Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Teaser Tuesday: White Cat by Holly Black

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.
To 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!   

White Cat by Holly Black.

White Cat - Margaret K. McElderry
I have no memory of climbing the stairs up to the roof. I don't even know how to get where I am, which is a problem since I'm going to have to get down, ideally in a way that doesn't involve dying.
-- page 1

"I have to spring a cat out of the Rummelt Animal Shelter. Think of it as a prison break."
It does the trick. He laughs. "Whose cat?"
"My cat. What do you think? That I break out the cats of strangers?"
-- page 135


Two longer teasers from book one of the Curse Workers series by Holly Black this week. White Cat is a first person narration and the narrator is male. I have to admit, I don't get that too often. It's quite refreshing. Especially, as seventeen-year-old Cassel Sharpe is witty, secretive, clever and a natural born con artist. Also, he has a good heart and tries to do the right thing (in a subjective kind of way).
As with most novels I read, there is a love story and even as I have finished this book (and the second, Red Glove; they ARE addictive, you know), I'm not sure if it's going to be a happy or a tragic one. I tend towards tragic. Everyone needs a little drama in their lives. Except Cassel, I suppose. ;)

What are you reading? Tease us in the comments.

12 comments:

Yvonne said...

This sounds good. Any book with a cat must be good :)

Deepali said...

Haha! well done :) Haven't seen this book before.

My teaser is from a Dean Koontz book called Odd Interlude - very interesting paranormal fiction e-Volving Books

If you follow, let me know, I follow back :)

Paulita said...

Definitely intriguing. Hope the character and the cat land well. Here's Mine

Kathy Martin said...

Great teasers. I have this one on my Kindle but haven't had a chance to read it yet. My teaser is from Fairest of All by Sarah Mylnowski. Happy reading!

starryeyedjen said...

This is one of my favorite series, specifically for the male POV and witticism. I'm currently listening to Hold Me Closer, Necromancer, and it's in the same vein. Lots of LOL moments. :)

Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my teaser from Such a Rush! Happy Tuesday! :D

fakesteph said...

This is one of my favorite books! Love this series so much!

Diana said...

Have you finished the series yet then, Steph? I'm waiting for "Black Heart" being published as paperback, but that might take a while. :(

Sidne said...

I love Cats but i'm not into reading about them unless its nonfiction.
http://sidnereading.blogspot.com

Sandy Nachlinger said...

I'd like to read the scene where they break the cat out of the animal shelter. I'll bet it's funny! But I'm also wondering why she couldn't just claim him? Guess I'll have to read the book to find out!
My teaser is from Perigee Moon.

Nise' said...

Good series. I just got Black Heart.

Beth said...

Funny teasers! Thanks for stopping by.

Book me! said...

Great Teaser! I loved White Cat!!!!
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for the deats :)

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