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Teaser and Top Ten Tuesday (#10) 04/30/13


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 234 of my ebook
"I think it's Jace he's trying to get back at. Jace must have done something last night on the boat, something that really pissed Valentine off."

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

Top Ten Words/Topics That Instantly Make Me Buy/Pick Up A Book

1. Love I'm a sucker for romances, and if it has the word Love in the title, all the better.

2. Boarding Schools I love books that take place in boarding schools.  My guess is because I always wanted to attend one, and was brutally denied.
3. Americans in a Foreign Country.  I love traveling, so I love seeing how others handle the cultural change.  Plus I always wanted to live abroad, so I like living vicariously through the books.
4. Titles that play on the classics.  I like when authors borrow from classic book titles.
5. Fairy Tale Retellings.  I love discovering how author's make these classic stories their own.
6. A Swoon-Worthy Bad Boy.  I would never go for a bad boy in real life, so when an author can make me swoon over one, I love it all the more. 
7. Getting Over Death.  I've weirdly always been attracked to this topic, my parents were worried when I was a kid.  How people handle and recover from death has always attracted me.  I actually did a paper on Death in Children's literature in college.  Fascinating topic.
8. Retelling of classic literature.  Like fairy tale retellings, I love contemporary takes on classic literature.

 9. Contemporary Romance.  This is kind of cheating, because it's a lot like number 1, but I will almost always pick up a contemporary YA romance.

10. A good revenge story.  Nothing like it.

Stacking the Shelves (#8)



Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews where bloggers share what they got throughout the week!

I missed a week, so this list is going to look ridiculous, but keep in mind this is TWO weeks worth of books.  Also, it won't even come close to next week, after I attend a library sale which is always PACKED with tons of YA books.  $1 for hardcovers, $.50 paperbacks. Hold me back.


From Ink & Page

From Atmika @ I Talk Books!

From Kate @ Ex Libris

From ?????  This was a blog hop and multiple blogs had the link on there.  I don't know who's blog it came from.

For Review:
Thank You Harlequin & Flux

From the Library:


Feature & Follow Friday (#10)


The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read.

This week's Question: Is there a song that reminds you of a book? Or vice versa? What is the song & the book?
Nothing immediately comes to mind sometimes I'll listen to a song and it will remind me of the book I'm currently reading, but then I promptly forget about it. 

"Waiting On" Wednesday (#9) Pretenders (Pretenders, #1) by Lisi Harrison


“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week I'm picking: Pretenders (Pretenders, #1) by
Expected publication: October 1st 2013 by Poppy

From Goodreads:
My picture is on page eighteen of Noble High's Phoenix yearbook. I am one of the Phoenix Five. You nominated me. You thought I was one of the most outstanding students in our freshman class. You were wrong.

Still, I accepted my award. I acted special. But I couldn't help wondering what it was like to be that way for real. So I broke into Ms. Silver's safe in the faculty lounge and stole all five of our journals. I'm not exposing them out of jealousy or anger. I'm doing this because I am tired of the lies. The bar is too high, and cheating is the only way to reach it. Instagrams are filtered, Facebook profiles are embellished, photos are shopped, Manti T'eo's girlfriend was a anything real anymore?

I found the answer in our journals. These are 100 percent real and 100 percent unedited. The proof is in the pages.

Why I'm Waiting on It: 
I willing to give the author one more chance. Her books tend to be a bit immature for me, but I still have high hopes for the series.