Jun 26, 2018

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.

"His brows lifted, disappearing into the wavy locks of brown hair. He stepped in, and I imagined I could feel the heat coming off his body. Maybe it wasn't my imagination, because he was close enough that if I shifted one way or another, my legs would brush his.

'Do you have to talk to me like you have no idea what personal space is?' I demanded. 'And no, I'm not here for you.'

'I don't have to talk to you like this, but I want to. I like it.'" p 58*

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

TITLE: The Darkest Star
AUTHOR: Jennifer L. Armentrout
GENRE: Paranormal YA
RELEASE DATE: October 30, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

This week's topic is: Series/Books I'm Struggling to Return To or Start (a twist on the actual topic!)

*in no particular order
**these are ones I haven't quite given up on, yet these series still remain unfinished after too many years. In some instances I still need to start them...that list is actually longer though! For the moment I still intend to read these books before my death! Lol!

10. IN A HANDFUL OF DUST (Not a Drop to Drink Duology) by Mindy McGinnis--I read the first book years ago before meeting the author and have yet to read this one! I was more concerned with reading a book from each of the multiple authors in attendance than finishing any series.
9. A MADNESS SO DISCREET by Mindy McGinnis--this one looked so creepy with the cover, but then the reviews had me very hesitant about it, so it made its way to the bottom of the TBR stacks.
8. IN THE END (In the After Duology) by Demitria Lunetta--the same answer to #10 applies here too!

7. HUNGRY LIKE A WOLF (The Others Series) by Christine Warren--yeah, it's been sooo long since I read this series last! So behind now! Luckily the books can be read as standalones so I should be fine when I return to it!
6. THE MADMAN'S DAUGHTER (The Madman's Daughter Trilogy) by Megan Shepherd--I am sooo behind on this author's books it's ridiculous! Lol!
5. ALIENATED (Alienated Trilogy) by Melissa Landers--another series to start! Though I did start her duology...but I still need to finish that one too!

4. GLASS SWORD (Red Queen Series) by Victoria Aveyard--so when I heard that this one ended with a pretty hefty cliffhanger I decided I'd wait until the series was done to continue it. I am now out of excuses!
3. A MAD ZOMBIE PARTY (White Rabbit Chronicles) by Gena Showalter--another finale I need to finish. Though I feel like it was more of an add on companion since Ali's story came to an end. But it's still one I sooo want to read! Just like all the hundreds of books in my TBR pile!
2. RUBY RED (Precious Stone Trilogy) by Kerstin Gier--this was one of my first contest wins when I started out blogging. Well, blogging regularly I guess since the book released in 2011. The entire series remains unread but all in my TBR pile!

1. YELLOW BRICK WAR (Dorothy Must Die Series) by Danielle Paige--I loved Dorothy Must Die and then felt so-so about book 2. So I am hoping this third one was better! I decided once again, I'd just wait to read the rest of the series once all the books were out. 


  1. Reading Glass Sword was such an arduous task, I just gave up on the series. I loved Red Queen, but I think the series went in a direction, that was not for me. I also loved the first Dorothy book, but then I kind of fell out of love with the series, while reading the novellas. I don't know. Maybe I was past my angsty phase.

  2. oh I loved madmans daughter series. I thought it was so good and got better with each book. there are a couple on there I have not finished but want to so I have to restart the series.

    so jealous over the darkest stars. love the teaser.

  3. Ooh The Darkest Star looks good, and I love that cover! Nice quote too!

    I remember seeing the Gier books around and always thought they looked good. Hope you get to them soon. :)

  4. What makes you decide to return to a series? Generally speaking, if I stop reading one I probably won't ever go back and it give it another try.

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

  5. I gave up on Red Queen after Glass Sword because I struggled so much with it.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2018/06/26/top-ten-tuesday-165/

  6. T totally forgot Red Queen Series!! I´m not sure if I´m going to continue with the series.
    thanks for stopping by.

  7. I've heard some mixed things about the Ruby Red series. I've been iffy about picking it up.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  8. I'm waiting for the Red Queen series to become available at the library. Right now I'm on the waiting list.

  9. I always wait until the whole series is published before I start reading it, so I really can relate to your reasons behind a lot of your choices. The Red Queen series piqued my interest, but I've heard such mixed reviews about Glass Sword that it's gotten pushed to the back burner for now. Dorothy Must Die sounds interesting, do you know if it's anything like Wicked?

    My TTT: Bookgirl Secrets


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