Apr 2, 2019

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.

"No one ever said I had to share that with anyone. Especially not with someone like Nazeera, a lying, manipulative--

Gorgeous. Gorgeous human being.

Shit." p 19

TITLE: Defy Me
AUTHOR: Tahereh Mafi
PUBLISHER: Harper Teen
GENRE: Dystopian

RELEASE DATE: April 2, 2019

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: Things That Make Me Pick Up a Book

*in no particular order

10. DARK COLORS--since I'm a paranormal reader first, when I see a cover with dark colors it usually catches my attention and has me grabbing it to see what it's all about!
9. PARANORMAL--a cover that just screams Paranormal like 13 to Life has me grabbing the book faster than you can blink! Lol.
8. FANTASY--a gorgeous fantasy cover like the original Magic Study one catches my eye pretty quick too! Amazon initially recommended me this one..with no previous mentioning of Poison Study, so luckily I caught on pretty quick to that one!

7. SPRAYED PAGES--yeah, sprayed pages totally catches my eyes these days! Of course those are ones that are more specially ordered but it's still reminiscent of the gold lined pages some of my classics had in the beginning!
6. JENNIFER L. ARMENTROUT--if I see Jennifer's name on it, I'm usually grabbing it! Though I still steer clear of contemporaries as it's just a genre I can't get into.
5. STEPHANIE GARBER--it's safe to add Stephanie to the same list as Jennifer! I'll always pick up her books (in several different editions too!) if the genre's right!

4. COLORFUL COVERS--covers like A Thousand Pieces of You totally catch my eye with their gorgeousness! *I still need to finish this trilogy!!
3. KICKASS HEROINES--when the cover features a kickass powerful heroine it totally grabs my attention!
2. A RETELLING OF...--when the cover straight up tells you it's a fairy tale retelling, I pay attention! Lol. Though in recent years they don't really say it on the cover but you get the idea from the description!

1. WOODSY COVERS--similar to why I picked up 13 to Life, when a cover has a woodsy scene it grabs my eye! I don't know why woodsy scenes grab my attention since they don't always mean werewolves. But I guess there was always just something mysterious and eerie about the woods and I love when a story happens there!


  1. Funny, but these same things almost always make me walk away from a book. I'm terrified of scary books, so I try not to even look at a cover that looks spooky!

  2. Ooh I do love a book with sprayed edges, they're so pretty!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2019/04/02/top-ten-tuesday-205/

  3. When it comes to retellings, I'm just like you. If a book is promoted as one, it instantly receives my full attention.

    Happy readings!
    Tânia @MyLovelySecret

  4. Colourful covers are always awesome.

    My <a href="http://www.lydiaschoch.com/top-ten-tuesday-things-that-make-me-pick-up-a-book/“>post</a>.

  5. I still need to finish the Thousand Pieces of You trilogy as well! And I agree, it's gorgeous.

  6. Nice list of reasons why you pick up a book!

  7. I'm a big fan of woodsy covers/settings, too. I grew up in that kind of setting, but I've lived in hot, dry, desert-y Arizona for the last 20 years and I miss the foliage! I think that's why I'm drawn to these kinds of books.

    Happy TTT!

  8. JESSICA! YES! Not only do we share a first name, we have the sprayed pages in common. I didn't used to like them but honestly? I'm swoon. Also, side note, that cover for Defy Me is so beautiful. I love the Shatter Me series in general but the covers? AHhhhhhh so gorgeous.

  9. I actually love that you have a Stephanie Garber entry. I wonder what she has for us now that Caraval is ending.

  10. Haha, I'd thought sprayed pages would be one of those affectations I wouldn't care about - until I owned my first hardcover with sprayed pages, and wow, now I'm sold, lol!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  11. Oh, I love retellings and fierce heroines too. Thanks for stopping by!

    Tressa @ Wishful Endings


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