Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Teaser Tuesdays (47)

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:

"It would take little effort for her to hurt him right now. She could hurt him badly. But Griffin King could hurt her, as well, and he hadn't. Instead of using force or violence against her, he used patience and understanding. She had no defense against that."

The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross
p.134-135 (ARC)

Description from Goodreads:

In 1897 England, sixteen-year-old Finley Jayne has no one…except the "thing" inside her.When a young lord tries to take advantage of Finley, she fights back. And wins. But no normal Victorian girl has a darker side that makes her capable of knocking out a full-grown man with one punch….Only Griffin King sees the magical darkness inside her that says she's special, says she's one of them. The orphaned duke takes her in from the gaslit streets against the wishes of his band of misfits: Emily, who has her own special abilities and an unrequited love for Sam, who is part robot; and Jasper, an American cowboy with a shadowy secret. Griffin's investigating a criminal called The Machinist, the mastermind behind several recent crimes by automatons. Finley thinks she can help—and finally be a part of something, finally fit in. But The Machinist wants to tear Griff's little company of strays apart, and it isn't long before trust is tested on all sides. At least Finley knows whose side she's on—even if it seems no one believes her.

I like this YA steampunk novel so far although it doesn't always make sense. I am slowly getting used to the rules of Finley's world and getting pulled into the story.


  1. I know steampunk is popular now but I have never read anything yet. I like the cover!

  2. I'm a sucker for any book that has "band of misfits" in the description. The romance-y and steampunk elements sound fun, thanks for sharing!

  3. I have seen this book being circulated around. Love the teaser.

    Here is mine:

  4. Great teaser. This cover is so beautiful. I love it. I have this as an arc but have yet to start it. I should soon! :)

    Here's mine:

  5. I have this book on my Kindle for review. I hope to get to it soon. I do like Steampunk. My teasers are from The Magnolia League by Katie Crouch and Big Bad Beast by Shelly Laurenston. Happy reading!

  6. I have this one for review too. Need to get to it soon.

    Here is my teaser for this week.

  7. This is the second teaser from this today, right after someone mentioned the book to me yesterday! I love those sorts of coincidences.

    My teaser is here.

  8. I'm reading this one at the moment too. I've just started it but it's good so far!

  9. Ooh, very interesting teaser. The cover is so lovely!

  10. Heard of this book, great teaser.

    Here's mine:http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com

  11. Great teaser - sounds an interesting book.

  12. This is the 2nd teaser I have seen and I loved both, hmmm i'm intrigued, look forward to your review. I hadn't heard of it before.

    My TT


  13. O there is no defense against that. Great teaser.


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