Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Teaser Tuesday: Scent of Magic by Maria V. Snyder

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!

Scent of Magic by Maria V. Snyder.

Scent of Magic – Harlequin Mira

He kept his flat expression, and I knew I’d get more cooperation from the cave’s stone walls. Too bad for him that I didn’t need his approval.
— Chapter 1

Kerrick’s first instinct was to say no. However, he’d learned...or rather, Avry had taught him...that just because he said no didn’t mean the other person would listen. She certainly hadn’t.
— Chapter 4.5

The quotes seem like parts of a matched pair, which is funny, because I completely picked them at random. But who am I to argue with the trickster fate of book-choices ... it was, after all only by accident that I picked up the first book in the series (and was then reminded by a dear friend about reading the sequels). On to that!
This series has a slightly different (I’m hesitant to say more mature for several reasons) target audience, which is not so much apparent in the plot itself, but in the overall mood. It’s hard to grasp, apart from the clearly older protagonists. And by older I mean closer to 30 than to 15. Other than that, they struggle with similar problems. Like me wanting to shake some sense into them to talk a little more to each other. So this clearly doesn’t get (much) better with age. I’m curious to find out how the story of these characters continues.

One positive thing about almost forgetting this series is that I won’t have to wait for the final book to publish as it’s already available ... a small reprieve from so many other cliffhangers looming at the moment. Do you have sequels in your TBR where you won’t have to wait for the final book? Share thoughts and teasers in the comment section!


Kathy Martin said...

I really like this series. Avry is a great character. My teasers this week are from Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend by Katie Finn and The Summer Invitation by Charlotte Silver. Happy reading!

Sheri said...

I love Maria V. Snyder but haven't had a chance to read this series yet :) Thanks for sharing! Here is my teaser from Out of Reach by Missy Johnson.

Kym said...

Great teaser. I've never heard of the series, but I do know that author. Here's my teaser.

Franny said...

Oh, how much I loved this book!! I have yet to read book #2, but your teasers bring back lots of nice memories. Nice pick! :)
Thanks for sharing, here's mine: http://darkfrannysthoughts.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/teaser-tuesday-24.html

gautami tripathy said...

Wonderful teaser! Sounds good to me!!

Here is my teaser post!


Here is my Intro post!

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