Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Teaser Tuesday: The Bronze Key by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books And A Beat.
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 Bronze Key by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare.

The Bronze Key –
Scholastic Press

“Someone spent their summer rereading all their Nancy Drew mysteries,” Jasper said.
Tamara gave him a toothy grin. “Someone is going to get a punch in their face.”
— Chapter 6

One of its eyes opened, its pupil large and black, the iris around it a bright purple and star-shaped.
“Children,” it whispered. “I like children.”
The “for breakfast” went unsaid, but seemed clear to Call.
— Chapter 10


This is a harmless middle grade series written by two serene and light-hearted authors ... said no one ever about The Magisterium series. Don’t get me wrong the plot and language are (in my opinion) totally age-appropriate, but if you know the authors from their YA background you also know that they are part of that lovely writer group who thrive on reader angst and tears. And I mean that in the most lovingly, while slightly emotionally tortured, way.
This third book in the series was again a wild roller coaster of high stakes, adventure, and emotion written in that wonderful smooth and blended voice of two masters. I pretend that I can in some passages see who wrote a particular expression or comeback, but overall you’d never guess that there was more than one person writing this. Apart from the part where the story wouldn’t be as dense and the characters maybe lacking a certain layer of depth, but it’s completely impossible to say how this story would have turned out on its own.
That end though ... I have no idea where this will go from here, but rest assured that I’m barely able to contain myself ... yep another year long wait ahead. But some things are worth waiting for and here that’s definitely the case.

Do you know authors who successfully write for more than one age group? Share your thoughts and teasers in the comments!

5 comments:

Kathy Martin said...

I've read the first book in this series. I really need to catch up. My YA teaser this week comes from The Initiation by Ridley Pearson which is the first book in the new Lock & Key trilogy. Happy reading!

PD Workman said...

I love it! Going to have to put this one on my TBR. What a dynamic duo of authors.

My excerpt from hilarious and heartwarming "A Dog's Purpose": https://wp.me/p3Nz8P-QP

Sherry Fundin said...

OH NO, it's behind you. :-)
sherry @ fundinmental My TT

sjhigbee said...

Ahhh! ANOTHER great series I need to get hold of and yet... and yet... my TBR pile is going to graze the ceiling soon! Thank you for sharing, though - this is DEFINITELY one I'll be revisiting in due course as my granddaughter will be of an age to appreciate it. And me, of course...

Laura Thomas said...

I just recently discovered this series. Sure sounds fun to me.

My TT from Who Walks The Night

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