Category Archives: Teaser Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesday | 44

Hello, lovely readers!

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme that is hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along.

Here are the rules:

  • 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 what you share doesn’t give too much away, you don’t want to ruin the book for others.)
  • Share the title and author too, so that readers and other TT participants can add the book to their to be read lists if they want. (You can directly access the Goodreads page from this post by clicking on the title and author of the book, posted just below this.)

Control by Lydia Kang

When a crash kills their father and leaves them orphaned, Zel knows she needs to protect her sister, Dyl. But before Zel has a plan, Dyl is taken by strangers using bizarre sensory weapons, and Zel finds herself in a safe house for teens who aren’t like any she’s ever seen before—teens who shouldn’t even exist. Using broken-down technology, her new friends’ peculiar gifts, and her own grit, Zel must find a way to get her sister back from the kidnappers who think a powerful secret is encoded in Dyl’s DNA.

“I thought Marka said I was in good hands.” I squint at Hex.

“She did. These hands.” He waves his lower pair of hands. “But these”-he waves his upper pair-“are all naughty, all the time.” -pg. 140

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Teaser Tuesday | 43

Hello, lovely readers!

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme that is hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along.

Here are the rules:

  • 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 what you share doesn’t give too much away, you don’t want to ruin the book for others.)
  • Share the title and author too, so that readers and other TT participants can add the book to their to be read lists if they want. (You can directly access the Goodreads page from this post by clicking on the title and author of the book, posted just below this.)

Joyride by Anna Banks

A popular guy and a shy girl with a secret become unlikely accomplices for midnight pranking, and are soon in over their heads—with the law and with each other—in this sparkling standalone from NYT-bestselling author Anna Banks.

It’s been years since Carly Vega’s parents were deported. She lives with her brother, studies hard, and works at a convenience store to contribute to getting her parents back from Mexico.

Arden Moss used to be the star quarterback at school. He dated popular blondes and had fun with his older sister, Amber. But now Amber’s dead, and Arden blames his father, the town sheriff who wouldn’t acknowledge Amber’s mental illness. Arden refuses to fulfill whatever his conservative father expects.

All Carly wants is to stay under the radar and do what her family expects. All Arden wants is to NOT do what his family expects. When their paths cross, they each realize they’ve been living according to others. Carly and Arden’s journey toward their true hearts—and one another—is funny, romantic, and sometimes harsh.

“If Julio found out I did anything like this, he’d kill me. Heroics bring attention. Attention brings scrutiny. And scrutiny exposes secrets.” -pg. 11

Teaser Tuesday | 42

Hello, lovely readers!

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme that is hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along.

Here are the rules:

  • 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 what you share doesn’t give too much away, you don’t want to ruin the book for others.)
  • Share the title and author too, so that readers and other TT participants can add the book to their to be read lists if they want. (You can directly access the Goodreads page from this post by clicking on the title and author of the book, posted just below this.)

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Despite their differences, sisters Viann and Isabelle have always been close. Younger, bolder Isabelle lives in Paris while Viann is content with life in the French countryside with her husband Antoine and their daughter. But when the Second World War strikes, Antoine is sent off to fight and Viann finds herself isolated so Isabelle is sent by their father to help her.

As the war progresses, the sisters’ relationship and strength is tested. With life changing in unbelievably horrific ways, Viann and Isabelle will find themselves facing frightening situations and responding in ways they never thought possible as bravery and resistance take different forms in each of their actions.

“Gaëtan said something to her, and she answered, or she thought she did, but she wasn’t sure, and before she could figure it out, another bomb whistled, feel, and the roof over her head exploded.” -pg. 46

Teaser Tuesday | 41

Here are the rules:

  • 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 what you share doesn’t give too much away, you don’t want to ruin the book for others.)
  • Share the title and author too, so that readers and other TT participants can add the book to their to be read lists if they want. (You can directly access the Goodreads page from this post by clicking on the title and author of the book, posted just below this.)

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

*WARNING: Possible spoilers for A Court of Thorns and Roses.*

“Tell me what you see.”
“A world divided in two.”

Feyre survived Amarantha’s clutches to return to the Spring Court—but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can’t forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people.

Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms—and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future—and the future of a world cleaved in two.

“It was easier to not have to explain, anyway. To not have to tell him that though I’d freed him, saved his people and all of Prythian from Amarantha . . . I’d broken myself apart. And I didn’t think even eternity would be long enough to fix me.” – pg. 8

Teaser Tuesday | 40

Here are the rules:

  • 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 what you share doesn’t give too much away, you don’t want to ruin the book for others.)
  • Share the title and author too, so that readers and other TT participants can add the book to their to be read lists if they want. (You can directly access the Goodreads page from this post by clicking on the title and author of the book, posted just below this.)

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

Set against Iceland’s stark landscape, Hannah Kent brings to vivid life the story of Agnes, who, charged with the brutal murder of her former master, is sent to an isolated farm to await execution.

Horrified at the prospect of housing a convicted murderer, the family at first avoids Agnes. Only Tóti, a priest Agnes has mysteriously chosen to be her spiritual guardian, seeks to understand her. But as Agnes’s death looms, the farmer’s wife and their daughters learn there is another side to the sensational story they’ve heard.

“It was only later that I suffocated under the weight of his arguments, and his darker thoughts articulated. It was only later that our tongues produced landslides, that we became caught in the cracks between what we said and what we meant, until we could not find each other, did not trust the words in our own mouths.” – pg. 209

Teaser Tuesday | 39

Here are the rules:

  • 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 what you share doesn’t give too much away, you don’t want to ruin the book for others.)
  • Share the title and author too, so that readers and other TT participants can add the book to their to be read lists if they want. (You can directly access the Goodreads page from this post by clicking on the title and author of the book, posted just below this.)

Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

Trigger warnings: anorexia, bulimia, self-harm, and mental illness.

“Dead girl walking”, the boys say in the halls.
“Tell us your secret”, the girls whisper, one toilet to another.
I am that girl.
I am the space between my thighs, daylight shining through.
I am the bones they want, wired on a porcelain frame.

Lia and Cassie are best friends, wintergirls frozen in matchstick bodies, competitors in a deadly contest to see who can be the skinniest. But what comes after size zero and size double-zero? When Cassie succumbs to the demons within, Lia feels she is being haunted by her friend’s restless spirit.


“There are no spiders in sight, no friendly critters to make her go away. I want to tell her to leave me alone, but my mouth won’t open.” – pg. 102

Teaser Tuesday | 38

Here are the rules:

  • 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 what you share doesn’t give too much away, you don’t want to ruin the book for others.)
  • Share the title and author too, so that readers and other TT participants can add the book to their to be read lists if they want. (You can directly access the Goodreads page from this post by clicking on the title and author of the book, posted just below this.)

Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Starting over sucks.

When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I’d pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring… until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up.

And then he opened his mouth.

Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something… unexpected happens.

The hot alien living next door marks me.

You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon’s touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I’m getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades.

If I don’t kill him first, that is.

“I reminded him of a doll? A vacant doll? Warmth burned in my chest, spreading up my throat. “Yeah, wow. Sorry to bother you. I won’t be knocking on your door again. Trust me.” I started to turn, leaving before I caved to the rampant desire to slam my fists into his face. Or cry.” -pg. 13