Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Teaser Tuesday: Don't Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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!

Don’t Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout.

Don’t Look Back –
Disney Hyperion

Even if I couldn’t remember who I was, everyone else would never forget. No matter how badly I wanted to ignore the person I used to be, I couldn’t escape a past I didn’t remember.
— Chapter 7

She had immediately protected me. No questions. No hesitation.
— Chapter 27




Would you like some suspense with your light romance, Miss? That’s exactly the kind you question that would precede the serving of this book. For a Jennifer L. Armentrout, the romance was almost tame even by YA standards, but the crime part is a new angle coming from her and I find that I enjoy that side of her. Granted, I had a very early suspicion of the motivation for the murder and also a very narrow list of suspects. However, the main character was believable enough in her amnesia to take a while to connect the dots. Though she could have done the same much earlier and I don’t think that being a sheltered bad princess is an excuse for being blind to something so glaringly obvious ... Still a nice read as an introduction to contemporary suspense reads and especially if you already enough the author’s writing.

Do you have recommendations for books that gently introduce new readers to a new-to-them genre without breaking out the big guns? I for example would never jump head first into a crime novel, but maybe if I eased into them. Let me know about your thoughts in the comments along with your teasers.

11 comments:

Vonnie R said...

This does sound like a nice read.

My TT

Cleo Bannister said...

I like the first teaser and the fact that this YA novel has crime at its heart. Here is my TT http://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/teaser-tuesday-july-29/

cynthiastacey.com said...

Great teaser. I love Jennifer Armentrout. I haven't read this one yet. Here is my TT http://cynthiastacey.com/2014/07/29/teaser-tuesday-july-29/

Kero Sunshine said...

I like the first teaser. It sounds so true.
Here's my teaser.
Kero @ Kero's Book Blog

Karen and Gerard said...

Good teaser, sounds like one I might like. I recently finished WHAT SHE SAW about a lady with amnesia who finds herself in danger. I highly recommend it!

Beth F said...

I'm not big into romance but I like suspense.

LoveBites AndSilk said...

This looks good. Glad you enjoyed it.

Kay
Teaser Tuesday

Sandra Nachlinger said...

VENGEANCE IS SACRED by Peter Healy has a small amount of "supernatural" in it and would be a good introduction to that genre. It's historical romance and it's a good story.
My Teaser today is from THE MOST UNSUITABLE WIFE.

sherry fundin said...

Interesting teasers.
http://www.fundinmental.com/?p=12158

Tribute Books Mama said...

Good teaser, enjoy!

http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2014/07/teaser-tuesday_29.html

Lizzy said...

I have seen this one on the shelves quite a bit, but your teasers have me intrigued! Guess I'll be checking this one out!

My Teaser

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