Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Teaser Tuesdays (59)

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 almost stab him right then. What would this man know of God's will? He is insane, hardly human with his wild eyes and predatory hunger. My hands shake with rage, though I'm not sure who it's directed at."


The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
Chapter 21


Synopsis from Goodreads:

Once a century, one person is chosen for greatness.

Elisa is the chosen one.

But she is also the younger of two princesses, the one who has never done anything remarkable. She can’t see how she ever will.

Now, on her sixteenth birthday, she has become the secret wife of a handsome and worldly king—a king whose country is in turmoil. A king who needs the chosen one, not a failure of a princess.

And he’s not the only one who seeks her. Savage enemies seething with dark magic are hunting her. A daring, determined revolutionary thinks she could be his people’s savior. And he looks at her in a way that no man has ever looked at her before. Soon it is not just her life, but her very heart that is at stake.

Elisa could be everything to those who need her most. If the prophecy is fulfilled. If she finds the power deep within herself. If she doesn’t die young.

Most of the chosen do. 

This is a fantastic debut novel. The picture is from the UK cover, which I prefer to the U.S. one (it is also the one that the author likes and she said that is how she pictures Elisa to look).


Teaser 2:

"Alexia named the gun Ethel. She could hit the Woolsey pot shed at six paces if she concentrated, but anything smaller or farther away was rather beyond her skill level. This didn't stop her from carrying Ethel, usually inside a reticule made to match her gown."


Heartless by Gail Carriger
p.20

Heartless is the fourth book in this fun and humorous series. In that particular scene, Alexia's coach is being attacked by mechanical "zombie" porcupines.

19 comments:

  1. Great teasers!

    My Teaser Tuesday is from Spellbound by Cara Lynn Shultz. Happy Reading! Jen @ A Reader's Journey

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  2. The Girl of Fire and Thorns is high on my wishlist! I've only read the first book in the Carriger series so far. Great teasers! This week my teaser is from The Iron Knight.

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  3. These are both awesome. I especially like the idea of naming the gun...LOL

    Here's MY TT POST

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  4. Great teasers!! We're twins with one of your books ;)


    Paranormal Wastelands' TT:
    http://paranormalwastelands.blogspot.com/2011/07/teaser-tuesday_26.html

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  5. The first teaser is intense! Regarding your second teaser, I have the first book in the series and need to read it this summer! Enjoy both books; I look forward to your reviews.

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  6. New follower. I enjoyed your teasers. The first one made me want to drop everything and start reading The Girl of Fire and Thorns.This was the second teaser I had the pleasure of reading for Heartless today. TBR list is growing.
    My TT: http://alaskanbookcafe.blogspot.com/

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  7. Two great and interesting teasers.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/07/teaser-tuesday_26.html

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  8. The Girl of Fire and Thorns sounds really interesting, I may have to pick that one up! My teaser is from Prophecy, which I'm also holding a giveaway for.

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  9. haha i like the second one, the first one is intense!!

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  10. I can't wait to read The Girl of Fire and Thorns and Heartless I already read. It was really good :D

    My teaser: http://amysbookden.blogspot.com/2011/07/teaser-tuesday-3.html

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  11. Awesome teasers! Love the first, intense one from TGoF&T. I definitely need to start reading that one soon, it just sounds incredible! :)

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  12. Great teasers. Really want to read TGoFaT and I have Heartless on my tbr pile.
    Sally.
    http://theelifylop.blogspot.com/2011/07/teaser-tuesday-29.html

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  13. Great teaser!

    My TT, http://obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com

    Have a nice week..

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  14. I'm reading Heartless next week. Really excited as I've been waiting months for it!

    My Tuesday Teaser: http://www.suzanbutler.com/2011/07/teaser-tuesday-hacking-harvard/

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  15. I don’t think my TBR pile will recover from the teasers this week! So many amazing books I want and so little time. Hope you will stop by and check out my White Cat teaser on http://EmmaMichaels.Blogspot.com !

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  16. I really like both teasers! And both books look good. Hope you'll enjoy them!

    My teaser can be found here! It's a tease for myself too, since it's a book I can't wait to pick up!

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