Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Teaser Tueasday: Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson

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!

Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson.

Tiger Lily – Harper Teen

This is a love story, but not like any you’ve heard. The boy and the girl are far from innocent. Dear lives are lost. And good doesn’t win. In some places, there is something ultimately good about endings. In Neverland, that is not the case.
— Chapter 1

But Tiger Lily didn’t have to track her way back to Peter Pan. Four days later, she was invited.
— Chapter 11

This book has been waiting for me for far too long. When I got it I decided to read it when I needed a “mostly-certain-to-enjoy” book. I haven’t been disappointed. I especially like that the story is told from within the action, but not from the main character, which offers an interesting and at times surprising perspective. The other great thing about this book its absolute lack of sugarcoat fairytale happiness. As sad as it is, it is also very much grounded in reality. Even if the setting is not.

Do you have books that you save for later? Share your thoughts and teasers in the comments.


Anonymous said...

Sounds interesting.


Book Wookie said...

I especially like the first teaser, although I must admit I read more dystopian than fantasy (although I suppose dystopia is fantasy in itself).

My teaser is from Taken by Erin Bowman.

Also, your blog's theme looks very similar to mine with the notebook style and the post-its in the sidebar. So naturally, I love it! :)

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