Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Teaser Tuesday: Unmade by Sarah Rees Brennan

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!

Unmade by Sarah Rees Brennan.

Unmade – Random House Books
for Young Readers

Kami saw why so many teenagers who had adventures in books were interestingly tragic orphans. Parents were a real buzzkill, adventure-wise.
— Chapter 13

She wanted to be the person she was, and not the person anyone, including herself, had ever thought she should be.
— Chapter  24

There are not enough adjectives in this language to encompass how much I adore Sarah Rees Brennan ... and not just because she’s a seriously cool lady who gives out totally confusing spoilers (still a bit shaken after I reached a certain number and kept thinking that there would not be another occurrence of that phrase and that was just so!wrong!). Right, were was I? Final book in this amazing trilogy that I especially love because of its wonderful, spunky, witty, funny, independent, brave, clever (insert more adjectives here) heroine. And secondary characters who are not secondary at all. I’d probably be scared to death by Angela, but I’d give a lot to have her on my side. I love how Kami is the one who initiates action, who cannot and will not accept things as they are, and who will go to Cambridge because she is not only clever but also knows how to apply this cleverness. Even if due to loyalty reasons I still think Oxford is much better ... Perfect conclusion to Kami’s story with just the right amount of pain, sadness, and joy (if there is more I’d still be first in line to read it).
I have so many quotes bookmarked because they’re incredibly true and fitting. Especially regarding what happens to another certain someone. And about identity and self-consciousness. “Why be broken, when you can be gold?” ... This certainly is gold.

What are qualities you admire in a strong literary heroine? Share examples and teasers in the comments.


Karen and Gerard said...

Sounds like this is a good one! I love smart strong heroines.

Laura Thomas said...

Kami sounds like someone I'd like to meet. I've not hear of this series but will check it out now.
Here is my TT - http://fuonlyknew.com/2014/09/23/teaser-tuesdays-82-leaves-by-michael-baron/

LoveBites AndSilk said...

This looks good. I do like strong female leads but they've got to be flawed for me to love them.
Here's my teaser: Bear Heart


sherry fundin said...

Thanks for sharing.
sherry @ fundinmental My TT - Life Under Examination by Aria T Glazki

Claudia {Sparrowhawk} said...

I like teaser from Chapter 24, I find this is a struggle that everyone faces; it's a difficult one to overcome too. I'd like to know how the character in the novel approaches this challenge ;) great teasers!

Travel Glasses | Chess Desalls

Tribute Books Mama said...

Good teaser!

Kristin said...

I just got this one today and can't wait to dive into it! :)

Here's my teaser:

Dewey Girl said...

Wow, you sure give Sarah Rees Brennan a ringing endorsement! It's always so nice to come across so much enthusiasm! :D From your teaser's I can say that I'm really drawn to the narrative voice for this book. I can already tell that Kami is likely a girl with guts.

Here's my TT for this week: http://deweygirl.co.uk/2014/09/teaser-tuesday-y-the-last-man/

Nyze Gremio-Velasco said...

Interesting teaser you got there :)
Here's mine:
Stolen SongBird (The Malediction Trilogy #1)

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

glad you're enjoying your reading!
hapPy TT. Mine's a new release that's def do.not.miss for JA fans =)

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