Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Teaser Tuesday: The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm.
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 Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey.

The Girl at Midnight –
Delacorte Press

Books didn’t give her dirty looks or whisper snide comments under their breath. Books didn’t judge.
— Chapter 2

“Young?” Echo took another look at the date. “This is a hundred years old.”
“Youth is a relative concept.”
— Chapter 4

This book had me at the first sentence. How could I resist “[She] had gone to the library in search of hope.”? Impossible. As luck would have it, the next sentences didn’t disappoint either and this is shaping up to be a great story. It has an interesting conflict and apparently well thought out characters who come with a complete background. The two sides haven’t actually met yet, but I assume that when they do, this will be very complicated but entertaining to read.
This book has been mentioned to echo (ha, p-un-intended) both the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series and The Mortal Instruments and I can definitely see that. Maybe the former a little more at the beginning of the book. I have no objection to that as long as the level of it doesn’t increase too much.

Many of us have had a long weekend (if you’re not one of them, I’m very sorry to rub it in and sincerely apologise); did you invest the time off in some serious reading time? Or did you, by any chance, watch that minor music competition that took place in Europe on Saturday? Feel free to comment on either reading or music in the comments along with sharing your teaser.


Vonnie R said...

Sadly, I did not catch the music competition. Though I did have a three day weekend, I didn't get to relax as much as I hoped. However, I was able to read a wonderful children's nonfiction book (which my teaser is about).

Now about your teasers for The Girl at Midnight, I love them! I've never heard of this book but the idea how it talks about books is definitely an attention grabber. This one is definitely going on my list! Thank you for sharing this book!


Melissaa!?! said...

Excellent teaser! :) The Girl at Midnight was on my TBR list and your post just made me want to read it even more. New Follower BTW.

Here's my Teaser Tuesday,Check it out if you'd like.http://booknerdrambling.blogspot.com/2015/05/teaser-tuesdays5.html

Nadene Reynolds said...

Loved the first teaser. Here is mine

Kathy Martin said...

Great teaser. I just bought this one. I couldn't resist the combination of libraries and dragons. My YA teaser this week comes from The Cage by Megan Shepherd. Happy reading!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Sounds interesting. I love the cover.
My Tuesday post features Nobody’s Cuter Than You.

Juli Rahel said...

This sounds amazing! That opening light is indeed not one to skip over and those two teasers are great as well. Consider me hooked :D Thanks for sharing :) I hope you have a great week and that I see you at ABEA!
My Tuesday post
Juli @ Universe in Words

HeatherAnne Norbury said...

I loved Daughter of Smoke and Bone. This book sounded great just from the teasers though!

My teaser this week is for Bronze Fox by Diana Green – the first book in her steampunk sci-fi series Rifters http://www.foofynotfoofy.com/foofynotfoofy/2015/5/25/teaser-tuesday-bronze-fox-by-diana-green

Eryn Goodwin said...

I've seen some people reading this book too. And I heard lots of good things about Daughter of Smoke and Bone series. I recently reading two thriller books from Abigail Haas and it gave me lots of creeps.

Thanks for sharing, Julika and hope you enjoy your week.

Kathy Martin said...

I have this one on my TBR stack and can't wait to start it. My YA teaser this week comes from Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman. Happy reading!

Literary Feline said...

Ooo! This does sound really good! I will have to look this one up and add it to my wish list.

Laura Thomas said...

I can relate to the first and the second teaser made me chuckle. Sounds fun:)

My TT - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/06/02/teaser-tuesdays-117-dont-try-to-find-me-2/

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