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!
This week Dani and I both chose teasers from Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare, because it just that good!
“A forty-foot worm?” Will muttered to Jem as they moved through the Italian garden, their boots— thanks to a pair of Soundless runes— making no noise on the gravel. “Think of the size of the fish we could catch.”
Jem’s lips twitched. “It’s not funny, you know.”
“It is a bit.”
“You cannot reduce the situation to worm jokes, Will. This is Gabriel and Gideon’s father we’re discussing.”
“We’re not just discussing him; we’re chasing him through an ornamental sculpture garden because he’s turned into a worm.”
~7%, Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
“You know that feeling,” she said, “when you are reading a book, and you know that it is going to be a tragedy; you can feel the cold and darkness coming, see the net drawing close around the characters who live and breathe on the pages. But you are tied to the story as if being dragged behind a carriage, and you cannot let go or turn the course aside.” His blue eyes were dark with understanding–of course Will would understand–and she hurried on. “I feel now as if the same is happening, only not to characters on a page but to my own beloved friends and companions. I do not want to sit by while tragedy comes for us. I would turn it aside, only I struggle to discover how that might be done.”
~p. 68, Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
His finger traced the outline of her mouth. “For this I would have been damned forever. For this, I would have given up everything.”
~p. 418, Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
What are you reading this week?