Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Teaser Tuesday #97 and Top Ten Tuesday #87

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

Phoenix (Black City, #2)

Phoenix by Elizabeth Richards


Ash and Natalie are just starting to build a life together when things in the United Sentry States go from bad to worse. Ash and Natalie find themselves at the center of turmoil when dictator Purian Rose threatens Natalie’s life unless Ash votes in favor of Rose’s Law—a law that will send Darklings and other dissenters to a deadly concentration camp known as the Tenth.

When Ash can’t bring himself to trade Natalie’s life for those of millions of Darklings, her fate is sealed. Enter Elijah Theroux, the handsome Bastet boy Natalie once saved from her mother’s labs, where he’d been experimented on and tortured. It was his venom the Sentry used to create the lethal Golden Haze, the heart of the government conspiracy that led to Black City’s uprising and Ash’s rebirth as the Phoenix, the face of the rebellion. Elijah is back and Ash doesn’t like him; it’s clear he’s taken with Natalie, and Ash fears she may have feelings for him as well.

But Elijah also may have the answer to taking down Purian Rose for good—a powerful weapon called the Ora. Ash, Natalie and Elijah just have to escape Black City undetected to find it. But fleeing the city and finding this weapon (if it even exists) are easier said than done, and the quest could tear Ash and Natalie apart, even pushing them into the arms of others.

This enthralling sequel to Black City is just as absorbing, delicious and steamy as the first book, leaving readers hungry for the series conclusion.

I give her a quick peck on the cheek, and her face flushes bright red. 

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.

Top Ten Authors I have Not Read : but they are on my list to read....

1.Deb Caletti

2.Sarah Ockler 

3.Jennifer L. Armentrout

4. Kasie West

5. Tahereh Mafi 

6. Marie Lu

7. Sara Zarr 

8. Brandon Sanderson

9. Jodi Picoult

10. Tamora Pierce


  1. I've been trying to get around to Brandon Sanderson Mistborn for a while now. Really need to get on that. I'd recommend Tamora Pierce, though.

  2. Like the teaser. Sweet... I would like to read this one.

  3. Jodi made my list as well. But I do have her one and only fantasy-esque book on my TBR pile that I intend to read! Tahereh is one I just started reading. Still gotta move past Shatter Me though! And Jennifer Armentrout is one of my all time faves! Hope you get to try some of these out someday! (If you want to that is! I know with my list I have maybe 1 or 2 I might try, not including Jodi's one book. ;) )

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  4. I have read a few of these, the Legend series is one of my faves! It is a good time to start since all the books are out!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

  5. Oh I love Sarah Ockler!! And Sara Zarr!! Deb Caletti is good too, but her books are hit or miss... you gotta read the right one. I would like to read JLA and Kasie West one of these days soon. Cool list :)

  6. Kasie West is also on my list and everyone raves about her stuff... I'll be fixing that real soon though. I have all of her books now. Can't wait to dive into them. :)


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