May 28, 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.

"'Touch it,' he persisted. 'Just a little. You know you want to, Peaches.'" Kindle loc. 5%*

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

TITLE: The Burning Shadow 
AUTHOR: Jennifer L. Armentrout
GENRE: YA Paranormal
RELEASE DATE: October 8, 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: Favorite Books Released In the Last Ten Years (one book for each year) (submitted by Anne @ Head Full of Books)

*in ascending order

10. WICKED: RESURRECTION by Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguie (2009)--I waited SIX years for this book to exist! I read the original Wicked as they released wayyy back in the day and it was first time I learned the HORRIFYING truth that a publisher WILL CANCEL a series RIGHT AT THE FINALE FOR NO REASON OTHER THAN LOW SALES!! But it's also the first example that a series can be "resurrected" and given a finale if the Fates choose to be oh so kind. They have not been kind in 10 years obviously! *side eyes*
9. 13 TO LIFE by Shannon Delany (2010)--the book that I only saw/heard about while at my first RT and I fell in LOVE with that cover! The obsession began and I had to wait an agonizing month and a half to get my greedy hands on it! Lol!
8. OBSIDIAN by Jennifer L. Armentrout (2011)--book bloggers unite! We finally made it into print! In some format at least! Lol.
7. FIRST GRAVE ON THE RIGHT by Darynda Jones (2012)--while I didn't necessarily read this one in its release year, I think I read it when the second book was in trade paperback. My copies go book 1: mass market, book 2: trade paperback, book 3-13: hardcover! So I was only a smidge late to the wonder that is Charley! Definitely a favorite series now!
6. THE BEAUTIFUL AND THE CURSED by Page Morgan (2013)--a series with GARGOYLES! GAR-FREAKING-GOYLES!!! I'm not sure when my obsession with gargoyles started, possibly back at the 90s cartoon show but I was thrilled to see them in print! This was a fun trilogy!
5. POISON PRINCESS by Kresley Cole (2014)--I remember reading this as a kindle book originally, but then I bought the real book, because obviously! Lol. It was a read that had its ups and downs and back then I was more likely to give the second book a try if I was even somewhat into book 1, which was a good thing because by book 2 I was HOOKED!
4. SURVIVE THE NIGHT by Danielle Vega (2015)--I can't believe this one's almost 4 years old already! I loved this one! It was super creepy, super weird, and right up my alley! I think this is the one that truly hooked me on Danielle's books!
3. CRYSTAL STORM by Morgan Rhodes (2016)--this one was soooo good! Granted each book in this series only got better and better! But this one! OMG! And that ending!!! It KILLLLLLLED me!! Waiting for the final book was torture! Especially since it didn't release during my birthday week as the past 5 books had!
2. CARAVAL by Stephanie Garber (2017)--this should surprise no one! The idea of this book had me thinking loosely of The Forbidden Game by L.J. Smith, which also had a guy named Julian in it! Though the games were VERY different, I was still enchanted by the story!

1. LEGENDARY by Stephanie Garber (2018)--again, not a surprise! I thought I enjoyed Scarlett's story, but I was in no way prepared to adore Tella's!! I can honestly say that she's probably my favorite of the sisters! Younger sisters unite!!


FINALE by Stephanie Garber (2019)--if this one surprises you at this point...well, surprise! Lol!




  1. Caraval and Legendary made my list too! I still need to read Finale... Great choices!

  2. Yeah, Legendary has been getting some rave reviews. I really should read it sometime.

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

  3. Fascinating post - I haven't yet read Legendary or Finale - and now I think I must...

  4. The only ones of these I've read from this list are Caraval and Legendary, but I loved both and I am enjoying Finale at the moment.
    My TTT:

  5. Eek, I just bought Finale the other day!! <3 I love that series!!

  6. I hope the Wicked series is resurrected for you someday.

    My TTT.

  7. eye see some i need to add to my list. LOL
    sherry @ fundinmental

  8. I love the Lux series!
    First Grave on The Right I read and enjoyed but never went on to read the rest of the series... I should probably do that!

  9. I own "Carval" but haven't read it yet! It certainly sounds as if it'd be a unique and magical read though, so someday I'd like to give it a chance. :)

  10. Nice list!! I haven't read any of the books you've mentioned though!

  11. Ooh love that cover of The Burning shadow! And Survive the Night was a trip! I just read that one last year...

  12. Obsidian is on my list of books I have to read (it's on my summer TBR even). I loved Finale.

    It's very sad that a publisher can cancel a series for low sales. I hope to publish the book I'm writing at some point... something I should probably look into is making sure that if the publisher doesn't want the last books in my series due to low sales, that I'd have permission to self-publish them after some period of time.

  13. I am shocked to see the Caraval books on your list =)
    I enjoyed those books. Garber did a great job pulling me into the world, and I was impressed with the way she raised the stakes in the second book.

  14. I love the Falling Kingdom series and you're right that the books just got better and better (and more intense)! And, of course, there's the Caraval series.

  15. Haha yep, I knew I was going to see Stephanie Garber featured heavily on this list! Glad the trilogy made such an impression :D

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  16. I need to look for Caraval. What am I waiting for?!

  17. THAT TEASER!! You're KILLING me! I need that book!!

  18. I love the Charley Davidson series! It had a marvelous finale. :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

  19. I'm so excited to see Survive the Night on this list!! I finally got a copy a couple weeks ago and definitely need to read it soon!

  20. So happy to see Obsidian up there! That book is just forever so so good. Great list!


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