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!

 
Black City (Black City Chronicles)

Black City (Black City Chronicles) by Elizabeth Richards

Putnam | November 13, 2012 | 373 pages

His eyes burn with black fire, his lips parting slightly as he leans closer, his breath cool against my cheek. It’s like I’m on the top of a roller coaster, ready to tip over at any second, the anticipation building. Almost…almost… — page 168, *ARC edition

 

*quote is from ARC edition and may not be final, please refer to the published book once released.


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August 12th, 2012

What I Read | Week 32

Here’s what I read this week!

Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

December 11, 2012 | Razorbill | 400 pages

Summary (Goodreads)

In a land where magic has been forgotten but peace has reigned for centuries, a deadly unrest is simmering. Three kingdoms grapple for power—brutally transforming their subjects’ lives in the process. Amidst betrayals, bargains, and battles, four young people find their fates forever intertwined:

Cleo: A princess raised in luxury must embark on a rough and treacherous journey into enemy territory in search of a magic long thought extinct.

Jonas: Enraged at injustice, a rebel lashes out against the forces of oppression that have kept his country impoverished—and finds himself the leader of a people’s revolution centuries in the making.

Lucia: A girl adopted at birth into a royal family discovers the truth about her past—and the supernatural legacy she is destined to wield.

Magnus: Bred for aggression and trained to conquer, a firstborn son begins to realize that the heart can be more lethal than the sword…

The only outcome that’s certain is that kingdoms will fall. Who will emerge triumphant when all they know has collapsed?

This was a great fantasy book. It was very much like Game of Thrones because it involved multiple King’s ruling their parts of the world. Many characters, some I didn’t love and some I did and some I learned to love and hate equally (read: Magnus). There’s romance, some sorcery and castles.

Black City (Black City Chronicles)

Black City (Black City Chronicles) by Elizabeth Richards

November 13, 2012 | Putnam Juvenile | 384 pages

Summary (Goodreads)

 A dark and tender post-apocalyptic love story set in the aftermath of a bloody war

In a city where humans and Darklings are now separated by a high wall and tensions between the two races still simmer after a terrible war, sixteen-year-olds Ash Fisher, a half-blood Darkling, and Natalie Buchanan, a human and the daughter of the Emissary, meet and do the unthinkable–they fall in love. Bonded by a mysterious connection that causes Ash’s long-dormant heart to beat, Ash and Natalie first deny and then struggle to fight their forbidden feelings for each other, knowing if they’re caught, they’ll be executed–but their feelings are too strong.

When Ash and Natalie then find themselves at the center of a deadly conspiracy that threatens to pull the humans and Darklings back into war, they must make hard choices that could result in both their deaths.

I’m currently reading Black City by Elizabeth Richards. So far it’s a very neat look at vampires. More next week!

What have you read or are reading now?


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