Jul 31, 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.

Omg. I am loving this one!! And I dare you to tell me you're not singing the song after reading this teaser! ;)

"It was the song she had sung after she rescued him, the song that had burst unbidden out of her heart as he lay there, unconscious. It described the beauty of the sea and the land and the mortality of humans and the wonder of life. It had poured out of her like life itself." p 76*

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

TITLE: Part of Your World
AUTHOR: Liz Braswell
PUBLISHER: Disney Press
GENRE: Disney Movies Retold--what do we call this?! Lol.
RELEASE DATE: September 4, 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: Popular Books that Lived Up to the Hype

*in no particular order
**and needless to say that this is in my opinion! Lol!

10. ZERO REPEAT FOREVER by G.S. Prendergast--I remember seeing a lot of hype and buzz over this one and since it was claimed to be for "fans of The 5th Wave" I decided to give it a shot and I really liked it despite the slower pace! Which is really weird!
9. THE WINNER'S CURSE by Marie Rutkoski--there was a LOT of hype for this series and I eventually gave in at some point. It was around the third book releasing because I know I was able to binge read them all just before meeting the author! So glad I did too!
8. STALKING JACK THE RIPPER by Kerri Maniscalco--there was lots of buzz over this one and I was pretty much game for it once I saw "Jack the Ripper"!

7. THERE'S SOMEONE INSIDE YOUR HOUSE by Stephanie Perkins--I remember a lot of hype about this one before its release! It seemed to be what everyone was talking about. I think afterwards the reviews were kind of mixed, but I honestly LOVED it! It was just the kind of creepy I like in my thrillers!
6. ILLUMINAE by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff--I was a tad late to the game on this one...basically waiting until Gemina came out! Lol! There was so much hype and at first I didn't get it, but after reading it I was in love!
5. A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES by Sarah J. Maas--like any book of hers there was a LOT of hype to this one! While her first series did nothing for me, THIS one I did love! I LOVE BATB and faeries in general, so this was a winner in my opinion!

4. THE KISS OF DECEPTION by Mary E. Pearson--LOVED this one! I remember all the excitement and mystery of who we thought was who and all that whatnot! I know it wasn't a winner with everyone, but I positively loved it!
3. THE LANGUAGE OF THORNS by Leigh Bardugo--is there anything Leigh writes that doesn't live up to the hype? I haven't read one yet to be honest! Lol! This one though is probably my favorite since I LOVE fairy tales and I found this one to be dark, magical, and creepy!
2. OBSIDIAN by Jennifer L. Armentrout--pretty much like I said with Leigh...is there anything this woman has written that I didn't love?! Granted I skip the contemporaries but from what I've read, I loved it all! This was one that was either loved or hated, but with all the loved there was a lot of hype! I mean, she was a blogger, how could you not get excited about that?! Lol!

1. CARAVAL by Stephanie Garber--no one should be surprised by this one! Why I was slow to join the hype...ie: I hadn't heard about it prior to getting an ARC and then gave it to my friend who desperately needed it...I was soon totally game about a month or so before its release! I read it, loved it, and immediately began collecting it! Lol! So yes, I'd say this one lived up to the hype!



  1. My daughter almost got trampled at BEA getting the Caraval ARC, and I was happy it lived up to all the hype for me and her both.

  2. Sounds like a wonderful book and I love the cover. Enjoy all those pretty reads.

    My TT from Voodoo On The Bayou

  3. Yayyy I'm so glad to see Caraval and Illuminae on your list! LOVE THEM SO MUCH TOO. 😍I also adored Jack the Ripper and The Language of Thorns (Leigh Bardugo is always super hyped and totally deserves it)😍

  4. I looovveeeddddd The Winner's Curse. I hope Rutkoski writes another book soon!

  5. Great list! I loved The Winner's Curse! I have Stalking Jack the Ripper on my TBR!

    Top Ten Tuesday

  6. I have to say the only person on your list I have read is Sarah J. Maas. I see she has another one so I must go ahead and read this one! I loved her Throne of Glass series! I put Jack, Kiss, and Someone on my TBR. Thanks for showing great books!

    Here is my Tuesday post: https://mmmbookreviews.wordpress.com/2018/07/31/first-chapter-first-paragraph-tuesday-intros-1/#more-76

  7. I've heard so many good things about Caravel. Nice choice there.

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

  8. Caraval is up there with my all time favourites, and Legendary is even better! I've heard so many good things about Stalking Jack the Ripper and ACOTAR, I'll have to add them to the tbr list!

  9. I'm glad all of those lived up to the hype for you. They are some nice choices. Thanks for visiting my blog. Happy reading!

  10. I have only read one book on your list. I am so behind. I read and loved Illuminae but haven't read any further in the series. I may end up grabbing the audiobooks and going that route.

  11. What a great TTT post!! Most of the books in your post are new to me! Happy reading!

  12. What a great list! I still need to get around to The Kiss of Deception and Caraval. Thanks for sharing.

  13. The Illuminae Files definitely lived up to the hype. I love that trilogy so much!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  14. Some of my favorites are on this list! I almost included The Winner's Curse and ACOTAR too!

  15. I still haven't read Caraval! Clearly I need to get with the program. :) And Illuminae- that whole series is so good!

  16. Oooooh Caraval is such a good pick for this one. I totally agree :)

  17. I liked Illuminae, too. Stalking Jack The Ripper is on my TBR list. I hope it lives up to the hype for me.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  18. Yep completely agree with ACOTAR and Obsidian, both of those are wonderful. And I am dying to read Stalking Jack the Ripper! Great list.


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