Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Teaser Tuesday: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

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!

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo.

Shadow and Bone –
Henry Holt BYR

I was so furious I wanted to smack him on the back of his head. And if I hadn’t seen him cut a man in half, I might have done just that. I settled for glaring at the space between his shoulder blades as I followed him up the hill.
— Chapter 5

And there’s nothing wrong with being a lizard either. Unless you were born to be a hawk.
— Chapter 12

So, why am I teasing from this book when the sequel, Siege and Storm, has just been published? Firstly, because I have not yet read enough of it to pick any page in the book without potentially spoiling myself. And secondly, because I really enjoyed the first book and on the off-chance that you haven’t heard of it yet, I wanted to introduce you to the trilogy without sending you right towards the synopsis of book two, which is highly spoilery in itself. You can get a look at the writing style and the general mood of this setting by reading this tale, which is set in the same universe but not directly related to the main plot. And a confession: I’m really glad that I’ll only have to wait between book 2 and book 3 now. The end of book 1 is not a nasty cliffhanger per se, but there are just so many (even kind of) cliffs a girl can hang from.

Share your teasers in the comments and let us know what you’re reading this week.


Vonnie R said...

I bought this for myself on my birthday last year and I have not been able to read it. I hope to get to it soon!


Book Blather said...

I've just bought these first 2 books and I'm looking forward to them; just reading Kristin Cashore's Bitterblue, she's got me on a total fantasy kick right now! Also I discovered the other day that Leigh's friends with Veronica Roth which seriously increased my expectations for this series, lol.

Eveline V said...

I just read this book, it's amazing. I really loved that second quote!

My teaser from Daughter of Smoke and Bone:

Eveline V said...

PS: new follower!

Karen and Gerard said...

Great teasers here! Here's ours this week: http://ourstack.blogspot.com/2013/06/tuesday-teasers-four.html

Franny said...

Great teasers, thanks for sharing!
Here's this week's teaser!
Oh, and I'm a new follower too!

Beth F said...

Glaring seems like the safe option!

My teaser.

WinterHaven said...

Thanks for sharing! I have had this one on my TBR list forever! I wanted to wait until siege and storm came out before diving in. Here is mine http://winterhavenbooks.blogspot.com/2013/06/teaser-tuesday-32.html

Carolyn Brown said...

Sounds interesting.

Deb T Deb S said...

Great Teasers! Need to check out this book.


Anonymous said...

Sounds awesome. Great teaser.


Carol Ford said...

Cutting a man in half makes me wonder what is going on in this book? Great teasers! Check out my TT here: http://meandu-justthinking.blogspot.ca/2013/06/teaser-tuesday.html

Tribute Books Mama said...

Interesting and scary teaser.


Anonymous said...

Hahaha! Should've smacked him anyway :) Nice teasers!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Haha, I understand doing the teaser. :) I've heard so many great things about this one....I do need to get it here some day. :) Thank you!

If you'd like to stop by, I have a teaser up as well...

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