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!
“I didn’t think about Noah, even though he stared at me in Algebra with the single-minded focus of a kitten playing with a ball of yarn. I didn’t look at him once as I took notes, and didn’t notice his permanently amused expression while I fidgeted in my seat.
Or the way he ran his long fingers through his hair every five seconds.
Or how he rubbed his eyebrows whenever Mr. Walsh asked me a question.
Or the way he leaned his coarse cheek into his hand and just…”
~ p.77, The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
“My mind is a warehouse of carefully organized human emotions. I can almost see my brain as it functions, filing thoughts and images away. I lock away the things that do not serve me. I focus only on what needs to be done: the basic components of survival and the myriad things I must manage throughout the day.”
~5 %, Destroy Me by Tahareh Mafi
“I’m enchanted by her pretend innocence; jealous, even, of the power she wields so unwittingly. I want so much to be a part of her world. I want to know what it’s like to be in her mind, to feel what she feels. It seems a tremendous weight to carry.”
~14 %, Destroy Me by Tahareh Mafi
“This weakness is foreign to my being. In just two days, one girl has managed to cripple me.”
~ 17%, Destroy Me by Tahareh Mafi
“Sixteen candles sparkle in front of me. Guests around the restaurant join in singing ‘Happy Birthday’ with our waiter. As the end of the song climbs into a finale, I reposition myself in my chair, grab the table’s edge and lean in, preparing to inhale. Right before I blow, the air around me stirs, suffocating the flames. Each light sputters and then vanishes into darkness.“
~p. 1, Wander Dust by Michelle Warren
What are you reading this week?