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Teaser Tuesday

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I am doing two teasers this week because I’m reading two books.  The first is from The Last Girl by Joe Hart.  Truth be told, I’m not enjoying it very much.  It’s not poorly written, but I don’t like the characters, I don’t like the plot, and I don’t care about what’s going to happen next.  It’s the first in a trilogy, and the thought of reading two more books in this universe fills me with dread.  I’m thinking of dropping it, but I’m already 78% of the way through and it seems a waste not to just finish it.  That way, I can see if any of what I’ve read is worth it.  I’m not usually one to finish books I don’t enjoy, but I’m so close.

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Anyway, my teaser:

Tia steers the vehicle up to the side of the building away from the road and shuts it of.  In the quiet that rushes in with the absence of the motor’s growl, a new sound takes precedence.

Teaser Two:

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My second teaser comes from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. I saw Pride and Prejudice and Zombies a couple of weeks ago and enjoyed it because it was silly and I like Sam Reilly.   However, it seemed like the film maker got halfway through the book and went “Eh, I just want to end this now,” so I was denied Pemberley and all the scenes of Lizzy coming around towards Darcy.  I’ve since watched the 1995 version of the movie and then decided to read the book again, since, as I mentioned before, I’m not enjoying the other book.

Had she found Jane in any apparent danger, Mrs. Bennet would have been very miserable; but being satisfied on seeing that her illness was not alarming, she had no wish of her recovering immediately, as her restoration to health would probably remove her from Netherfield. She would not listen, therefore, to her daughter’s proposal of being carried home; neither did the apothecary, who arrived about the same time, think it at all advisable. Ch. 9, pg. 42

That’s all for this week.  I hope to join you next week with a teaser to two of books I love whole-heartedly!

 

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Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm.

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• 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!

Today’s teaser comes from Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi.

She’d been here before in search of information about her mother.  Soren had attacked her not far from where she now stood.

I’m enjoying the book, as I did the first, but have a feeling, like the first, I won’t review it.  It’s strange, but I don’t really feel like I have anything to say about these books.  They’re like cotton candy: yummy, but not very substantive.  I like it because I liked it.

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Quote of the Week and Teaser Tuesday

No picture with my quote today because, wel, I didn’t draw one.

“Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.” Franklin P. Jones

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm.

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• 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!

Today’s teaser is from Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi.  It’s a reread in preparation for (maybe) reading the next in the series.

From chapter 22 (57% through)

The bells rang everywhere.  Perry couldn’t tell where the sound was closest.

 

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WWW Wednesday

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What are you currently reading?

I am currently reading Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith (aka JK Rowling).  It’s good so far.  I really like Robin and Comoran and their interplay a lot.  I always forget how much I enjoy mysteries when I’m not reading them.

 

What did you recently finish reading?

I just finished The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancy.  It’s the sequel to The Fifth Wave.  These books really pull no punches.   They feel even more brutal than the Hunger Games, although I’m not exactly sure why.  Hunger Games was no walk in the park for anyone, especially Mockingjay, but these fell rougher than they did.  I really enjoyed both (although I preferred Fifth Wave).  I can’t wait for the last one to come out.

What do you think you’ll read next?

I honestly have no idea.  I’ve had Career of Evil on my to-read list for awhile, but nothing beyond that.  I’ll have to poke around and get some ideas.

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Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm.

meme-TeaserTuesday-dkblue-boxed

• 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!

career of evil    Through the busting Arcadia shopping center he followed The Secretary and her boyfriend, gliding behind them like a ghost or a god.  Could the Saturday shoppers ever seen him, or was he somehow transformed, doubly alive, gifted with invisibility?  Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith

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Book Review – Winter

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Princess Winter, the stepdaughter of the evil Lunar queen, Levana, is beautiful, kind, and gentle.  She’s also insane due to her refusal to use her “Lunar gift”, which gives her the ability to manipulate others’ biochemistry into believing whatever she wants.  However, despite her insanity, Winter is determined to help her long lost friend, Princess Selene, better known as Cinder, the rogue cyborg from Earth, regain her throne and defeat Levana for good.

Winter, by Marissa Meyer, is the last book in the Lunar Chronicles.  It wraps up what began in Cinder and continued in Scarlet and Cress.  The story of four very different women, Winter does a good job of furthering their characters and wrapping up the plot in a satisfying way.  It’s a huge book, coming in just over 800 pages. n

 

I liked how terrifying the Lunar society is.  It was also satisfyingly difficult for Cinder and her friends to accomplish their task and each woman was pushed to their limits.  While each romance was satisfactorily concluded, I do wish that Cress and Thorne could have had more time devoted to them.  I found myself not as interested in Winter herself, and while it was necessary to spend time on her in the story, I got to the end wishing their had been more of Cress and sort of resenting Winter for it.  Poor Winter.

 

I really love this series and highly recommend it to others.  It’s an exciting reimagining of four beloved fairy tails and the characters are strong, well developed women who were a pleasure to know.

 

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WWW Wednesday

www wednesdayWhat I’m reading

winterI’M READING WINTER!!!!!  I FINALLY HAVE IT IN MY COLD LITTLE HANDS!!!  I’m so happy. 🙂

Also, I’m kind of reading Heir of Fire by Sarah J Maas, which is the third in the Throne of Glass series, but I’m not really enjoying it.  This is my second time attempting to get into it, and it’s just hard.  I don’t care about any of the characters, at least not like I did in the first book.  It’s disappointing.

What I just read

Fairest_cover-Final-677x1024This was Queen Levana’s story from the Lunar Chronicles.  It’d forgotten a lot of it and am glad I reread it before getting to Winter.  (WINTER!!!)

What I’m reading next

Nothing.  Nothing matters any more once I’ve finished Winter.

Actually, I’ll either read Manners and Mutiny by Gail Carriger, the last book in the Finishing School series or Career of Evil by Robert Gabraith (aka J.K. Rowling).

I wish I didn’t have to work on report cards tomorrow.  Otherwise, I’d read all day

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One day more!!!!

winterTomorrow Winter is out!!!  *runs around the room wildly in excitement*

I can skip work to read it, right?  That’s totally a legit excuse.

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What I’m Reading Wednesday

www wednesdayWhat I Just Read: Blood and Ice by Robert Masello.  I haven’t written my review yet, but it basically comes down to I really enjoyed it, but I don’t think it lived up to its full potential.  It lost a lot of steam the last quarter, and I found the end vaguely dissatisfying.  It’s too bad, because it was so well written and built up so much steam at the beginning.

What I’m Reading Now: Plague Town by Dana Fredsti.  I love this book so much.  I forgot how much I like this book, which is hilarious because, looking at my review, it starts out with how I thought I was going to dislike it and ended up loving it.  And I made the same mistake again!  My memory must be going.

What I’m Reading Next: plague nationPlague Nation by Dana Fredsti.  While the local outbreak of zombies may have been dealt with, there are reports of outbreaks around the nation.  Ashley Parker and her fellow Wild Cards strike out on a mission to San Francisco, a mission if they fail could spell for the country.

I’m loving the novels, but I may be reaching my zombie limit for a while. They’re invading my dreams!

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What I’m Reading Wednesday

I finally found out who hosts this meme: Taking on a World of Words.  So, thanks for the meme!  I really enjoy doing it.

www wednesdayWhat I just finished reading:

I just finished Deadfall by Anna Carey.  My full review is here.  Short version: I really enjoyed it, but it felt rushed and I wish there had been more time to explore characters and plot.

What I’m reading now:

Blood and Ice by Robert Masello.  Michael Wilde, a journalist, is trying to reenter life after a tragedy.  He agrees to go to the South Pole for a story for his magazine.  While there, he finds a man and a woman, bound by chains, frozen in a block of ice.  When the ice begins to melt, and the bodies begin to thaw, the horror truly begins.

I’m really liking this book.  The pacing reminds me of Michael Crichton, where it seems to be straight forward science fiction and then devolves into horror.  I’m not quite at the horror part yet, but the bodies have thawed and the body count has just started going up. I can’t wait to read more.

What I’m reading next:

Plague Town and Plague Nation by Dana Fredsti.  (And maybe Plague World, which I just found out existed.)  I read Plague Town last year and really enjoyed it.  I was at a bookstore over the weekend and thought to look for the sequel.  Before I read it, though, I’ll have to refresh my memory of the first.

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