Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Teaser Tuesday: The Perilous Sea by Sherry Thomas

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!

The Perilous Sea by Sherry Thomas.

The Perilous Sea –
Balzer + Bray

“You might be the scariest girl I have ever met,” he told her.
“Let’s not be dramatic,” she said drily. “I’m the only girl you can remember ever meeting.”
— Chapter 19

“May I remind you that you are speaking to someone capable of smiting you with a thunderbolt?”
“Is there any point to flirting with a girl who is not capable of that?”
— Chapter 21

This is not the same book as last week though it does have a very similar title. It’s also the second book in a trilogy. And there are changes in the narration from the first book as well. The content, however, is very different! I could have done a reading relay with several titles I have a the moment ... several Sea, some Trial and one with Fire ... but I digress (could be an interesting idea for a challenge though: Read only books in succession that share a word in their title.).
The beginning of this book was very frustrating for me, but I think that was the intention as I kept wondering how in the world the characters got to that place and why. And as can be assumed the book told the story in a backwards fashion with the two story lines neatly coming together towards the end. Thus a lot of ground was covered while hardly any time passed. I liked the alternating chapters of present “what the heck happened?”and past “how the heck will they get to where they are?” You get to know the characters a lot better and on a more diverse scale than you did in the first book and I think this expansion of character knowledge will benefit the trilogy as a whole. So a solid job on the second book. If you like witty banter between characters, you should definitely look into this.

Have you found yourself surrounded by books with similar titles? Share books and teasers in the comments.


Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger (大哥) said...

This girl sounds like she's very much in control!

My teaser

Nyze Gremio-Velasco said...

I have this book, but haven't read it. I'm definitely waiting for your book review. Thanks for sharing!

Here's mine:
Teaser Tuesday: The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus)

Greg said...

Those both sound fun, looks like a good read. I like the cover too. Enjoy your week.

Laura Thomas said...

I have three books titled Prodigy. I've yet to read all of them but have a plan to read and review all of them together. Should be fun to discuss their likeness and difference.
I like the humor in your teaser. It's good to smile while reading:)
Here is my TT - http://fuonlyknew.com/2014/10/14/teaser-tuesdays-85-the-memory-closet/

sherry fundin said...

I love the cover and this sounds like a fun read. Thanks for sharing.
sherry @ fundinmental My TT - Clay by Tony Bertauski

Enbrethiliel said...


I laughed a little at the second teaser. It reminds me of the sort of thing G.K. Chesterton (one of my favourite writers!) liked to say about romance. Such as: "Marriage is an adventure, like going to war." LOL! He thought romance was wonderful because it blended the safe and homey with the adventurous and the risky! =)

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I'm wondering why he can't remember meeting any other girls. Sounds interesting.
My Tuesday post features WAR BRIDES.

Anonymous said...

Ha, that made me laugh.
Mine today is from The Midnight Examiner by William Kotzwinkle http://wp.me/pZnGI-eS

Kerry O'Donnell said...

I just picked this up from the library so I have to admit I didn't read most of your commentary. I'm just so excited to get started and see what happens!! Awesome teasers though, I assume they are from the two main characters. I can't wait to find out what happens to them!! Happy reading!
Here are My Teasers.

Alma Reads said...

Ooh I love your teasers! She sounds like such a fun character, and a little sarcastic too :) They're usually so much fun to read about :) Hope you love the rest of the book!


Tribute Books Mama said...

Glad you are enjoying your read sounds interesting.

Claudia {Sparrowhawk} said...

I loved the snarky response from the first teaser and goodness me, what a pretty cover! I'm looking into this one :)

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