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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Teaser Tuesday [21]: Cinder & Top Ten Tuesday [8]

 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!

This week's teaser is from... Cinder by Marissa Meyer!
"Her brow drew together, questioning, but he didn't elaborate. His fingers, light as a breath, brushed her elbow. He craned his head. Cinder couldn't move, barely managing to wet her lips as her eyes slipped shut." (I managed to shut the book and lose the page number before I could add it... SORRY!).




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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

Top Ten Books I'd Recommend To Someone Who Doesn't Read YA!

I read about 99% YA and I feel like a lot of people underestimate how exciting and even educational young adult books can be! YA books are great for reluctant readers of all ages, because you can find things that relate to everyone!

1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins - This one is inevitable. The Hunger Games is one of the most amazing books out there. YA or adult, not much can compare!

2. The Maze Runner by James Dashner - This book transcends gender, culture, age, everything! The Maze Runner is a fantastic book and the story exciting and interesting!

3. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer - I've actually given this book to a few people as gifts and everyone has loved it!

4. Hate List by Jennifer Brown - This book tackles a lot of issues, especially bullying. I think it's something that can really attract anyone who's had a hard time with bullying and being picked on.

5. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis - I'm absolutely obsessed with this series, both the movies and the books, and I think they're not only an amazing read, but a great escape from reality.

6. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi - I recently read Shatter Me, and it's just so amazing!! This is a great read for lovers of sci-fi and superheroes!

7. Deadly Cool by Gemma Halliday - This book is just ridiculously funny and since I'm from the Bay Area I would recommend it to all my friends who are also from around here! I always get a lot more into books when I can recognize the setting.

8. Blood Red Road by Moira Young - I know it was hard for me to get into this book because of the writing style, but I seriously recommend this one to anyone and everyone! It's such an exciting story and Saba is a great main character!

9. Divergent by Veronica Roth - There's just something about a dystopian that appeals to a lot of my friends, and Divergent is one of the best dystopians out there! 

10. Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi - I loved this book so so much and I think a lot of my friends would enjoy it because of it's emphasis on technology.

15 comments:

  1. Haha love the quote and the fact you lost the page. I need to read this book.

    My TT

    Ning @ Reading by Kindle Fire

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  2. I love it!! Great list Anna!! I really really need to read The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer!!

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  3. Good teaser! Great pick. :D

    Happy Tuesday!

    My TT: http://wordsoftheworlds.blogspot.com/2012/01/teaser-tuesday-0117-with-exclusive.html

    Alexandra~

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  4. Hmm...looks like we have very similar taste in books :-) Like you, I read about 99% YA and I can't understand why people feel the need to knock it. I'm about to read THE STATISTICAL PROBABILITY OF LOVE AT FIRST by Jennifer E. Smith and I'm pretty excited about that. Next up after that? UNDER THE NEVER SKY by Veronica Rossi (which I'm more excited about now after reading this post). Great list!

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  5. I am so excited to read Cinder -- that teaser has me even more anxious!!

    I forgot to put Mara Dyer on my list! *GAH!* I absolutely adore that book for so many reasons.

    Check out my Top Ten and Teaser Tuesday!

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  6. "asdlkadgjbasjcfblabcpib KAI" = my reaction to that teaser. So much Cinder love.

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  7. This is a great list. I have Hate List but haven't read it yet. I think I need to be in the right mood to read it, but it sounds really powerful!

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  8. Great list! I have The Maze Runner on my tbr pile I just haven't gotten to it yet, guess I should really give it a go!

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  9. I know that Mara Dyer is supposed to be amazing, but I really can't bring myself to pick it up. It just doesn't appeal. You know where you KNOW you'll probably love it when you read it, but you struggle to actually make that step? Yeah, that.

    Shatter Me though, now that I'm DYING to read! I can't wait until my next paycheck so I can finally get my hands on a copy. I wanted it so much it hurt when it first came out, but couldn't afford it. I might pick up the Maze Runner too actually.

    I'm 100% with you on Divergent and the Hunger Games though. I've recommended them both to people who don't usually read YA and they nearly always ended up loving them.

    Have a great week :)

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  10. You have great books on your list! "eeep!" :)

    Thanks for commenting on my blog!

    - Mary | Anxirium

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  11. I really want to read the maze runner, it's up there on the list for sure! Also, I really didn't care for Mara Dyer that much, too much romance not enough mystery!

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  12. I love YA but haven't read some of these. I'm adding them to the list!


    Here's my TT: http://amandalynsbooks.blogspot.com/2012/01/top-ten-tuesdays-books-id-recommend-to.html

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  13. I have to put 'The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer' at the top of my TBR pile, as everyone loves this one!

    Thanks for stopping by my site! Glad you enjoyed Cinder!

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  14. Great list! I think I've only read the first 3 of Chronicles of Narnia..... can't remember, but I know I haven't read the whole thing.

    Heard good things of Maze Runner! I'll have to check it out some time! :)

    Thanks for stopping by! :)

    Michele | Just a Lil Lost

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