Teaser Tuesday: A Prince of Paper

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Hosted by A Daily Rhythm, Teaser Tuesday is a bookish meme meant to highlight passages from books you are currently reading.

Here are the rules (as described by A Daily Rhythm):

  • 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!

Today’s teasers come from the conclusion of Alyssa Cole’s Reluctant Royals trilogy. A Prince of Paper so far has been such a slow, soft romance and I cannot wait to finish. Check out the snippets below!

When at seventeen, his life had fallen apart — and the adhesive that had joined him to his blended family had been suddenly ripped away — he’d been told that it would hurt less with time.

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In the plane’s bedroom, when he’d awoken with the ragged wound of loss gaping within him and the woman he desired in his arms, that infuriatingly needy part of him had decided to shoot its shot in the worst possible way.

Do you enjoy royal romances? Want to read A Prince on Paper now?

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Teaser Tuesday: How to Make Friends with the Dark

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Hosted by A Daily Rhythm, Teaser Tuesday is a bookish meme meant to highlight passages from books you are currently reading.

Here are the rules (as described by A Daily Rhythm):

  • 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’s teasers come from the emotionally charged How to Make Friends with the Dark by Kathleen Glasgow. This is a story of loss and grief and if you read it, I highly suggest having plenty of tissues handy.

“Oh my God, what is it?” I ask. “Is it that bad?” My stomach starts to squeeze.

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It’s a monstrosity. It’s a cross between Laura Ingalls in Little House on the Prairie and Isabel Archer in Portrait of a Lady. Ivory and lace, a high neck, and a sash. 

Is your interest piqued? Enjoy a good tearjerker?

Let me know in the comments below!

Teaser Tuesday: Queen’s Shadow

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Hosted by A Daily Rhythm, Teaser Tuesday is a bookish meme meant to highlight passages from books you are currently reading.

Here are the rules (as described by A Daily Rhythm):

  • 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!

Today’s teasers come from an exciting Star Wars novel featuring the incredible Padmé Amidala. Written by E.K. Johnston, Queen’s Shadow dives into Padmé’s life after being queen of Naboo. Needless to say I’m super hyped to dive further in so check out these snippets below!

Padmé Amidala was completely still. The brown halo of her hair spread out around her, softened here and there by white blossoms that had blown through the air to find their rest among her curls. 

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A small disturbance, the barest movement through the otherwise peaceful water, was Padmé’s only warning before her attacker struck.

Are you excited for Queen’s Shadow? Read any other Star Wars novels?

Let me know in the comments below!

Teaser Tuesday: Two Can Keep a Secret

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Hosted by A Daily Rhythm, Teaser Tuesday is a bookish meme meant to highlight passages from books you are currently reading.

Here are the rules (as described by A Daily Rhythm):

  • 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!

Today’s teasers come from one of the high school book club picks, Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus. This will be my first read of hers and I’ve heard loads of good things.

Sadie left Echo Ridge when she was eighteen, and she’s only been back twice. The first time was the year before we were born, when our grandfather died from a heart attack. And the second time was five years ago, for Melanie’s teenage daughter’s funeral. 

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Or if Lacey hadn’t been the second pretty teenager from Echo Ridge–and from the same exact street, even–to make tragic headlines.

Have you read Karen M McManus’ books? Enjoy mysteries?

Let me know in the comments below!

 

Teaser Tuesday: A Curse So Dark and Lonely

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Hosted by A Daily Rhythm, Teaser Tuesday is a bookish meme meant to highlight passages from books you are currently reading.

Here are the rules (as described by A Daily Rhythm):

  • 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’s teasers come from the most recent spin on Beauty and the Beast. A Curse So Dark and Lonely delves into a cursed kingdom, a strained prince, a loyal commander, and a modern girl taken from her time. So far I’m enjoying it so check out these snippets and check it out.

I’m plotting an escape.
It’s not going well.

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I’ve crawled along the baseboards, but no electrical outlets hide anywhere. Light shines through the windows, but oil lamp sconces line the walls, too.

Has A Curse So Dark and Lonely been on your radar? Enjoy Beauty and the Beast retellings?

Let me know in the comments below!

Teaser Tuesday: What If It’s Us

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Hosted by A Daily Rhythm, Teaser Tuesday is a bookish meme meant to highlight passages from books you are currently reading.

Here are the rules (as described by A Daily Rhythm):

  • 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’s teasers come from Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera’s What If It’s Us. A wonderful author combo and so far a a super cute and hilarious story. I’m excited to dive further in but check out these snippets now.

I mean it. Holy mother of shit. Cutest boy ever. Maybe it’s the hair or the freckles or the pinkness of his cheeks. And I say this as someone who’s never noticed another person’s cheeks in my life. But his cheeks are worth noticing. 

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But twenty points to Gryffindor, because I manage to smile up at him. “Do you think they parked their tandem bicycle at the mustache-wax parlor?”

Have these teasers pulled you in? Already read What If It’s Us?

Let me know in the comments below!

Teaser Tuesday: Beloved

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Hosted by A Daily Rhythm, Teaser Tuesday is a bookish meme meant to highlight passages from books you are currently reading.

Here are the rules (as described by A Daily Rhythm):

  • 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!

Today’s teasers come from Toni Morrison’s Beloved a powerful story of slavery and it’s lasting impacts on the mind, body, and soul. This was a book club pick and I’ve found it absolutely riveting so far. Check out the teasers below!

Winter in Ohio was especially rough if you had an appetite for color. Sky provided the only drama, and counting on a Cincinnati horizon for life’s principal joy was reckless indeed. 

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Baby Suggs died shortly after the brothers left, with no interest whatsoever in their leave-taking or hers, and right afterward Sethe and Denver decided to end the persecution by calling forth the ghost that tried them so.

Have you read Beloved or any of Toni Morrison’s work?

Let me know in the comments below!

Teaser Tuesday: Odd One Out

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Hosted by A Daily Rhythm, Teaser Tuesday is a bookish meme meant to highlight passages from books you are currently reading.

Here are the rules (as described by A Daily Rhythm):

  • 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!

Coming up in the teen book club we host at the high school and chosen by the students, Odd One Out by Nic Stone is ready to rock our worlds. I’m excited to fully dive into this one as it’s been on my TBR since it’s release and I’m hoping the teens will love it just as much as I know I will.

That’s always when I wake up. Usually sweaty, panting, dizzy as hell, and with no clue where I am. I do know what the nightmare references…

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To add insult to injury, she’s just going on about her life like me not being around has no effect on her whatsoever. 

Have you read Odd One Out? Did these teasers pull you in?

Let me know in the comments below!

Teaser Tuesday: The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy

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Hosted by A Daily Rhythm, Teaser Tuesday is a bookish meme meant to highlight passages from books you are currently reading.

Here are the rules (as described by A Daily Rhythm):

  • 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’s teasers come from Mackenzi Lee’s The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy, a compulsively readable YA historical fiction. I’m already about 75 pages in and loving it so I thought I’d share a few snippets to share the love.

The men all erupt into protestations and a fair number of horrified gasps. I swear one of them actually swoons at the mention of womanly bleeding.

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I want to stay — I want to keep fighting. I want to be allowed to finish the points upon my list.

Do you enjoy historical fiction? Intrigued by these teasers?

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Teaser Tuesday: Murder on the Orient Express

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Hosted by A Daily Rhythm, Teaser Tuesday is a bookish meme meant to highlight passages from books you are currently reading.

Here are the rules (as described by A Daily Rhythm):

  • 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’s teasers come from our book club’s December pick. It’s Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express. I’ve never actually read one of her works before so we shall see how I fare. Check out the snippets below!

It was about half-past two in the afternoon when the train came to a halt. Heads were poked out of windows. A little knot of men were clustered by the side of the line looking and pointing at something under the dining car.

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“Yes, yes, I understand that. But the time!”
“The time?”
“Yes, this will delay us.”

Have you read Murder on the Orient Express? A mystery fan?

Let me know in the comments below!