Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Teaser Tuesday (18) and Top Ten Books I'm Reading this Spring

~Teaser Tuesday~

This week marks the eighteenth time I've participated in Teaser Tuesday. This meme is hosted by Miz B of Should be Reading. 

The rules are really simple. Just grab the book you're reading and turn to a random page. Pick two sentences and post them along with the page number, book, and author.

Without further ado here is my Teaser Tuesday for this week.

I'm currently reading The Spirit's Princess by Esther Friesner. I loved the Nobody's Princess and The Sphinx's Princess series. This author is great and so when I saw this book up on netgalley I jumped at the chance to read it. I'm about 100 pages in. 

Here's the summary from Goodreads:

Himiko the beloved daughter of a chieftain in third century Japan has always been special. The day she was born there was a devastating earthquake, and the tribe's shamaness had an amazing vision revealing the young girl's future—one day this privileged child will be the spiritual and tribal leader over all of the tribes. Book One revolves around the events of Himiko's early teen years—her shaman lessons, friendships, contact with other tribes, and journey to save her family after a series of tragic events. Once again, Esther Friesner masterfully weaves together history, myth, and mysticism in a tale of a princess whose path is far from traditional. 

And now here's my teaser. (Sorry I had to do three lines this time. :) )

"Had he forgotten what he'd said to me last night? All I'd tried, all 
I'd risked, all the pain and shame of my failure had been done to convince 
him that I was just as worthy as Masa and Shoichi. And he didn't remember anything about it." ~pg 29 (at least for me it is)

That's all for me. Which book did you pick this week. Please comment and leave your link. I check out every single link and respond to every comment. :)

~Top Ten Tuesday~

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish featuring a new top ten list each week. Everyone can participate just head on over to their blog and sign up. Each week they will post a new top ten list that one of our bloggers at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All they ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday.

 Top Ten Books I'm Reading this Spring

10. The Selection by Kiera Cass- This one comes out April 24th and I've been pining for it forever. It just looks go good. 

9. Delirium by Lauren Oliver- I bought this one a few weeks ago and just haven't got to it yet. But I've heard really good things about this one.

8. Insurgent by Veronica Roth- Have you read Divergent? If you have, you'll understand why this is on the list. This one comes out May 1 and in my mind that is spring. I'll probably end up buying this one unless somebody I know gets it and lets me borrow it. That's what happened with Divergent.

7. Underworld by Meg Cabot- I just read Abandon and loved it, so this one is definitely on the list. This one comes out May 28...so yes it's leaning toward summer, but I'm still counting it as spring. 

6. Grave Mercy by R.L. LaVefers-Everybody I know loved this one/is reading this one, and I want to read it. This one comes out April 3, 2012, so we're getting there. 

5. Child of the Mountains by Marilyn Sue Shank- I have a netgalley copy of this one and am looking forward to reading it. This one comes out on April 10, 2012. I love the cover on this one.

4. Chosen Ones (The Lost Souls) by Tiffany Truitt- The cover just looks so pretty and it sounds really good. This one comes out on April 10, 2012 as well.

3. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas-I've been dying to read this one as well and just never have. 

2.  War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy- I loved Anna Karenina and I am dying to get to this one.

1. The Little Woman by Louisa May Alcott- I know how have I not read this. It's time I amend that gross error. 

And that's all for me. What top ten books did you recommend? Please feel free to leave your link in the comments. I love reading them. :)

Danica Page


  1. Awesome TTT and TT! I haven't read any of the princess books but they sound interesting. Your list looks like it is going to keep you busy this spring. I haven't participated in that meme yet, but thank you for visiting my 2nd TT!

  2. Teaser Tuesday: Great teaser and thanks for sharing a new book..never heard of it before..

    Top 10 List: Always loved these lists..especially a list about books. Great collection. I am a fan of Meg Cabot too. Have to buy this book. And I bought War and Peace a long time ago, although can't finish it..will finish it some time in the future.

    Here is my Teaser Tuesday - http://vidya-booksaremagic.blogspot.com/2012/03/teaser-tuesday-7.html. Come visit, if you find time, and if you follow, just leave me a comment, so that I can follow you back. Thanks!

  3. I just finished reading Delirium the other day. It's really grabbing. I'm sure you'll like it. And then you'll want to read the sequel...
    Here's my list: http://julie999.blogspot.com/2012/03/ten-books-i-want-to-read-this-spring.html

  4. That's a really cool TT - haven't heard of the author, must check it out. I've had a few students here ask about martial arts books and I had no idea where to point them. Great Top Ten list as well.

  5. I loved Anna Karenina too when I read it last year and bought War & Peace almost right away. Haven't quite got the guts to open it up yet!

  6. This book sounds terrific (and I liked your teaser). I know nothing about 3rd century Japan, so that alone would make it worth reading.
    My teaser is here: Sandy's Teaser

  7. Love the teaser! Sounds like most men!

  8. Great Top Ten Tuesday picks. I love how you added some classics into it!!
    Here's my Top Ten Tuesday

    -Kimberly @ Turning The Pages

  9. Great list. I love the cover for the one coming out in April.

  10. I hope that you love Delirium! Lauren Oliver is one of my all-time favourite writers. I'm reading Pandemonium (the second in the series) at the moment and it's so very, very good.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm a new follower of your blog!

  11. I haven't read Divergent yet, but I'm excited to! I've heard it's wonderful. I'm reading Grave Mercy right now, and am really enjoying it so far. Have fun reading!

    - Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl (And The Broke and the Bookish). Visit my Top Ten Tuesday!

  12. Great teaser. Never heard of that series before!
    My TT
    I also want to read a lot of the books off your list!

  13. Yay for Delirium! It's one of my favorite books ever! Great list.

  14. Hi Danica, Spirit's Princess looks like a nice read, and the teaser that you have chosen also sounded interesting. Top Ten Tuesday also seems like a vibrant meme - I am jealous of Insurgent. I haven't even read Divergent yet, but I've heard so many great things about it. :) Thanks for dropping by my teaser.

  15. Ooh, I love books about Japan (I'm going there for uni) so I'll have to check it out.

    Thanks for visting my blog!

  16. Insurgent is one of those books I want to get to soon as well. A few others on your list look tempting too.

  17. Insurgent is one of those books I want to get to soon as well. A few others on your list look tempting too.

  18. I've never heard of this one either, but you've peaked my curiosity. Thanks for stopping by mine this morning! BTW - I'm currently reading Grave Mercy too. It took me a little while to get into, but I'm really liking it so far. Happy reading!

  19. Love that teaser! I so need to check this one out - it sounds great! Thank you for sharing! :)

    Here's mine:


  20. Great teaser! I'm now curious about this book...thanks.


  21. Wow! I have some ideas what that may mean, but very interesting. Thanks! Here's My TT

  22. You'll love Little women! Other than that, I admire you for taking on War and Peace.

  23. oh great teaser! The book's cover is amazing too! Thanks for visiting my TT!

    Ning @ Reading by Kindle Fire

  24. Great teaser. I also love Little Women, I think I have a bunch of different copies of it for some reason.

    My Teaser Tuesday

  25. Great Choices. I had Insurgent on my list as well. ;o) I have Grave Mercy and Chosen Ones on my TBR list just not posted. I just read Delirium and loved it. The ending is a kicker. You might want the next book lined up.

    Thanks for checking out my page earlier.:o)

    Amanda @ Sisters Unedited

  26. Love your Top Ten! Such great books.

    The teaser has me curious, I'm going to have to look up the book.

    Thanks for stopping by LIO!

  27. Really great top ten I'm bummed I didn't have enough time to do my Top ten, maybe I'll just post it tomorrow lol. Thanks for stopping by and great teaser. Thats a lot of pressure on one person lol.

  28. Thank you for stopping by my Top Ten! I'm loving the cover for your teaser...she looks so determined, like she is going to kick some butt! And I can't wait for alot of books on your top ten!

  29. Great Teaser!!

    I'm so excited for The Selection and Insurgent!! And Grave Mercy is definitely on my TBR list.

    Stop by and see my Top Ten / Teaser Tuesday!

  30. I'd like to read Little Women. I haven't read anything by Meg Cabot, but I've heard great things about her books. Thanks for stopping by!

  31. @Elisa, thanks for commenting. You are welcome and congrats on your second TT.

    @Vidya, you are most welcome. Thanks for sharing your link and I agree I love lists.

    @Julie, I'm glad that you liked Delirium. I've heard really good things about it. Thanks for leaving your link.

    @Helen, Esther Friesener's YA historical novels are always great. Thanks for stopping by.

  32. @Bree, glad I'm not the only one who loved Anna Karenina, and just hasn't got to War and Peace yet.

    @Sandy, I don't really know much about third century Japan either. But it sounds good.

    @Vicki, thanks I'm glad you liked it.

    @Miss Kimberly Stardust, I had to add some classics in because I absolutely love them. They are one of my guilty pleasures in life.

  33. @Melissa, thanks I'm glad you liked it and I appreciate the follow. :) And I'm glad you're liking Pandemonium.

    @Jana, yep definitely recommend Divergent and am dying to read Grave Mercy. I'm glad you're liking it so far.

    @Jennifer, thanks. I'm glad you liked my teaser and in my opinion all of those books look great. I don't know when I'm going to have time to read them all. :)

    @Lori, thanks for stopping by and that's what I've heard. I definitely need to read that series.

  34. @Myra, thanks I'm glad you liked my teaser and my top ten list. Get on reading Divergent, just trust me on that one. It has good as all the hype.

    @Eustacia, definitely check it out then. I'm not very far, but all of Friesener's books so far have been great.

    @Tanya, I hear you on Insurgent and thanks for stopping by.

    @Creativedeeds, glad I could introduce it to you and I'll be interested in seeing what you think of Grave Mercy.

  35. @Amy, I'm glad you liked it and thanks for stopping by. Thanks for leaving your link as well.

    @Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow, I'm glad you liked it and thanks for leaving your link.

    @Dalene, glad I could spark your curiosity and thanks for leaving your link.

    @Ning, you are most welcome and I'm glad you liked it.

  36. @Larissa, thanks. I loved Anna Karenina so I have to read War and Peace.

    @Jen, thanks I'm glad you liked my teaser. And it's funny how you can collect so many versions of one book. I think I have four Wuthering Heights. :)

    @Sisters Unedited, thanks for the warning. That is what I've heard. And yes, Grave Mercy and The Chosen Ones just look so good.

    @Amanda, thanks I'm glad you liked them and I'm glad I could pique your curiosity.

  37. @Boriquaz, yep she is definitely under a lot of pressure. And yeah I say still do you Top Ten. :)

    @Cass, that's exactly what I thought when I saw the teaser. And thanks I'm glad you enjoyed my list.

    @Jac, thanks and yep all of those books look so good. I also can't wait.

    @Susanne, I love Meg Cabot and I just feel like I need to read Little Women. Thanks for stopping by.

  38. Wow, that's a great teaser! She's one of my favourite authors!

  39. I can't wait for the sequel to Abandon--and it helps that it has such a pretty cover ;)

    I've been noticing Grave Mercy on a number of TBR lists- will have to check it out!

    Thanks for stopping by my top ten :)

  40. A great teaser! nice cover.


  41. @Lisa-Marie Jordan, yep she is definitely a great author and one of my favorites too.

    @Michelle,I know the cover is gorgeous. I've heard really good things about Grave Mercy.

    @Tribute Books Mama, thanks I'm glad you liked it and yes the cover is gorgeous!

  42. I'm currently reading Little Women and loving it! Hope you enjoy and good luck with War and Peace!
    Thanks for stopping by my post!

  43. love your TT and TTT. I have the NetGalley copies of #5 and 6 (not on my list but will possibly end up reading them soon!) Thanks for visiting my blog as well.

  44. WAR AND PEACE is quite good, I remember reading it a few summers ago while on vacations - many memories are attached to this book for some reason :D Anyways, I need to get to DELIRIUM at some point, I see it popping up quite often....
    And of course, cannot wait for INSURGENT either :D

  45. I didn't realize Underworld was out so soon! I just recently read Abandon and went crazy from the cliffhanger ending. I definitely need to get my hands on it. Great list! Thanks for stopping by!

  46. Aahh! Little Women! You need to read it!

    Actually, growing up, I liked Little Men and Jo's Boys even slightly better, so make sure you read all three!!

  47. The Count of Monte Cristo is SO good!! I watched the movie after and the movie does not live up to the awesomeness that is the book! Hope you enjoy!!

  48. I need to get cracking on "Spirit's Princess", though I'm not entirely liking what I've been reading so far (not historically accurate, etc). Thanks for visiting my TT this week!

  49. oh hell yes!!! selection is great and get reading to delirium!!! DAMN!!!!! great list! and thanks for stopping by!!!


  50. Oh, these are really great books! I'm reading Grave Mercy right now and it's really good. Can't even predict how it's going to turn out because it's so unpredictable.

    I also like your teaser. I might be interested in a book like that, too. Thanks for pointing it out!

  51. @ Abbi Hart, I hope you are enjoying it and thanks I'm really looking forward to getting to it.

    @Lady in Read , I have Child of the Mountains on netgalley, but not Grave Mercy. Thanks for stopping by.

    @Elodie, it seems like everybody else is dying to read Pandemonium. I'm glad there is somebody else out there waiting to get to Delirium. Thanks for stopping by.

    @Carissa, thanks for the advice. I will make sure I get to all three of them. Thanks for stopping by.

  52. @Kate, I also just barely read Abandon. And I know that ending...definitely need to read this next one.

    @Daisy, I've seen the movie, but haven't read the book. However, I've heard the book is incredible. I definitely need to get to it.

    @Usagi, I wouldn't be one to notice if it wasn't historically accurate or not in most cases. It's enjoyable so far, but I could see where some inaccuracies might come into play.

    @Tara, you are welcome. And yeah both of those books look great. I do need to get to them.

    @Cathy, thanks for stopping by. I'm glad you liked my list and my teaser.


  53. Great teaser. Thanks for sharing. Also like your Top 10 list...lots of great reads on it.

    My teaser is here

  54. Thanks for stopping by :) You also have a great list, I especially love Little Women.

    Book Enslaved

  55. I freaking loved Grave Mercy, and I think it's fantastic that you have so many classics on your list! Little Women is one of my all time favorites, and I also love Count of Monte Cristo. Enjoy! =)

  56. Delirium!! Yes! lol.. It took me a while to finally get to it, but it's fantastic!

    Thanks for stopping by my Top 10! :)

    Michele | Top 10

  57. I have Delirium on my list as well, and Insurgent really should have been on it too. I absolutely loved Divergent! I cannot wait to get back to Tris and Four and everybody else. :)

    Thanks so much for stopping by my TTT list!

  58. Great list! You have an awesome variety planned. I hope that you enjoy your spring reading!

  59. Spirit's Princess sounds so good. I wasn't totally sold on it but after reading your teaser I am. Thanks for sharing!

  60. Wow, you read YA and Classics too. That's cool!

  61. @Irish, thanks I'm glad you like it. Thanks for leaving your link.

    @Book Slave, I've heard it's really good. I just haven't got to it yet. :)

    @Heidi, thanks. Classics and YA are what I read most often. And I'm glad you liked those books.

    @Just a lil Lost, I'm glad you liked it. I really need to start reading it.

  62. @Smiling Ina, I know I really can't wait for Insurgent.

    @Marla, thanks. And yes, I love variety. I'll read just about anything.

    @Jennifer, it's good, but not my favorite book by her. I'm glad you liked my teaser.

    @Melisa, thanks. YA and classics are my guilty pleasures in life. I've got to read both. :)

  63. I'm excited to see Little Women on your list!! And I'm halfway through that Tolstoy. Have fun!!

    1. I have heard really good things about it, but just haven't got to it.

      Ooh what do you think of it so far?

      Thanks for stopping by!

  64. I need to add Spirit's Princess to by GR. Chosen Ones sounds good! Yes, that is a lovely cover. Yay for Insurgent! I can't believe I left that off my Spring TBR list. LOL

    1. It's a good book, not my favorite,but good. And yes Insurgent is finally here. I'm stoked about that. Thanks for stopping by!

  65. I haven't read that book that your teaser came from - but that would royally suck to do something to get someone's attention and not have them remember a thing about it! Gah!

    Thanks for dropping by my blog :)

    April @ My Shelf Confessions

    1. Yeah, that would suck. You are welcome. I love your blog.

  66. I love "The Count of Monte Cristo"! And I also can't wait to read "Insurgent" and "Grave Mercy"!

    Thanks for stopping by my TT :)
    Stephanie @Steph's Book Corner

    1. I've heard that one is amazing. And I know Insurgent and Grave Mercy do look incredible.

  67. Great list! War and Peace was amazing in terms of scope and characters (though the details are a tad bit hazy to me now; it's been a few years since I've read it). Little Women was a nice read. Hope you enjoy them! =)

    Am also ridiculously late but thanks for dropping by my blog last Tuesday =)

    1. Thanks! I really can't wait to get to War and Peace it sounds incredible.

      And don't worry about being ridiculously late in dropping by. It happens to the best of us.


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