Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Teaser Tuesday: Rain by Amanda Sun

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!

Rain by Amanda Sun.

Rain – Harlequin Teen

So the goal of the creepy goth cult was to save the world, feed the hungry, clothe the poor? That didn’t sound so bad.
“That’s it? You don’t want to take over the world or something?”
Jun grinned. “Do I look like some crazy dictator?”
“Looks can be deceiving.”
— Chapter 3

“Hey,” he panted.
“‘Hey’?” I repeated. “You collapse at my door and you say ‘hey’?”
— Chapter 14

How many countries have you travelled to (in books)? You can easily add Japan to that list with this series, learn a ton of vocabulary, and get a highly enjoyable story to boot. This is the second book in the series and contrary to quite a few series with second book syndrome this one really picks up the pace. Sure, there are some aspects of second book syndrome related to the love-interest situation, but I actually think that this is utilised in a way that makes sense. Such an interesting story universe; I’m already curious about the next book ... fingers crossed that the last chapter won’t throw me for a loop (too badly, a little might be okay ... maybe).

What’s your favourite read from a culture that is completely foreign to yours? Share recommendations and teasers in the comments.


Claudia {Sparrowhawk} said...

That book cover is captivating, and so does the fact that the setting is in Japan. I am obsessed with Asian culture; thanks for sharing this one, I've added to my TBR list :)

Here's mine:
The Book Thief | Markus Zusak

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Sounds like an engrossing story in an exotic setting. I guess the book that showed a culture I knew the least about was Sinful Folk by Ned Hayes. It takes place in the Middle Ages!
Here's the link to my Tuesday post: Retirement Can Be Murder.

Laura Thomas said...

I enjoyed both teasers. Got a grin out of me:) That's one of the best things about books. I can go anywhere and never leave home!
Here is my tease - http://fuonlyknew.com/2014/09/09/teaser-tuesdays-80-unbroken-ties-by-m-latimer-ridley/

PD Workman said...

I like them. This sounds like a good book!

My excerpt today from a soon-to-be-published young adult novel:


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