Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Teaser Tuesdays (46)

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!

My teasers this week:

"Thieves and prostitutes. Our mothers were in that car, along with a teacher, a librarian, elderly people, and a newborn baby-thieves and prostitutes. Jonas looked at the writing. I grabbed his hand, thankful he couldn't read Russian."

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
p. 41


In 1941, fifteen-year-old Lina is preparing for art school, first dates, and all that summer has to offer. But one night, the Soviet secret police barge violently into her home, deporting her along with her mother and younger brother. They are being sent to Siberia. Lina's father has been separated from the family and sentenced to death in a prison camp. All is lost. Lina fights for her life, fearless, vowing that if she survives she will honor her family, and the thousands like hers, by documenting their experience in her art and writing. She risks everything to use her art as messages, hoping they will make their way to her father's prison camp to let him know they are still alive. It is a long and harrowing journey, and it is only their incredible strength, love, and hope that pull Lina and her family through each day. But will love be enough to keep them alive? Between Shades of Gray is a riveting novel that steals your breath, captures your heart, and reveals the miraculous nature of the human spirit.

I just started this book yesterday and I think it will be one of my favorites of 2011.


  1. Very interesting. I have this one on my radar.

    Here's my teaser.

  2. I really want to read this book! :)

    Great teaser


  3. I am going to have to pick this book up - I have heard so many great things! Thanks! Here is my teaserL http://www.lisasworldofbooks.com/2011/04/teaser-tuesday_19.html

  4. This teaser makes me want to check out this book!! How does it matter if I have 100 miles long tbr pile?!!


    Here is my Teaser Tuesday: Wrecker by Summer Wood post!

  5. I saw a book trailer/author interview for this one and was just fascinated. I hope you are enjoying the story. My YA teasers are from Hex, A Witch and Angel Tale by Romona Wray and my adult teaser is from The Perfect Play by Jaci
    . Happy reading!

  6. Oh, it sounds fabulous! It's on my wish list.

    Thanks for sharing this poignant excerpt.

    Here's MY TT POST

  7. This is in my TBR, thanks for the tease! Here's my Tuesday Teaser from 13 Little Blue Envelopes. Happy Reading! Jen

  8. Great teaser! I just finished this one last night. It was an amazing read. Have my review up. Let's just say it left me speachless.

  9. Oh wow.. This book sounds like it is right up my alley. Great pick!
    I'm your newest follower, and I look forward to reading more of your posts! =)

    My Teaser post is from Wings, by Aprilynne Pike.

  10. Oh wow. That grabbed my attention! Great teaser.

    Here is my TT :)


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