Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Teaser Tuesday: Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch

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!

Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch.

Snow Like Ashes – Balzer + Bray

Focus on the goal. Don’t get sidetracked. Don’t let fear take hold of you – fear s a seed that, once planted, never stops growing.
— Chapter 3

Holding on to some part of your past even if it means also holding on to the pain of never again having it. That pain is less horrible than the pain of forgetting.
— Chapter 14

In honour of the first serious snowflakes last weekend here is one of the few books where Winter is not the enemy! At least when the other seasons are involved as well, winter usually gets cast in the more unpleasant role. Must have something to do with its sunny and warm disposition. But I digress. First book in a proposed trilogy with a few really nice touches so far. Keeping in mind what I said about the unnecessity to reinvent the wheel when the wheel is a perfectly good invention I have no objection to building new chassis to hold said wheels. I liked a lot of things about this book, for example Meira as a main character with strengths and weaknesses ... I can’t resist stubborn girls who don’t accept their fate at face value. Even if she was a tiny bit thick to grasp something I had been wondering about since about page ten. But she was running for her life and other things, so maybe that’s an excuse. And then there is that thing with another geometrical form which I’m so not a fan of ... I really hope it dissolves itself somehow. Pleasantly preferably, but don’t ask me how.

Does anyone else picture fear like that nasty weed in the garden you can’t get rid of no matter what you try? I know there isn’t just one of those, but I like to think that every garden has its own kind that could symbolise your personal fear. What’s your most effective fear-weedkiller? Let’s hear from you in the comments!


Davida Chazan said...

You'll find mine here http://drchazan.blogspot.com/2015/12/teaser-tuesdays-december-1-2015.html

Catherine said...

Love the first teaser, not sure what my fear weed-killer would be though - whistle a happy tune? haha. Here's my teaser, from the new J.K Rowling mystery:


Beth F said...

Good teasers; I too like the first one in particular. Not sure about my own fear killer; I'm a "just do it" kind of person.

I'm playing (with a giveaway) at Beth Fish Reads

Ms. M. said...

I like people who give themselves pep talks. I like the second quote, too, although I'm not sure she(?)'s right. Makes me wonder what's caused the pain. Here's mine: http://wp.me/p4DMf0-12O

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Good Teasers. I especially like the first one. My fear killer probably sounds silly. I bought myself a pair of earrings after I completed something I was brave enough to tackle. Whenever I feel the need for some extra confidence-building, I put on those earrings and tell myself, "If I could do that, then I can do this too." It usually works!
My Tuesday post features the Rawhide ‘n Roses anthology.

Chippyminton13 said...

I'll be honest - I had to read the second teaser twice before I understood it


Kathy Martin said...

I enjoyed this story and the second book too. I did have some issues with the world building though. My teaser (and 2000th post) this week comes from Inherit the Stars by Tessa Elwood. Happy reading!

Karen and Gerard said...

My fear weed-killer is prayer and praise.

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