Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Teaser Tuesday (#17)

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Here are the rules:
  • Open your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • Be careful not to include spoilers!
  • Share the title and author too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR list if they like your teaser!

From The Game of Pawns by Leonard D. Hilley II, Chapter One, Page 2
Yet, had he known today was the last day he'd be alive, he might have opted to work a bit later or take a longer route home.  Because tonight, two armed men waited in her apartment with orders to kill him.
By 7:09p.m., Mike Gunter would be dead.

The Game of Pawns (The Darkness, Book Three) by Leonard D. Hilley II

Synopsis From Goodreads:
"Beyond the Darkness is a thrill ride you don't want to end. It will have you laughing, crying, and on the edge of your seat until the very end!" Nicole Hicks--HowlingGoodBooks.com.
Twelve execution-style murders have occurred in Newark, New Jersey, in less than a week. Each murder has a calling card - a red pawn on each corpse. Kat Gaddis and Lucian investigate the homicides and discover the last four victims were employed by GenTech, a company that recently merged with Mech Cybernetics. After FBI director Mike Carpenter shares evidence with Kat, they soon discover political ties and corruptions that place Kat's life in direct danger. New players emerge and what seems like serial murders suddenly becomes a struggle for biotech knowledge and power. Kat is thrust into their game - The Game of Pawns.
Ah, so love this book...  and series... and characters...

From The Boy Who Loved Bach by T.L. Peters, Chapter 11
I had expected Coach Heartlack to use me as a human blocking dummy at practice for animals like Joey Orsolak to take out their "Darwinian aggressions" on, a phrase I had learned from Mr. Plunkett when he was describing Billy Budd's struggles against his chief accuser Mr. Claggert.  But it was even worse than that.

The Boy Who Loved Bach by T.L. Peters

Synopsis From Goodreads:
THE BOY WHO LOVED BACH is about a ninth grader at the top of his class trying out for the football team who just can't seem to remember the plays, much to the consternation and bewilderment of his coach and teammates, not to mention his girlfriend, all of which makes him miserable. But when Ed picks up the violin at the urging of his mother and learns to play Bach, his perspective changes.
Loving this book!  (:

Happy Reading

From The Iron King by Julie Kagawa, Chapter Three, Page 49
"Metallic trees," he mused, pulling a hankie from his pocket and wrapping it around my finger.  "That's new.  If you see any steel dryads, be sure to tell me so I can run away screaming."

The Iron King (The Iron Fey, Book One) by Julie Kagawa

Synopsis From Blurb:
"My name is Meghan Chase.
In less than twenty-four hours I'll be sixteen.  Countless stories and songs have been written about this wonderlful age, when a girl finds true love and the stars shine for her...
I don't think it will be that way for me."

Meghan Chase has a secret destiny - one she could never have imagined...
Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan's life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six.  She has never quite fitted in at school... or at home.
When a dark stranger begins watching her from afar and her little brother is taken, Megham senses that everything she's known is about to change.
She could never have guessed the truth.  Meghan is the daughter of a faery king and a pawn in a deadly war.  Now Meghan will have to choose between a normal life and her magical destiny - and between her best friend and a darkly dangerous prince.
It's time for Megham to enter the faery world...
I am in love with this book!  Honestly and literally!

Well, there are my Teasers. 
What are your Teasers this week?

1 comment:

T.B. said...

Awesome teaser for The Boy Who Loved Bach! Those two lines sum up everything that this book is in two sentences. Great pick :)