Nov 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 still don't like it,' Ari said as he swung up into Whiskey's saddle.

Janco mounted The Madam. 'This is going to be fun.'

'You said that about the Bejin ambush, and look how that turned out.' Ari gathered the reins.

'There's just no way to stifle a sneeze once it reaches a critical level. Besides, no one was hurt.'" Kindle loc. 63%*

*This quote comes from the eARC, therefore it and its location are not final.


TITLE: Night Study
AUTHOR: Maria V. Snyder
GENRE: Fantasy
RELEASE DATE: January 26, 2016

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This week's topic is: Thanksgiving Themed Freebie: Ten Books/Series I am Thankful For

*in no particular order

1. DEMON IN MY VIEW by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes--the book that started my vampire/paranormal obsession! Without this one...I would be lost! ;)
2. OLD MAGIC by Marianne Curley--my first magic and time traveling book! Well...magic in a sense! This was the first bit of active magic I had in a book...other than Harry Potter of course, but more to come!
3. VAMPIRE ACADEMY by Richelle Mead--the book that brought me back to YA! And essentially the one that let me know Paranormal YA was back and running strong!!

4. THE MEDIATOR: SHADOWLAND by Jenny Carroll/Meg Cabot--one of my first Paranormal YA finds after Demon in my View! I adored this series! I loved every moment of it! And discovering that were two more books after this quartet was finished made me incredibly happy! I'm likely to burst next year when book 7, the first adult installment comes out!
5. POISON STUDY by Maria V. Snyder--essentially my first adult Fantasy read, though it does get classified as YA at times too! But for me it was in the adult section at my dearly, departed Borders. I fell in love with this world so fast and I am grateful for it because it basically opened the door to amazing fantasies for me! Ones that weren't overly complex either!
6. HALFWAY TO THE GRAVE by Jeaniene Frost--for what would the world be like without Bones...or Ian for that matter! And soon...Ian will have his book! I look forward to that day just as much as loving this series/world in the beginning!

(ironically, not planned red covers[ish])
7. BITTEN by Kelley Armstrong--this book was amazing and it launched an incredible series that surrounded so many awesome characters! It kind of gave me that safe feeling that a series doesn't always have to revolve around one character or set of characters. It can be massive! And still be incredible and understandable!
8. STRAY by Rachel Vincent--probably one of the first books I bought in the "romance" section and learned that not all those books are romance centered. I had some bad experiences with a few of those! As someone who only likes a little bit of romance, this was huge for me! Plus this series became a fast favorite! Loved every (well...nearly every) moment of it!
9. A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES by Sarah J. Maas--an amazing and beautifully retold tale of my favorite fairy tale ever! Which is Beauty and the Beast, naturally! This read was beyond amazing! It's also a very, very mature YA. I liked that Sarah wasn't afraid to make it overly "safe" either!

10. HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE by J.K. Rowling--because what's a list of books you're thankful for without Harry Potter?! This was such a magical read! And to think I didn't really pick it up until there were 3 books out! Just made it nice to binge those three...even if there was an argument with my sister who got to read book 2 first. I think she won...but I still read book 3 before she finished book 2 or even started it, so naturally, I snapped it back up before she got around to it! HA! LOL!


  1. I love Ari and Janco – they have the best banter :D I haven't done a top ten Tuesday but I would definitely have books by Sarah J. Maas, Maria V. Snyder, Kelley Armstrong, and Jeaniene Frost on my list!

    Zareena @ The Slanted Bookshelf

  2. Everyone has vampire books in their list except me :') I guess I'm not a vampire girl...

    Nice list though! (and yes HP is necessary)

    Laura @ psilovethatbook

  3. The tease was good but your thankful list was pretty right on amazing! I loved VA, Stray and Harry Potter. I keep meaning to read Halfway to the Grave and Bitten (thanks solely because of you)!

    My Teaser

  4. Still haven't read this author, but one day. :)

    Tuesday Teaser

  5. Had to chcukle about the aneeze. I gather it came at the wrong time. LOL Like these two already.

    Here's my TT -

  6. Yes, thanks to the universe for giving us Harry Potter! My kids grew up with him and he's like one of the family now!

  7. Some great looking books and I do love the teaser. It sounds good/bad. lol
    sherry @ fundinmental My TT

  8. Awesome List, I dont read alot about vampire at all, but those covers look great! Have a Happy Thanksgiving! Here's my Top Ten Tuesday

  9. I've only read a couple of these books, but I am totally thankful for ACOTAR and Harry Potter! :D

    Here are my Top Ten!

  10. I LOVE your choices! Rachel Vincent's Wildcat series IS my favorite series ever! The Women of the Otherworld series is definitely in my top five! As well as The Vampire Academy series!

  11. I'd probably read it just to find out the exact location and time period — it sounds like quite an adventure:

  12. Harry Potter, Night Huntress and Vampire Academy would make my list too!
    And Ian, ya! Seriously he should get a nice, long book!

  13. Happy Thanksgiving to you!! I enjoyed reading your post. There are so many good book series out there aren't there!!

    Thank you for stopping by and leaving me a post today.

  14. I didn't read Harry Potter until there were already three books out either. Love Vampire Academy and I really need to catch up on the Night Huntress series. I think I've missed the last two books that are out in that one. :D

  15. I really like the teaser you shared--a bit of humor mixed in with what sounds like a great adventure. I love the cover too. I definitely would want to give Night Study a try.

    I love series. I am very grateful for their existence too. I wish I'd thought to put that on my list. I like your choices. Harry Potter would have made mine. I love the Women of the Otherworld series by Kelley Armstrong. I haven't read them all, but I've read enough to know it's one of my favorite series.

  16. Great teaser. I'm looking forward to reading this one. Thanks for visiting my blogs. Happy Thanksgiving.

  17. DEMON IN MY VIEW by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes is one of the first vampire ones I read!

  18. I really want to read Marie Snyder's books! I've heard nothing but great things about them. I'm so thankful for VA and ACOTAR too! :)

    Rachel @ A Perfection Called Books

  19. I am definitely thankful for Harry Potter!
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  20. Interesting tease. Apart from the fact that they seem to be mounting horses, I have no idea what's going on.

  21. Vampire Academy is a good one for sure! Happy Thanksgiving.

  22. I doubt I be where I am now without Harry Potter. Great list!

    Check out my TTT.

  23. Yes Harry Potter! That series is the best! And love Vampire Academy and Night Huntress too! I read Night Huntress recently and I already miss Bones!


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