Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Teaser Tuesday: The Book of Blood and Shadow by Robin Wasserman

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.
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 Book of Blood and Shadow by Robin Wasserman

The Book of Blood and Shadow -
Random House Children's Books
The center cannot hold, *** liked to say, back when things were new and quoting poetry seemed a suitably ironic way to declare our love.
Things fall apart.
But things don’t just fall apart. People break them.
-- page 3

I think about it, sometimes, what might have happened if we hadn't kept our mouths shut.
But we did.
 -- page 50

A few adjectives describing this book: haunting, dark, fascinating, surprising and even funny. The dark atmosphere is being established in the first few sentences of chapter one and while reading you can't help but think back to those sentences, always expecting to see the drama coming. But you don't, because another very fitting adjective would be: unexpected. As I love surprises, this book is perfect for me. :) So I get back to it fast and ask you:

What are you reading today? Tell us in the comments.


Claire said...

Great teasers! That sounds like a fascinating read, and pretty honest too. I love how you covered the name.

My teaser is here if you'd like a look :)

Kari Po-Ku ▲ said...

Great teasers! I've heard many good things about this one, so I think I should check it out. :)

Thanks for dropping by! ;D
Kari Po-Ku Reads

Melanie said...

Great teasers! Never heard of this book before. Sounds like an interesting read.

Happy Reading & Thanks for stopping by! :)

Nash Nordin said...

Unexpected? Wow! Sounds like a good read! I need to add this into my list.


Natasha said...

I haven't heard of this one before. Thanks for the teaser!

I'm a new follower!

Here's mine:

Anna @ Literary Exploration said...

Ohhh I've been thinking about picking this one up, it looks so good!!! Great teaser, I'm super excited for it now :D

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Two great teasers! I especially like the second one. Don't we all sometimes wish we'd spoken up? I love the book's cover too. It's so different.
My Teaser is from Toxic Torte.

Unknown said...

I'm loving these Teasers! The cover is gorgeous too! Added to my TBR! Thank you!
Thanks for stopping by my TT!

Aeicha @ Word Spelunking said...

Great teasers! I read this a while ago and didn't love it, but thought it was pretty good.

:) Aeicha @ Word Spelunking

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