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Top Ten Tuesday #34

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.
 
Top Ten Books That Will Make You Swoon
(I decided to keep it YA today!)
 
 
1. Dare You To by Katie McGarry
“I hold the bottle out into the rain and watch as the steady flow slowly fills it. When there is enough, enough that Beth can clearly see, I close the bottle and hand it to her.

She raises a skeptical eyebrow, but accepts the bottle.

"It's our rain Beth."

Her head barely shakes to show her confusion while I rub the back of my neck and search for my courage. "I told you I loved you in this rain and when you doubt my words, I want you to look at this bottle.”
   

2. Stir Me Up by Sabrina Elkins
“I rest my head against him when our mouths break apart, and breathe him in. I love the smell of him, that mysterious, perfect, warm, delicious taste that is him.”  
 
3. Incarnate by Jodi Meadows
"I'd give anything to make things right for you. "He caressed my cheek, my hair, my back. Everywhere he touched, the angry fires cooled. I wished he'd touch my heart. "But I can't. I can help, but the hard work is all up to you, If you don't feel real, no one else can do it for you. I promise, though you've always felt real to me. From the moment I saw you jump off the cliff."

4. Hover by Melissa West
"I pushed Jackson away, yet he continues to stand beside me, forever thinking I am better than I am, more capable than I am- stronger than I am. Some may think you choose to have feelings for another due to what you see in that person, their strengths and weaknesses. But I think it's also in how that person sees you. And Jackson Castello, right or wrong, sees me, really sees me. How can I push that away? How can I deny that while I see him as mysterious and difficult, I also see him as kind and generous and so much braver than he realizes? He isn't perfect. He is so far from perfect. But maybe it isn't about him being perfect... maybe it's about him being perfect for me."
 
5. Storm Warning by E.Lee & C. Quinn
"I've never wanted anything the way I want you," he said between kisses. His words burned into her heart, imprinting themselves onto her soul- where she planned to keep them forever."
 
6. Before I Wake by Rachel Vincent
“His gaze burned into mine, like he could see past my eyes into parts of me no one had ever seen, and I knew I was seeing the same in him. No one else had ever seen him so vulnerable before, like if I pushed him away, he might crumble into pieces that could never be put together again. Yet there was strength, too. He was strong beneath that fragile need, and I knew that I could never fall with him next to me. If I tripped, he would catch me. If I lost my balance, he would find it.”  
 
7. Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead
“What?" I asked uneasily. "Why are you looking at me like that?"

He shook his head, the smile rueful now. "Because sometimes, a person can get so caught up in the details that they miss the whole. It's not just the dress or the hair. It's YOU. You're beautiful. So beautiful, it hurts me.”
  
 
8. Shine by Jeri Smith-Ready
“Instead I crawled next to him, snuggling close. "Zach, wake up."

"Can't. Sleeping."

I pressed my mouth to his in a full, deep kiss.

"Second thought, not sleeping.”  

  9. Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout
“His eyes searched mine. "Thank you."

"For What?" I loved the feel of his arms around me and how I fit against him, hard against soft. He trailed his fingers over my arm, and I was amazed by how he could make me shiver.

"For everything," he said.”
  
 
10. Firelight by Sophie Jordan
“His hand glides down my arm, folds over my hand. His fingers lace with mine, palms kissing. I can feel the fast thud of his heart through this single touch.”  
 
 
 

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18 comments

  1. EEEE, that rain scene!! Daemon! DIMITRI. Julian! Yeah, I was so busy swooning, I can only manage to say their names. The rest I need to check out obviously!

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    1. Hahaha! I feel you Wendy! I got like that when I saw other blog posts from this same topic!

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  2. Ooh nice topic and choices. Read three of these myself!

    Here's my Tuesday post

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  3. I DONT KNOW WHERE TO BEGIN. Incarnate! That book is so sweet. You know I love love love Tod and Daemon and Last Sacrifice is a wonderful read. Great list Jessica!

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    1. Hahaha! Incarnate is one of my all time favorites! And TOD! OMG, I want an update on him and Kaylee.

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  4. Oh Ryan from Dare You To. I love Katie McGarry! Always nice to find a fellow VA lover as well! Great List! Love it!

    Kristalyn @ The Sarcastic Palmtree

    Here's my TTT

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    1. Isn't Katie great?! She is such an awesome author! And yes! I always need more people to chat VA with!!!

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  5. Great list!! I love Jeri Smith-Ready. I read all of her Shade series and I have 1 book left to read in her WVMP radio series. I just started reading the Vampire Academy series. I finish book 1 a couple of weeks ago and just picked up the second book in the series. Jennifer Armentrout is still on my TBR list as well. I really need to get to those.

    Here is my TTT: http://jacquesbooknook.blogspot.com/2014/02/top-ten-tuesday-books-i-had-to-buy-but.html

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    1. I haven't read any other books by JSR but I really want to! I hope you enjoy the VA series! They get better and better! Book 3 will KILL YOU! LOL.

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  6. I'm pretty sure it's impossible not to swoon over any Katie McGarry book - but that's just me! I haven't read any of the other books, but I am making my way through the Soul Screamers Series, slowly but surely.

    My TTT!

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    1. Hahaha, it's so not you Andrea! Katie will always bring the swoon! I thought the Soul Screamers series got SO good at If I Die. I hope you continue them!

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  7. Yes, Yes, Yes! To Dare You To, Before I wake and Opal!! By god, those three are good books!! :D I see a few up there I will definitely need to check out as well!

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    1. :D Thanks Magen! I love that we have such similar taste!!!

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  8. I haven't read all of them but I did love Firelight for this reason.

    My TT

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    1. I really loved Firelight and I don't think it gets enough credit! So nice that you also loved it Val!

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  9. *hehe* I see some on the list I completely agree with. :) And a few others I need to check out so I can swoon. ;)

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    1. Woooo! Yes! Definitely! Get them Brandee so you can swoon with me! :)

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