Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Teaser Tuesday

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!

  • Another week with two teasers from me. The first comes from page 244 of The Likeness by Tana French. I liked In the Woods when I read it a while ago, and I love that even though the main character from that book isn't present, so far at least, in this book, he is very much an influence. It's very cleverly done. Anyway, here's the teaser:

    Very few people are willing to ditch their whole lives and spend years bouncing around the world after some girl who pissed them off. Frank has this tendency to go for the more interesting theory rather than the more likely one, and I'd filed this one somewhere between Outside Chance and Pure Hollywood Melodrama.

    My second teaser comes from page 162 of Duchess by Night by Eloisa James, a historical romance which is part of her Desperate Duchesses series. It's very different from the taught psychological crime novel that is The Likeness, that's for sure!

    "Alas, I bring ill tidings," Strange said, throwing himself into an armchair. "I've insulted young Harry here, and he's determined to leave the house since my mind is black as a privy. I do have that phrase right, don't I, Harry?"


    1. I like both teasers and Tana French's book is in my wish list.

    2. Strange, that's an interesting name, and I like the metaphor. If you want to wander down my road I’m home.

    3. I have a teaser or two for you.

      “The boat people may live a few more days,” Captain Bainbridge said. “If they can’t produce a ransom, they’ll be beheaded.”

      This comes from My Splendid Concubine by Lloyd Lofthouse.

      I really want to check out Duchess by Night that was a good teaser!

    4. These are fun. I'm up for the French book. Looks good!

      Our teasers are at


    5. I have heard The Likeness is very, very good. I will be interested in hearing what you thought of it once you are finished.

    6. Zibilee, Gautami, Alice and Alyssa, so far The Likeness is very good. It is a completely separate story from In the Woods, but I think the events of the first book have shaped the main character so it would be best to read that one first.

      Chrissy, My Splendid Concubine sounds really good. Captain Bainbridge sounds very imperious! Duchess by Night is the third or fourth book in the series, and there is an interlinking story that winds through all the books so I would start with the first book which was Desperate Duchesses.

      Kaye, I will be wandering your way shortly!