Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Teaser Tuesday: Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys

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! 
 
 Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys.

Out of the Easy -
Philomel Books
The door burst open with a yell. I drew my gun, and Cokie whipped around, raising the tire iron.
Partick jumped back, looking from the tire iron to my gun.
"What's wrong? It's just Proust!" he said, holding a large box of books.
-- Page 58
"Okay, tired girl, let me tell you a secret."
I didn't need any more secrets. I had enough of my own. I looked up at Jesse.
"Uh-huh. There you are, all tired, standin' in your boyfriend's clothes, but here's the secret." Jesse moved in close. "You like me."
-- Page 187

I've been waiting for Out of the Easy since November last year and now that I got my hands on it, I finished it in two days. I liked the American 50s setting, the different characters with all their peculiarities and especially Josie's voice.
Josie wants to get away from the stigma of her mother being a prostitute, which also means leaving New Orleans behind. She reads most of the books in the bookstore she works at and tries for a college in the east. But how do you conceal your heritage when it comes knocking on your door every now and then, reminding you of your supposed place in life?

Is historical fiction on your menu this week? Tell us in the comments along with your teaser!

7 comments:

Majanka Verstraete said...

I've heard a lot about this book. I'm glad you enjoyed it - definitely sounds intriguing.


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Sarah (TotalTeenFiction) said...

I still haven't read anything by this author but both this and Between Shades of Grey are on my to-read list. I love the sound of the action and the dialogue in those teasers. Looks like a great writing style!

I'll admit historical fiction is the one genre I just haven't managed to get into yet. I'm usually all about the contemporary but it's something I'm aiming to change!

Here's my Teaser for this week

Happy reading!

Liberty Ann Ireland said...

Okay, now I am intrigued! Sounds like a good book!


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Kathy Martin said...

This is the second blog I've seen today with teasers from this book. Each thing I see makes me more eager to read it. Check out my teasers for Mila 2.0 by Debra Driza and Rage Against the Dying by Becky Masterman. Happy reading!

Sandy Nachlinger said...

This sounds like a book I'd love. New Orleans in the 1950s has got to be good.
My Teaser is from THE MONDAY NIGHT NEEDLEWORK & MURDER GUILD.

Tracy Kiser said...

I love the cover and both teasers definitely intrigue me! I may have to look into this one!

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Zenia said...

Great teaser :-) It made me want to read the book. The cover is very nice and I like the title as well :-)
My Teaser from Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire

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