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Teaser Tuesday (#68)


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Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by So Many Books So Little Time. Anyone can do it.  All you have to do is: (1): Grab your current read. (2): Open it to a random page. (3): Share 1 or 2 “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page.  BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!! (4): Make sure you also mention the author and title.

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Twilight Siege by Jill RamsowerGoodreads Button with Shadow

#1:

“Black eyes, black necklace, black clothes, black heart—black may have been just a color, but what it represented was my power.”

#2:

“As the circular portal solidified, Merlin stepped through and then turned to usher us in after him. My mind couldn’t comprehend what I saw on the other side. A vast star-lit sky surrounded us in all directions, including beneath our feet as if the ground reflected the sky perfectly. Galaxies of stars could be seen and there was just enough light to hint at a sunrise or sunset but no sun or moon was visible. There were no signs of life, as if the place only existed as a stopover between worlds.”

#3:

“If you cry, I will take back every word of what I said,” Lochlan warned with a quirk to his lips.

I couldn’t help but laugh as I gave him a playful shove. His eyebrows rose in challenge and I bolted from where I sat with him hot on my trail. When he caught up with me he pulled me back against his chest, lifting me off the ground, and spinning me around in circles as I squealed and laughed.

When he set me back on my feet, I turned to face him and his full lips lowered down to close over mine. His kiss was a thing of legends―it made my problems feel manageable and the future seem brighter. It was the touch of warm sun on a chilly morning and the bliss of cold water on a parched throat―refreshing and comforting and right in every way.

We pulled back from one another slowly, and in a land where there was no breeze and no nocturnal bugs chittering, the only sound in the night air was our labored breathing. He took my hand and led me to the cabin to rest for the night, tightly wrapped in each other’s arms.

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Teaser Tuesday (#67)


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Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by So Many Books So Little Time. Anyone can do it.  All you have to do is: (1): Grab your current read. (2): Open it to a random page. (3): Share 1 or 2 “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page.  BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!! (4): Make sure you also mention the author and title.

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Shadow Play by Jill RamsowerGoodreads Button with Shadow

#1:

“Crawling around on the table was a tiny man gathering crumbs. He was about six inches tall, if he were to stand up. He had greenish skin with brown hair and appeared similar to a doll-sized human wearing little scraps of clothing. Sensing he had an audience, the little man also froze. His already large eyes opened even farther as we held each other’s stare and time seemed to stand still. The moment ended in an instant when the man vanished, like a bubble that burst, he was just gone.”

#2:

“The quiet room calmed my racing thoughts and the stillness allowed me to hear a whispering in my mind. Not as pronounced as when the darkness had warned me of the red caps, but a similar awareness that the shadows were telling me I wasn’t alone. I scanned the room and noticed a small space between the couch and the wall where the brownie man stood watching me. Remembering what Cyrene had taught me, I bowed my head slowly as I lowered my eyes. The brownie stood still and just when I decided he wouldn’t respond, he briefly lowered his head. Warmth filled my chest and while the ocean of negativity from minutes before was not gone, for the moment I was able to keep my head above its icy depths.”

#3:

“I crossed the distance between us and I reared back and slapped him as hard as I could. Hands trembling with rage, I stood my ground and said what would hurt him the most.

“Lochlan was right about you, piece of shit,” I said on a shaky voice and his eyes flashed with fury.

He grabbed my arm painfully, whipping me around to face him as if he was going to spew more ugly words at me, but nothing came out. Instead, his brows creased as if in confusion and his eyes danced from my chest to my face and back. I yanked the lapel of my coat over my chest, which had been exposed from the low neckline of my blouse, and wrestled myself from his grip. Taking a step back, our eyes met and my skin crawled at the devious intent written in his glare. His chin lifted and a shit-eating grin spread across his face, eyes gleaming with an unspoken threat.”

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Teaser Tuesday (#66)


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Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by So Many Books So Little Time. Anyone can do it.  All you have to do is: (1): Grab your current read. (2): Open it to a random page. (3): Share 1 or 2 “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page.  BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!! (4): Make sure you also mention the author and title.

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The Darkest Minds by Alexandra BrackenGoodreads Button with Shadow

#1:

“Ruby, give me one reason why we can’t be together, and I’ll give you a hundred why we can. We can go anywhere you want. I’m not your parents. I’m not going to abandon you or send you away, not ever.”

#2:

“Those rabbits stopped fighting the system, because it was easier to take the loss of freedom, to forget what it was like before the fence kept them in, than to be out there in the world struggling to find shelter and food. They had decided that the loss of some was worth the temporary comfort of many.”

#3:

““I can’t pretend like it never happened” I told her.
“You shouldn’t – you should never forget. But part of surviving is being able to move on. There’s is this word: “nothing like it exists in the English language. It’s Portuguese. SAUDADE. Do you know that one?”
“It’s more … there’s no perfect definition. Its more of an expression of feeling-of terrible sadness. Its the felling you get when you realize something you once lost is lost forever, and you can never get it back again.” It’s true that you can’t reclaim what you had, but you can lock it up behind you. Start fresh.”

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Teaser Tuesday (#65)


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Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by So Many Books So Little Time. Anyone can do it.  All you have to do is: (1): Grab your current read. (2): Open it to a random page. (3): Share 1 or 2 “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page.  BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!! (4): Make sure you also mention the author and title.

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Shades of Darkness by A.R. Kahler
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#1:

“I had run to boarding school to escape myself. But I couldn’t escape who I was or what I’d done, no matter how fast or far I ran.

The crows were just a reminder of that. They wanted back in.

My past wasn’t done with me.

Not yet.”

#2:

“I think you should do it,” she said. “Fall hard and fast and don’t think twice about getting hurt. Life’s short, Kaira. Life’s way too short. You gotta take the good when you can and that boy is about as good as it gets.”

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Teaser Tuesday (#64)


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Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by So Many Books So Little Time. Anyone can do it.  All you have to do is: (1): Grab your current read. (2): Open it to a random page. (3): Share 1 or 2 “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page.  BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!! (4): Make sure you also mention the author and title.

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Heartless by Marissa Meyer
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#1:

“These things do not happen in dreams, dear girl,’ he said, vanishing up to his neck. ‘They happen only in nightmares.’
His head spiraled and he was gone.”

#2:

“Mind my words, Cheshire, I will have you banished from this kingdom if you tempt me.”
“An empty threat from an empty girl.”
She rounded on him, teeth flashing. “I am not empty. I am full to the brim with murder and revenge. I am overflowing and I do not think you wish for me to overflow on to you.”
“There was a time” – Cheshire yawned – “when you overflowed with whimsy and icing sugar. I liked that Catherine better.”

#3:

“This was why she enjoyed baking. A good dessert could make her feel like she’d created joy at the tips of her fingers. Suddenly, the people around the table were no longer strangers. They were friends and confidantes, and she was sharing with them her magic.”

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Teaser Tuesday (#63)


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Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by So Many Books So Little Time. Anyone can do it.  All you have to do is: (1): Grab your current read. (2): Open it to a random page. (3): Share 1 or 2 “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page.  BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!! (4): Make sure you also mention the author and title.

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Renegades by Marissa Meyer
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“There’s no rule that says you have to be a prodigy to be a hero,” she insisted. “If people wanted to stand up for themselves or protect their loved ones or do what they believe in their hearts is the right thing to do, then they would do it. If they wanted to be heroic, they would find ways to be heroic, even without supernatural powers.”

#2:

“For the record, while it’s very charming that you keep trying to protect me, I would like to remind you that I actually know how to defend myself.”
He grimaced. “I know. It’s just… instinct.”
“Well, stop it.”
He held his hands up. “Won’t happen again.” He hesitated. I mean, unless I’m pretty sure you’re about to die, then I’m absolutely going to rescue you, whether you like it or not.”

#3:

“Your days of villainy are over, Nightmare.”
She scoffed. “You sound like you’ve read too many comics.”
“You sound like you think that’s a bad thing,” he retorted.”

#4:

“One cannot be brave who has no fear.”

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Teaser Tuesday (#62)


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Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by So Many Books So Little Time. Anyone can do it.  All you have to do is: (1): Grab your current read. (2): Open it to a random page. (3): Share 1 or 2 “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page.  BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!! (4): Make sure you also mention the author and title.

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Artemis by Andy Weir
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#1:

“It’s a simple idiot-proofing scheme that’s very effective. But no idiot-proofing can overcome a determined idiot.”

#2:

“The patch was thin, so you’d think it would melt first, but physics doesn’t work that way. Before the temperature could get up to the patch’s melting point of 1530°C, everything that could melt at a lower temperature had to melt first. And the melting point of the smelter walls was 1450°C. So, even though the patch was thin and the smelter was thick, the bottom of the smelter would give out before the patch got anywhere near its melting point. Don’t believe me? Put ice water in a saucepan and cook it. The water temperature will stay at 0°C until the last ice cube melts.”

#3:

“I headed to the waiting area next to the train airlock and joined a crowd of tourists. All the seats were taken and dozens more people stood around. Several families had obnoxious kids bouncing off the walls. In this case, “bouncing off the walls” is not just a figure of speech. The overstimulated kids were literally bouncing off the walls. Lunar gravity is the worst thing to ever happen to parents.”

#4:

“So now I was a mud-covered freak with random shit taped to my face. I probably looked like something out of a horror movie. Oh well. I was about to be horrible.”

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