Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Teaser Tuesday: Take the Key and Lock Her Up by Ally Carter

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!

Take the Key and Lock Her Up by Ally Carter.

Take the Key and Lock Her Up –
Scholastic Press

There are few things in the world scarier than the unknown. I’ve learned that the hard way.
— Chapter 3

And trust is like an invisible tightrope. Only a true friend dares to take a step.
— Chapter 9






Final book in this exceptional series that has gotten better over the course of its publication. Knowledge is power, yet sometimes knowledge and the power it brings can also be extremely dangerous. The stakes have reached an incredible height after the chase out of home and country for Grace. Now she is on the run from the people who apparently are determined to see her silenced – and if it’s the silence of the grave. But luckily Grace has a bunch of friends who are even more determined to see her alive and well – or as well as Grace is ever going to be after what happened in her past.
Ally Carter has created a diverse and well-realised cast of characters, whom I loved getting to know during their adventures. And while the kingdom of Adria is not real it feels like it is. The society and the history are superbly developed and make the semi-fictional world and threats in it appear very real. And while I am sad to see the series end I’m more that happy with its finale. The solution was as elegant as it was plausible and made me appreciate the overall plotting of this series. I will admit that I haven’t read her other books, but that’s something I’m more than willing to rectify.

Isn’t that dress on the cover gorgeous? Not to talk about the handsome guy waiting on the stairs ... not quite as it appears in the novel, but close enough. Do you have a cover scene or outfit in mind you’d like to try on? Share ideas and teasers in the comments.

5 comments:

sjhigbee said...

It is gorgeous - but sadly, not something I would want to try to squeeze into... Covers generally don't feature outfits that flatter a woman of a certain age - other than a blooming old cloak... and I really don't want THAT role! Love the teaser and the series looks a good one, too. Many thanks for sharing. My TT this week is something a bit different... https://sjhigbee.wordpress.com/2017/03/07/teaser-tuesday-7th-march-2016/

Sherry Fundin said...

No outfit comes to mind...Unless I need to try on shorts and flip flops. LOL
sherry @ fundinmental My TT

Laura Thomas said...

I like both of the quotes. And, yes, that dress is beautiful. I'd love to wear it, but not every day!

My TT from House Of Seven Days

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Great quotes from the book, especially the one about the scariness of the unknown. My imagination usually is much worse than whatever I'm anticipating turns out to be.
My Tuesday post features A Thread of Truth.

Ms. M. said...

Looks like a sumptuous setting for a romance. Here's my link for today: http://wp.me/p4DMf0-1v4

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