Monday, March 7, 2011

Teaser Tuesdays (41)

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:

"'What's wrong?' he asks, before he actually sees it. On his door. In bright red letters. The words YOU DESERVE TO DIE scream inside my head and nearly knock me to the ground."

Deadly Little Games by Laurie Faria Stolarz
p. 131

Description from Goodreads:

Camelia and Ben have discovered a powerful bond: They both possess the power of psychometry, the ability to sense things through touch. For Ben, the gift is a frightening liability. When he senses a strong threat or betrayal, he risks losing control and hurting people. Camelia's gift is more mysterious. When she works with clay, her hands sculpt messages her mind doesn't yet comprehend. Before either teen has a chance to fully grasp these abilities, an unresolved family tragedy resurfaces in Camelia's life, irrevocably changing everything she cares about...

Teaser 2:

"Now it's time to enter Farm World with my mental mixed bag of feelings. The farm is beautiful! (It smells.) It's natural! (It makes me smell naturally.) It's environmentally friendly! (It's an environment that produces teenage girls who are shunned by their peers for smelling like their environment.)"

Ten Miles Past Normal by Frances O'Roark Dowell
p. 13 (ARC)

Description from Goodreads:

Janie Gorman wants to be normal. The problem with that: she’s not. She’s smart and creative and a little bit funky. She’s also an unwilling player in her parents’ modern-hippy, let’s-live-on-a-goat-farm experiment (regretfully, instigated by a younger, much more enthusiastic Janie). This, to put it simply, is not helping Janie reach that “normal target.” She has to milk goats every day…and endure her mother’s pseudo celebrity in the homemade-life, crunchy mom blogosphere. Goodbye the days of frozen lasagna and suburban living, hello crazy long bus ride to high school and total isolation—and hovering embarrassments of all kinds. The fresh baked bread is good…the threat of homemade jeans, not so much. It would be nice to go back to that old suburban life…or some grown up, high school version of it, complete with nice, normal boyfriends who wear crew neck sweaters and like social studies. So, what’s wrong with normal? Well, kind of everything. She knows that, of course, why else would she learn bass and join Jam Band, how else would she know to idolize infamous wild-child and high school senior Emma (her best friend Sarah’s older sister), why else would she get arrested while doing a school project on a local freedom school (jail was not part of the assignment). And, why else would she kind of be falling in "like" with a boy named Monster—yes, that is his real name. Janie was going for normal, but she missed her mark by about ten miles…and we mean that as a compliment. Frances O’Roark Dowell’s fierce humor and keen eye make her YA debut literary and wise. In the spirit of John Green and E. Lockhart, Dowell’s relatable, quirky characters and clever, fluid writing prove that growing up gets complicated…and normal is WAY overrated.


  1. the second one really gets my attention! can't wait to see your review!

  2. Both teasers sound interesting. I like the second one better, though. I'm currently having this obsession with books with farm settings. Anyhow, thanks for sharing!

    The Procrastinator's Corner

  3. The second one is closer to what I usually read, I look forward to your review. My TT:

  4. OMG the first one made my heart race a little! Great choices :) I chose a teaser from A Broken Bond by Stacey Kennedy. LOVED this book. You can find it HERE

  5. Ten Miles Past Normal looks good, I may have to get that one when it comes out.

  6. LOL, Ten Miles Past Normal sounds AMAZING. Love the teasers!

  7. The first teaser is crazy! Sounds like an intense read. I've been meaning to read that series, but I haven't gotten around to it. The second teaser is also great---love Dowell's writing style.

  8. great teasers,I would choose the first one,pls stop by and see mine.

  9. I read Deadly Little Secret a few months back, and I can see I must keep reading the series. That first quote? Whoa.


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