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Teaser and Top Ten Tuesday (#21) 08/13/13


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.166 of my ARC*

Eventually the man, with Rhys holding on behind him, takes the lead, and we follow him as he winds through the dusty paths between buildings.  I'm grateful for the action, as it gives me a break from thinking, from trying to understand how this place is possible.

*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 Favorite Books With a Boarding School Setting

This week the topic was pretty open.  Instead of picking 10 different types of settings, I am focusing on just one setting.  Some of my favorite books take place in a boarding school, and I will generally give one of these types of books priority.

Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss #1) by

Looking for Alaska by
This is just an amazing coming of age story.  No spoilers, there is one scene in this book that had me in tears I was laughing so hard.
Hex Hall (Hex Hall #1) by

Private (Private #1) by

The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle #1) by

Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy #1) by

I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You (Gallagher Girls #1) by

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter #1) by

The Name of the Star (Shades of London #1) by

Touch of Frost (Mythos Academy #1) by
A boarding school for kids that are decedents of mythological gods and others?  Awesome.  I love this series.


  1. I love the Vampire Academy series (although I have to agree with you, the first book was not my favorite). Anna and the French Kiss--love it! I need to read the Mythos Academy, I keep hearing good things. Great list! ~Pam

  2. I love this setting, I almost picked it for today, I would have put Raven Boys, Hex Hall, and Gallagher Girls on my list too! Great picks!

    Our TTT

    Ashley @ The Quiet Concert

  3. There are a lot of awesome boarding school books at the moment, and you picked some great books. I haven't read all of them, but I'll have to check those I haven't out. Anna and the French Kiss, Hex Hall, The Raven Boys, Vampire Academy and Harry Potter are all brilliant books and great picks.

  4. Nice selection! You included a few that others aren't thinking of. Enjoy your week reading.

  5. Have you ever read Charlotte Sometimes? I think it might be considered MG, or maybe lower YA, by today's standards. It's about an English girl at boarding school, who finds herself periodically going back in time to 1918, where she's a girl everyone calls Clare.

  6. Anna and Vampire Academy are two of my fave books! I really want to read Looking For Alaska, embarrassingly I've never read any John Green.

  7. I keep wanting to start the Mythos Academy series! I keep checking it out from the library but never get around to reading it. And I read book 1 of the gallagher series. Its not my favorite but it ended up being decent. And I really want to read Hex Hall still!

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT!

  8. Great list. My favorite boarding school reads are Harry Potter and Blue is for Nightmares.

    My TTT.

  9. Good list, I love Looking for Alaska, Gallagher Girls and Hex Hall as well.

  10. Love the boarding school theme! Also, I'm reading The Dream Thieves right now, so The Raven Boys is the best pick ever!

  11. I'm probably one of those who haven't read Harry Potter. But I'm not really huge fan of MG book but I'm closing any doors. I might try them soon. I've read some of the books you've selected, I loved Raven Boys, Anna & Hex Hall. Awesome picks. :)

    Thanks for dropping by. :)

    Mitchii — The Aeropapers

  12. Great list! I forgot about Hex Hall to add to mine!

  13. Oo, great topic choice! I haven't read enough boarding school books to make a list, but I really want to read Hex Hall :D