Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Teaser Tuesday #63 and Top Ten Tuesday #53

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

Quarantine #1: The LonersTeaser: 

The cord clenched his neck so hard his head wanted to pop off his body. They were going to Lynch him. 

Quarantine: The Loners by Lex Thomas

It was just another ordinary day at McKinley High—until a massive explosion devastated the school. When loner David Thorpe tried to help his English teacher to safety, the teacher convulsed and died right in front of him. And that was just the beginning.

A year later, McKinley has descended into chaos. All the students are infected with a virus that makes them deadly to adults. The school is under military quarantine. The teachers are gone. Violent gangs have formed based on high school social cliques. Without a gang, you’re as good as dead. And David has no gang. It’s just him and his little brother, Will, against the whole school.

In this frighteningly dark and captivating novel, Lex Thomas locks readers inside a school where kids don’t fight to be popular, they fight to stay alive.

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.

This week is about those books I want to read but I just can't seem to pick them up or get to to them because they intimidate me for some reason... Here is my list.

Top Ten Books that Intimidate Me. : 

1. Quintana of Charyn by Melina Marchetta- For a couple of reasons. It's the last one... I don't want to finish the series and I don't think I will but I don't want to be disappointed. 

Quintana of Charyn (Lumatere Chronicles, #3)

2. Eon by Alison Goodman - another one I am worried I won't like as much as I want to.

Eon: Dragoneye Reborn (Eon, #1)

3. The Help by Kathryn Stockett - Its an adult book. They are scary.

The Help

4.  Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly- I'm not really sure why but the cover doesn't entice me at all.


5. Lies by Michael Grant - I want to finish this series I do. I loved the first one but the second disappointed a bit so I am worried the rest of the series may just be more disappoints. 

Lies (Gone, #3)

6. Before I fall by Lauren Oliver - Just not sure if I will like as much as everyone else. 

Before I Fall

7. Dust and Decay by Jonathan Maberry - Someone told me a spoiler about the book and I don't want it to happen. So I am refusing to read it.

Dust and Decay (Benny Imura, #2)

8. The Savage Grace by Bree Despain - I am a little concerned on how the series will end. 

The Savage Grace (The Dark Divine, #3)

9.  Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers - Another one I am worried its all hype. I am picky over High Fantasy and I get a little concerned when I see a High Fantasy with lots of high ratings.  

Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin, #1)

10.  Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock - Another paranormal, I have veered a away a bit from the paranormal because of the same ole same ole. 

Hemlock (Hemlock, #1)

Whats is on your list?


  1. It sure sounds like a great read!!

    Here is my post

    Books can only intimidate us if we let those!! I simply cannot stand certain genres.

    Come, check my Top Ten post!

  2. Wow, that's a good teaser! Hehe...I try not to let books intimidate me, but I have to admit I've had Revolution on my shelf for a couple of years now, unread, and I still haven't started the Lumatere Chronicles yet. Eon, Grave Mercy & Hemlock were all great reads...so get on that! :D

  3. You seem to avoid books for the same reasons I do! I have Before I Fall on my bookshelf right now and I'm afraid to read it too. I plan on reading it this summer though! I've already started on one of the books from my list of intimidating books. I'm hoping I'm not disappointed!

  4. Awesome tease. I've been curious about Quarantine. Thanks for the list :)

  5. Grave Mercy was SO GOOD. And, it's follow-up, Dark Triumph, was even better. If you like fantasy, you won't be sorry.

    TTT @ Krista's Dust Jacket

  6. Oh The Help is one of my favorite books ever! I also just read Before I Fall a couple months ago and i loved that, too. Phew - avoided the black sheep on those ones lol. I do want to read the Jonathan Mayberry series SO BADLY!!

  7. I am stuck at the same place with the Gone series. I liked the first book but really struggled through the second. I want to know what happens, but I keep putting off trying to read any more. I actually did try Lies and couldn't get through much of it, but that might have been leftover from the second book. Or maybe this just isn't the series for me?

  8. I've been afraid of the help too! I haven't watched the movie either because I'm stubborn when it comes to watching movies based off books that i haven't read yet!

    thanks for stopping by my teaser this week!

    Here's My TTT

    Amber @Paradise of Pages

  9. Awesome teaser! :) And Before I fall wasn't what I expected. I can't say if it was better or not than what I was expecting but I know I liked it. :) As for Grave Mercy, that one was a long read for me. I'm not into historical very much but I'm very happy I read it. I even a a review for it. I love the next installment, Dark Triumph, so much better though. It's definitely worth the read if you ask me.

    Andrea K. @ Books and Bindings
    Teaser Tuesdays

  10. Sounds like an awesome read. Here is my TT http://cynthia2729.wordpress.com/2013/07/02/teaser-tuesday-july-2/

  11. Ooh interesting tease!!

    I enjoyed the ending to The Savage Grace, I'm sure you'll like it too!

    And ooooh, you have to give Hemlock a try! I adored that one and am sooooo very eager for the sequel this September!! Yes, it's another werewolf read but I believe Kathleen gives her own spin to it very nicely!

    Here's my Teaser

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  12. I've had the same reservations about The Savage Grace. I highly recommend the Help. I really enjoyed it! :)

  13. I do the same thing with series I love that when the last one comes out I'm so hesitant to read it in fear I will hate the ending. I was surprised by Before I Fall. I thought I would hate it but I really liked it. Great list.

  14. This book looks like an awesome read, thanks for sharing! Check out my teaser @ This Is How It's Supposed To Be

  15. Oh I loved Hemlock, you should give it a try! My mom has been telling me to read The Help, so I guess I should. Thanks for stopping by earlier! :)


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