Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Teaser Tuesday: Untold by Sarah Rees Brennan

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!

Untold by Sarah Rees Brennan.

Untold – Simon & Schuster UK

I thought finding a story would be like bird-watching in the Vale woods, waiting for bright eyes and a burst of wings. I thought it would be like finding gold.
It wasn’t like that at all.
— Chapter 1

“I’ve looked at the Crying Pools,” Holly told her, staring at the ground. “I won’t be useful.”
— Chapter 9

I’m still coming to terms with the cover design ... I seriously loved the original cover of Unspoken but I don’t get to decide. That and the whole don’t judge a book by its cover thing. Which I wouldn’t do in this case anyway because of the author printed on said cover, so it probably could have been plain cardboard. I have missed Kami's voice. I think she is one of the most distinctive narrators and focal characters who are out and about in YA at the moment. Starting this book so far has felt like picking up a phone call with a friend that got violently interrupted (aka end of book one) about a year ago. I still have THE FEAR, because I suspect several things that will make this a deliciously torturous read. I also broke my rule of not reading this when I have to work the next day... but I have the great advantage that my colleagues understand when I explain the slightly worse for wear appearance with “Great book, sleep is overrated, too many feels.”

Are you reading a book you have been waiting for? Or have you spontaneously picked up something? Share your teasers with us in the comments.


Vonnie said...

This one sounds interesting. I also like the cover design.

My teaser

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

I like the first teaser, not every great thing happens dramatically. The cover is very enchanting too!

Dan Brown Portal

Karen and Gerard said...

Sounds interesting, like both your teasers! I agree with Vonnie and Duncan, the cover looks good!

Silvia said...

Sounds very interesting and I really like the cover, thanks for sharing!

Here's my TT and I'm a new follower! :)

Dark Franny said...

This looks really promising, thanks for sharing!
Here's my TT!

Angela @ Reading Angels said...

I loved Unspoken (and the original cover!). I'm really excited for this one. Hope you're enjoying!
My Teaser

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I don't read many YA books...but this one looks tempting. Enjoy!


Unknown said...

I loved Unspoken, even though I wanted to hate it for that ending. I've got Untold waiting, I was going to read it and then Antigoddess got here, so I just had to read that. I'm also kind of afraid to read Untold, haha.

Heres mine

Kirsty @ StudioReads

Anonymous said...

An intriguing teaser and cover.


Linseypop said...

I was looking at this on goodreads funnily enough. Thanks for sharing. Both great teasers.

Linsey @ mybooksnthings.com

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