Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Teaser Tuesdays (36)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by MizB at 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 and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! I am currently reading three books so I am going to give you teasers from all three.

Teaser one:

"She is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen, but also the strangest. Her skin is pale, almost translucent white, and I don't think it is from the ice. I lay my hand on top of her glass box, above her heart."

Across the Universe by Beth Revis
p. 57

Description from Goodreads:

Seventeen-year-old Amy joins her parents as frozen cargo aboard the vast spaceship Godspeed and expects to awaken on a new planet, three hundred years in the future. Never could she have known that her frozen slumber would come to an end fifty years too soon and that she would be thrust into the brave new world of a spaceship that lives by its own rules. Amy quickly realizes that her awakening was no mere computer malfunction. Someone-one of the few thousand inhabitants of the spaceship-tried to kill her. And if Amy doesn't do something soon, her parents will be next. Now Amy must race to unlock Godspeed's hidden secrets. But out of her list of murder suspects, there's only one who matters: Elder, the future leader of the ship and the love she could never have seen coming.

Teaser two:

"His greatest comfort was in hugging his torment; and in feeling, as he had indeed said to her, that though she might despise him, condemn him, treat him with her proud sovereign indifference, he did not change one whit. She could not make him change. He loved her, and would love her; and defy her, and this miserable bodily pain."

North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
p. 204

Description from Goodreads:

When her father leaves the Church in a crisis of conscience, Margaret Hale is uprooted from her comfortable home in Hampshire to move with her family to the north of England. Initially repulsed by the ugliness of her new surroundings in the industrial town of Milton, Margaret becomes aware of the poverty and suffering of the local mill workers and develops a passionate sense of social justice. This is intensified by her tempestuous relationship with the mill-owner and self-made man, John Thornton, as their fierce opposition over his treatment of his employees masks a deeper attraction.

Teaser three:

"I took a deep breath to calm my panic and tried to think. My sword was close, but I couldn't move my arm. Using glamour would either exhaust or sicken me, but I had no choice this time."

The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa
p. 165 (ARC)
Description from Goodreads:

My name is Meghan Chase. I thought it was over. That my time with the fey, the impossible choices I had to make, the sacrifices of those I loved, was behind me. But a storm is approaching, an army of Iron fey that will drag me back, kicking and screaming. Drag me away from the banished prince who's sworn to stand by my side. Drag me into the core of conflict so powerful, I'm not sure anyone can survive it. This time, there will be no turning back.


  1. The first sounds sad, the second was a book I adored, the third is very intriguing. Excellent selections. My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2011/02/teaser-tuesdays-shadowfever.html

  2. I have heard a lot about Across the Universe but haven't read it yet. And I have the first two books in Julie Kagawa's series. Thanks for sharing.

    My Teaser is a little different.

    Jessica @ Laugh Love Write

  3. Great teasers! I love the one from Across the Universe. I've heard lots about that book, but I'm not sure how much I'd enjoy it...

    Feel free to check out my teasers here!

  4. Wow those are really teasers, especially the first one.

  5. Fab teasers! I haven't heard of Across the Universe before but it sounds really good. Thanks for sharing :)

  6. Great teasers! I love the 2nd the most, I just love John Thornton & I loved the book :) Happy reading!

  7. Great teasers!! I really want to read them all!!! Thank you for sharing!

    My Teaser

  8. Great teasers! I can't wait to read Across the Universe.

  9. I really want to read Across the Universe and The Iron Queen great teasers.

    Teaser Tuesday

  10. Oooh, I have North and South on my shelf! Really need to pick it up soon. Great teasers!


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