Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Teaser Tuesday with Shadows

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!
I've been surprised by Robin McKinley again. She writes beautiful fantasy, but once in a while, she'll put out something completely different. SUNSHINE was one of those books. One of the weirdest vampire tales I've read in a long time. Now she's done the same thing with SHADOWS. It's hard to describe this book. It's YA, definitely, but mature YA. Science-fiction, fantasy, dystopian, horror. Marvelous speculative fiction. This is unlike anything I've read before.


Here's your teaser:
They were curling around the windows and Mom's geraniums and Takahiro's and my paper things, perched on the picture frames, half-tucked behind the legs of furniture, lying raggedly along the gap between the tops of books and the shelf above them. I think I whimpered. I'd never seen them this bad before - never seen this many of them - although they weren't moving around much, and Val's shadows usually moved. (page 76)

12 comments:

  1. Wow, what an intriguing teaser! I've heard of Robin McKinley before, but haven't had the chance to check out any of her books yet. (Shame on me?)

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  2. I have an ARC of this. You've got me excited to read this.

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  3. Very intriguing! This one should go on my TBR list. :)

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  4. Interesting and quite a teaser. But a rather longish sentence, maybe??

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  5. Hmmm. Intriguing and creepy at the same time!

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  6. I've been dying to read this for ages, just haven't gotten around to it. Great teaser! :)

    Here's mine

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

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  7. What a great and creepy teaser! I love the book or two I've read of Robin McKinley's. I'll need to pick up this book.

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  8. Ooh this sounds really good! I've never heard of Robin McKinley before. Definitely need to check out her books. Just reading "vampires" in your post got me. :D

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  9. Awesome idea! Sounds like a good read...

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  10. I LOVED this book, but then I would read anything Robin McKinley wrote!

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  11. This one sounds wonderful, just the type of creepy thing I love. And the writing is brilliant! I love "tucked behind table legs." Thanks for the teaser! :-)

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  12. Thanks to everyone for stopping by. It is an awesome book. I can't wait to read the next one in the series!

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