Feb 21, 2017

Teaser & Top Ten Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by Purple Princess of The Purple Booker

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 am taking my time with this book, which both surprises and pleases me! I'm really enjoying it so far and I think my unusually slow pace is kind of warranted! LOL! And though (at the time of writing this post) I'm not far into it, I can finally see why we're all Team Rhys, because yeah...I'm on that team too! LOL!

"'So I'm your huntress and thief?'

His hands slid down to the cup the backs of my knees as he said with a roguish grin, 'You are my salvation, Feyre.'" p 213

TITLE: A Court of Mist and Fury
AUTHOR: Sarah J. Maas
PUBLISHER: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
GENRE: Fantasy YA
RELEASE DATE: May 3, 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: Ten Books I Loved Less/More Than I Thought I Would

*in no particular order

Books I Had Hoped to Love, but Didn't as Much:

10. THREE DARK CROWNS by Kendare Blake--I wanted to love this one, but sadly I struggled to figure out what was really going on. I think all the changes in point of views didn't work in my favor. I still liked it and do plan on reading the next one, but it left me more befuddled than bedazzled.
9. THE EDGE OF EVERYTHING by Jeff Giles--this one so sounded like it was a book for! Strange new guy, not quite human, deaths, trying to escape death...but yet the execution was all around. I think my main issue was the way the story was told, it was a lot more telling than showing.
8. WINTER HALO by Keri Arthur--I adore Keri's books, but yet for some reason I am really struggling with her newest one. I don't think it's quite for me. Perhaps too futuristic? Too sciencey? I'm not sure.

7. WARRIOR WITCH by Danielle L. Jensen--I had really been enjoying this series run its course. And then when I was finally reading the final book, I found I really, really did not like the ending at all. It didn't jive with me and left with very unhappy thoughts and feelings. It kind of ruined the whole series for me after that.
6. WINTERSONG by S. Jae-Jones--it saddens me to include this one here. A Labyrinth retelling?! The idea made my heart soar, but yet...I just could not get into this story. Try as I might and after checking to see how much progress I made at one point I was dismayed to see that I wasn't even halfway through. I knew then that this was likely to end up being a disappointment.

Books I Thought I Would Enjoy but Ended Up Loving Entirely:

5. UNHOOKED by Lisa Maxwell--Peter Pan is one of my favorite fairy tales! The idea of going to a place where you would never grow up was kind of fascinating! And the fact that we have teenagers in this one intrigued me and I pretty much knew I would enjoy this one, but I was totally swept away with this one!
4. ASSASSIN'S HEART by Sarah Ahiers--this was pitched to be a mix of The Godfather and Romeo and Juliet and that got my attention right away. I mean, Juliet pretty much wants to kill Romeo! LOL! But yet, it was sooo much more than that! I was so moved by this book! I loved it and I cannot wait to read the second book set in this world!
3. NIGHTSTRUCK by Jenna Black--being a Jenna Black fan I was pretty excited for her first horror novel! And not only was this one creepy, it was also really friggin weird! And I LOOOOVE weird!! The ending was positively shocking and it shook me to my core!! I absolutely cannot wait to read the next one!

Books I Read Under Peer Pressure, but With the Belief that I Would Like It & I Ended Up LOVING Them:

2. THE WINNER'S CURSE by Marie Rutkoski--this was one I didn't think I would read, but then after reading some reviews, I found out that it actually sounded pretty interesting. And when I read this first one I was blown away! It surpassed all expectations and the series as a whole was just phenomenal!
1. ILLUMINAE by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff--this was another one I had some initial hesitancy over. I wasn't sure how I'd feel about a story that's told in so many different formats. Would I really like this? And then after reading more and more reviews, I probably succumbed to peer pressure from my blogging friends and gave it a try. I trusted their judgement. I was once again blown away by this one! 


  1. Oh my God Illuminae was so good! I haven't read a lot of books in here ahem, but great list!
    Prabhleen @ Booksarelife987

  2. I feel the same as you for Three Dark Crowns. There was too much going on and the middle fell flat for me. The ending is the only thing that kept me interested in continuing.

  3. His salvation? Swoon! Love the list, glad that you loved Unhooked and Assassin's Heart as much as you did.

    My TT

  4. I'm glad you're reading ACOMAF! Also I do loved The Winner's kiss and want to have the rest of the books in paperback!

  5. It's always nice when you hesitate about a book and then end up loving it! The reverse is not true!


  6. I have seen a lot of people feel this way about the Winners Curse. I shall have to pick it up one day.

  7. I need to read Nightstruck. I'm all about creepy reads right now so maybe it's time I pick it up.

  8. Three Dark Crowns is a book I've had for quite a while and haven't managed to read yet. But I've seen a lot of dissapointment after all the hype :( And Keri Arthur can be hit or miss for me. I Loved her Riley Jenson Series so I try everything she puts out but it's all over the place how much I like them.

  9. Still haven't read the book and it's on my Kindle. I plan to fix that!
    I adored Illuminae and the second book too!

    My TT from Ice Hunt

  10. I'm so disappointed that everyone seems to be let down by Wintersong. I was really looking forward to that one, but I haven't read one positive review yet! I've heard a lot of negative stuff about Three Dark Crowns too. Bummer! Great list!

    Hope you have a great week!

  11. So sad. I haven't read all of the books from your list. May be, someday I would like to search for it.

  12. It's great when a book is so good I read slow to savor every word.
    sherry @ fundinmental My TT

  13. I had mixed feelings about Three Dark Crowns - it was slow and the writing wasn't super-great, but things really picked up at the end, and I'm actually looking forward to the next book.

  14. Love the teaser! I like your list of books too. I really should read some more Keri Arthur. I've liked all the ones I've read. From my review stack this week, I have The Dragon's Price by Bethany Wiggins. Happy reading!

  15. Great list! I haven't actually read any of these, but The Winner's Curse and Illuminae are all on my TBR so fingers crossed I love them as much as you do.

    My TTT

  16. I like how you ended on a high note of books you did love. I'm glad you loved Illuminae and The Winner's Curse. I think they're both great reads. And I agree on Wintersong. I think I liked it a little more than you but I wasn't super impressed considering the hype.
    Cassi @ My Thoughts Literally

  17. I was so close to DNFing Three Dark Crowns. I felt like the synopsis was so misleading. I thought we were going to be getting a novel dedicated to a fight to the death but that doesn't even become a plot point until the last few pages. It just felt like one long exposition to me. I'm hoping the sequel will be what I wanted this one to be.

  18. Good thing I passed on Wintersong. I need to read Illuminae, I'll get to it soon, glad you loved it!
    Here's My TTT

  19. I haven't tried anything by Maas before, but I keep hearing good things about her books. I really must give her a try!

    I'm sorry to hear Winter Halo didn't work for you. I have that one to read. Hopefully I will like it better. Fingers crossed.

    Isn't it great when you end up loving a book you weren't sure about?

    I hope you have a great week! Thank you for sharing.

  20. I haven't read any od Sarah J. Maas's books yet, but the more I see about them, the more I think I'd like them. Time to go to the bookstore again. hehe ;-)

    Teaser Tuesday! Hunted by Meagan Spooner

  21. I really need to read Winner's Curse soon. I did like Winter Halo but I remember it took a bit to get into the book.

  22. You're finally reading ACOMAF!!! I hope you love it! I'm sorry you didn't love Wintersong! It's one of my favorites of 2017!

    Here are my Top Ten!

  23. Love Keri Arthur. Wow it has been some time since I read her. That was before I started reading PNR. It was her Riley Jenson Guardian series. I was in love with Quinn. Thanks for stopping by my TTT.

  24. I'm sad to see Wintersong on your list. I'm excited to read that one!

  25. I really enjoyed Assassin's Heart too---A lot of people didn't seem to like it, but I was really captivated by the story!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

  26. I really enjoyed this top 10 topic. Im kind of bummed about some of the books you didn't end up loving, but super happy with all the ones you loved. There are so many of these on my TBR right now.


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