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Teaser Tuesday (4): More Clues, Mythical Adventures and Novel-in-Verse

This is the fourth time that we are joining Teaser Tuesday, a weekly meme that is hosted by Miz B from Should Be Reading. As per usual, here’s the drill:

  • Grab your current read/s.
  • Open to a random page.
  • Share “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page (I deleted the ‘two sentences’ bit since I tend to include more than two sentences, truth be told).
  • 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 usually share several teasers from three of the books that I am currently reading. Same goes for this week.

Orchards by Holly Thompson

my arms no longer ache
my back and shoulders
feel strong
but the day is long
and when conversation stops
among the leaves
and it’s just the breathing
of wind in trees
and the mee-mee-mee-meeen
of cicadas
there is much
too much
time
for my thoughts

The 39 Clues Book 10, Into the Gauntlet by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Treasures destroyed, hopes destroyed, lives destroyed… does it ever end? he wondered, as images flickered and died on the wall before him.

The juxtaposition of three words – hopes, lives, destroyed – brought a flash to his mind of the lively, charming Hope Cahill, murdered years ago. Amy looked more and more like her every time he saw her.

Last of the Nephilim by Bryan Davis

Click on the image to be taken to the websource and the website of the Oracles of Fire

Heat surged into his ears. A flood of images, like ghosts with warped faces, flashed in his mind’s eye. An ancient book, Fama Regis, lay on the table in his old living room, before their house burned to the ground. A hand, his father’s hand, opened it and turned to a drawing of a dragon in combat with a knight. The furious eyes of the dragon seemed to glow, yet they were little more than white dots in the center of a red pupil. This memory echoed the reality of his first glimpse of the ancient book. When he had gazed at the picture, he had noticed a striking similarity between the artist’s style and his own, especially in the dragon’s eye.

How about you? What’s your Teaser for the week?

Myra is a Teacher Educator and a registered clinical psychologist based in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. Prior to moving to the Middle East, she lived for eleven years in Singapore serving as a teacher educator. She has edited five books on rediscovering children’s literature in Asia (with a focus on the Philippines, Malaysia, India, China, Japan) as part of the proceedings for the Asian Festival of Children’s Content where she served as the Chair of the Programme Committee for the Asian Children’s Writers and Illustrators Conference from 2011 until 2019. While she is an academic by day, she is a closet poet and a book hunter at heart. When she is not reading or writing about books or planning her next reads, she is hoping desperately to smash that shuttlecock to smithereens because Badminton Is Life (still looking for badminton courts here at UAE - suggestions are most welcome).

7 comments on “Teaser Tuesday (4): More Clues, Mythical Adventures and Novel-in-Verse

  1. I love those covers!

    Here’s my Teaser Tuesday post. 🙂

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  2. Awesome teasers! These all sound like good books. Thanks for sharing….

    Here’s MY TT POST and
    MY WEBSITE

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  3. Pingback: Highlights of November and Carnival of Children’s Literature |

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