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Teaser and Top Ten Tuesday (#6) 04/02/13


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

From page 103*:
As he stood there listening to Mick talk to him about passion and beauty and the true meaning of love, his eyes wandered past the cameras and the crowds and the security guards, to where a girl with red hair was cutting across the town green.

He was aware of the many pairs of eyes on his back as he jogged through the square of green grass at the center of town, but he couldn't make himself care.

*This is and ARC copy.  Page number and quotes may not be the same in the finished copy.

 Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

Top Ten Characters I Would Crush On If I Were Also A Fictional Character:

Book Boyfriends!!!  I feel like I keep the same books on my list over and over.  For me a good book tends to be one where I would want to be friends with the main female character, and I would want the main male character to be my boyfriend.  Because of this, my favorite books also happen to contain my favorite boys.  Picking 10 is just mean.  So I had to debate a lot about the 10 boys I would limit myself too.  Would they be boys that I would be attracted to if I had my same personality in a book?  Or should I pick just 10 boys no matter their personality/hang-ups, because as a fictional character, I would be able to handle their issues, and they wouldn't drive me up a wall?  I'm going with the second.  

Adam Wilde
If I Stay (If I Stay #1) by Gayle Forman
 Loyal, talented, and sweet.  What a great combination.  However,  I would probably not pick him if I was limiting this list to guys I would pick if I had my same personality.

Adrian Ivashkov
Bloodlines (Bloodlines #1) by
Is there any other reason to read this series other than for Adrian?  I have always been on team Adrian.  This bad boy has always had my heart.  That being said, if I had my same personality in a book, there is NO WAY I would want to date him. 

Cole Holland
Alice in Zombieland (White Rabbit Chronicles #1) by
He's hot, he's protective, and he can kick some butt.  For me, this was instalove.  He has a good chance of making both lists.

Cole St. Clair
Linger (The Wolves of Mercy Falls #2) by
For me, the ultimate bad boy.  The desire to always live life on the edge.  Super smart, super snarky, and super talented.  Once again, there is NO WAY I would ever date him.  But I was fictional, it wouldn't bother me all

Dexter Jones
This Lullaby by
Oh Dexter, you make this book for me.  Funny, talented, and sweet.  An ultimate believer in love.  The author has said she had to give him some faults, because otherwise he was too perfect.  I agree.  LOVE HIM.

Jase Garrett
My Life Next Door by
While Sarah Dessen made the choice to make Dexter imperfect, Ms. Fitzpatrick made no such effort when she created Jase. He is PERFECT. Loves his family, is super sweet, and an all around great guy. He is a great example of a guy that can only exist in fiction. He makes EVERY list.

Seb Mantegna
The Year of Secret Assignments (Ashbury/Brookfield #2) by
I have always had a special place for Seb in my heart. If I had to pick on boy on this list that I would want to date in real life, he just may be number one.  The fact that he can handle Lydia, makes him something special. Their relationship is my favorite part of this series.

W.W. Hale the Fifth
Heist Society (Heist Society #1) by
He loves an adventure, he has no medeling family, and he's rich.  He's also super sweet, and seems pretty darned smart.

Wes Baker
The Truth About Forever by
Yet another boy who makes the book.  He's talented, and smart, and apparently super hot. Plus he's responsible, and sweet.  He easily makes every list.

Zachary Goode
Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy (Gallagher Girls #2) by Ally Carter
He's super smart, mysterious, and resourceful. What more could a girl want? He would probably make both lists.



  1. Great list and I love you for putting Adrian on it! I cannot believe I forgot Cole St. Clair! My TTT:

  2. Awww that looks like such a cute book! Great post!

    My Teaser HERE.

  3. Great list for your top 10. I think in general most Coles are sexy :) I also loved Cole in the Charmed One tv series and Cole from Everneath. Here are my picks.

  4. Great top 10 and I love the cover of This is What Happy Looks Like!! Here is my TT:

  5. Love your list! I really want to read Heist Society soon! I've seen so many lists with HS boys!

    - Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl

  6. I like the image presented in your Teaser -- a guy running across a grassy square to pursue a red-haired girl. Nice.
    My Teaser is from THE FORTUNE QUILT.

  7. I'm looking forward to reading this, thanks for sharing the teaser. In it's simplicity, it makes me want this book just more. My TT

  8. Not familiar with those on your list, but if you list them, I'm sure they are drool worthy. :D I'll be reading If I Stay soon, so I'll know more.

    Jessica @ Literary etc

  9. I really like your teaser - I want to read this book too :-)
    My Teaser from The Host by Stephenie Meyer

  10. I've not come across these yet but the books are sat on my shelf :).
    My TTT

  11. It is insane how many lists have included Adam Wilde! Almost as much as Mr. Darcy. I love your top ten, thanks for visiting my blog.

  12. Adrian Ivashkov is my #1~! I just love that guy =D This list also makes me want to read more Sarah Dessen and finally get to My Life Next Door, I need more contemporary male hero's in my life!

    Emily @ Falling For YA

  13. A nice teaser, enjoy!

  14. Great list!! and I agree, picking ten is just mean. It took me forever to narrow it down to ten.
    Old follower
    my TTT

  15. Oh great list! I seriously should have put Adrian on my list, too!

    My TTT

    Eva @ All Books Considered

  16. I've been wanting to read this one!! Thanks for sharing!

    Here's my teaser tuesday over at i*Heart*BigBooks

  17. that book has been in my tbr pile for a while. well this teaser just moved it up.
    check out mine
    whilst your at it check out my giveaway of 10 new adult books

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  18. How did I forget Cole St Clair! The bad boy with a genius brain! Thank you for reminding me! Awesome list!

    My Top Ten!

  19. Great list! I, too, would probably have a crush on Adam Wilde. I haven't read a lot of these books, but they are in my TBR pile. Now I'm even more excited to get to them!

  20. Dexter is so great. I especially love that Dessen created him as the anti-Roger because she had just finished writing Dreamland.

  21. Hale and Zack?! Oh I am in complete agreement! Ally Carter knows how to write some cuties!

  22. Oh Cole! He was wonderful! I listened to Linger on audio and Cole's voice was perfection. lol.
    Thanks for stopping by!

  23. Dexter, Wes, & Hale!!! Awesome picks.

  24. Oh yeah, Cole Holland is totally H-O-T hot!!

  25. I don't know anyone on your list but there are a couple of books I hope to get round to in the future!

  26. Other that If I Wake and Dessen's books (which I adore!), I haven't read the others. I know Adrian from VA, but I haven't started the Bloodlines series yet. Guess I have some reading to do!

    Thanks for stopping by :)

  27. I love Cole (from AIN) and Jase. But Adrian will always be in my top 3!

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Annie @ Tar Heel Bibliobabe :)