Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Teaser Tuesday: The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas

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 Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas.

The Burning Sky –
Balzer + Bray

She chewed on the inside of her cheek for a minute. Then she pulled on a pair of thick gloves and grabbed the cauldron.
What did she have to lose?
— Chapter 1

“Smite that cauldron, will you? I haven’t got all day!”
— Chapter 1

Teasers from the same chapter and the first at that. I could be ashamed ... but seeing that the current alternative is either something that won’t be published until 2015 or from a Children’s Primary School Lexicon (which is astonishingly comprehensive and detailed but doesn’t make for an entertaining read) it is the book I started between coming home and food.
And I must say, after those 20 or something pages I’m already quite hooked. I don’t understand everything yet, but that seems intentional. (Also: there are end notes ... this is becoming a habit) I only know already that I want one of those flying horse-dragon-things.
Now that I have alienated enough people with weird ramblings about this book please excuse me, I’ll have to get back to the possibly smitten cauldron. As I said, it is still a bit strange. But a good strange, I think.

Let me wish you a happy Easter in advance if you celebrate ... maybe the Bunny will bring some reading material other than the chocolate wrappings. Tell me what you’re reading in the comments.


Vonnie R said...

Ummm...*scratching head* I'm confused too after your "ramblings" lol


Juli Rahel said...

I really like these two teasers. I sense some witchcraft going on, which I love, and smiting anything is pretty cool! And that's a nice cover! Thanks for sharing :) Hope you have a good weekend!

My First Chapter, First Paragraph & Teaser

Juli @ Universe in Words

LoveBites AndSilk said...

The last line made me smile. Nice teaser. Here's mine

Tribute Books Mama said...

Interesting teaser!

Sheri said...

Great teaser! Here is mine: http://shutupandreadgroup.blogspot.com/2014/04/teaser-tuesday-12.html

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