Sep 29, 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'm not going anywhere with you.' Well, anywhere other than the dark, creepy, abandoned warehouse I'd already followed him into." p 122


TITLE: The Stars Never Rise
AUTHOR: Rachel Vincent

PUBLISHER: Delacorte Press
GENRE: Paranormal YA
RELEASE DATE: June 9, 2015

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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:  Ten Books To Read If You Like Cinder!

*in no particular order

**So for this I am basically picking other beloved fairy tales retold! Some in totally unique ways like Cinder, and others that might be more retelling yet in the classical sense! Though none of these will have the Sci-Fi feel!

1. SNOW by Tracy Lynn--a classical retelling of Snow White, yet still with some different twists!
2. SCARLET MOON by Debbie Viguie--a Little Red Riding Hood retelling with a nice werewolf twist! This was among the first ones like that that I ever read!
3. THE WRATH AND THE DAWN by Renee Ahdieh--a nice classic retelling of A Thousand and One Nights!

4. GRIM edited by Christine Johnson--a beautiful collection of fairy tales retold! The way they should be...dark and grim! ;)
5. A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES by Sarah J. Maas--an amazing retelling of Beauty and the Beast but add in the fae! 
6. NOCTURNE by Syrie James--another retelling of Beauty and the Beast, at least that's how I saw it! Though the Beast is definitely a different variety...and that's all I say before I get to talking too much!

7. PRINCESS OF THORNS by Stacey Jay--this one's not so much of a retelling, but you could call it a "sequel" of sorts. As this one tells the tale of Sleeping Beauty's daughter and her misadventures that involve curses and princes and evil fairies!
8. ENCHANTED by Alethea Kontis--a uniquely retold tale of the Frog Prince! Alethea plans on writing a full series with all 7 sisters getting a chance in the spotlight! We're up to 3 so far! And I'm behind by 1!
9. STRANDS OF BRONZE AND GOLD by Jane Nickerson--a retelling of the Bluebeard fairy tale. If it's even called one. But we all know how bizarre that story was! This was sort of a "newer" version of the tale as the time period isn't as old as the original, but it's still set in the past!

10. BRIAR ROSE by Jana Oliver--a wonderfully retold version of Sleeping Beauty! It was done in ways I couldn't even imagine! I adored this one!



  1. Haha great tease! Thanks for sharing, Jessica.

    Here's mine:

    Athina @ Between my Lines

  2. So I actually chose Cinder as one of my popular books and felt that those who loved it should read 'Spinning Starlight' by R.C. Lewis. If you haven't already and like the Sci-Fi spin then you definitely should! I also chose 'A Court Of Thorns & Roses' (because Fairy Tale retellings rock) and paired it with 'Valiant' by Holly Black, aother book I feel yu'd like. It is a slightly darker more suburban retelling of Beauty & The Beast with the inclusion of Fae also!

    Check out my Top Ten Tuesday list!

    Also, I am currently running two Giveaways! Click here and here to enter! Good luck!

    Katrina @ Chased By My Imagination

  3. Great teaser! I'm so curious about that book, hope you're enjoying the read :)

    Thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog earlier!

  4. That made me chuckle. Kind of a mute declaration!

    Here's my TT -

  5. I love Rachel Vincent's books! Her character interactions are always so awesome! Great teaser!

    Here's my Teaser from Lord Loss!


  6. Great list! Princess of Thorns is one I really want to read. And A Court of Thorns and Roses - I actually haven't read anything by Sarah J. Maas yet, but I think that book might be a good start :)

  7. We chose the same topic this week! Yay! Although the only book we share in common is "A Court of Thorns & Roses." I'm so excited to read some of the books you've listed here :D

    My TTT

    Obsessive Compulsive Reader

  8. Nice list! I really liked Cinder. Of course I have also read most of these (lol) but what does that matter?

    Christina @ Books & Prejudice

  9. I really want to check out Scarlet Moon. I read another Viguie book several years ago and really liked it - but I think it had to do with witches or something similar. Great list!

  10. Beauty and the Beast! I need to read Nocturne!!

    Also I hope you enjoy The Stars Never Rise.

  11. Ooooh! I've never heard of Nocturne! I'm on my way to find that one now! I LOVE a good BatB retelling! :D

    Here's my WoW!

  12. I love re-tellings! Lots of books on this list I haven't read. Def adding some to my list. What a great idea. Great list!

    -Lety @ Gone With The Words

  13. Great tease and nice list of books for your top 10. I've read most of those. Happy reading!

  14. Great list! I've actually only read ACOTAR, but pretty much all of the other books are on my TBR list. I can't wait to read them! I'm SOOO excited for Winter! Not too much longer.

    My TTT

    Lizzie @ Big Books and Grande Lattes

  15. I really enjoyed Strands of Bronze and Gold! My TTT

  16. LOL This teaser made me laugh.


  17. I so want to read The Stars Never Rise. Thanks for the tease.

  18. Great teaser, I so loved that book when I read it.... how are you finding it?

    Great top ten too, lots of books for me to discover so thank you!

    My TTT - Thea @ Gizzimomo's Book Shelf

  19. I loved The Stars Never Rise, Jessica, and that quote is great!
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

  20. I haven't read Cinder but it's on my TBR!
    My TTT:

  21. I like your choices especially first three ,Snow and others I will check them. I don't read Cider yet, shame on me, I want to read it soon.

  22. I haven't read Cinder but I adore ACOTAR and there are a ton of books on this list on my TBR!

  23. I've heard so many good things about Cinder but haven't read it yet. I met the author and listened to her talk about the series. Definitely want to read it.

  24. I haven't read ANY of these retellings and I definitely need to fix that!!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction


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