Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Teaser Tuesday: The Golden Specific by S.E. Grove

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 Golden Specific by S.E. Grove.

The Golden Specific –
Viking

“Missing but not lost, absent but not gone, unseen but not unheard. Find us while we still draw breath.”
— Chapter 1

Perhaps it was: realizing the world was not obliged to give you what you wanted, and, more importantly, deciding what you would do and how you would feel once the realization arrived. Would you sit back and resent the world? Would you make peace with it, and accept the unfairness without rancor? Or would you try to find and take what the world had not provided? Maybe all three, she reflected, at different moments.
— Chapter 39

My memory is far from perfect (admittedly, it is quite good, but ... never mind) so for some series it takes a while before I manage to get back into the mindset the story requires. This might be for various reasons like a complex setting or a peculiar set of realities or a varying cast of characters. For this it was a mixture of the setting and the added rules during the last book that I needed a while to recover before the story gripped me again. But I remembered that I had needed a few chapters for the first book as well and was later so very glad that I stuck with it and the same is true for this one! What a great adventure and such an elaborate world. I still wonder how it works precisely, but that can be put aside to take part in this expedition.
I’m almost at the end an I’m dreading it ... but since it took me so long to get to this, the third and final book will be out in just a few months. I’m just counting my blessings that not all my anticipated books release at the same time. That would inevitably lead to an absolute melt down.

And that begs the question: If you could have all your most anticipated books at the same time how would you choose which to read first? Share your way of prioritising along with your teasers in the comments.

6 comments:

Majanka Verstraete said...

I love the first teaser. So haunting and mysterious.


My Teaser Tuesdays post.

Book Blather said...

I'm glad you're loving this series and I hope the final book lives up to your high expectations! When I have lots of 'love' books in my TBR pile, I usually go with the book I'm most in the mood for; some books are more comedic, some more intense etc.

Beth F said...

I love this series!!

Ashling Callaghan said...

Great Teaser don’t forget to stop by my blogs to check out My TT but check on both blogs I own for different teasers Echoing Books (Blog I co-own) and First Dream of Books (My Personal blog)

Ms. M. said...

Your first teaser in particular has me curious. Sounds like an interesting series. My teaser is from a novel by Margaret George, Mary Called Magdalene: http://wp.me/p4DMf0-18l

Kathy Martin said...

Both teasers are intriguing. I'm not familiar with this book or series. The teaser on my adult blog comes from Night Study by Maria V. Snyder. Happy reading!

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