Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Teaser Tuesday with The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

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!
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin is another of those great YA books that had a lot of hype. With the last two big YA titles I've read, one has been a hit and the other a miss. So here's hoping that this one will leave me in awe as it has so many other readers.
Here's your teaser:
The dog needed a vet. I had no money. My parents weren't animal people. I'd stolen something from a crime scene. (page 87)


  1. Hi Christine!

    OK...! "Abelardo said nothing, leaned his head against the wall, but twice had to stagger into the toilet with the plywood door."
    "The room was crowded with people, wailing, coughing children, an old woman who kept passing her hand across her brow as though to stroke away some pain that lay near the surface."
    Annie Proulx "Accordian Crimes"

  2. This book has been on my TBR pile for a while ... great teaser, now to find the time. :)

    Have a look at my TT this week here.

    Have a nice Tuesday.

  3. Great title and cover. Hope it works out for you.

  4. Great teaser! I so LOVED The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, now I want a re-read. Thank you for sharing! :)

    Here’s mine:


  5. I gotta stop coming here on Tuesday. The TBR list keeps growing.

  6. huh! thanks for the teaser! i will be getting my prize copy of this soon!

  7. Interesting teaser, especially about the crime scene part. This is another one I've wanted to read for a while.

    Here's my teaser: http://surroundedbybooksreviews.blogspot.com/2012/02/teaser-tuesdays-tundra-37-by-aubrie.html

  8. It seems like a lot of people are reading this one this week. It's been on my to die for list for foreer.

    Hope you enjoy it.

    Here's my Teaser Tuesday.

  9. The sentence structure of this excerpt is so different than how I write! Lots of short ones. Very interesting.

  10. Sounds like the character is in some deep trouble. Stole something from a crime scene? Do her (?) parents know? Sort of sounds like it. Choppy sentences, but I'm betting that's just in this particular section for emphasis? I'm interested in this book after all I've heard about it, too. Hope it's good!

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse, co-host of the 2012 #atozchallenge! Twitter: @AprilA2Z


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