Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Teaser Tuesday: The Long Game by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Ambrosia of The Purple Booker.
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 Long Game by Jennifer Lynn Barnes.

The Long Game –
Bloomsbury Children’s Books

“He has a face for every occasion.”
“Whereas you,” Henry said, “just have a poker face, the appearance of which is typically a cause for concern.”
— Chapter 10

“I’m okay.”
Vivvie peered at me. “Does that mean that you’re actually okay, or that you’re stoically projecting that you will be okay at some undefined point in the future?”
— Chapter 29




As promised (threatened?) with the first book, here I am going on again with the second book about Tess Kendrick. And for all that’s worth something I loved this book! Tess is her snarky brilliant self, the stakes as high as one can imagine, political intrigues in abundance, and the lines between friend and adversary more murky than ever.
Such a fun and at the same time nerve-racking read. I am a little devastated that this seems to be the final book, because I am so not done ... and neither is the overarching story if you ask me. But maybe there will be another book and I just haven’t found the news yet. I don’t know how long I’ll believe this, but until there is other evidence I refuse to think that I won’t see these characters again. And if anyone n the decision-making levels should read this: PLEASE let there be another book!

Do you have a series that was unexpectedly cut short (not that  believe this is happening here lalala)? I understand that publishers must think economically, but why does it always happen to the series I like so much? Let’s hear from you in the comments!

7 comments:

Beth F said...

Both good teasers!

Laura Thomas said...

Both of these are good. This could be a fun read for me.

My TT from The Fixer

Sherry Fundin said...

I hate to see a series I love end. The great thing about owning books...you can reread them. :-)
sherry @ fundinmental My TT

Kathy Martin said...

I have this book on my Kindle but haven't had a chance to read it yet. I enjoyed the first book in the series. My YA teaser this week is from The Last of August by Brittany Cavallaro. Happy reading!

Ms. M. said...

Love your teasers. Here's mine for today: http://wp.me/p4DMf0-1uf

sjhigbee said...

I hate it when a series I really enjoy seems to have been cut short:(. The teasers are both nicely snarky. Mine is an epic fantasy adventure... https://sjhigbee.wordpress.com/2017/02/07/teaser-tuesday-7th-february-2016/

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I like the Teasers a lot! Sounds like a good combination of humor and intrigue.
My Tuesday post features THE SEA BETWEEN.

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