Aug 22, 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.

"Guma lifted the cane and ran the end of it gently over her niece's cheek. Xifeng went rigid. A bead of perspiration trickled down her back, but she did not take her eyes off the older woman." p 33*

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

TITLE: Forest of a Thousand Lanterns
AUTHOR: Julie C. Dao
PUBLISHER: Philomel Books
GENRE: Fantasy YA
RELEASE DATE: October 10, 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 Books I Read in My School Days (for fun!)

*in no particular order

10. OLD MAGIC by Marianne Curley--I've talked a lot about this one! Time traveling, romance, magic,'s just awesome!
9. DEMON IN MY VIEW by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes--my first vampire read! A young writer discovers the vampires she writes about are very real and aren't too pleased with her for sharing their secrets!
8. THE SILVER KISS by Annette Curtis Klause--a teen vampire romance, not quite so typical as you might think! The vamp's younger brother who's an older vamp (yes it's that twisted) is on a murder spree and he's determined to stop him!

7. THE NAMED by Marianne Curley--more time traveling, but this time it's by a cast of teens who do it to keep the timeline the same whereas their enemies want to change things for their own gain!
6. BLUE IS FOR NIGHTMARES by Laurie Faria Stolarz--my first taste of a YA thriller! A girl who gets nightmares that can lead to bad things if ignored. And her best friend is being stalked.
5. COMPANIONS OF THE NIGHT by Vivian Vande Velde--one I read sooooo long ago! I think I even donated my copy when I was trying to be all "adult" like when I was a teen. What was I thinking? It's a teen vampire romance, but the romance was quite different! I do remember enjoying it! Vivian had a very different kind of style from what I recall and I loved her books!

4. BLOOD AND CHOCOLATE by Annette Curtis Klause--my first teen werewolf romance! And I LOOOVED IT!! Do yourself a favor, don't see the movie because it will ruin it for you. It's an okay movie, but the book was phenomenal! There's also a very good mystery surrounding it and it too has a surprising ending!
3. THE FORBIDDEN GAME TRILOGY by L.J. Smith--my first L.J. series! It was awesome!! Jenny and her friends play a game where they're forced to face their greatest fears. Only thing is, they were literally sucked into the game and are literally facing their fears head on!
2. ROSWELL HIGH by Melinda Metz--I started watching the TV series and then I discovered there was a book series! Belatedly I learned the series came first and it makes sense since I was seeing sooo many differences in the book then the show! I later went on to read every Roswell book adaptation there was! I especially enjoyed the short little series that picked up where the show left off!

1. THE VAMPIRE DIARIES: THE AWAKENING by L.J. Smith--the original Vampire Diaries! Don't be fooled by the later books, those aren't truly L.J. beyond The Return trilogy. This was our original teen vampire romance series I feel like! LOL! While I did like how this series ended at book 4, I did think the newer series was pretty good. Though vastly different, I think the timeline got messed up too since our graduating class of 92 or 93 suddenly had cell phones as their town went into chaos! Lol!!


  1. I don't think I remember the name of many of the books I read outside of school from my teen days. I distinctly remember reading Forever and a lot of other Judy Blume books, Go Ask Alice, VC Andrews, and a lot of books with girls with eating disorders.

  2. I can tell people's ages from the books they read as a child. Usually. But, oddly, I don't know any of yours! You must have been a reader who follows her own path early on.

    Here's my list of stories about teaching in tough schools. I hope you will stop by!

  3. I can`t believe there is a Roswell series. I used to love the Tv show when I was younger.

    Carmen / Carmen`s Reading Corner

  4. I was so addicted to Roswall High books once haha :) Great list!
    Happy TTT!

  5. Yes! I read a lot of Amelia Atwater Rhodes when I was a teen. I loved that she published her first book at just 13 years old!

    Stacy Renee @ Lazy Day Literature

  6. Oh I can't wait to read Forest of A Thousand Lanterns when it comes out! I hope you're enjoying it? :D

  7. I love the cover of Forest of a Thousand Lanterns - and the teaser sounds very promising. I didn't recognise any of the books you read as a teenager, but thank you for sharing:). My TT this week is yet another paranormal murder mystery, which is proving to be great fun...

  8. I don't think I've read any of them but they do look good. Glad you enjoyed them enough to share.
    sherry @ fundinmental

  9. Forest of A Thousand Lanterns sounds good! Awesome list. :)

  10. I loved the Roswell TV show, but I had no idea there were books set in that universe as well. How neat.

    Here is our TTT

  11. Forest of a Thousand Lanterns sounds interesting. And great list!

  12. Ooh The Named and Blue Is For Nightmares both look great!

  13. This is such a fun throwback list. I also read Blood & Chocolate back in school, I read it all in one day and I really loved it! I enjoyed the movie too even though they were so different, I liked the ending in the movie better! (Which is a surprise to say!)

    Thank you for stopping by our TTT at Owl Always Be Reading!

    Thank you so much for stopping by our TTT at Owl Always Be Reading!

  14. I don't think I've heard of these books, but they all sound interesting!

    Here’s my TTT!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  15. Intriguing teaser! I'm curious about the novel. It has a gorgeous cover.

  16. You have renewed by interest in reading The Vampire Diaries! I absolutely LOVE the show (I seriously think it might have shaped me into the person I am, considering it was on tv and I was watching it when I was in my early teens). I tried getting into the book before, but just couldn't do it. I just might take another swing...

    As for the teaser, I love it! I want to read Forest of a Thousand Lanters, and the quote was pretty good! Thanks for sharing. :)

  17. I've never read any of these, but every time I see Old Magic's cover I always think of Tuck Everlasting for some reason.


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