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Teaser and Top Ten Tuesday (#23) 08/27/13


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 pg.118 of my ARC*

Russ is like a winged monkey on steroids; he reaches the gate easily and quickly, reaching down at the monsters and whipping out this weapon to cut off the stretchered-out hands.  It's totally gross, but it doesn't stop them pushing the gate.

*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 Most Memorable Secondary Characters

Whatever her faults may be, or her misplaced crushes, she is a good friend to Anna when she needs it the most.  She was definitely memorable.

Park's parents from Eleanor & Park by

I can't begin to tell you how much I loved Park's parents. I could read an entire story based on them.  His mother in particular.  She was actually my favorite character in my favorite book of the year.

Iko from Cinder (Lunar Chronicles #1) by

Yes I have picked an android as a favorite secondary character.  But how awesome is she!?!  She can run a ship based on her power.  She doesn't even need an android body to be wise and a loyal friend.  Iko rules.

Jase's family from  My Life Next Door by

Yes it's cheating by picking the entire family instead of an individual, but I don't want to pick just one!  And really, I could have made up the list entirely devoted to the entire family.  They were all awesome, and I would have loved to have any of them in my family.
Luna Lovegood from  Harry Potter (Harry Potter #1) by

I know she doesn't appear until later books, but she is just so awesomely weird.  Plus she can kick butt.  There are so many great secondary characters throughout the entire Harry Potter series that it's really hard to pick just one.

Kristy Palmetto from The Truth About Forever by

There were so many awesome secondary characters in this book that it was hard to pick just one.  I picked Kristy because she is so awesomely vocal and so kind.  She had been through a ton and never let it get her down.  She seemed so comfortable with herself that you just were rooting for her the whole time.
Jules Marchenior from Die for Me (Die for Me #1) by

If the secondary characters still gets their own novella, are they still a secondary character?  This is a perfect example of a great secondary character making an average series better. 
Cam Briel from Fallen (Fallen #1) by

And here is another example of a character making an average series better.  I had major issues with this series, and even though I read them all, I can't remember how it ends. But I do remember Cam, and I remember his story, and I will still root for him. 

Kenji Kishimoto from Shatter Me (Shatter Me #1) by

How awesome is Kenji?  He's able to hide how awesome he is for most of the first book, and then after that?  Even more awesome.  I love the scenes that he's in.  Among many things I'm looking forward to in the final book, more Kenji is definitely one of them.

Daphne Cruz from Touch of Frost (Mythos Academy #1) by

One of those characters when you first meet her you don't know how awesome she is going to be.  She is smart, talented and loyal.  I always enjoy a scene with Daphne. 


  1. I loved Jules as well. The final book just wasn't the same when he didn't have as large of a part. I love some of your other selections too. I can't believe how many of these books I have read.

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  2. I haven't read this one...but it does look like fun. Here's MY TUESDAY MEMES POST

  3. Great list!! Kenji is an awesome character!! He made me laugh so much in Unravel Me. And I know what you mean Jase's family is amazing!!
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  4. Yes, Jules made my list too. He went up in my book after reading Die for Her. Iko did too. I did not even think about Park's parents, they were great :) Awesome list!

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  5. Iko made my list as well! I love Kenji! He cracks me up! The family from My Life Next Door is making a lot of lists today. I need to read that book. Great picks!

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  6. Yay Luna love! Loved Harry Potter and yet I totally forgot to list secondary characters from that. But as I said in another commenting post it's because Harry Potter is a given! Yeah I might forget to list it because I try to think of others first. Seems my mind somehow forgets these "givens"!

    Great tease too by the way!

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  7. There's so many amazing secondary characters to mention this week. I forgot about Meredith, Daphne, and Iko. Iko especially was so much fun to read about. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Eeew! Great teaser. Haven't heard of this one. Hope your enjoying it.

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  9. great list! I love Luna, Jules and Kenji:) There are indeed so many amazing HP characters!

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