As usual, here are the rules:
- 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, my teaser is from Chime by Franny Billingsley. I picked this up a.) because I like the cover b.) because there aren't many main characters out there who believe they "ought to be hanged" and c.) because there's a rave review by Nancy Werlin on the back.
(I love the brown and black. I'm not so fond of the way they presented the face, but I can definitely picture the main character as looking like that.)
I was young, I was dressed in white, I was an underdone sugar cookie next to Leanne's shot-silk taffeta, glinting blue and green, except that there were fewer glints than there might have been, which was because there wasn't as much taffeta as there might have been, which was because Leanne wore her skirts right up to her ankles, quite exposing her enormous feet.-p. 179
"But I found myself stuck on the sculpture," said Eldric, and for a moment I picture him impaled on a monument, until I realized he was still playing at Metaphor.
(Yes, there are lots of long sentences. And I love long sentences. And I have to say, I quite enjoy Briony's voice; it's very distinctive, and full of dry humor.)
Have a teaser, or thoughts on the book you're reading? Feel free to leave them in the comments!