Jul 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.

"We are kissing on the altar. We are passionately kissing on the altar of the church in front of all the sainted statues. How many marks against us is that?" p 161

TITLE: The Adoration of Jenna Fox
AUTHOR: Mary E. Pearson

PUBLISHER: Square Fish
GENRE: Dystopian YA
RELEASE DATE: April 29, 2008

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 Set Outside The US

*in no particular order

 1. OLD MAGIC by Marianne Curley--one of my most favorite reads! And it takes place in Australia!
2. ILLUMINAE by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff--this takes place on another planet and then SPACE!! So not the US! LOL!
3. THE NAME OF THE STAR by Maureen Johnson--hello London!! And creepy ghosty mysteries!!

4. CHANGELESS by Gail Carriger--normally, Alexia is in London, but in this one, she goes to Scotland!!
5. ENCHANTED by Alethea Kontis--Arilland is another country/world entirely! With fantasy worlds you are definitely nowhere near the US!
6. GRETA AND THE GOBLIN KING by Chloe Jacobs--Greta has spent a good portion of her life in Mylena when she jumped in to save her younger brother. Here the world is ruled by goblins and humans are definitely out numbered and out classed!

7. THE IRON KING by Julie Kagawa--now while Meghan does start out her journey in the US, she quickly crosses into the world of the Fey, which is a very dangerous place indeed!
8. POISON STUDY by Maria V. Snyder--with fantasy worlds, as you learn, you're far from anything resembling the US! Yelena crosses back and forth between two countries, Ixia and Sitia in this series as a whole! And it's so awesome!
9. FALLING KINGDOMS by Morgan Rhodes--Mytica is another continent that's so very far from the US! 

10. DOROTHY MUST DIE by Danielle Paige--hello Oz!

And let's not forget this one:


  1. Harry Potter!! DUH! OMG I can't believe I didnt think of this!! >.<


  2. I take they are kissing at the altar and it's not their wedding. LOL

    Several of those books are on my reading list.

    My TT from A Whole Lotta ARCS

  3. Never forget Harry Potter ^.^ I love the sound of the Adoration of Jenna Fox, it sounds intriguing! Thanks for sharing :) I hope you have a great week!
    My Teasers
    Juli @ Universe in Words

  4. I still need to read In the Name of the Star and the rest of the series. I am pretty sure I would enjoy it. You've read quite a variety and I love that you added Oz.

  5. +JMJ+

    Oh, man! I could have actually done Top 10 Tuesday this week! *facepalm* I normally skip it because I can never come up with ten titles that fit the theme of the week, but for the past two months I've only been reading books set outside the US. =( Anyway, why do I have the feeling that the UK is going to be the most commonly named country on people's lists? ;-)

    And since I'm not here from Top 10 Tuesday, I must be here from Teaser Tuesday, right? LOL!
    Here's my Teaser for the week. =)

  6. No idea how many marks that is, but I'm intriguing. Great pick!

    Here's my teaser for the week.

  7. Oh I love this list! Harry obviously! And Greta!!!! Oh and love The Iron King too! Great list.

  8. I liked all the books in this series. I hope you do too. My YA teaser this week comes from The Ministry of SUITs by Paul Gamble. Happy reading!

  9. Interesting teaser...gotta love kissing even if it's on the alter!

  10. I've read the Adoration of Jenna Fox. It will be great to read your thoughts about it.

  11. Yay for Harry Potter! I really want to read Poison Study. Hopefully I'll get to it sometime soon! Great list! Thanks for visiting my TTT! Happy reading!

  12. That's got to be at least a few marks against them. Great teaser.

    Mine is here: http://www.aliceaudrey.com/?p=14165

  13. Cool list of books! I haven't read any of them... Although, I've heard of many of the titles you've mentioned in your post! I want to read Letters From Skye.

    Here's a link to my TTT post for this week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2016/07/top-ten-tuesday-ten-books-set-outside-us.html

  14. Harry Potter was the only one of these on my list this week too, but a few of the others on your list are on my TBR.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2016/07/19/top-ten-tuesday-66/

  15. Ha, I wouldn't have thought of Harry Potter!! Love it.

  16. You went fictional places! I wonder if I've read enough books to make a similar post?

  17. I love fantasy worlds so much! They are usually rich and detailed and of course the unknown. I still want to read ILLUMINAE and Falling Kingdoms. Yes Hogwarts has to be there :D I am excited to see how the world of magic will be in older time U.S. when Fantastic Beasts comes out.

  18. Cute list. I want to visit Oz, too. I tried to focus on books which allowed me to learn a bit about the culture of that country. My TTT

  19. I read Old Magic but it was long time ago, I didn't remember it's set in Australia! I guess I have to reread it soon! Great list!

    Giova @ Corazones Literarios

  20. I didn't think to add books in fictional worlds! My list would have been so much better! Great TTT!

    Carrie @The Book Goddess

  21. Great list! How could I forget Harry Potter! I almost added fictional worlds, but since the majority of the books I read are set in them, I decided to not add them. I still need to read Illuminae! Soon!

    Check out my TTT
    Lizzie @ Big Books and Grande Lattes

  22. Haha! Funny, how most of the books you read are set outside the US because they are in other worlds!

  23. Um, absolutely YES to Harry Potter!! Haha! And I totally agree with Illuminae too! :D Great list!

    Here are my Top Ten!

  24. Pretty sure kissing on the alter is not allowed. Love the list, so glad to see that Alexia made it.

    My TT

  25. Wow! Lots of books that take place in fantasy worlds! Here’s my TTT!


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