Jul 24, 2018

Teaser & Top Ten Tuesdays

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.

"And read--read everything. Fairy tales. Stories. Only humans could write such pain and love, could make her swoon one minute and cry the next over something that had never really happened to people who'd never really existed." p 108*

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

TITLE: Grim Lovelies
AUTHOR: Megan Shepherd

GENRE: YA Fantasy/Paranormal
RELEASE DATE: October 2, 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: Books with Sensory Reading Memories

*in no particular order

10. OLD MAGIC by Marianne Curley--I think I was in high school when I found this one and what I'll always remember was feeling so related to the heroine! She wasn't the popular sort and had very few friends, which was sadly something I related to back then.
9. DEMON IN MY VIEW by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes--I was in seventh grade and I do believe while reading it for the first time I was in Social Studies and it was my Sustained Silent Reading pick for the time and I just remember loving it and hated when my 15 minutes were up!
8. POISON STUDY by Maria V. Snyder--I was a freshman in college when I picked this one up! I remember reading a good portion of it on a weekend road trip and cursing myself for not bringing a reading light as well, because by the time sunset rolled around I was forced to stop!

7. SNOW by Tracy Lynn--one of my first fairy tale retellings that I read, and based on the pub date I think it was in high school when I discovered this one! I can't remember much about other sensory memories just thinking it was the most unique Snow White retelling ever! Lol.
6. STRAY by Rachel Vincent--This was a Borders find! During my hunt for the next read and I remember standing there in the romance section debating heavily over this one and trying to gamble on how much romance was in it. By seeing the quotes from authors I already loved on the book, the decision was made easily!
5. HAUNTED: A TALE OF THE MEDIATOR by Meg Cabot--another high school read because I legit remember getting SUPER excited in the aisle at Borders. It was also my introduction to pen names! I don't think they really occurred to me back then and I thought how this book seriously reminded me of another Mediator series by Jenny Carroll! Lol! It wasn't long after reading the description that I realized Meg and Jenny were one and the same!

4. THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UNDEAD by Kim Harrison--I remember I found this book at Target during my transition to wanting to read adult paranormal books because the YA was lacking. But what I remember most was starting this book and feeling like I was missing something...then a closer look at the cover made me realize I just started book 2 of a series! My first whoops of the series world! Lol.
3. TITHE by Holly Black--I was in middle school at the time of reading this one and what I remember about this one was being totally shocked by seeing the F-word! Lol. It was the first time (that I recall) ever seeing it in a book, let alone a YA book. I just didn't think that was done at the time! Lol. How naive I was!
2. HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE by J.K. Rowling--I remember when I finally read this one on my own--as I first got interested in it when our teacher was reading it to us--I was in middle school and was laying in my bunk bed (because yup I had bunk beds for a time!) and just was reading constantly and suddenly I look up and it was past my bedtime! Lol! Since school started out 7:30 in the morning and I got an early ride from my mom, I had to be up pretty early back then!

1. ONYX by Jennifer L. Armentrout--change of pace here. Every time I look at this series, I crave chocolate chip cookies! Lol!!



  1. I struggled with this topic. I could only attach books to a time in my life, rather than a specific memory, so I skipped it. Some of these are really specific. I'm impressed.

  2. Ahh I love how you remember when and where you read these! That is AWESOME (and applause for your memory skills here 😂). I love Tithe! Although I expected it to be actually darker than it was haha (I'm terrible) and isn't it the best when a book makes you want to stay up though?! I mean, technically it's the worst the next day buuuuut...it's amazing that books can make us feel!!

  3. OMG, I loved the Stray series. Have you read all of the sequels yet? If not, I highly recommend checking them out. They were a lot of fun to read.

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

  4. Oh nooo! I hate it when I don't have a light to read by! I wish I could remember where I was when I read HP for the first time!

  5. I definitely stayed up way past my bedtime when I was reading the HP books. It was just so easy to fall into that world. Thanks for sharing!

    My TTT.

  6. I still need to read Poison Study. I hear nothing but amazing things about the series!! Staying up late at night reading Harry Potter when you should be sleeping is SUCH A MOOD and I miss it so much. It's different now as an adult hahaha. The thrill of anyone coming into your room and catching you reading with a flashlight isn't there anymore. Great answers!

    Heather @ Heather's Reading Hideaway|My Top Ten Tuesday!

  7. Ooh I like that quote from Grim Lovelies! Stray looks awesome- I need more Vincent, clearly- and Holly Black! I so want to read Tithe.

  8. I love that teaser. I haven't heard of the book and will have to look for it. Thanks for visiting my blog. Happy reading!

  9. I hate it when I have to stop reading a book for some reason!

  10. OMG same for me with Onyx... that book and cookies go hand in hand


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