Dec 6, 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

Multiple teasers for this one!! Because as you all likely know, I ADORE this series!! One's a bookish one that will resonate with a lot of us booklovers and the other is a Janco teaser at its finest!! ;)

"He gripped the page to rip it free from the book.
Yelena stopped his hand. 'The library won't like that.'
Since so many student magicians had spent long hours in here researching over many years' time, magic had infused every inch of this place--the library was very protective of the books." p 364*

Janco picked up the top half of a broken mannequin.
'This place went bust.'
Everyone groaned at the bad joke.
'Come on, guys. That's a classic.'
No one agreed.
Ari turned to Valek. 'Please tell me you need Janco to travel far away from here for a dangerous undercover mission.'
'Let me guess,' Yelena said. 'He's been driving you crazy.'
'Janco and boredom don't mix well.' p 408*

*Quote comes from the ARC, therefore it and its page number are not final.

TITLE: Dawn Study
AUTHOR: Maria V. Snyder

GENRE: Fantasy
RELEASE DATE: January 31, 2017

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: Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read For The First Time In 2016

*in no particular order

10. ALEXANDRA BRACKEN--yup, I didn't read her first series for some reason. Didn't grab my interest and I've reached the point of being picky about what reads I want to read. There's over 300 of them in my house so far! LOL!
9. LISA MAXWELL--didn't read her first book either. This one caught my eye because Peter Pan retelling! With Captain Hook as a hero on top of it. And yes, I totally envisioned Colin O'Donoghue as Hook!
8. BECKY WALLACE--finally read this one earlier this year...and still need to read the last one! LOL! I loved it though so I can't wait to see how it all ends!!

7. SARAH AHIERS--a few debut authors made this list...whoops! Lol! I loooved this one though and can't wait to see what else Sarah will write in this world!
6. APRIL GENEVIEVE TUCHOLKE--picked her up when I heard she was coming to St. Louis earlier this year. Her books were definitely intriguing! They were mysterious and rather good! Can't wait for more from her either!
5. ALWYN HAMILTON--another debut author that I fell in love with!! So awesome!!

4. MARIE RUTKOSKI--binge read her Winner's Curse trilogy this year, best decision ever! Because holy cow those endings!! Total cliffhangers! Yay for binge reading!!
3. NATALIE D. RICHARDS--this was her first YA book if I am not mistaken...unless those contemps I just saw on Goodreads were actually YA, but I digress. My first time reading her and I quite enjoyed this one!
2. KERRI MANISCALCO--oohh this one was SOOO good!! I loved it! So mysterious and that ending! Man! I didn't see it coming!!

1. KIM LIGGETT--this one was pretty good. I wasn't as creeped out as I hoped to be, but I definitely plan on reading more from her!

BONUS PICK--because I literally had 1 more new to me author that was from this year and not a 2017 debut! LOL!

AMY LUKAVICS--this one was pretty creepy! There was so much weirdness to it! And I soo can't wait to read more from her!


  1. This list reminds me how many great books I've missed out on the last couple years! Thankfully they're all on my to read list so hopefully next year is their year for me. Great list!
    Here's my Top 10 Tuesday

  2. Great list! I read Natalie D Richards for the first time this year too and I agree that One Was Lost is a very enjoyable book. I'm hoping to make it to The Winner's Curse and Passenger in 2017 if all goes to plan, I've owned both books for ages now.

    My TTT

  3. Great teaser! Thanks for sharing :) Here's mine

  4. Love the teaser- Janco sounds like a fun character. I read one book off of your list this year. Looks like I have some catching up too do.

    My TT

  5. Ohh, yes! Lisa Maxwell, Alwyn Hamilton and Kerri Maniscalco were all new to me authors as well! I really enjoyed all of their books. :) Great list, Jessica!

  6. I have Assassin's heart, I need to read it!
    Nice list!
    My TTT.

  7. Oooo Marie Rutkoski! I'm jealous that you got to binge read them. Those cliffhangers were so bad!! But I absolutely loved the trilogy!

  8. A few of mine: Eric Lindstrom, J. Daniels, Ann Omasta, Nicole Archer, Martina McAtee, Anna Banks, Renee Carlino, Liza Weimer, Shae Ross. This year I really went out of my way to read new authors.

  9. Nice top 10 list! You picked a lot of authors on my TBR pile that I haven't had a chance to get to just yet. I even bought all of the pretty books and had them signed but haven't been able to sit down and read them. The only book on your list that I had read, Blood and Salt, was a disappointment for me but I am glad that you enjoyed it.

  10. These are all new authors to me. Many of the book titles look awesome.

  11. I still haven't read any of the Study books. I know, it's shocking. LOL. Bur fab teaser and a great top 10 post aswell.

    Feel free to pop over and check out my Teaser Tuesday

    Shubba @ Wee Shubba's World

  12. Omg now that this post reminds me, I did read Poison Study this year and really liked the writing. She totally should've made my list, damn. I've been meaning to read Kim Ligget's book for centuries but didn't get around to yet - a shame - I love horror. Ahhh
    - Jen from The Bookavid

  13. Great teaser. I didn't know this book was coming out. I just got my eARC from NetGalley. Thanks for letting me know about it. Happy reading!

  14. That's a lot of new authors. And it looks like you enjoyed them a lot!

  15. I totally cheated too, so many debut authors were on my list that I just had to change my prompt lol! I haven’t read books by any of these authors! I definitely want to check them out though!

  16. so many of these are on my tbr and I have not read them yet. I did love jack the ripper. it was one of my favorites this year.

  17. I LOVED The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea and The Winners Curse! There are some awesome books on this list!

    Here are my Top Ten!

  18. There are a few of these I still need to read, including Passenger and Blood and Salt!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  19. There are a few of these I still need to read. I bought Unhooked when it released but still haven't read it yet.

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog!

    Tina @ As Told By Tina

  20. Passenger and Rebel of the Sands caught my eye right from the start. I have Rebel but still need to get Passenger. Storyspinner had me on the fence.

  21. I read April Tucholke's duology and The Winner's Curse last year but otherwise, those are all new to me! I really want to read Rebel of the Sands. I've heard great things about it! :)

    Stacy Renee @ Lazy Day Lit

  22. I loved how bizarre Daughter Unto Devils was---can't wait to find time to read Women in the Walls. April Tucholke is an absolute favorite of mine. Love her writing. Alywin Hamilton was in my list, too---man what an amazing debut!! Ah, I need to read the Storyspinner and sequel! I hear they are both amazing!!

  23. There are so many books on your list I am planning to read. Especially Stalking Jack The Ripper!

  24. You got a "Dawn Study" arc?! I'm so jealous. :P

    Happy readings! ;)


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