Friday, May 13, 2016

Feature & Follow Friday: Book Blurbs That Got You Hooked

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Ten Book Blurbs That Got You Hooked

Around the world, black hand prints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky.

In a dark and dusty shop, a devil’s supply of human teeth grows dangerously low.

And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherworldly war.

This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do.

This afternoon, her planet was invaded.

Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents—including emails, schematics, military files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more—Illuminae is the first book in a heart-stopping, high-octane trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes.

The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it, no paper notices plastered on lampposts and billboards. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not.

Welcome to Le Cirque des RĂªves.

It's the accident season, the same time every year. Bones break, skin tears, bruises bloom.

Self-proclaimed fat girl Willowdean Dickson (dubbed “Dumplin’” by her former beauty queen mom) has always been at home in her own skin. Her thoughts on having the ultimate bikini body? Put a bikini on your body.

With starry Texas nights, red candy suckers, Dolly Parton songs, and a wildly unforgettable heroine—Dumplin’ is guaranteed to steal your heart.

Our Dragon doesn’t eat the girls he takes, no matter what stories they tell outside our valley. We hear them sometimes, from travelers passing through. They talk as though we were doing human sacrifice, and he were a real dragon. Of course that’s not true: he may be a wizard and immortal, but he’s still a man, and our fathers would band together and kill him if he wanted to eat one of us every ten years. He protects us against the Wood, and we’re grateful, but not that grateful.

In the tradition of Memento and Inception comes a thrilling and scary young adult novel about blurred reality where characters in a story find that a deadly and horrifying world exists in the space between the written lines.

Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue never sees them--until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks to her.

For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She doesn't believe in true love, and never thought this would be a problem. But as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she's not so sure anymore.

For Damen, there is just one rule: he must never reveal his true identity. Because the one man Damen needs is the one man who has more reason to hate him than anyone else...

Seventeen-year-old RJ always gets what she wants. So when her soul is accidentally collected by a distracted Grim Reaper, somebody in the afterlife better figure out a way to send her back from the dead or heads will roll. But in her quest for mortality, she becomes a pawn in a power struggle between an overzealous archangel and Death Himself. 

Did any of these blurbs hook you? Tell me about others that did! Please share your own Feature & Follow posts and I'll be sure to check them out. Have a great one! 


  1. I have The Raven Boys in my to read list already! All of these books sound pretty good though. Lovely list! :)

    Thank you for passing by my post as well! New GFC follower.

    Ella @Naga Sanctuary

  2. I bow to your choices! Especially the first 3 and Uprooted! Happy Friday!

  3. At some point or another all these blurbs hooked me because they're on my TBR XD awesome choices! Have a great day. I'm an old follower
    My FF Post

  4. I'm obsessed with The Night Circus and Uprooted. Never been big on standalones but those two earned 5 stars in my book. So good!!

    Defiance and Sweet Evil were great!

    Stopping by for #FF, new GFC follower :) Have a good weekend!

    Austine @ NovelKnight

  5. I need to read The Raven Boys! Great picks! New GFC follower. :0) Check out my F&F post!

  6. Yes the blurb of Uprooted hooked me from the start that I had too check it out from the library, and the book was absolutely amazing too me. I really love and enjoy Uprooted so much! Thank you for stopping by and following my blog. Old Follower!