Apr 19, 2016

Teaser & Top Ten Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by MizB of Books and Beat

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 totally relate to Melanie in this one! Because during school years, I would always try to sneak in some fun reading time amidst all the papers and tests and homework and all that boring junk. The escape from reality helped keep me sane!

"My heart warmed. Even during the chaos of war, Melanie had managed to sneak moments with books. That, I hoped, would never change." p. 304

TITLE: The Mirror King
AUTHOR: Jodi Meadows
PUBLISHER: Katherine Tegen Books
GENRE: Dystopian/Fantasy YA
RELEASE DATE: April 5, 2016

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: Ten Books That Will Make You Laugh (or at least chuckle)

*in no particular order
*pretty much with these books, you can bet I was laughing with all the other books in the series as well. But just to simplify things I'll just showcase book 1!

1. OBLIVION by Jennifer L. Armentrout (Lux Series)--Okay, not book 1 exactly, but this is DAEMON'S book! DAEMON'S point of view, which is hilarious! Yes, Daemon was a douche in the first book, but he's still got his moments of nicety. Plus his thoughts are pretty hilarious since he thinks pretty highly of himself. And thank goodness Katy's there to knock him down a peg or two!
2. POISON STUDY by Maria V. Snyder (Study Series)--While this book/series isn't filled with LOL moments left and right, there is Janco. And all you need to know, if you haven't read this awesome series yet, is that Janco brings the humor to the story! And he's hilarious!
3. HEX HALL by Rachel Hawkins (Hex Hall Series)--this one has more of a quirky humor. Sophie's got snark and she's not afraid to use it!

 4. DEAD WITCH WALKING by Kim Harrison (The Hollow Series)--another series that's not constantly filled with laughs, but again, there's that one character who will always make you laugh. And in here, that's Jenks. A feisty and mouthy little Pixie who's Rachel's right hand man. My favorite moments always involved his expletives using Tinkerbell's name in vain!
5. WHAT'S A GHOUL TO DO? by Victoria Laurie (Ghost Hunter Mysteries)--this is an incredibly fun series that I am refusing to read its finale for the moment, because I am in denial with its ending...that has had me laughing more often that not. And that's largely due to Gilley. He's M.J.'s best friends and co-worker in their ghost hunting business and he's terribly funny! Plus he's afraid of ghosts, so why he's in the ghost hunting business is largely due to his devotion to his friendship with M.J. Though he doesn't always make it easy for her!
6. FIRST GRAVE ON THE RIGHT by Darynda Jones (Charley Davidson Series)--okay, you all must know by now how much I ADORE this series! Charley is hilarious!! She can be somewhat serious when necessary, but for the most part, it involves a lot of laughter! I would so be besties with this woman!

7. WICKED by Jennifer L. Armentrout (A Wicked Saga)--with Jennifer, you can always expect to be laughing with someone! True, Ren brought on some laughs because he reminded me of an older Daemon. But there's also Tink! Ivy's Brownie friend/roommate (except he doesn't help with rent/chores/grocery bills/etc). He's quite funny and kind of has a Netflix addiction--if I am remembering right! But yes, more laughs with Jennifer's awesome characters!
8. SOULLESS by Gail Carriger (Parasol Protectorate Series)--Alexia is pretty funny! This is Steampunk so we're in what 1800s? or something like that? She's not the dignified lady she should be, so hence the hilarity! Plus her best friend, Ivy tends to wear outrageous hats and that's funny all on its own!
9. SOME GIRLS BITE by Chloe Neill (Chicagoland Vampires Series)--Merit is the queen of snark! At least in my book! Lol. She's had me in stitches pretty much from the get go. And while she has grown tremendously over the series, her earlier self pops up every now and then. And it doesn't hurt that Ethan is gaining a sense of humor as well!

10. VERONICA MARS AND THE MILLION DOLLAR TAN LINE by Rob Thomas & Jennifer Graham (Veronica Mar Series)--okay I'm probably cheating here, but come on. Who didn't LOL at every episode of Veronica Mars? And to have it made into a book series?! Yeah, there's some laughs!! Although, terribly, terribly, sadly, it seems this series either stalled at 2 books...or even worse, is only going to have these 2 added additions to the series. I haven't heard anything really lately about another and Goodreads remains adamant that there's only 2 and will only be 2. *sobs*


  1. Haha, GO Melanie! A book lover always manages to sneak moments with books, no matter the danger around ;)

    Thanks for sharing this great teaser (I'm going to check the book out!), here's my TT!

  2. Thank you for the comment on my TTT! The post messed up and posted early (and unfinished haha) so I had to delete it. The Mediator is such a great series though! I'm so glad you enjoyed it too :D I'm really looking forward to getting to Remembrance.

    I haven't actually read any of these, but Hex Hall is on my TBR! Hopefully I can get to it soon. I started watching Veronica Mars and LOVED it, but never finished the series so I really need to get around to that too!

  3. Good for Melanie! I can relate to that as well.

    Here's my Teaser for this week: http://justasecondblog.blogspot.com/2016/04/teaser-tuesdayfirst-chapter-first_19.html

  4. I really have to make a place for this book on my reading calendar. I like your teaser and want to know more. My teaser this week comes from the first book in an urban fantasy series I recently discovered - Kindling the Moon by Jenn Bennett. Happy reading!

  5. OMG! Jenks is one of my favorite all-time characters. Have you read all of the series, or at least the one where he is enlarged - that's my favorite yet. I still need to read the last two. I never started The Drafter, her new series, after reading the intro novella I didn't care for it too much. Except now she has a novella where that world meets up with Rachel and Jenks so I am seriously considering picking it up!

  6. Liked your teaser. I really need to get back to fantasy.

  7. FIRST GRAVE ON THE RIGHT cracks me up every time I read the title. Every time.

  8. LOL Love the tease! Also, Jenks is absolutely the best. His Tink swears were so much fun. I just watched the whole Veronica Mars show again last month and the movie as well. I have so much fun with that one. I didn't know they turned it into a book!

  9. Some really excellent choices. I love the humor in Veronica Mars, you're so right, how could you not?
    Cassi @ My Thoughts Literally

  10. I've read a few of these! <333 KHarrison & DJones!

  11. I haven't read any of these, but Wicked has been on my TBR for awhile! Great list :D

    Here are my Top Ten!

  12. I've seen Soulless on a few other lists today - it has my attention :) My TTT

  13. Oh, Oblivion and Wicked. I heart those two big! And loved that teaser :)

  14. A perfect teaser. I used to sneak fun reads in between the required stuff. Still do. LOL

    My TT from Station 331 by Darcy Coates

  15. Loved the teaser, always got time for books.

    Wicked, Hex Hall and Soulless were both pretty funny to me. Love me some Tink.

  16. souless and veronica mars. both great choices. great list

  17. I would like to read The Mirror King. Thanks for sharing the tease.

  18. I've only read the Charley Davidson series out of all of these, but the rest are on my TBR list. Looks like I have some great stuff to look forward to! Great list! Thanks for stopping by my TTT! Happy reading!

  19. I have laughed out loud many times reading the Charley Davidson series! Great teaser.

  20. So agree with Oblivion and Wicked! Especially Wicked! Tink cracks me up.


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