Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Teaser Tuesday: Firewalker by Jospehine Angelini

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!

Firewalker by Josephine Angelini.

Firewalker –
Feiwel & Friends

I’ve been called crazy for years, but do you know what crazy is? Crazy is being able to see what your daughter is going through, and not being able to do anything about it.
— Chapter 4

“Well, I’m glad I didn’t completely ruin your life.”
“Oh, you still ruined it,” he said, breaking into a huge grin. “I mean, I’m in a tent in a hole in the ground. Not exactly a step up.”
— Chapter 10

Remember that I talked about that Rowan character a couple of weeks ago? Well here you get the second feature length book he’s in and we don’t actually get to see things from his perspective, because that would make things so much easier to understand ... at least for the reader. For the characters to understand each other they would have to communicate and do so without lies by omission and assuming to know what’s best for another person. All that does is make things especially messy. But then we’d have no plot and the whole thing would be kind of pointless. So miscommunication it is.
This is a solid second book which picks up right where the first left off and offers new and interesting twists ... and also some really gut-wrenching ones. I’m still not over what I call the pronoun-differentiation-solution. And that other thing I won’t spoil for you which is also driving me nuts and will for another year. On a logical level, I understand that books take time to write and edit and print, but I doubt that my brain will ever convince my heart that this is more than torture on an emotional level.

There is another quote in this book (aha, you say, more teaser material) that has me thinking quite a bit:

Love is being willing to become the villain so that the one you love can stay a hero.
— Chapter 11
In this case the villain part is pretty drastic, and I suppose people are willing to endure and do a lot for the ones they love. If only you knew of all the choices and consequences, would you choose to be (perceived as) a villain in order to protect someone else? Share thoughts and teasers in the comments.


Juli Witte said...

Well I'm loving all the teasers that you're dishing up! Also, I guess there could be worse places to be stuck than in a tent... maybe? I don't really like camping tbh! Also, how gorgeous is that cover? *jealous* Thanks for sharing :) I hope you have a great week!
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Sherry Fundin said...

Some great teasers. Got a chuckle out of the second one. :-)
sherry @ fundinmental My TT

Clare Stone said...

I really want to read this series but miscommunication always annoys me! Love the quotes though, and I guess I'd be willing to be perceived as a villain to keep those I loved safe! I'm intrigued about that situation now though!

Literary Feline said...

I love that second teaser. I couldn't help but laugh.

Tribute Books Mama said...

Can relate to the first teaser, good one.


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