Top Ten Tuesday – Ten Frequently Used Words In YA Book Titles


Hello wonderful bookish friends! I missed last week’s TTT since I was recuperating from all the planning and craziness for my mom’s 60th birthday party, but today I’m back with another segment of Top Ten Tuesday!

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and has been moved to That Artsy Reader Girl since January 16, 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

This week’s topic is Ten Frequently Used Words In YA Book Titles.  This one was really fun to do even though it took me a while to finish. For this post, I used my Goodreads to see which words were often used in the books I add. Well, it’s definitely not a surpirse that LOVE popped up the most since I’m a romance addict and I almost always add any YA books that have that word in the title. So wihtout further ado, let’s get to the rest of the list!

LOVE/Lovely/ Loved [32] – Love Between Enemies, Lucky in Love, I Believe in a Thing Called Love, Love and Gelato, P.S. I Still Love You, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, Love and Other Alien Experiences, Love, Lies and Spies, The Love that Split the World, Love Fortunes and Other Disasters, Love Charms and Other Catastrophes, The Lovely Reckless, Love Songs and Other Lies, A Taxonomy of Love…

Night(s)/Midnight [26] – The Midnight Star, Through the Ever Night, Crown of Midnight, Night Study, Frost Like Night, The Girl at Midnight, Winky Poppy Midnight, The Night Circus, Summer Days and Summer Nights, Lady Midnight, A Torch Against the Night, Bright Burns the Night, Midnight Jewel, The Midnight Dance, Nevernight…

Girl(s) [21] – Pretty Dead Girls, A Short History of the Girl Next Door, Just Another Girl, Girl Against the Universe, Fangirl, A School for Unusual Girls, The Marked Girl, The Girl in Between, A Map for Wrecked Girls, A Girl Like That, The Girl of Fire and Thorns…

Dark/Darkness [20]  – Our Dark Stars, A Kiss in The Dark, Queen of Air and Darkness, Gathering Darkness, A Darker Shade of Magic, And I Darken, Shades of Darkness, Three Dark Crowns, The Darkest Magic, Our Dark Duet, The Beauty of Darkness, Find You in the Dark, Amid Stars and Darkness, Dark Breaks the Dawn…

Shadow(s) [19] – Mask of Shadows, Shadow and Bone, World of Ink and Shadow, Shadow Study, Queen of Shadows, A Shadow Bright and Burning, The Shadow Queen, A Gathering of Shadows, Reign of Shadows, Shadow Scale, The Shadow Hour, Lord of Shadows, Shadowcaster, Shadowsong…

Queen(s) [18] – Red Queen, The Star-Touched Queen, The Shadow Queen, Queen of Shadows, The Orphan Queen, The Impostor Queen, The Queen of Attolia, The Queen’s Rising, The Forest Queen, The Queens of Innis Lear, Daughter of the Siren Queen, The Rogue Queen…

Boy/Boyfriend [11] – Boomerang Boyfriend, Her Book Boyfriend, Lola and the Boy Next Door, The Fill-in Boyfriend, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, How to Break a Boy, Pretty Boy Must Die, The Bad Boy Bargain, Bookish Boyfriends, The Raven Boys…

Blood [10] – Frostblood, Days of Blood and Starlight, Bloodwitch, Silver in the Blood, Blood Rose Rebellion, Roseblood, Blood for Blood, Lifeblood, Blood of a Thousand Stars, Children of Blood and Bone,

Crown(s) [10] – The Crown, The Crown’s Game, Cruel Crown, Three Dark Crowns, The Crown’s Fate, Crown of Midnight, A Crown of Wishes, Reign of Crowns, The Crown of Embers, The Crimson Crown…

Bone(s) [10] – Coral and Bone, Shadow and Bone, City of Bones, The Bone Season, Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Ink and Bone, Ivory and Bone, The Bone Witch, Fire and Bone, Children of Blood and Bone…

So that’s the end of my list. Hope you enjoyed reading and as always have a fantastic day loves!!!


Blog Tour – Platform Dwellers by Katarina Boudreaux


Hello bookworms! Welcome to my Blog Tour Stop for Platform Dwellers by Katarina Boudreaux hosted by Rock Star Book Tours. Today, I have an excerpt to share with you and a giveaway at the end.


Published by Owl Hollow Press May 8, 2018
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 268
Find it: AmazonGoodreads


On the remnants of oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico and Dauphin Island, Joe is a typical Nob Platform teenager, except that her Mom left a year ago for a more social Platform, and her Dad sometimes forgets she exists. But she knows she wants a career in Communications, so her high school senior project “See-Saw” focuses on long-distance underwater connections. Drayton, Joe’s best friend, discovers lights moving on Land at the same time Joe picks up SOS signals with her See-Saw.

Though Land has been silent since technology was destroyed during the Moralist Revolution, Joe and Drayton discover that the Platform Planning Commission (PPC) seems to be ultimately responsible for the Bone Virus that precipitated the Revolution. They enlist the help of Flox, a debunked scientist, to take them to Land to investigate the remnants of human Land society—before the PPC can stop them. What they find on Land will forever change the course of their lives and the lives of all Platform Dwellers.




“Stop. No, really. What has salvaging come to? We’re eating on Yield signs.”

“Well, how many real plates do you have left?”

My great-grandmother hadn’t thought to bring plates, just scientific equipment. So my father had grown up eating out of whatever his mother could find that was serviceable—shells, Styrofoam cones, or with his hands from the cooking vessel. But my mother had brought almost twenty plates to their marriage. She didn’t take any of them with her, so there are eighteen left. Most of them are patched, but two are in pristine condition.

Lisette nudges my arm, and I jerk in my seat. Duritz scoops an interesting seaweed salad onto my plate. The seaweed has been sun baked in a light yellow sauce. I don’t even look at Lisette’s plate. I’m not fond of eels.

“Bon appetite,” Duritz says happily and backs away from the table.

I don’t mind the taste of seaweed, so I take a big bite. The yellow sauce is tangy, but I can’t place the flavor. Whatever it is, it’s much better than the plain sea grass that I had for dinner last night.

“Not bad,” I say between mouthfuls. “Yours?”

Lisette makes a face. “Should have gone with the farmed sponge. Going to have to force this down.”

We don’t waste any resources on the platform, including food. We save bones, recycle waste water, and use every scrap of material that we have until it goes in the permanent scrap pile. Even then we keep it to stuff beds.

Lisette gags and gulps down her water.

I push my glass toward her. “Have some of mine. At least it isn’t octopus. That would be a real mess before our last classes. Indigestion on a plate.”



Katarina Boudreaux is a writer, musician, composer, tango dancer, and teacher—a shaper of word, sound, and mind. She returned to New Orleans after circuitous journeying.

Her chapbook “Anatomy Lessons” is available from Flutter Press.  Her play “Awake at 4:30” is a finalist in the 2016 Tennessee Williams Festival. Her novel “Still Tides” is a semi-finalist in the 2016 Faulkner-Wisdom competition.


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Tour Schedule

Week One:

4/23/2018- Laura Holt Reads and Writes– Review

4/24/2018- Sincerely Karen Jo– Excerpt

4/25/2018- TMBA Corbett Tries to Write Interview

4/26/2018- Lauren is Reading– Review

4/27/2018- Colorimetry– Excerpt

Week Two:

4/30/2018- FUONLYKNEW– Excerpt

5/1/2018- Two Chicks on Books– Interview

5/2/2018- A Gingerly Review– Review

5/3/2018- The Reading Life– Spotlight

5/4/2018- BookHounds YA– Review


Hope you enjoyed reading! Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day everyone!!