Teaser Tuesday (6)

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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!

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I skip my morning routine and head downstairs because what does a cat care about fresh breath? He sure doesn’t have it.”

Just Like Fate by Cat Patrick and Suzanne Young

It’s hard to be careful with an ice pick.”

Contaminated by Em Garner

If you take part in TT, feel free to share your thoughts as well as links in the comments below!

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From Books to Movies (1)

In case you’ve missed the excitement going around, this week the Book Thief released an official trailer while Divergent released a teaser trailer. Watch the trailers below:


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Also, this Sunday the MTV VMAs will be showing an exclusive peek of Divergent before the movie’s world premiere.

What are your thoughts?

Is there a movie based on a novel that you’re looking forward to?

Stacking The Shelves (2)

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Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme created and hosted by Tynga @ Tynga’s Reviews. It gives bloggers the chance to show their readers books they’ve bought, borrowed or received during the week.

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BOUGHT

Divergent (Divergent, #1) – I’ve meant to read this book for a while now and finally bought it. I’m excited to jump into this series.

WON

Black Chalk – I have to admit I originally checked out this book because it was based in Oxfordshire. I’m happy to have won and can’t wait to read it.

Save Yourself – Another novel being compared to Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl.

What book(s) have you picked up this week?

Upcoming: Red Rising

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RED RISING by Pierce Brown

Release Date: February 18, 2014

Darrow is a miner and a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he digs all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of the planet livable for future generations. Darrow has never seen the sky.

Yet he spends his life willingly, knowing that his blood and sweat will one day result in a better future for his children.

But Darrow and his kind have been betrayed. Soon he discovers that humanity already reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and sprawling parks spread across the planet. Darrow and Reds like him are nothing more than slaves to a decadent ruling class.

Inspired by a longing for justice, and driven by the memory of lost love, Darrow joins a resistance group in order to infiltrate the ruling class and destroy society from within. He will stop at nothing to bring down his enemies… even if it means he has to become one of them to do so.

It seems as if everyone who has been fortunate enough to receive an ARC has had nothing but great things to say about this novel. Originally, I actually dismissed the hype because I (still) don’t consider myself a big sci-fi fan. I’m also a bit judge-y when it comes to book covers and I wasn’t wowed by Red Rising‘s font choice and red wing (yes, I know — don’t judge a book by its cover). But then I actually read the description and thought, “Well, I liked the Hunger Games. Maybe I will like Brown’s novel too.”  If you haven’t heard something about this book by now then you’re living under a rock. Keep an eye out for it early next year.

(Goodreads)(Amazon)