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Teaser Tuesday – July 26th, 2016

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme currently being hosted by MizB @ Books and a Beat. All are welcome to participate!

Rules:

  • Grab your current read.
  • Open to a random page.
  • Share two ‘teaser’ sentences from somewhere on that page.
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! You don’t want to give too much away so as to not ruin the book for others!
  • Share the title and author so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers.

Physical Book

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Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1) by Sarah J. Maas

But she – at seventeen – had gone to a death camp. And survived.

-page 264

I’m sure most of you have already read this one so this isn’t much of a tease. This is my first time tackling this series by Maas. I was finally convinced I needed to try it for myself after falling in love with her A Court of Thorns and Roses series. So far this one is enjoyable but I’ve heard that it’s one of those series that gets better as it goes along, so I’m hoping that it lives up to the hype. I’ll cut Maas some slack on this one since it was her first novel.

And sorry, but no e-books or ARCS this week. I’ve decided that I just really do not enjoy reading on my Kindle. Oops?


So what do you think of Throne of Glass and this week’s teaser? Have a teaser of your own? Leave it in the comments!

17 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesday – July 26th, 2016

  1. Not that I’m trying to change your mind about reading on your Kindle, but I started liking mine a lot more when my husband got me a cover for it that made it seem more like a book. Maybe you already have one those? Anywho. . . so you loved A Court of Thorns and Roses? That’s definitely on my TBR, but I keep seeing mixed reviews for it.

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    1. Haha that’s alright, but yeah, I do have a cover for mine! I just feel like I don’t enjoy reading on it as much, which I think ruins my experience reading the story itself. Seems silly, I know, but I can’t help it lol… Yes, I loved ACOTAR! I will admit that it starts off fairly slow and takes a while to get really interesting but it does hit a certain where you just can’t put it down. And then ACOMAF just blew it outta the water from the beginning! I’m dyyyyyying to get my heads on the next book when it comes out next year. I think the wait is going to kill me!

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  2. It’s so funny you’re reading this because I’m about to start reading it in August just so I can do a snark-off with my friend Donna for this event I’m hosting called Book Blogger Blind Date. I’m curious to see what you think after you’re done reading. Here’s a teaser from Nevernight that I thought was hilarious. “Imagine the shame of having the piss smacked out of you by a blade called Fluffy.” This book had me laughing at some parts. Kristoff is pretty funny. Definitely recommend it based on what I’ve read so far. I’m so pumped that you’re back in action. 🤗

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    1. Haha what a coincidence! I’m actually enjoying it so far but it’s nothing just super amazing, though I’ve heard it gets better as the series goes along… Hahahahaha I love that! And yeah, Kristoff has a great sense of humor. There were some pretty funny parts in Illuminae!

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      1. I’ve heard the same thing. Everyone says book 4 is when it all comes together. I followed a read along for this book for a few months, and I got a kick out of the writing and storyline. I guess I’ll see for myself. That would completely blow my idea to snark about it if I ended up liking it. Wouldn’t that be funny. 🙂 Yeah, I love reading his tweets. He’s hilarious! I’m definitely buying Illuminae. I have to stop requesting ARCs and buying books first. I have so many books to read I don’t even know where to begin. It’s madness! 😂

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      2. Well I just finished it and I have to say that it ended pretty excitingly and I’m interested in seeing where this series goes. It’s gonna be an interesting review to write up. Which I’m way behind on, by the way. I’ve got 3 reviews to write… Such a procrastinator!

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      3. I have 20 reviews in my drafts and I’ve been posting a ton lately. I’m way behind. That’s good to know about ToG. I got such a mixed vibe from so many people it sort of clouded my judgment about reading it. I guess I’ll see for myself soon enough. 🙂 We’re reading the new Harry Potter book for HLF in August if you feel like reading it. Next month will be posts all centered around HP for the weekly discussions. I need to post it to Goodreads this week. It should be fun!

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    1. Ohhhhh yes! I’ve read ACOTAR and ACOMAF which is actually what broke me down into finally reading ToG. It’s been sitting on my shelf for ages but I just wasn’t sure since I’d heard such mixed reviews on it. I just finished it and I quite enjoyed it but I’ve heard it gets better as the series goes along so I’m looking forward to see it for myself! 😊

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    1. I just finished it and I did enjoy it! And that’s what I keep hearing about this series! I really hope that’s the case because I feel there were some things lacking in this book, or maybe felt just a tad forced? I don’t know, hopefully I’ll gather all of my thoughts before I write the review haha! 😊

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      1. So glad to know I’m not the only one who felt this way! I think it might be the romance or that there’s not a whole lot of evidence of Celaena actually being this badass assassin that they say she is.

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      2. I wasn’t a fan of the romance either, and some of the plot felt quite cliche… And I actually wasn’t convinced by Celaena in the first book either, but her character improves a lot in the sequels. Those love triangles though…

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  3. I’m the same way about my ereader – it’s just not the same experience as a physical book. It’s handy for travelling and commuting, but I definitely prefer the paperback or hardcover experience.

    As for Throne of Glass – I was half way through it earlier this year when I realized I’d read it before. It just wasn’t the right book for me back when I first read it. When I read it this year I loved and I’ve devoured the rest of the books in the series. Now to wait for the next one.. 🙂

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