Jan 5, 2016

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

"Her death wasn't a conclusion. It wasn't the end." p 108* 
*Quote comes from my ARC, therefore it and its page number are not final.

TITLE: Passenger
AUTHOR: Alexandra Bracken
PUBLISHER: Disney-Hyperion
GENRE: Modern Fantasy YA

RELEASE DATE: January 5, 2016

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This week's topic is: Top Ten Resolutions I Have For 2015

*in no particular order

1. Read 100 Books--ideally I'd like to read more, but I always aim for 100 because you never know what life may throw your way and I'd rather surpass my lower goal than fail my higher goal! LOL!
2. Try to Get My Book Published--currently it sits with a publisher, but I submitted back in November and I have really no way of knowing if I passed or flunked. But eventually I really need to look into either smaller publishing houses or self-publishing...which I dread, only because I know it will be hard and I am sooooo not tech savvy or advertising savvy!
3. Get Back to Writing--I haven't written at all this year! What with losing my job, I became kind of depressed and only wanted to read my troubles away. Then the holidays came in with having a job (yay!) and I just found myself too busy and not wanting to write. But going to try to get back to where I at least write a page a day if nothing else!

4. Try Dating Again--yeah, I'm not the best with social situations and dating has been among them. I'm going to try forcing myself into online dating again, despite the warnings I get from nearly everyone about every dating site there is. I just don't know how to meet new people. I'm basically looking for tall, dark, and handsome, resembling Theo James and loves books! Or you know, can indulge my love of books! LOL!
5. Survive BEA--yes I am going to BEA this year for the first time ever! I'm a total newb and would loooooove to find me a BEA buddy! I've got a hotel already nearby so if anyone is going and wants to bunk up, just let me know! My email is up in my review policy tab!

6. Eat at Be Our Guest--yes, I am making this a resolution! LOL! Our Disney trip seems to be in some serious work now, so my next goal is to get firm dates and then nag and bug endlessly about who wants to join me at Be Our Guest because I will be diving into the reservation process! 
7. GET THIS PICTURE--lol! Yup, with our Florida trip I plan to go to Harry Potter World! I'll probably be the only one hopping along in the park as I will be jumping with joy the entire time!! And yes, I want to get a shot of this dragon, also with him breathing fire!


  1. Everyone I know is talking about this book so I added to my TBR Pile lets see when I can get my hands on it. My teaser is from Built by Jay Crownover

  2. I like your teaser -- and love the book cover! Good luck on your resolutions.


  3. all such great resolutions. Its hard to meet people anywhere. i think that there is just as much good that comes from online dating as bad. Just have to be picky. good luck with that.

    Oh disney and harry potter world. so would love that. And BEA. I think I will just jump into your suitcase.

    I didn't read or blog as much as I wanted to last year. I got off to a great start but between grandson and work its been hard.

    Writing yes book published yes. I am supporting you on these. you can do it.

  4. I want to read this one so badly. Great choice!

    My Teaser Tuesday.

  5. Interesting teaser and awesome resolutions.

    I used to work in online book promotion, so if you ever get that book published, I can give you some tips. Also, publishing can take a while. My first book took 18 months before it came out. Can the publisher give you any timeframe at all?

    Good luck with BEA. I would love to go one day too.

    Be Our Guest is so much fun. Definitely worth it.

    Good luck!

  6. I am so close to done with my WIP. But I don't think I could go self-pub. I just don't think of everything and I would need help.

    That's a very apt teaser for today! My copy should be in my mailbox. Excellent list!

    Here's my TTT

  7. We've eaten at Be Our Guest a few times and I love the ambience... the food is good too! Don't get discouraged if you can't get reservations on the first time... keep trying as people do cancel. You might have to make it your priority and schedule everything else around when you get in. When you do go... make sure to check out ALL the rooms. They don't mind if you walk around... They actually expect it. :-))) AND HP world is fabulous! We go there often (have annual passes). Maybe we could meet you there... we love showing people around when we can work it in our schedules (my son and me).

  8. Great resolutions. So many fun things you have planned this year. Yay BEA! I'm going again and I cannot wait. I hope we get to meet. Also good luck with getting your book published.
    Cassi @ My Thoughts Literally

  9. Good luck with getting your book published!!!

    It is hard to meet people, especially people who don't make a face when they see your bookshelves for the first time. :D
    Mel @ Reviews In A Pinch

  10. Great resolutions and good luck getting published!!! Here is my TTT http://angelerin.blogspot.com/2016/01/top-ten-tuesday-my-top-ten-most-ocd.html?m=0

  11. I can't wait to read Passenger! I might go out and get it today.

    It looks like you had a difficult 2015, so I hope 2016 is much better to you! I am so jealous of your trip to Florida. We are looking at going next January, but that is so far away.

  12. I can relate to almost all of your resolutions. :) I'm so jealous of all your upcoming trips! Best wishes for 2016!

    My TTT

    Obsessive Compulsive Reader

  13. I DIDN'T KNOW YOU WROTE A BOOK. How exciting Jessica!

    And I shall be surviving BEA with you, as soon as I buy my tickets that is!

    Everyone I know seems to LOVE online dating. I swear. It's just a 50/50 shot like everything else in life. Besides, it's a lot better than chatting up some dude at a bar.

  14. That teaser you shared! Makes me very curious about Passenger. I do want to pick that one up! Congrats on writing your book! I'm sure you'll hear back soon and it'll be good news! I'm actually in the process of editing my book! I am hoping to get that finished soon and send it off. Fingers crossed to the both of us!

    I also need to get back to my writing as well.

    Happy reading!

    Magen Corrie

  15. I hope you enjoy Passenger. It has been getting a lot of buzz.
    My YA teaser this week comes from Secrets of the Dragon Tomb by Patrick Samphire which is a fun science fiction title set on Mars. Happy reading!

  16. You're not the only one reading this book, and so far, everyone I've read thinks it's great. Must look into it. Here's my intro and teaser for this Tuesday: http://wp.me/p4DMf0-16A

  17. Hope you enjoy BEA! Those are good 2016 goals!! :)

  18. DISNEY TRIP!! YAY!! So excited for you! I wish you all the luck in the universe to land Be Our Guest reservations, though! Dinner reservations are IMPOSSIBLE. Seriously, they're pretty much all gone 180 days in advance. No joke! It's craziness. Breakfast and lunch should be a tad easier, but snag them as soon as you know when you're going! We were over there last April, and I managed to get lunch reservations and it. was. so. amazing!! The lemon-meringue cupcakes are to die for. And the strawberry ones! Oh gosh, I need to go back :D Best of luck with all your goals, Jessica!

    Alma @ Journey Through Fiction

  19. I love your goals for this year!!! I can't wait to see how everything works out for you! I hope you have a fantastic 2016. :D

  20. Don't give up from trying to reach a publishers and certainly don't stop to write.Here some article which help you to stand the situation:
    I can hardly wait to read your book, I hope the publisher will accept it soon :)

  21. I was checking my Amazon wish list and Passenger is one I chose to add to my reading challenges. Really hope it's as good as it sounds!

    Here's my TT - http://fuonlyknew.com/2016/01/05/teaser-tuesdays-141-i-am-number-four/

  22. You absolutely HAVE to tell me when you'll be in Orlando! I'd love to hang out at Universal/Disney!! :D

    Here are my Top Ten!

  23. Oh my goodness who the heck dies?

    Love your resolutions- my favorites are eat at Be Our Guest and going to BEA ( I can totally live through you this year)

    My Teaser

  24. I really want to read Passenger. Thanks so much for sharing a quote! Good luck with getting your book published. That's an excellent goal. I also think we'd all like Theo James with a love of reading ;) I wish you well in that search. If he has a brother in Texas, send him my way! We got to go to Harry Potter World but it was a few years ago and they didn't have Hogsmeade yet. I would LOVE to go again. I hope you have a blast!! The butterbeer is soooo good.

  25. I have decided I fail at the whole dating thing because I want to actually win at it and leave the ring with a super amazing guy...and they're not so interested in that same thing. I am tired of feeling used; however, I recommend eHarmony. I would love to follow along on those trips! Happy 2016, Jessica!

  26. Your goals are so cute, Jessica! I seriously hope you get your book published, because I would love to read it. Also, yay for Harry Potter!

    That teaser sounds very intriguing. I hope you end up loving the book.

    Thank you so much for sharing and for stopping by my post earlier. I really appreciate it. Happy reading!

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

  27. Great resolutions Jessica! Sounds like you have a lot of fun adventures planned this year, enjoy!!

  28. I really like your teaser! Great resolutions! Best of luck with completing them, especially the writing and publishing! I'm still trying to finish my first book. It's so hard! I know I need to keep going, but I feel like it sucks so I keep quitting on it. Congrats on finishing your book! I really hope it gets published! Thanks for visiting my TTT!

  29. I am pushing myself to read 100 books this year! :) And I agree about the writing resolution! I put that one on my list as well! :)
    Great list!
    xo Stephanie

  30. Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment on my TTT post this week!!

    Good luck with getting your book published!!

  31. Ooh I really like that quote from Passenger, although I totally can't remember it from when I read it-my memory is so bad LOL. Thanks for stopping by my post!

  32. Passenger is on my want to read list. Hope you're enjoying it.

  33. You are going to love BEA! It is such a fantastic experience! I wish I could go this year but I can't wait to see how much fun everyone has.

  34. With everything down in Florida to go see and enjoy, every year it goes up on my priority list. I was debating on going this year, and using it as a combo excuse to visit my brother there in the military but then they re-stationed him, so plans are back on the back-burner.


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