Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Teaser Tuesday: The Rise of the Hotel Dumort by Cassandra Clare and Maureen Johnson

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!

The Rise of the Hotel Dumort by Cassandra Clare and Maureen Johnson.

The Rise of the Hotel Dumort –
Margaret K. McElderry Books

“These mundies, see, they’re trying to raise
a demon ... .”
“Mundanes do that all too frequently,” Magnus said, moving a misplaced bottle of gold rum that had been put in with the spiced. “Right now, they also enjoy sitting on the top of flagpoles and walking on the wings of airborne biplanes. This is the age of stupid hobbies.”
— Chapter 1

What are you?
The voice came from nowhere. It was in the room. It was outside. It was in Magnus’s head.
— Chapter 2

In honour of having returned from London and from watching the Mortal Instruments: City of Bones I thought I’d share some Magnus with you. Since his role is a rather small one in the book he’s also more of a minor character in the movie. But he still manages to make a lasting impression. And the Bane Chronicles are a real treat to read and thus let you get to know Magnus a little better. I also enjoy that the co-authors Maureen Johnson and Sarah Rees Brennan manage to add their own special brands of humour and style to the short stories while not straying from Cassandra Clare’s voice of the Shadowhunter universe. The monthly releases also help passing the time until City of Heavenly Fire is released ... Please be aware that this is already book five in this series of shorts. The print version with all ten stories will be published in September next year.

In case you were wondering: Diana and I liked the movie and can issue an unconditional viewing recommendation. Caveat 1: You’re a 100% book purist and think that nothing at all should be changed. Caveat 2: You’re planning on taking your 4-year-olds, who will run around screaming during the movie. In the first case you will probably be disappointed. In the second case ... well let’s just say that we had an issue with a bunch of not-quite-toddlers severely diminishing our viewing pleasure.

Have you seen the City of Bones movie? What were your thoughts? Or share your overall thoughts on turning books into movies along with your teasers.


Vonnie R said...

Those sound like very dangerous hobbies.


Katie Cohen said...

Great teasers! I haven't read any of The Bane Chronicles yet, but I really want to! I love Magnus:)

Here's my TT

Naomi Hop said...

Great teasers. I want to go see the movie, but I need to make time, and I deefinitely don't want to take the kids!! I'd like to see more of Magnus, will have to read this book!

Here's My Tease!!
Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

Hardback Book Hotties said...

Great teasers, I really need to read a Cassandra Claire book, I keep reading great things about her work.

Here is my Teaser: http://hbbookhotties.blogspot.com/2013/08/teaser-tuesdays-5-aug-28.html

First time follower.

Syreeta @ Hardback Book Hotties

Heather said...

Some interesting teasers. We saw the movie ocer the weekend. It was...okay. Not the worst film version of a book I've ever seen, but not the best, either. My teaser: Whiskey Beach

Tribute Books Mama said...

Good teasers, have to see the movie.


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