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!
One superior smirk from Michael Endicott convinces sixteen-year-old Georgia Barrett that the Devil wears Polo. His family may have founded the postcard-perfect New England town they live in, but Georgia’s not impressed. Even if he is smart, good looking, and can return Georgia’s barbs as deftly as he returns serves on his family’s tennis courts. After all, if Michael actually thinks she refuses to participate in lab dissections just to mess with his grade, he’s a little too sure that he’s the center of the universe. Could there be more to Michael Endicott than smirks and sarcasm? If Georgia can cut the snark long enough, she just might find out.
“Look, are you going to pick ‘backgrounds on women’ for every topic all semester, just because you’re a woman? Because if you are going to be on some kind of feminist crusade for the whole year, let me know while there’s still time to switch groups.” Michael stretches out in his chair, crossing his ankles. He flips a pencil in his fingers as he appraises me.
“Maybe. Unless I do one on ‘pompous snobholes descended from British colonials.’ Are you available for an interview?”
~ 65%, Snark and Circumstance by Stephanie Wardrop
Rapunzel is not your average teenager.
For one thing, she has a serious illness that keeps her inside the mysterious Gothel Mansion. And for another, her hair is 15 feet long. Not to mention that she’s also the key to ultimately saving the world from certain destruction. But then she meets a boy named Fane, who changes all she has ever known, and she decides to risk everything familiar to find out who she really is.
As his face came into the window, she could see the outline of him, but it was too dim for details. Still, her pulse sped up. In just moments she’d be seeing another person up close, other than her mother, for the first time in her life.
~17%, Rapunzel Untangled by Cindy C. Bennett
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.
I peer up at the face of my husband, at black hair that sweeps back and curls at his neck at brown eyes warmer than cinnamon, at a mouth as strong as his fingers.
Something flits across his features – nervousness? Disappointment? But then he smiles at me – not a pitying smile, not a hungry smile, but friendly – and I gasp just a little, my heart a puddle of helpless warmth.
King Alejandro de Vega is the most beautiful person I’ve ever seen.
~Ch. 1, The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
What are you reading this week?