Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Teaser Tuesday: Lock & Mori by Heather W. Petty

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!

Lock & Mori by Heather W. Petty.

Lock & Mori –
Simon & Schuster
“You think you’re more clever than me.”
It was true, but I supposed I should show him a bit of deference. “I am female. That comes with a few advantages.”
“Such as?”
“Understanding and perception, a unique worldview, and the power that comes with being constantly underestimated.”
— Chapter 10

“I don’t understand the need for power, really. There are more important pursuits.”
“Only those who have never felt powerless can afford to think like you.”
— Chapter 10

Two teasers from the same chapter. But I really couldn’t choose between the two and while there are other brilliant sentences in the book, these two really encompass all that I love about it. Yes, Sherlock is crazy smart and a savant genius, but who’s to say that Moriaty isn’t as well and can give him a run for his money? I also enjoy that the explanation of how the two became mortal enemies is that such a deep feeling must be born from another deep feeling and a severe betrayal of trust. Very clever and admirably executed. I feel so sad on behalf of them, because they would have been absolutely amazing together. Here we have a perfect tragedy (as opposed to a tragic event) where the protagonists are set on a path to ruin from the very beginning either by fate or in this case their family history and very nature. There was a minimal chance that this could have been solved differently, but then the characters wouldn’t have been true to themselves and therefore believable.
Confession: The plot doesn’t reinvent the wheel. But honestly, why should anyone have to reinvent it when the wheel is a perfectly fine tool? Only get back to me about that when someone has finally managed to build an affordable hover-board or a functional teleportation device. Until then wheels are just splendid. And this series will use your heartstrings as a harp. Can have the next one, please?

Down to business: Benedict Cumberbatch or Robert Downey Jr. as Sherlock? And if you have no idea what I’m talking about, name your favourite detective along with sharing your teasers in the comments!

4 comments:

Beth F said...

Sounds like a good one for Sherlock fans!

Ms. M. said...

This is intriguing on so many levels. I love the title (the shortened names), the quotes sound really profound (from a female point of view, at least), and I'm assuming Sherlock is the female. Hard choice between Cumberbatch and Downey, although I'm still a fan of Basil Rathbone. (Showing my age, there.) Here's my TT from a non-fiction book: http://wp.me/p4DMf0-10B

Literary Feline said...

I love that first teaser. LOL The second one is good too. This sounds like a fun book. :-)

Cumberbatch all the way. Not even a contest. LOL

Kathy Martin said...

I liked this one but was hoping for more similarity to Sherlock Holmes than just the names. My YA teaser this week comes from The August 5 by Jenna Helland. Happy reading!

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