Monday, February 28, 2011

Teaser Tuesdays (40)

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:

"I stayed along the border of the hall until Will Darcy had left and the exit was clear. I couldn't believe that he had so much open hatred for the unrich. Silly me for thinking, even for that short moment while he was helping me, that he was any different from anyone else around here."

Prom and Prejudice by Elizabeth Eulberg
p. 26

Description from Goodreads:

After winter break, the girls at the very prestigious Longbourn Academy become obsessed with the prom. Lizzie Bennet, who attends Longbourn on a scholarship, isn’t interested in designer dresses and expensive shoes, but her best friend, Jane, might be — especially now that Charles Bingley is back from a semester in London. Lizzie is happy about her friend’s burgeoning romance but less than impressed by Charles’s friend, Will Darcy, who’s snobby and pretentious. Darcy doesn’t seem to like Lizzie either, but she assumes it’s because her family doesn’t have money. Clearly, Will Darcy is a pompous jerk — so why does Lizzie find herself drawn to him anyway? Will Lizzie’s pride and Will’s prejudice keep them apart? Or are they a prom couple in the making? Whatever the result, Elizabeth Eulberg, author of The Lonely Hearts Club, has concocted a very funny, completely stylish delight for any season — prom or otherwise.


This is a fun and creative retelling of Pride and Prejudice and I'm enjoying it so far. I was in the mood for something lighthearted to balance out the heavier historical fiction book I'm reading and this hits the spot!

Teaser 2:

"People are starving, bread is scarce, and Their Majesties don't know? It is a crime, what the advisers to the king are allowing."


Madame Tussaud by Michelle Moran
p. 54 

Description from book:

Smart and ambitious, Marie Tussaud has learned the secrets of wax sculpting by working alongside her uncle in their celebrated wax museum, the Salon de Cire. From her popular model of the American ambassador, Thomas Jefferson, to her tableau of the royal family at dinner, Marie’s museum provides Parisians with the very latest news on fashion, gossip, and even politics. Her customers hail from every walk of life, yet her greatest dream is to attract the attention of Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI; their stamp of approval on her work could catapult her and her museum to the fame and riches she desires. After months of anticipation, Marie learns that the royal family is willing to come and see their likenesses. When they finally arrive, the king’s sister is so impressed that she requests Marie’s presence at Versailles as a royal tutor in wax sculpting. It is a request Marie knows she cannot refuse—even if it means time away from her beloved Salon and her increasingly dear friend, Henri Charles. As Marie gets to know her pupil, Princesse Élisabeth, she also becomes acquainted with the king and queen, who introduce her to the glamorous life at court. Meanwhile, many resent the vast separation between rich and poor. In salons and cafés across Paris, people like Camille Desmoulins, Jean-Paul Marat, and Maximilien Robespierre are lashing out against the monarchy. Soon, there’s whispered talk of revolution. Will Marie be able to hold on to both the love of her life and her friendship with the royal family as France approaches civil war? And more important, will she be able to fulfill the demands of powerful revolutionaries who ask that she make the death masks of beheaded aristocrats, some of whom she knows?

Marie Tussaud is a fascinating historical figure. I am enjoying learning more about her and the world she lived in.

16 comments:

  1. Ooooi Prom and Prejudice is so addorable! I really loved it :) Great teaser for Madame Tussaud i can't wait to read it :)

    http://blackfingernailedreviews.blogspot.com/

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  2. Both are great teasers! Enjoy your books!

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  3. The first I know I will not read, but the second is on my shelf waiting for me. My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2011/02/teaser-tuesdays-the-fifth-servant.html

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  4. Madame Tussaud sounds really good. I do enjoy historical fiction.

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  5. I'll have to add Prom & Prejudice to my reading list (along with Pride & Prejudice). ;) Happy reading!

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  6. Love both these teasers. I must check out Prom and Prejudice for sure!

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  7. I thoroughly enjoy Michelle Moran's books. I need to read this one soon.

    Here's my teaser for this week.

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  8. I cannot wait to read Madame Tussaud! I'm hoping someone will buy it for me LOL!

    Amber
    The Musings of ALMYBNENR

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  9. Great teasers! I am SO excited to read Prom and Prejudice. I need to pick it up soon. I look forward to your review.

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  10. Oooooh Prom and Prejudice is on my wishlist - I really want to get it now.
    Sally.
    http://theelifylop.blogspot.com/2011/03/teaser-tuesday-8.html

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  11. Great teaser. I can't wait to read Prom and Prejudice. I love her first book so I image this one is just as good.

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  12. here's mine http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/03/teaser-tuesday-imperfect-endings.html

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  13. Great Teasers, thank you.

    http://readwithtea.blogspot.com/2011/03/teaser-tuesday.html

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