Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Teaser Tuesdays (53)

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:

"Four's eyes are still on mine when he lifts his hand, pulls his elbow back, and throws the knife. It is just a flash in the air, and then I hear a thud. The knife is buried in the board, half a foot away from my cheek."


Divergent by Veronica Roth
p. 163


Synopsis:

In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.

Debut author Veronica Roth bursts onto the literary scene with the first book in the Divergent series—dystopian thrillers filled with electrifying decisions, heartbreaking betrayals, stunning consequences, and unexpected romance.


Teaser 2:

"Emily told him Mrs. Bigelow's story about the cold, dank caves under the Hill. She told him about the hideous things that lived there and about the poor goblin brides, their hair turning white and their skin growing gray, nursing their squalling goblin brats in the dripping caverns far from the sun. Marek threw back his head and laughed."


The Hollow Kingdom by Clare B. Dunkle
p. 72

Synopsis:

For thousands of years, young women have been vanishing from Hallow Hill, never to be seen again. Now Kate and Emily have moved there with no idea of the land's dreadful heritage—until Marak decides to tell them himself. Marak is a powerful magician who claims to be the goblin king, and he has very specific plans for the two new girls who have trespassed into his kingdom . . .

19 comments:

  1. i like the hollow kingdom one! enjoy your books!

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  2. Great teasers, the second is my favourite. My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2011/06/teaser-tuesdays-in-the-belly-of-jonah-by-sandra-brannan.html

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  3. what a beautifull teaser.!
    I really like the first one,

    here is my teaser for this week

    Kyanara

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  4. Oh great teaser! I just started this, this week. Lovely stuff!

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  5. Two great teasers!

    My Teaser Tuesday is from Hate List by Jennifer Brown. Happy Reading! Jen @ A Reader's Journey

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  6. The second one looks interesting, and I have heard a lot about the first.

    My teaser this week comes from one of my most anticipated books of the year!

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  7. I can't wait to read your review of Divergent. I hope you are enjoying it. The second teaser sounds pretty interesting. I will have to check that one out. Great teasers, Christina!

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  8. Love the teaser from Divergent. I just ordered it. My teasers are from The Twisted Thread by Charlotte Bacon and The Emperor of Nihon-ja by John Flanagan. Happy reading!

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  9. Hey, I'm a new follower! Great teaser! I keep seeing this book.
    Check out ours

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  10. Yeah, that would make me just a little nervous. Great teaser. If you get a chance, mine is here.

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  11. I've had Divergent for a couple of weeks now but I haven't read it yet! Its like everyone knows something that I don't, lol! Great teaser! Happy reading. Here's mine:

    Crystal @ Elegantly Bound Books

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  12. Two intriguing teasers.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/06/teaser-tuesday_14.html

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  13. Great teasers. I think I might read Divergent when I've finished my current book.
    Sally.
    http://theelifylop.blogspot.com/2011/06/teaser-tuesday-23.html

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  14. great choices, and I like the sound of both books. Thanks so much for stopping by today. Kaye—the road goes ever ever on

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  15. Divergent!! Want to read that one for sure.

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