Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Teaser Tuesday: The Runaway King by Jennifer A. Nielsen

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 Runaway King by Jennifer A. Nielsen.

The Runaway King – Scholastic Press

I had arrived early for my own assassination.
— Chapter 1

Fixed on his eyes, I said, “Do you laugh at me?”
He was quiet for a moment and finally the tension drained from him. “No, Jaron,” he said darkly. “I curse you with every breath I exhale. But I do not laugh.”
— Chapter 5



Being early to my own assassination is something that could definitely happen to me as I’m constantly early. While some people need to be told a time 15 minutes before you actually want to meet, I could use a time 15 minutes after that ... but no one ever does that. Why would they? And no, please don’t start this with me now, it won’t end well. Anyway, I don’t know how this sequel to The False Prince slipped past me, but I’m rectifying this now as a contrast programme to reading a bunch of Adam Blade’s Deep Dive (strictly for professional purposes, even if they have some entertaining aspects ... if you’re looking for something to give to your eight-year-old).

Are you the early bird out to catch the worm or the clever worm who knows that the early ones get eaten? Let me know along with your teaser in the comments.

8 comments:

Vonnie R said...

The first teaser is a great hook!

My TT

Karen and Gerard said...

Great teasers here!

collettakay said...

Wow! Very dramatic! Here's my teaser:

http://collettaskitchensink.blogspot.com/2014/02/teaser-tuesday-21114.html

Colletta

Natalie @ Book Lovers Life said...

I have this on my TBR pile! Love the sound of it. Great tease and I'm like you because I'm always early.

gautami tripathy said...

What a teaser! Thanks for sharing!!

Here is my teaser

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Your first Teaser makes me want to know more. Evidently he lived to tell about it! (I'm always early.)
My Teaser is from THE CALICO HEART.

bookskeepmesane said...

Haha I love the first teaser!
Here's my TT: http://wp.me/p3v5T1-kF

Moirae(thefates) book reviews said...

Sounds good! Here is mine.

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