Feb 11, 2020

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.

"Sullivan stopped in front of me, his body a few scant inches away. He tilted his head to the side, and his blue, blue gaze locked with mine. A slow, devastating smile spread across his lips. 'Well, if you don't want to focus on your bad memories, then you should let me help you make some new ones." Kindle loc. 17%*

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


TITLE: Crush the King
AUTHOR: Jennifer Estep
PUBLISHER: Harper Voyager
GENRE: Fantasy

RELEASE DATE: March 17, 2020

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: LOVE FREEBIE: Top Ten Books I'll Always Love

10. NOCTURNE by Syrie James--despite carrying an emotional scar that will never heal...this is a favorite book of mine! I only recently learned that Syrie had plans for a sequel...though I have no clue what happened to those plans, but it sadly seems Syrie has moved on.
9. HALFWAY TO THE GRAVE by Jeaniene Frost--who could forget out introduction to Cat and Bones that would soon spawn a world of vampires and others who would become fast favorites!
8. OBSIDIAN by Jennifer L. Armentrout--a lot of first in series books become my favorite for sentimental reasons and this is definitely one of them!!

7. 13 TO LIFE by Shannon Delany--one word: WEREWOLVES!!
6. POISON STUDY by Maria V. Snyder--I think this might have been my first fantasy book. And omg did it spawn a love for all things magical and snarky!! It also led to my friendship with Maria herself! I've read and loved all her books since this one!
5. OLD MAGIC by Marianne Curley--this was likely my first time travel book and possibly one with witches minus Harry Potter! Another great love with this one!

4. CARAVAL by Stephanie Garber--we'll call this Caraval row! Lol!
3. LEGENDARY by Stephanie Garber--I think I might have enjoyed this one even more than Caraval! Tella was definitely a favorite character of mine!
2. FINALE by Stephanie Garber--and with the way Legendary ended, I NEEDED MORE! Luckily Finale satisfied that need except when it ended, because then, you know, it was over. Lol.

1. DEMON IN MY VIEW by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes--and of course this one is my #1! The one that started it all for me! I will always love this book!

And one more that I didn't include in the TOP TEN because it stands in its own category forever and ever, of course is:

Harry Potter

Other worthy mentions:


And I'll stop myself there...because I'm literally trying to think of others at this very moment of writing this post! Lol!




  1. Great list! I'd quite like to re-read Poison Study one of these days - I never continued with the series, and every now and then I get the urge to.

  2. I have only read the Caraval series, and I enjoyed it very much. I thought Garber created a fantastic world for us in those books

  3. I love the cover for 13 to Life.

    My TTT .

  4. Love Cat and Bones too. May be time for a re-read.

  5. some great looking books. estep is on my library reading list
    sherry @ fundinmental

  6. Great teaser, I am very curious about Sullivan now. Looks like another book for my TBR.

  7. I love having books I know I'll always love. A couple of mine are Bright Side, Nine Minutes, and The Deal. Thanks for sharing your favorites.

  8. Those are some great books that you'll always love! I like that it became more of a top 15!

    Jamie @ Books and Ladders

  9. One of these days I'm going to get around to reading Nocturne! I'm going to check out some of these others too!

  10. Love that cover of Crush the King!

  11. I've only read the first in the Caraval series, but I'm yearning to get back to that world.

    My OTP Valentine's post

  12. Love seeing both Harry Potter and Caraval in the same list. Definitely all time favourite series of mine that will always be so, so, so very special!


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