Nov 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.

"A dense curtain of dust hid us away from the fighting. The men who had been attacking him were broken on the ground, their bodies still and red.

Almost like the rock knew what I wanted." Kindle loc. 16%*

*Quote comes from the eARC therefore it and its location are not final

TITLE: Reign the Earth
AUTHOR: A.C. Gaughen

PUBLISHER: Bloomsbury
GENRE: Fantasy YA
RELEASE DATE: January 30, 2018

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'm Thankful For (Happy Thanksgiving week in the USA!)

*in no particular order

10. THE RANDOM HOUSE BOOK OF FAIRY TALES adapted by Amy Ehrlich--this was the very first book of fairy tales I remember reading! I would check it out at least once a month on library days back in elementary school! I loved them and it basically helped spawn my love for fairy tales as did Disney because I loved seeing where Disney got their ideas!
9. STRAY by Rachel Vincent--what makes this book extra special for me was that I discovered it in Borders' romance section. I was a little hesitant at first because I knew I wasn't a romance reader but seeing quotes from already favorite authors urged me to give it a shot! Not only did I LOVE it and the series to come, but it also made me realize the stores will shelve books all willy nilly in romance even if there's hardly romance in said book! I still love you Borders!
8. POISON STUDY by Maria V. Snyder--I love love love this book/series so much! I have Amazon to thank for this one because those crazy nuts told me I would love Magic Study based on other books I bought--none of which were Poison Study--I did some digging and realized they skipped over book 1 with the book 2 rec, so I bought it, read it, LOVED it! And it eventually spawned the friendship I now have with Maria! So incredibly grateful for this book!

7. OLD MAGIC by Marianne Curley--what I LOVED about this one is that--in a sense--it was the first book I read with an "ordinary" girl. Yes, she's actually a witch, but she was my first not-popular type who was always overlooked or bullied. I don't know how to explain it really, but it was my first book where the lonely girl became the hero! Of course, she had a co-hero with her too since she was helping him out! I adore this book so much!
6. OBSIDIAN by Jennifer L. Armentrout--I was a tad, just a tad, late to reading this series...there were 3 books out when I started and yeah...that wait for Origin was dreadful! But I feel like this was my first book where the heroine LOVED books! And I mean LOVED! She didn't just read when she could, she read nearly any time Daemon wasn't harassing her! Lol! I loved that about Katy. POWER TO THE BLOGGERS!
5. SHADOWLAND by Jenny Carroll/Meg Cabot--this was my first GHOST book ever! I read it ages ago when Meg was using the pen name Jenny Carroll for them in the beginning. I was always a believer in ghosts and having Suze be a Mediator to the ghosts was just awesome! Plus the story-lines were always superb. The series will always remain one of my favorites and stepping stones of my lover of paranormal books!

4. SNOW by Tracy Lynn--this was one of my first actual fairy tale retellings, I think it was number 3 or 4 in the Once Upon a Time series, but OMG! I loved it! I knew the original Snow White tale well and I just LOVED what Tracy aka Liz Braswell did with this one! It pretty much cemented my love for fairy tale retellings!
3. WICKED: RESURRECTION by Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguie--soooo incredibly grateful for this one because I read the Wicked series when it first came out. I experienced the ultimate devastation when I learned the publisher had cancelled the series due to low sales. I didn't even know a publisher could do THAT at the time! I knew so little! But then in 2009 there was a miracle! The series had resurrected! Lol. Sales got better with the compilations and Nancy & Debbie were finally able to write the finale! Though it was only a 6 year wait and I've already surpassed that with Gena's series, a teeny tiny part of me will always hold out hope that she will write the finale to the Intertwined series, because I know miracles can happen!
2. HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE by J.K. Rowling--of course Harry is on this list! Harry was such a huge part of my life! When I was finally hooked on Harry (lol) there were 3 books out with book 4 coming soonish? Basically release parties were in my future ever since! Releasing them in the summer was absolutely the greatest thing ever because NO SCHOOL! Though I did have a job with that last one and was spoiled with a certain elf's death before I ran away from hearing the rest. If it hadn't been my manager's daughter who spouted such spoilers I would've gone postal! Had it not been the last book, I would've made sure in the future I requested the release night party AND the day after off. Life lessons folks!

1. DEMON IN MY VIEW by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes--the one that started it all...or at least 7 out of the previous 9! I am pretty sure I might have read this one before the first book without realizing it. But THIS is the ONE that started my obsession and LOVE of vampires and all other creatures that go bump in the night! That the heroine was named Jessica as well was just an added bonus! LOL!


  1. Ooo, lots of books for me to explore! Thanks for sharing your list of books this week.

    My TTT post for the week is as follows:

  2. HP is everywhere (as expected). I love that you can pinpoint the book that started your love of the paranormal. I can think of notable books I read in my youth, but not THE book.

  3. I adore HP and wish he had been around when I was a kid :) Finding him as an adult, though, showed me that it was okay -- even awesome -- for a grown up to read kids' books :)

  4. Great list of books! My personal favorite is POISON STUDY! I really loved that book! xo

  5. I like your top ten list. We have quite a few books in common. This week I am spotlighting The House on Tradd Street by Karen White from my TBR mountain. Happy reading!

  6. How did I already know Old Magic would make your list? ;) Harry Potter also made my list!!

  7. Love your list! I need to read Stray and Rogue those books! Loved Obsidian!
    Here's my TTT

  8. What a lovely list! The quote from Reign the Earth is intriguingly dramatic and I hope you're enjoying the book. My TT this week is from a sci fi space opera -

  9. Reign the Earth looks fabulous, I just love that cover. The Fairy Tales book looks great, and I read my first Rachel Vincent this year and liked it. I hope to read more.

  10. I really want to read Stray. Haven't any idea why I haven't yet. The Lux books are one of my favorite all time series. Demon in My View is new to me. As many vampire books I've reviewed on Rabid Reads, can't believe that it's new to me. I will have to check it out. Thanks!

  11. Love seeing Harry on so many lists! And love seeing Obsidian up there, that one almost made my list too.


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