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!

A few teasers to share with you on this books release day!

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

 St. Martin’s Griffin | February 26, 2013 | 320 pages

 

“Why do the X-Men need another girl telepath? she asked.

“This one has purple hair.”

“It’s all so sexist.”

Park’s eyes got wide. Well, sort of wide. Sometimes she wondered if the shape of his eyes affected how he saw things. That was probably the most racist question of all time.

 

Maybe Park had paralyzed her with his ninja magic, his Vulcan handhold, and now he was going to eat her. That would be awesome.

 

Eleanor on nerves and her sense of touch:

Because, if they were always there, how did she manage to turn doorknobs without fainting?

Park’s dad was one of my favorite characters. Here are a few of his lines:

 

“He’s lucky you wear those little tennis shoes,” his dad said, “even in the middle of winter…Seriously, a jump reverse hook?” Park nodded. “Huh. Well, your mom is going to hit the goddamn roof when she sees you. She was at your grandma’s house, crying, when she called me.”

 

“Your mom just wants you to be happy,” he said to Park. “Don’t puss out on our account.” His mother frowned, like she wasn’t sure whether that counted as a dirty word.


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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!

Poison by Bridget Zinn

Disney-Hyperion | March 12, 2013 | 288 pages

She looked up sharply, but the boy’s eyes were now focused straight ahead.

It was then that she realized just how naked she was: the boy’s arms under her legs were touching bare skin, her shift was almost completely transparent, her belly button was in plain sight through the lace, and she didn’t dare look any higher for fear of what else had become visible through the damp fabric.

page 50, ARC edition

This book is amazing. I was touched by the summary in November 2012 and set out to acquire myself an ARC of this book. The fact that the author has since left this world hurts me deeply because this book is a true piece of artwork. I am so sadden that this may be the only work of hers that I’ll have the experience to ever read.

Thank you, Bridget, for this lovely book. I can’t wait to finish it.


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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!

“I have no clue. I have ovaries; therefore I repel all things mechanical.”

Page 30 | Location 486-87

Down to You by M. Leighton

 Amazon Digital Services, Inc. | September 22, 2012 | 299 pages

Summary (Goodreads)

Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance- Please be advised that this book is NOT YA friendly, not even in a New Adult category!

The scorching tale of one girl, two brothers and a love triangle…that’s not.

Olivia Townsend is nothing special. She’s just a girl working her way through college so she can return home to help her father run his business. She’s determined not to be the second woman in his life to abandon him, even if it means putting her own life on hold. To Olivia, it’s clear what she must do. Plain and simple. Black and white.

But clear becomes complicated when she meets Cash and Nash Davenport. They’re brothers. Twins.
Cash is everything she’s always wanted in a guy. He’s a dangerous, sexy bad boy who wants her in his bed at any cost. He turns her insides to mush and, with just one kiss, makes her forget why he’s no good for her.

Nash is everything she’s ever needed in a guy. He’s successful, responsible and intensely passionate. But he’s taken. Very taken, by none other than Marissa, Liv’s rich, beautiful cousin. That doesn’t stop Olivia from melting every time he looks at her, though. With just one touch, he makes her forget why they can never be together.

Black and white turns to shades of gray when Olivia discovers the boys are hiding something, something that should make her run as far and as fast as she can. But it’s too late to run. Olivia’s already involved. And in love. With both of them.

Both brothers make her heart tremble. Both brothers set her body on fire.

She wants them both.

And they want her.

How will she ever choose between them?

Mini Review

This teaser is one of the worst lines of the book. How sexist!

Anywho, I enjoyed the book. I didn’t love it as much as her other book THE WILD ONES but it was good.

I loved Cash. I hated Olivia’s cousin and Olivia was mildly annoying at times.

The times at Tad’s Bar and Olivia’s dad’s farm were awesome. The opening scene was one of the best ever! HOT! ;)

 

 


Disclosure: Amazon.com Associate. If you click on my links and purchase anything a very small percentage of the purchase price will be awarded to The Cozy Reader.

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 Scourge by A.G. Henley

Amazon Digital Services | 242 pages | $2.99

Instead, I turn my hands over and braid my fingers through his. Scars covering calluses covering scars.

Location: 905-6 via Kindle


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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!

Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke and Bone) by Laini Taylor

I am sharing two teasers from the same page only a paragraph apart. Brace your selves! The “she” is Zuzana, Karou’s best friend.

    She came straitght to the table and stood facing Akiva. SHe was fierce, ready to scold, but when she saw him, really saw him, she faltered. Her expression warred with itself — ferocity with awe — and awe won out. She cast a sidelong glance at Karou and said, in helpless amazement, “Oh, hell. Must. Mate. Immediately.”

    “No, really,” said Zuzana. “Right now. It’s, like, a biological imperative, right, to get the best genetic material? And this” — she made spokesmodel hands at Akiva — “is the best genetic material I have ever seen.” She pulled up a chair beside Karou, so the two of them were like a gallery observing the seraph.

page 236, paperback edition

You can read one of the opening scenes from yesterday’s What I Read post if you’re interested. I highly recommend this book! It is one of the best I have read.


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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) 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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Yes, yes, I’m going to gush over this book as often as I can!
I’ve picked out two snippets that I want to share. It shows the chemistry between Lucy and Ed and the humor that’s expressed so effortlessly.

Graffiti Moonby Cath Crowley272 pages, Knopf Books for Young Readers, (2012-02-14)

$11.46 (Amazon.com)

“You flick that band on your wrist a lot,” he says. “Some guy give it to you?”

“Yep. Some guy.” I flick it. “It’s my dad’s lucky band. Lucky things happen to anyone wearing this band.”

“So how’s his luck since he gave it to you?”

I think of him sitting on the deck chair outside the shed. “His luck’s okay. You know, you can leave. If you want.”

“That’s twice you’ve told me that,” he says. “What if I don’t want to go?”

The heat rising from the takeaway place nearby makes the air look like satin, like I could touch it if I wanted, and I concentrate on that instead of looking at Ed.

“Where do you think Shadow is is right now?” I ask, because I can’t make my mouth say that it’s okay if Ed doesn’t want to leave.

“Waiting for you to come and do it with him,” Ed says, and I don’t have to look to know that he’s smiling again.

“It’s not like I’m searching for the tooth fairy or something.” I get on the bike.

“Shadow exists. And I don’t know that he’ll like me, but I just want to meet one guy, one guy, who thinks art is cool. Am I asking too much to meet someone who can talk and who paints and who has a brain?”

He gives me his standard eyebrow action.

“What?”

“He’ll only be all those things until you meet him. Then he’ll be like every other guy. And your for information, a lot of guys have brains.”

A few scenes later:

I walk over to Lucy. She’s spun a coin in the air,  so I catch it and put it on the back of my hand. “What are you doing?”

“Asking the universe questions.”

“The universe just dumped you over the side of a steep hill. You really want to ask it questions?”

She doesn’t laugh. I follow my instinct and cover my [spoiler omitted].

“I can’t ask you,” she says. “You’re a liar.”

“Okay, elbows in and stay calm.”

“It’s not funny, mister.”

“What do you care if I’m not going out with Beth? You’re on an all-night adventure to find Shadow so you can do it with him.”

“Lie down,” she says. “I want to get my bike and finish the job.”

Let me know what you think! I hope you enjoyed these two teasers! If you missed it check out my preview of my review of this book!


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