Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Teaser Tuesday: All Fall Down by Ally Carter

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!

All Fall Down by Ally Carter.

All Fall Down – Scholastic

“You flare your nostrils when you lie.”
“I knew that,” he says, nostrils flaring again.
— Chapter 4

“I’m not an idiot! I’m just twelve. I’m a twelve-year-old girl and neither of those facts are my fault.”
I was thirteen when I saw my mother die, when I told my story. When I started “having a hard time,” as my grandfather likes to say. Would they have locked me up if I’d been thirty? If I’d been a boy? It’s a question I do not dare to ask.
— Chapter 20

Question first: How reliable do you like you narrator? If  you want to trust the narrator with all your possessions and possibly your life this is – and I say that in a loving way – completely not the book for you. But if you like to keep on your toes and question even the motive of the very last secondary character, this will be right up your alley. I want to trust Grace and believe her when she cries wolf, but there are only so many times you can recover from a wild goose chase ... or an almost international incident.
I have always been interested in the diplomatic services and would have considered this as a career choice had I been a little more adventurous. And a little less prone for homesickness. Reading about it is a close second best and I am very much looking forward to the next instalment ... for once, I really hope that Russia makes a comeback.

Tell me about a narrator you would trust to always be truthful and a narrator who is less trustworthy than the seediest web address. Share them and your teasers in the comments.


Beth F said...

Interesting. I like an unreliable narrator every once in a while.

Stephen P. Bianchini said...

Unreliable narrator is one of my favourite, especially for crime stories... here's my TT: http://earthianhivemind.net/2015/09/29/teaser-tuesday-september-29/

proxyfish said...

I do like an unreliable narrator... but mostly if their motivation is all wrapped up in the narrative to be unfolded at the end. Otherwise I can find them a bit irritating!

My Teaser

Wendy Lohr said...

I do like being kept on my toes by the narrator, reliable or not. Makes for a rich and captivating story and encourages me to not just take everything at face value.

Here's my Teaser from Lord Loss!


Maryna Kohler said...

Nice Teaser and happy Tuesday! Please go check out my Teaser Tuesday of Asa (Marked Men #6)

Laura Thomas said...

Ha! That's a good one! And she put him in a position where it happened. Too funny.

Here's my TT - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/09/29/teaser-tuesdays-130-authors-choice-from-the-key-of-amatahns-and-a-giveaway/

Tribute Books Mama said...

Good teaser!

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