider silk


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