Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of 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 & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
“Nora uncrossed her legs, the hem of her dress shifting slightly, and I couldn’t help but notice that she was wearing lacey stockings and little embroidered slipper-type shoes instead of her usual boots. The sight of a well-turned ankle hadn’t meant a thing to me till I entered the Land of Perpetually Long Skirts and found someone with an ankle worth looking at, but I was coming to appreciate it.“
~ 52%, Dearly, Beloved by Lia Habel (Bram)
“‘I’m at the duck pond in Dahlia Park unescorted, and there are some fine looking young gentlemen here, let me tell you.’ She glanced at the nearest crowd of men — all older salarymen getting their lunches from a cart, none of them the least bit attractive. ‘I don’t know if I can control myself. In fact, I think I’m going to elope with Mr. Villa here. His five children are adorable, and we can always get him a replacement tooth. Oh, did I mention I’m a quarter mile from the Morgue?’ And with that, she hung up.“
~ 66%, Dearly, Beloved by Lia Habel (Pamela)
“Prayer candles flicker in my bedroom. The Scriptura Sancta lies discarded, pages crumpled, on my bed. Bruises mark my knees from kneeling on the tiles, and the Godstone in my navel throbs. I have been praying–no, begging–that King Alejandro de Vega, my future husband, will be ugly and old and fat. “
~ p. 3, The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
“Dad taught me one key principle about fighting: When you get someone down, make sure they stay down. I kicked, punched, screamed, and cursed. Samara Marshall was possessed and highly pissed. All of my mother’s warnings and teachings rose to the surface, all the righteous man-hate exploded in a mushroom cloud of rage. When he was no longer moving, I climbed off and crawled to Alicia.“
What are you reading this week?