Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Teaser Tuesday: The Shadow Cabinet by Maureen Johnson

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 Shadow Cabinet by Maureen Johnson.

The Shadow Cabinet –
Hot Key Books

“I agree completely, dear sister. It’s decided, then. You’re coming with us. We have far better books.”
— Prologue

I saw it coming, like a big, flat wave off the shoreline, a wall of water about to crash down and take me away forever. I was not going to let that happen.
— Chapter 1

“But those are two teasers from the very beginning of the book (don’t you dare spoil the cliffhanger)”, you’ll say. “I know!”, I’ll say. “Why?”, you’ll ask. “Because that’s about as far as the preview will let me and my book hasn’t arrived yet”, I’ll reply. And because you don’t want to hear me whining about the unfairness of not living somewhere where books like this are just sitting on a shelf waiting to be picked up as soon as they are published, we’ll have to make do with what we have. But rest assured that this book will be in my possession soon and then I’ll maybe come up for air after I’ve solved the ending of the previous book. I must say that I really appreciate that the publisher maintained the original design even though the series changed publishing homes. I’ll also say that I quite like the US design, but I started this in the UK and I’m stubborn enough to have this series matching. The other idea was that the UK version would be out five days before the US but this meant absolutely nothing because forces are conspiring against me. I just hope that the cliffhanger won’t be that bad and that the next book won’t take quite as long to publish. Health and such permitting.

Plans are made to be thrown out the window ... which bookish plan did you recently (have to) abandon? Let’s hear from you in the comments.


Juli Rahel said...

I reeeaallly like that first teaser! I would follow anyone anywhere if they promised me more books, which maybe I shouldn't be admitting on the internet... I hadn't heard of this book yet but you have definitely made me curious, so consider me well-teased! Thanks for sharing :) I hope you have a great week!
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Zed K said...

Bless you, I hope you manage to read it soon!

Here's my teaser from Unhinged:


Nadene Reynolds said...

Interesting teaser. Here is mine

Beth F said...

Good teasers. I haven't read Johnson yet (I know, I know). My teaser & giveaway

sherry fundin said...

My plans are always fluid. I hate to commit to anything. LOL
sherry @ fundinmental My TT

PD Workman said...

Gotta go where there's better books!

My teaser this week is from a mid-grade/young adult historical fiction set in Biblical times: http://pdworkman.com/excerpt-from-lamp-of-darkness/

Laura Thomas said...

I'm in. I go where the good books are!
My TT - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/02/10/teaser-tuesdays-101-night-carnival/

Kate said...

Love the first teaser! Definitely adding this book to my TBR.
Here is mine: http://readsbooksatmidnight.blogspot.com/2015/02/teaser-tuesday-15.html

Tribute Books Mama said...

Two interesting teasers!

atothewr said...

That second one about the waves crashing - good tease.

Here's mine: http://awrenfro.com/2015/02/10/teaser-tuesday-the-shining-by-stephen-king-part-2/

karen said...

Far better books? Oh I'm SO there! I believe I have the first two in the series bouncing around my tablet. Now I'm definitely going to have to read them sooner than later!

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