Teaser Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by Miz B at Books And A Beat. Here are the rules if you would like to play along:
• 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!
I sat upright and gasped. The little dog was gone and a giant had claimed his place. He panted happily then licked the side of my face again. I tried not to cringe. I didn’t want to upset the beast. Was this supposed to be a joke? “Very funny, Gibbit. What did you do with the other one?”
~ Dark Matter by Christie Rich
I got the first book of this series, Five, off of BookBub. It was pretty good, but I’m feeling disconnected to this second book for some reason.
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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week they are giving us some options – the original topic was “Top Ten Books Set in ________.” Any setting you want. I am choosing:
Top Ten Books Set in a Dystopian World
- The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins – I would be remiss if I didn’t include this one, since it was what first introduced me to dystopian books in the first place. I know a lot of people think it’s overhyped, but I love these books.
- 1984 by George Orwell – I got to read this one in my one attempt at grad school. Even wrote a paper on it’s use of language and rhetoric. I feel that any list of dystopian literature has to have this one on it – it’s the granddaddy of them all!
- The Newsflesh series by Mira Grant – Gotta have some zombies on your dystopian list! I absolutely loved the world building in this series, how it was a zombie apocalypse story, but the zombies were not center stage – it was all about how humans had to evolve in order to deal with them.
- The Program by Suzanne Young – I read this book in almost one sitting, it was that good. I didn’t realize there was a second book in this series, so I will need to try and find that one soon.
- Ready Player One by Ernest Cline – Love, love, love this book. It is one of my go-to books on my phone if I’m out somewhere and need something to read really quick. I’m both excited and scared of the movie they are planning to make.
- Pawn by Aimee Carter – Add this to the list of books that I need to finish a series on. I got this book as an ARC through NetGalley and was hooked from the very beginning.
- Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro – I first read this book in college and it nearly killed me. I was devastated by it but loved it so much as well. It starts off seemingly very charming and unassuming, but it packs a punch.
- The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau – I picked this up for my kids at first, but had heard a lot about it and ended up really liking it for myself. It’s a perfect introduction into dystopian fiction for younger readers.
- Skinned by Robin Wasserman – Bought this at the used bookstore because I had heard about this author and yet hadn’t read any of her books. Ended up loving it and tracked down the other books in the series as well.
- Cinder by Marissa Meyer – I hadn’t originally thought of this one as a dystopian setting, but GoodReads says it is, so it must be true. I devoured this series earlier this year. It was amazing.
Speaking of GoodReads, in scrolling through lists to assemble my own list, I found a whole bunch of books I could easily add. If you have any dystopian books that you loved and that I did not put on my list, please let me know! I love getting book recommendations (even if my TBR is so huge, it’s going to take over my life).
Please leave your teasers and top tens in comments!