Monday, February 21, 2011

Teaser Tuesdays (39)

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!

Teaser 1:

"The girl breaks into a run and launches herself into his arms. They kiss, and she laces her fingers through his hair. His beautiful, perfect hair. My stomach drops, and I turn from the spectacle."


Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
p. 91

Description from Goodreads:

Anna is looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. Which is why she is less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris—until she meets Étienne St. Claire: perfect, Parisian (and English and American, which makes for a swoon-worthy accent), and utterly irresistible. The only problem is that he's taken, and Anna might be, too, if anything comes of her almost-relationship back home. As winter melts into spring, will a year of romantic near-misses end with the French kiss Anna—and readers—have long awaited?

This is a cute book so far. I really feel bad for Anna in that scene above but I'm optimistic that there will be a happy ending.


Teaser 2:

"Grace versus power, although, if I were entirely truthful, Brisbane had his own sort of grace, nothing so effete as Edward's, but graceful just the same. Brisbane put one in mind of wolves and lithe jungle cats, while Edward conjured images of seraphim and slim young saints."


Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn
p. 224

Description from Goodreads:


"LET THE WICKED BE ASHAMED, AMD LET THEM BE SILENT IN THE GRAVE." These ominous words, slashed from the pages of a book of Psalms, are the last threat that the darling of London society, Sir Edward Grey, receives from his killer. Before he can show them to Nicholas Brisbane, the private inquiry agent he has retained for his protection, Sir Edward collapses and dies at his London home, in the presence of his wife, Julia, and a roomful of dinner guests. Prepared to accept that Edward's death was due to a long-standing physical infirmity, Julia is outraged when Brisbane visits and suggests that Sir Edward has been murdered. It is a reaction she comes to regret when she discovers the damning paper for herself, and realizes the truth. Determined to bring her husband's murderer to justice, Julia engages the enigmatic Brisbane to help her investigate Edward's demise. Dismissing his warnings that the investigation will be difficult, if not impossible, Julia presses forward, following a trail of clues that lead her to even more unpleasant truths, and ever closer to a killer who waits expectantly for her arrival.

I really enjoyed this historical mystery with its hint of romance. Julia is a fantastic character, full of intelligence and spunk. Brisbane is a mystery himself. I can't wait to find out more about him in the rest of the series. I love the teaser above. It is a moment where Julia, widowed over a year, is starting to realize her attraction to Brisbane and she is irritated by it.

15 comments:

  1. Great teasers, both books sound interesting. My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2011/02/teaser-tuesdays-the-devils-star.html

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  2. Great teasers... I absolutely love the Lady Julia series!!!!! Hope you are enjoying it. I'm still reading her latest Dark Road to Darjeeling.

    Here's my Teaser! ~ Wendi

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  3. Poor Anna.... I hope everything turns out as she hopes. Great teasers! Here's mine: http://frosybookreviews.blogspot.com/2011/02/teaser-tuesday-6.html

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  4. They are both good -- nice job. The historical mystery especially got my attention.

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  5. I detect jealousy in that first one.

    http://readwithtea.blogspot.com/2011/02/teaser-tuesday_21.html

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  6. Ohh.. she didn't like watching two people in love? Heard this is a great book :)
    You can find mine at The Bookish Snob

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  7. I LOVED Anna & The French Kiss. Such a sweet book :)

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  8. I loved Anna and the French Kiss - hope you are enjoying it.
    And I love the Julia Grey series - so good.
    Sally.
    http://theelifylop.blogspot.com/2011/02/teaser-tuesday-7.html

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  9. Your teaser makes me wish to look out for this novel!

    Here is my Teaser Tuesday: Silent Partner by Jennifer Chase post!

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  10. I just finished Anna and the French Kiss and I loved it. Great Teaser...that part made my stomach drop.

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  11. I really must read Anna and the French Kiss! Great teasers!

    Somer @ A Bird's Eye Review

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  12. here's mine http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/02/teaser-tuesday-shes-all-that.html

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  13. I have heard nothing but good about Anna and the French Kiss, and love the Deanna Raybourn series. Can't wait for the next book in the series.

    Here is my teaser for this week.

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