Teaser Tuesday #26

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Hey Book Nerds, and welcome back to my blog! I am so excited for this week’s Teaser Tuesday because I am reading a phenomenal book! Since I am on Summer break, I have so much free time to read, and get lost in fictional worlds. So, you bet I have been spending every single minute of it reading! This week’s teaser comes from a popular, widely-hyped book, that features a swoon-worthy high lord. Does that give any hints? Here’s the teaser!

‘Apparently, the nearby “inn” was little more than a raucous tavern with a few rooms for rent – usually by the hour. And, as it was, there were no vacancies. Save for a tiny, tiny room in what had once been part of the attic.’

Page 464, A Court of Mist And Fury by Sarah J. Maas

It is actually super difficult to find a non-spoilery teaser from a Sarah J. Maas book. The farther you get into the books, the more action and romance comes into her books. But, i definitely cannot say no to that!

I found that once I started reading this book, ACOTAR felt like a prologue to this novel. They both follow a partially different storyline. ACOMAF starts off the same but quickly moves on to something else. But, I am loving it so I really shouldn’t complain.

Also, when readers say that this book is better than the first, they really aren’t lying. It is incredible and I can’t help but emphasize how badly you need to read this series.

If you are interested in the synopsis, here it is:

A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2)Feyre survived Amarantha’s clutches to return to the Spring Court—but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can’t forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people.

Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms—and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future—and the future of a world cleaved in two.

THAT’S IT FOR TODAY! I hope you enjoyed this week’s teaser! Don’t forget to like, comment and follow to keep up to date with my newest posts!

Happy Reading!

~Alaina

Teaser Tuesday #25

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Hey Book Nerds, and welcome back for a new teaser! I feel like you have all got so used to me posting these so late due to school. HAHA! But, I don’t have school this week! It is exam week and my last exam is on Friday. So, with that said, I am finally able to start posting these teasers earlier in the day! Well, at least early for Canada/US time. Anyways, I have an amazing book for this weeks teaser, so let’s get straight into it!

‘As they drove, Kit was silent, looking out the window. The freeway was nearly empty, and stretched ahead of them, gray and deserted. Signs for Crenshaw and Fairfax flashed by. This wasn’t the beautiful Los Angeles of mountains and beaches, green lawns and mansions. This was the L.A. of cracked pavement and struggling trees and skies leaden with smog.’

Page 62 – 63, Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare

It was extremely difficult to find an excerpt from this novel that wasn’t filled with spoilers. Being the sequel to Lady Midnight, every page, paragraph and sentence in this book features some sort of spoiler. But you know, it is pretty darn amazing so far!

I was actually planning to start this book the moment I got home after my math exam on the 23rd. But, I have had this books in my hands since release day and COULD NOT last a minute longer without reading this book! It has been staring at me, unread, for the past month! I am super surprised that I lasted this long without reading it. But now that I am back in the world of Shadowhunters, I could hardly stop reading it!

I have been absolutely loving all of the characters throughout the first 60 pages. Of course I was expecting to read about the Blackthorns, Emma and the Rosales. But I definitely was not expecting so much Jace and Clary. Can’t say that I’m not loving it because it is a total throwback to The Mortal Instruments!

If you have read Lady Midnight and are interested in reading Lord of Shadows, here’s the synopsis:

Lord of Shadows (The Dark Artifices, #2)Would you trade your soul mate for your soul?

A Shadowhunter’s life is bound by duty. Constrained by honor. The word of a Shadowhunter is a solemn pledge, and no vow is more sacred than the vow that binds parabatai, warrior partners—sworn to fight together, die together, but never to fall in love.

Emma Carstairs has learned that the love she shares with her parabatai, Julian Blackthorn, isn’t just forbidden—it could destroy them both. She knows she should run from Julian. But how can she when the Blackthorns are threatened by enemies on all sides?

Their only hope is the Black Volume of the Dead, a spell book of terrible power. Everyone wants it. Only the Blackthorns can find it. Spurred on by a dark bargain with the Seelie Queen, Emma; her best friend, Cristina; and Mark and Julian Blackthorn journey into the Courts of Faerie, where glittering revels hide bloody danger and no promise can be trusted. Meanwhile, rising tension between Shadowhunters and Downworlders has produced the Cohort, an extremist group of Shadowhunters dedicated to registering Downworlders and “unsuitable” Nephilim. They’ll do anything in their power to expose Julian’s secrets and take the Los Angeles Institute for their own.

When Downworlders turn against the Clave, a new threat rises in the form of the Lord of Shadows—the Unseelie King, who sends his greatest warriors to slaughter those with Blackthorn blood and seize the Black Volume. As dangers close in, Julian devises a risky scheme that depends on the cooperation of an unpredictable enemy. But success may come with a price he and Emma cannot even imagine, one that will bring with it a reckoning of blood that could have repercussions for everyone and everything they hold dear.

THAT’S IT FOR TODAY! I hope you enjoyed this week’s teaser! Don’t forget to like, comment and follow for more posts!

Teaser Tuesday #24

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Hey Book Nerds! It’s Tuesday and that calls for a brand new teaser! I’m actually really excited for this one because it is from a book in a genre that I don’t read to often. So yup, if you were able to guess from that, it is a contemporary! I have been really enjoying contemporaries recently so I decided to pick up another one. But, there’s something really different about this one. It. Is. An. Adult. Book. Yup, you read that right. This fourteen year old is reading an adult book. But, age range can’t stop me from reading a book.

Anyways, let’s get straight into the teaser:

In the center of the room stood a black wheelchair, its seat and back cushioned by sheepskin. A solidly built man in white collarless scrubs was crouching down, adjusting a man’s feet on the footrests of the wheelchair. As we stepped into the room, the man in the wheelchair looked up from under shaggy, unkempt hair. His eyes met mine, and after a pause, he let out a bloodcurdling groan. Then his mouth twisted and he let out another unearthly cry.

Page 31, Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

I’m not too far into this book but I am SUPER DUPER excited for it! Everyone was reading I when the movie came it and raving about it. SO, obviously I had to read it at some point. I know that I am probably going to cry in this book, but I think I am in need of a good, emotional book.

Here’s the synopsis:

Me Before You (Me Before You, #1)Louisa Clark is an ordinary young woman living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has never been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex-Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair-bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life—big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel—and now he’s pretty sure he cannot live the way he is.

Will is acerbic, moody, bossy—but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected. When she learns that Will has shocking plans of his own, she sets out to show him that life is still worth living.

A love story for this generation, Me Before You brings to life two people who couldn’t have less in common—a heartbreakingly romantic novel that asks, What do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart? 

THAT’S IT FOR TODAY! I hope you enjoyed this week’s teaser! Don’t forget to like, comment and follow for more posts!

Happy Reading!

~Alaina

Teaser Tuesday #23

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WOOT WOOT! It’s Tuesday!

Hey Book Nerds and welcome back for another teaser! I’ve been looking forward to writing this ALL DAY because my current read is really good. Like, I am almost finished it good! Usually, with school going on, I try to prioritize homework and assignments. But, I decided to put in some ME time these past few days and give myself a break. Who knew that getting homework finished in class is like THE BEST THING EVER! Haha! But anyways, let’s get straight into the teaser!

Sitting next to Sean on the merry-go-round made me realize how long it’d been since I’d counted the inches that separated our fingers. How long since I’d tried to number the flecks of silver that shot through his eyes.

How long since I’d stopped.

So long, and not long at all.

Page 285, If I Fix You by Abigail Johnson

I actually wasn’t expecting myself to pick this book up for a few more weeks. But some times we do the unexpected. My original plan for June was to binge read all of the review novels I have received from authors and publishers. But I thought I would take a little break from that. And holy, I never realized how much I needed a fresh contemporary! They kind of work as a mind-reliever after reading so many fantasies. But this one really wasn’t what I expected. It is deep, heart-felt and will make you wanna just crawl in a corner and cry for Jill. If you are a fan of boy next door stories, and love triangles, this book is perfect for you!

Here’s the synopsis if you are interested!

If I Fix YouWhen sixteen-year-old Jill Whitaker’s mom walks out—with a sticky note as a goodbye—only Jill knows the real reason she’s gone. But how can she tell her father? Jill can hardly believe the truth herself.

Suddenly, the girl who likes to fix things—cars, relationships, romances, people—is all broken up. Used to be, her best friend, tall, blond and hot flirt Sean Addison, could make her smile in seconds. But not anymore. They don’t even talk.

With nothing making sense, Jill tries to pick up the pieces of her life. But when a new guy moves in next door, intense, seriously cute, but with scars—on the inside and out—that he thinks don’t show, Jill finds herself trying to make things better for Daniel. But over one long, hot Arizona summer, she realizes she can’t fix anyone’s life until she fixes her own. And she knows just where to start.

Just look at how beautiful that cover is! I would highly suggest this book for lovers of Sarah Dessen and Morgan Matson! Anyways, that’s it for today’s post! I hope that you enjoyed this week’s teaser! Don’t forget to like, comment and follow for more posts!

Happy Reading!

~Alaina

Teaser Tuesday #22

Hey Book Lovers! It’s Tuesday and that means it is time for a new teaser! And, this week’s teaser is from a review book that I am currently reading! Quite a few of the review books that I have been sent haven’t been too good, but my current one is entertaining! But, I am really hoping that it will NOT be next week’s teaser because it is taking me longer than I hoped it would take me to read. But, let’s get straight into the teaser!

‘In any case, I had plenty else to keep me occupied: articles to write, a novel to finish and a travel book to plan. I’d already come up with the idea to misappropriate Twain’s writings somehow, but I was struggling with how to connect my idea to my pursuit of Strabo.’

Page 126, Letters to Strabo by David Smith

I actually had to do a little bit of hunting to find a good teaser. But, this one ended up containing two of the novels main focuses: Mark Twain’s The Innocents Abroad and Strabo. The whole story is a huge history lesson and I am absolutely loving it! Below is the synopsis if you are interested!

Image result for letters to straboBEHIND EVERY GREAT LOVE IS AN EPIC STORY WAITING TO BE TOLD

Adam Finnegan Black, or ‘Finn’, an innocent young American who is insatiably curious about life, made a promise to his mother before she died: To find out what really happened to his father…

His ambition is to be a travel writer, like his heroes: Mark Twain, Ernest Hemingway and the ancient Greek ‘father of geography’, Strabo. His journey of discovery takes him through the radiant literary, cultural and picturesque landscape of the Mediterranean.

Following his heart and inspired by Letters to Strabo, written by his long-distance pen-pal Eve, Finn gradually learns more about himself but also about the woman he hopes will one day become his wife.

THAT’S IT FOR TODAY! I hope you enjoyed this week’s teaser! Don’t forget to like, comment and follow for more posts!

Happy Reading!

~Alaina

Teaser Tuesday #21

Hey Book Nerds! It’s Alaina (you probably already knew that), and I am back this week with another teaser. Usually my Tuesdays are pretty busy, but today has been a pretty great day of freedom and I managed to squeeze in some time for this post! WOO GO ME! But these posts are pretty simple to write. SO, I’m just going to stop rambling and get into the teaser:


When Bethany entered English class on Monday, she was one step away from full-on girl freak-out mode, especially when her eyes went straight to the desk behind her and latched onto Dawson.

Last night, he’d called and told her he’d explained everything to Daemon. Though he’d claimed everything went fine, the strain in his voice said otherwise.

Page 178, Shadows by Jennifer L. Armentrout


SHORTEST TEASER EVER! You may recognize this book since it has been mentioned on my blog MANY times. Or maybe you’ve read it and loved it! But, this is my third time reading this book and I am absolutely loving it! I’m starting to think that I may like Dawson and Bethany’s love story even more than Daemon and Katy’s they are just so freaking adorable.

If you have never heard of this book, or are interested in reading it, here is the synopsis:


Shadows (Lux, #0.5)The last thing Dawson Black expected was Bethany Williams. As a Luxen, an alien life form on Earth, human girls are…well, fun. But since the Luxen have to keep their true identities a secret, falling for one would be insane.

Dangerous. Tempting. Undeniable.

Bethany can’t deny the immediate connection between her and Dawson. And even though boys aren’t a complication she wants, she can’t stay away from him. Still, whenever they lock eyes, she’s drawn in.

Captivated. Lured. Loved.

Dawson is keeping a secret that will change her existence…and put her life in jeopardy. But even he can’t stop risking everything for one human girl. Or from a fate that is as unavoidable as love itself.


THAT’S IT FOR TODAY! I hope you all enjoyed today’s teaser! Be sure to stay tuned for next Tuesday for another one! Don’t forget to like, comment, and follow for even more posts!

Happy Reading!

~Alaina

Teaser Tuesday #20

Hey Book Nerds! It’s been a boring, gloomy day where I am, but it’s nothing that can stop me from posting! Anyways, it’s Tuesday and that calls for a new teaser!

He dropped an arm over my shoulder, apparently in a playful mood. We stopped at my mom’s PO box and dug out the packages. A few were media mail and the rest a bunch of junk mail.

Daemon snatched the yellow packages from my hands. “Oh! Books! You have books!”

I laughed as several people waiting in line looked over their shoulders. “Hand them over.”

He clutched them to his chest, making moony eyes. “My life is now complete.”

“My life would be complete if I could actually post a review on something other than the school library computers.”

Page 306, Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Ahhh how great are Daemon and Katy?!? I am actually doing a reread of this book so I know every single thing that happens.  (this is my 3rd time reading it). But, I love this book so much that I really don’t mind knowing everything! I have a thing that when I feel I’m going into a reading slump, I reread one of my favorite books. I swear it works like magic.

In case you were wondering, here’s the synopsis! I suggest only reading on if you have read both Opal and Onyx..

Opal (Lux, #3)After everything, I’m no longer the same Katy. I’m different… And I’m not sure what that will mean in the end. When each step we take in discovering the truth puts us in the path of the secret organization responsible for torturing and testing hybrids, the more I realize there is no end to what I’m capable of. The death of someone close still lingers, help comes from the most unlikely source, and friends will become the deadliest of enemies, but we won’t turn back. Even if the outcome will shatter our worlds forever.

Together we’re stronger… and they know it.

THAT’S IT FOR TODAY! Thank you so much for tuning in for another “Teaser Tuesday!” Don’t forget to like, comment, and follow for more posts!

Happy Reading!

~Alaina

Teaser Tuesday #19

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Hey Book Lovers! It’s Tuesday! And what a lovely day it was today. Usually Tuesdays are my least favorite day of the week but, I had some good things happen today so it wasn’t so bad. Don’t good marks just make your day so much better? They definitely do for me, especially when I get tests and responses back that I did really good on. I feel like Tuesdays are the type of days where everyone is in need of an extra smile boost. Whether it’s from a nice cup of coffee, spending time binge watching Netflix, or even just going for a calming walk outdoors, it could really make your day so much better. For me, I like to blog and read, so here I am, writing up a blog post!

For those who have never heard of Teaser Tuesday, or possibly forgot what it is, it is a weekly segment I do on my blog where I feature a NON-SPOILERY excerpt from my current read. I usually choose it from the page I am on, or a page close to my current one. Hope you enjoy!

“It’s not a joke,” he said. Oops. My flippancy had brought that hardness back to him. The desire and fondness that I’d just seen now fractured into a million pieces and blew away. The hands that had stroked me suddenly grabbed my wrists and held me in place as he leaned down. “We can’t stay like this forever. You can’t stay here forever.”

-Page 323, Blood Promise by Richelle Mead

Ooooh, some Rose and Dimitri action is going on! If you didn’t know, I’ve been marathoning the first 4 books of the VA series and I am currently on the fourth. They super action packed and overall fun reads! If you saw my previous few blog posts, you would notice that I posted reviews for both Vampire Academy and Frostbite this week. I am really loving this series so far, and highly suggest it to ALL YA LOVERS!

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Blood Promise (Vampire Academy, #4)Rose Hathaway’s life will never be the same.

The recent attack on St. Vladimir’s Academy devastated the entire Moroi world. Many are dead. And, for the few victims carried off by Strigoi, their fates are even worse. A rare tattoo now adorns Rose’s neck, a mark that says she’s killed far too many Strigoi to count. But only one victim matters … Dimitri Belikov. Rose must now choose one of two very different paths: honoring her life’s vow to protect Lissa—her best friend and the last surviving Dragomir princess—or, dropping out of the Academy to strike out on her own and hunt down the man she loves. She’ll have to go to the ends of the earth to find Dimitri and keep the promise he begged her to make. But the question is, when the time comes, will he want to be saved?

Now, with everything at stake—and worlds away from St. Vladimir’s and her unguarded, vulnerable, and newly rebellious best friend—can Rose find the strength to destroy Dimitri? Or, will she sacrifice herself for a chance at eternal love?

THAT’S IT FOR TODAY! I hope you enjoyed this week’s Teaser Tuesday. Don’t forget to like, comment and follow for more posts!

Happy Reading!

~Alaina

 

Teaser Tuesday #18

Hey Book Lovers! Did any of you forget what day it is? It’s time for another Teaser Tuesday! For any of you that haven’t caught on to what these are, they are little weekly segments that showcase a “teaser” from my current read. I usually like to choose an excerpt from my current page or one really close to my current one! If you would like to do these posts, please be sure to send me the link once it goes up! So now, without further ado, let’s get straight into this week’s teaser!

‘My words were interrupted when two guys farther down the pew suddenly exploded into snickers. Glancing up, I saw them looking right at me, not even bothering to hide their smirks.

Looking away, I triedto ignore them, suddenly hoping the priest would start up soon. But Lissa returned their looks, and a sudden fierceness flashed across her face. She didn’t say a word, but their smiles grew smaller under her heavy gaze.’

Page 190, Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

SO YUP, I am finally reading Vampire Academy! Although I read it back in 2016, I didn’t actually like it. I was in the worst part of a book slump then and didn’t enjoy it at all. But, I bought myself a cheap, “different cover” edition of Frostbite and thought I would give VA another go. And I have to say, I AM LOVING IT SO FREAKING MUCH!!!

If you haven’t heard of Vampire Academy, here’s the synopsis:

Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1)ONLY A TRUE BEST FRIEND CAN PROTECT YOU FROM YOUR IMMORTAL ENEMIES…

Lissa Dragomir is a Moroi princess: a mortal vampire with a rare gift for harnessing the earth’s magic. She must be protected at all times from Strigoi; the fiercest vampires—the ones who never die. The powerful blend of human and vampire blood that flows through Rose Hathaway, Lissa’s best friend, makes her a dhampir. Rose is dedicated to a dangerous life of protecting Lissa from the Strigoi, who are hell-bent on making Lissa one of them.

After two years of freedom, Rose and Lissa are caught and dragged back to St. Vladimir’s Academy, a school for vampire royalty and their guardians-to-be, hidden in the deep forests of Montana. But inside the iron gates, life is even more fraught with danger…and the Strigoi are always close by.

Rose and Lissa must navigate their dangerous world, confront the temptations of forbidden love, and never once let their guard down, lest the evil undead make Lissa one of them forever…

THAT’S IT FOR TODAY! I hope you enjoyed reading this week’s Teaser Tuesday! Don’t forget to like, comment and follow for more of my posts!

Happy Reading!

~Alaina

Teaser Tuesday #17

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Hey Book Nerds! Guess what day of the week it is?? TUESDAY! And you know what that means…. A NEW TEASER! Phew, it’s been a while since I did one of these posts. But let me remind all of you, these are my favorite posts to do! And even, these make Tuesdays SO. MUCH. BETTER. Do any of you just hate sitting in math class on a Tuesday when there is still four days left of the week? Well, same. But somehow book bloggers need to lighten up Tuesdays, so we have weekly teasers!

For those who have never heard of Teaser Tuesday, it is a weekly blog segment where bloggers share a short excerpt from their current read. It can be anywhere in the novel, but I usually do my current page! And it is also FREE of spoilers, which is amazing for anyone who hasn’t read the book! Hope you enjoy!

‘Her mind still spinning like a kaleidoscope, she was glad to find the dining car relatively empty. A bored-looking bartender stood inside a circular bar, watching a netscreen talk show that Scarlet had never liked. Two women were drinking mimosas at a small table. A young man was sitting with his legs up in a booth, tapping furiously on his port. Four androids loitered beside the wall, waiting to make deliveries to the private cars.

Scarlet sat down at the bar, setting her port beside a glass of green olives.

“What will you have?” asked the bartender, still focused on the interview between the host and a washed-up action star.

“Espresso, one sugar, please”‘

This little teaser (okay, it’s a bit of a longer teaser) was found on page 171 of Scarlet by Marissa Meyer. I picked this book up the other day and have fallen in love with this series again. I even audio booked it on my walk to school this morning! And holy dynamite, Iko in the audiobook is so flipping cute!!

Here’s the synopsis for Scarlet, book 2 in the bestselling Lunar Chronicles series:

Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles, #2)Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She’s trying to break out of prison—even though if she succeeds, she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive.

Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother’s whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder. Now, all of them must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana, who will do anything for the handsome Prince Kai to become her husband, her king, her prisoner.

AND THAT’S IT FOR TODAY! I hope you enjoyed this post! Don’t forget to like, comment and follow my blog for more posts like this!

Happy Reading!

~Alaina