Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Teaser Tuesday: Dreams of Gods & Monsters by Laini Taylor

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!

Dreams of Gods & Monsters by Laini Taylor.

Dreams of Gods & Monsters –
Little, Brown & Company

“We have so many enemies, Lisseth,” said Karou, keeping her voice light. “Most of them are our birthright, inherited like a duty, but the ones we make for ourselves are special. We should choose them with care.”
— Chapter 6

She herself had never known cold. It gave every appearance of unpleasantness. Weak, she thought, still watching the human pair, but there was another word lurking, defying it. Fearless.
— Chapter 14



My copy of this book must have taken a detour through Eretz before it came to me ... books need adventures, too! But now that I have it I will never ever let it go. (She said and hoped that the end would not make her regret this claim. Which it won’t if the first 120 pages are any indication.)
The book immediately sucked me in and transported me into its reality of angel warriors and revenant fighters and I can’t wait to find out how it all comes together and resolves. Hopefully in a not-too-devastating way, but we have I think already established that I as a reader appreciate literary (not literal) torture to a certain degree. Just based on the list of favourite authors ...
Anyway, I adore the characters of this story, beginning with Zuzana to Issa to Liraz and of course Karou and Akiva (though at the moment I want to shake those two ... communication is key? Maybe?). I’m racing and savouring at the same time, if such a thing is possible, because I want to know as soon as I can, but I also want to enjoy and breathe in the wonderful and rich writing. And I don’t want it to end, even if it must.

Are you flying through your current read or meandering through it? Have you ever tried regulating your reading pace? Share teasers and opinions in the comments!

13 comments:

Vonnie R said...

I can't wait to read this one!
http://vonniesreadingcorner.blogspot.com/2014/05/teaser-tuesdays-84.html

cleopatralovesbooks said...

Sounds good I especially like the first teaser... How often do we invite enemies into our lives?

Silvia said...

This one sounds very good and I liked both your teasers but, I must say, I particularly loved the first one!

Thanks for sharing and here's my TT :)

Beth F said...

I too can't wait to get to this ... sadly I think I'm going to have to wait till June.

I'm playing today with a giveaway at Beth Fish Reads.

cynthiastacey.com said...

This sounds awesome! Great teasers. Here is my TT http://cynthiastacey.com/2014/05/06/teaser-tuesday-may-6/

Maya Love said...

Glad you're enjoying it and the teasers are great. Here's mine
http://www.lovebitesandsilk.co.uk/2014/05/teasertuesday-opening-paragraph.html

saturdaynightwriting said...

I love this book! Favourite series ever. And my favourite part is that everyone's teasers are different, because there's so many great sentences in the book (all of them)! The ending will not let you down.

I know what you mean about racing but savouring. I got the book and just read,read,read for days but it still took me ages to finish. I think the slow pace of the story and poetic writing manages to calm your mind into just enjoying the ride. I hope you love it!

My teaser: http://wp.me/p42heP-8D

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I like "inherited like a duty." Such a good description of a feud that spans generations.
My Teaser is from PATTY JANE'S HOUSE OF CURL.

gautami tripathy said...

Interesting teaser! Happy reading!!

Here is my teaser post!

AND

Here is my Intro post!

Alicia Batista said...

Ooh, I love the teasers! I really need to start this series!

Here's my TT from EXTRACTION:
http://addictreaders.blogspot.com/2014/05/teaser-tuesday-52-extraction-by.html

Tribute Books Mama said...

Enjoy! your book, great teaser.

Greg said...

I like that first teaser a lot, about making enemies. Seems very true. Good one!

Kathy Martin said...

I really have to start this series. I'm told it is excellent. My teasers this week are from Caged Warrior by Alan Sitomer and Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris. Happy reading!

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