Teaser Tuesday: Week 107


ShouldBeReadingTeaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

•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!

16059426This week’s teaser comes from “Love in the Time of Global Warming” by Francesca Lia Block  (USAGI):

I can make out doors and windows, crumbled fireplaces, tiles, metal pipes, shingles, signs that read Foreclosure. The homes of so many skeletons. People, who used to fight over the last blueberry muffin at the breakfast table, get down on their knees to scrub bathroom floors, kiss each other good night, thinking they were at least relatively safe. Now they are just bones in the debris.

I climb through the rubble toward the door. It takes a long time, time enough for a Giant to see me from the red stained-eye window and reach out to crush me in his hand the size of a tractor.

 

 

This week’s teaser comes from Bad Apple by Laura Ruby (ASHLEIGH):

Bad Apple“I actually threw a dinner party in their honor. Never again. She and that appalling sister of hers insulted the decor. They insulted the food. They insulted their father. And they verbally brutalized me.

“So if you’re asking if I’m surprised at what happened, the answer is a definite no. I wouldn’t put anything past either of those girls. And no wonder. Just look at their mother.

-Hannelore Miller, stepmother

What are you reading this Tuesday?

Teaser Tuesday: Week 106


ShouldBeReadingTeaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

•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!

17675016This week’s teaser comes from “Captive: the Forbidden Side of Nightshade” by AD Robertson (Andrea Cremer)  (USAGI):

The Searchers’ mission transformed accordingly, but became twofold. While their warriors tried to infiltrate the sites and recover the pieces, their scholars searched for clues within Cian’s prophecy. For their patron’s words not only spoke of the weapon that would close the rift through which the nether realm gained access to the world, but also of the warrior who would wield the Elemental Cross.

Shrouded in mystery, the Searchers knew only these things: that the child would be born the first of August, the day of the ancient harvest holiday, and that this long-awaited warrior would be the child of a traitor.

This week’s teaser comes from Charm & Strange by Stephanie Kuehn (ASHLEIGH):

Charm & StrangeThe directive is handed down the following morning: We’re not allowed in the back woods on the far side of the river anymore. This is expected and I’m not sure what took so long, but the entire student body is complaining and making idiotic arguments like how there’s a greater chance of dying in a dorm room fire than being eaten by a wild animal so maybe we should all strip naked, cover ourselves in fire-retardant foam, and sleep in the parking lot.

You know, just in case.

What are you reading this Tuesday?

Teaser Tuesday: Week 105


ShouldBeReadingTeaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

•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!

Truly Madly Deadly - Hannah JayneThis week’s teaser comes from “Truly, Madly, Deadly” by Hannah Jayne (USAGI):

“They said it was immediate,” someone whispered. “They said he was drunk.”

Sawyer had heard those words tumble over and over in her mind every minute for the past 48 hours. It was immediate, Kevin was drunk, he didn’t stand a chance. She wasn’t crying – couldn’t anymore – as she stared down at Kevin. His eyes were closed, lips slightly parted, and his hands were gently crossed against his chest. Sawyer couldn’t help but think from somewhere dark, somewhere deep inside of her, that at least he couldn’t hurt her anymore.

Prep School ConfidentialThis week’s teaser comes from Prep School Confidential by Kara Taylor (ASHLEIGH):

A thought crystallizes in my brain: A girl accusing a guy at a prestigious school run by an old boys’ club of sexual harassment is a recipe for a scandal. But a girl in the top three of her class accusing the valedictorian of sexual harassment? That would be a scandal of epic proportions.

Sounds like a perfect reason to intimidate a student like Molly into shutting up about it.

Teaser Tuesday: Week 104


ShouldBeReadingTeaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

•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!

16045088This week’s teaser comes from “Charm & Strange” by Stephanie Keuhn (USAGI):

I don’t feel the presence of God here.

I pace along the far side of the river, my ears filled with the hum of cicadas and the roar of water flowing over the milldam. Vermont is postcard perfect. I could stand on my toes and peer over the current and the cattails and see the whole town spread out before me. Green-shuttered houses. The cobblestone square. The church spire. The boarding school.

But I don’t.

I crave the illusion of solitude.

This week’s teaser comes from Another Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn (ASHLEIGH):

Another Little PieceThey found me in Oklahoma, which was strange, because Annaliese Rose Gordon’s home was in the northeastern part of the country. Western New York to be more specific. Buffalo, if you were looking to stick a pin in a map. According to the GPS stats, that was a distance of almost thirteen hundred miles. From the way everyone kept shaking their heads and saying “Oklahoma” in the same way they might have said “Mars,” I guessed this was far beyond the range where anyone had ever considered looking for Annaliese.

Here’s another GPS-derived fact. Those thirteen hundred miles can be traveled by car in about twenty-one hours. A little less than a day to get from one part of the country to another seems reasonable, but that doesn’t include stops. When you account for stopping early and often, those thirteen hundred miles start to stretch across several days … and they begin to feel like forever.

What are you reading this Tuesday?

Teaser Tuesday: Week 103


ShouldBeReadingTeaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

•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!

2672877This week’s teaser comes from “Criminal Minds: Killer Profile (Criminal Minds #2)” by Max Allan Collins (USAGI):

Every agent on his team was talented, even gifted, but Hotcher knew that Reid – with his triple PhDs in Chemistry, Mathematics, and Engineering from CalTech – was a special case, and very likely the most brilliant of them all. The young man had an eidetic memory, and a 187 IQ with a capacity to read twenty thousand words a minute. More important, the wealth of data at the agent’s mental fingertips had over time interwoven with his ever-growing profiling skills. No question, Reid was a key asset to Hotchner’s team.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Art of LoveThis week’s teaser comes from The Art of Love by Anne Whitney (ASHLEIGH):

There is no art on the walls, no sign of what might be art unless chipped paint counts. And, to be honest, I couldn’t care less. My stomach rages for more and I’m only happy to oblige it. I realize that I haven’t eaten in over a day and I don’t know when I’ll be eating again after this, so I’m determined to gorge myself on this free meal. I barely notice when the chatter in the room falls to a hush.

It’s only when my buffet companion stops eating and looks up with amazement that I turn around to see what all the fuss is about. Nothing could have prepared me for the sight that stood before me.

A man shuffles into sight from behind a pillar. His head is down but I can still see his striking face, frozen in a pensive expression. Exotic tattoos cover his forearms and torso. He’s tall, gorgeous, and completely naked.

And his eyes are on me.

 

 

What are you reading this Tuesday?

Teaser Tuesday: Week 102


ShouldBeReadingTeaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

•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!

10596724This week’s teaser comes from “Horde (Razorland #3)” by Ann Aguirre (USAGI):

I left without looking back.

This wouldn’t be easy, but it was necessary to leave our loved ones under siege to fetch help for Salvation. The decision hurt my heart, too; my foster mother’s face would haunt me, so wounded and brave, older than I’d known a woman become yet remain strong and vital. She glimmered like a promise of hope that my flame needn’t flicker and burn out before I had a chance to live.

Allourprettysongs

 

 

This week’s teaser comes from All Our Pretty Songs by Sarah McCarry (ASHLEIGH):

If I never see him again I will definitely go Juliet. Knife to the chest, fade to black. What is happening to me? I am not this girl. I am half monster, with spite and bile where normal girls nurture kittens and kind feelings. I do not fall for strangers, do not come unmoored in the dark at a single touch. Already I am cataloguing all the things I would be willing to give up for him if he asked. The night cools and a chill creeps in across the water. It’s only when I sit up at last, ready to go back to the car, that I see he’s holding Aurora’s hand, too

Teaser Tuesday: Week 101


ShouldBeReadingTeaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

•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!

13138635This week’s teaser comes from “These Broken Stars” by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner (USAGI):

Nothing about this room is real. If this were a party at home, the music would draw your eye to human musicians in the corner. Candles and soft lamps would light the room, and the wooden tables would be made of actual trees. People would be listening to each other, instead of checking to see who’s watching them.

Even the air here smells filtered and fake. The candles in the sconces do flicker, but they’re powered by a steady source. Hover trays weave among the guests, live invisible waiters are carrying drinks. The string quartet is only a hologram – perfect and infallible and exactly the same at every performance.

The Bone SeasonThis week’s teaser comes from The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon (ASHLEIGH):

The lights snapped back on. My throat closed.

Two more bodies lay on the floor.

I used a handrail to get back on my feet. My clammy palm could hardly grip it. A few feet away, Underguard 1 was dead, the look of surprise still on his face.

I’d killed him. I’d killed an Underguard.