Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Teaser Tuesday #41 and Top Ten Tuesday #31

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Should Be Reading. Bloggers choose two
sentences out of our current read to peak others' curiosity.

 Assassin's Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke

The Assassin's Curse (The Assassin's Curse, #1)

The shadows lengthened, curled , expanded. I whirled around, looking for a pair of glowing eyes, a flick of dark fabric. 

Ananna of the Tanarau abandons ship when her parents try to marry her off to an allying pirate clan: she wants to captain her own boat, not serve as second-in-command to her handsome yet clueless fiance. But her escape has dire consequences when she learns the scorned clan has sent an assassin after her.

And when the assassin, Naji, finally catches up with her, things get even worse. Ananna inadvertently triggers a nasty curse — with a life-altering result. Now Ananna and Naji are forced to become uneasy allies as they work together to break the curse and return their lives back to normal. Or at least as normal as the lives of a pirate and an assassin can be.

Top Ten is an original feature/weekly meme created here at
The Broke and the Bookish that features a great bookish top ten every week.

Okay so this week is a little more difficult to me. I love great settings but I tend to get more invested in the characters than settings. So its hard for me to wish for certian settings. I can name some I hope to see more settings in original and intriguing books. 

Top Ten Settings I'd Like To See More Of:

1. Space settings... I love these space setting books, but need to see much more more...

Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1)

and one I am looking forward to reading... 


2. Victorian Era Steampunk - likes these 

Soulless (Parasol Protectorate, #1)God Save the Queen (The Immortal Empire, #1)

3. Dystopian Worlds... like these... 

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1)Article 5 (Article 5, #1)

4.  Post-Apocalyptic likes these... 

Life As We Knew It (Last Survivors, #1)Eden's Root (Eden's Root Trilogy, #1)

5. More serial killers in secluded areas... like this one... 


5. More Haunted Houses.. not exactly haunted per se but loved this one...

Amber House (Amber House, #1)

6. More Road Trips.... like these 
In HonorAmy and Roger's Epic Detour

7. More Games and Thrills... loved these 

NerveThe Best Night of Your (Pathetic) Life

8. More amazing fantastical worlds like these... 

CandlewaxFinnikin of the Rock (Lumatere Chronicles, #1)

9. More Time Travel like these... 

Tempest (Tempest, #1)Time Between Us

10. And much much more dark faerie realms like these ones... please...

Wicked Lovely (Wicked Lovely, #1)The Iron King (The Iron Fey, #1)


  1. I agree with more space settings, more time travel, and more dark fantasy. I really loved A Million Suns and Across the Universe and Finnikin of the Rock, but I wasn't a fan of Glow. The two time travel books are on my TBR list and I absolutely loved the Wicked Lovely Series. I'm so glad Donia and Keeran end up together. Happy Reading!

  2. I agree with the outer space idea. I also have it on my list. I'm not a big sci-fi reader, but I've read couple books that were set on space ships that weren't totally out there into the sci-fi realm that they were intimidating.

    I also included fantastical worlds. I love with when an author creates an entire world from scratch. I think it shows complete ingenuity and creativity.

    Pretty Deadly Reviews

  3. I agree with road trips and time travel. In fact all of these look really good. Great picks.

    Here's mine

    ~Danica Page
    Taking it One Page at a Time

  4. Fantastic teaser. I have this on my TBR list. I loved The Mad Scientist's Daughter by Cassandra Rose Clarke, so I had to buy this one, but haven't had a chance to read it yet. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie ~ My Teaser Tuesday

  5. OOh interesting tease! Haven't heard of this one before!

    Here's my Teaser

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  6. I so need to get to The Assassin's Curse. I have her newest book for review, but I'd really like to find the time to read this one first. Maybe audio? :P Great teaser! Thanks for sharing! Here's my teaser. Happy Tuesday! :D


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