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!
The Saint rattled the bars of her underground cage. This was her war, and she demanded freedom to fight it. The priest refused.
But he’d forgotten that before she’d become a Grisha and a Saint, she’d been a ghost of Keramzin. She and the boy had hoarded secrets as Pelyekin hoarded treasure. They knew how to be thieves and phantoms, how to hide strength as well as mischief.
~ 2%, Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
“We’ll be entering and area crawling with militias, not to mention the Darkling’s oprichniki. You’re recognizable,” he said to Genya. “So is Tolya, for that matter.” Tamar’s lips twitched. “Would you like to be the one to tell him he can’t come?” Mal considered this. “Maybe we can disguise him as a really big tree.”
~p. 61, Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
“You are not what I expected,” he admitted.
“Not quite the Saint you bargained for?”
“A lesser Saint,” he said. “But perhaps a better queen. I will pray for you, Alina Starkov.”
The strange thing was I believed him.
~p. 79, Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
Nikolai slashed through the bonds on our wrists and yanked me to my feet. “Next time I’ll try getting captured. Just to keep things interesting.”
~p. 121, Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
“You never know,” said Nikolai. “I’ve been busy. I might have some surprises in store for the Darkling yet.”
“Please tell me you plan to dress up as a volcra and jump out of a cake.”
“Well, now you’ve ruined the surprise.”
~p. 133, Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
What are you reading this week?