Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Teaser Tuesday: Hunted by Kevin Hearne

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!

Hunted by Kevin Hearne.

Hunted - Orbit

They took very different approaches to their famous virginity: Artemis’s complete lack of attention to her personal appearance meant she couldn’t care less what men thought of her, while Diana appreciated the tease of looking desirable yet untouchable.
-- Page 103

Insane as it sounded, I thought it best to risk the sleeping manticore.
-- Page 278

I'm re-reading this book because I didn't really get into the story as I confused it with the one before and expected a totally different narration.
This time, Atticus and his friends are being hunted by the Greek and Roman goddesses Artemis and Diana. You have to mess things up really well to make those pantheons work together though, which tells you a lot about Atticus. ;)
I love the humour and wit in this sixth instalment of The Iron Druid Chronicles as well as the mixture of myths portrayed. Furthermore, the second time around I'm more attuned to the story, which makes it a much more enjoyable read.

Are you immersed in a series this week? Tease us in the comments with your current reads.


Carolyn Brown said...

Excuse my ignorance, but what is a Manticore?


Anonymous said...

Ooohhh good teaser. I want to read more! Here is my TT http://cynthia2729.wordpress.com/2013/07/23/teaser-tuesday-july-23/

Kathy Martin said...

I need to start this series. I have the first four books on my stack and no time to read them. Please come see my teasers from Runt by Nora Raleigh Baskin and The White Princess by Philippa Gregory. Happy reading!

Carol Ford said...

I read these teasers and was stumped by the word manticore. What is a manticore? Check out my TT here: http://meandu-justthinking.blogspot.ca/2013/07/teaser-tuesdays_23.html

Diana said...

A manticore is a mythical creature similar to the sphinx, often with a lion's body, a human head and a scorpion's tale. Naturally, its appearance varies from story to story, but it's always deadly.

Greg said...

Nice teaser. I don't read a lot of stories about mythology but I like it and this one sounds good. Thanks!

New follower.

starryeyedjen said...

Oh, nice teasers! And if there's a manticore, I'm in. :P I've been itching to start this series. Thanks for sharing & stopping by!

Syreeta said...

Looks good! Here is our teaser: http://hbbookhotties.blogspot.com/2013/07/teaser-tuesdays-july-23rd.html

Tribute Books Mama said...

The manticore sounds scary, good teaser!


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

Now this is a series I need to get to. And sad part...I have the first 3 books here. I really need to get to it. :)

If you'd like to stop by we have two teasers this week as well. :)

Cyn said...

Great teasers. Haven't heard of this series before but I'm always a fan of a little a mythology. Happ readings & thanks for stopping by Bookmunchies (:

Lisa (Lost in Literature) said...

I've been curious about this series. Thanks for sharing your teaser! :)

The Writing Rabbit said...

I loved this series!! I think I stopped reading at #5, but now I can't remember why. Great teaser, I'm definitely going to have to pick back up with these. : )

Anonymous said...

ooh a bookk about Greek dieties! I love `em.
my teaser is up

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