Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Teaser Tuesday: Lock & Mori by Heather W. Petty

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm.
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!

Lock & Mori by Heather W. Petty.

Lock & Mori –
Simon & Schuster
“You think you’re more clever than me.”
It was true, but I supposed I should show him a bit of deference. “I am female. That comes with a few advantages.”
“Such as?”
“Understanding and perception, a unique worldview, and the power that comes with being constantly underestimated.”
— Chapter 10

“I don’t understand the need for power, really. There are more important pursuits.”
“Only those who have never felt powerless can afford to think like you.”
— Chapter 10

Two teasers from the same chapter. But I really couldn’t choose between the two and while there are other brilliant sentences in the book, these two really encompass all that I love about it. Yes, Sherlock is crazy smart and a savant genius, but who’s to say that Moriaty isn’t as well and can give him a run for his money? I also enjoy that the explanation of how the two became mortal enemies is that such a deep feeling must be born from another deep feeling and a severe betrayal of trust. Very clever and admirably executed. I feel so sad on behalf of them, because they would have been absolutely amazing together. Here we have a perfect tragedy (as opposed to a tragic event) where the protagonists are set on a path to ruin from the very beginning either by fate or in this case their family history and very nature. There was a minimal chance that this could have been solved differently, but then the characters wouldn’t have been true to themselves and therefore believable.
Confession: The plot doesn’t reinvent the wheel. But honestly, why should anyone have to reinvent it when the wheel is a perfectly fine tool? Only get back to me about that when someone has finally managed to build an affordable hover-board or a functional teleportation device. Until then wheels are just splendid. And this series will use your heartstrings as a harp. Can have the next one, please?

Down to business: Benedict Cumberbatch or Robert Downey Jr. as Sherlock? And if you have no idea what I’m talking about, name your favourite detective along with sharing your teasers in the comments!


Beth F said...

Sounds like a good one for Sherlock fans!

Ms. M. said...

This is intriguing on so many levels. I love the title (the shortened names), the quotes sound really profound (from a female point of view, at least), and I'm assuming Sherlock is the female. Hard choice between Cumberbatch and Downey, although I'm still a fan of Basil Rathbone. (Showing my age, there.) Here's my TT from a non-fiction book: http://wp.me/p4DMf0-10B

Literary Feline said...

I love that first teaser. LOL The second one is good too. This sounds like a fun book. :-)

Cumberbatch all the way. Not even a contest. LOL

Kathy Martin said...

I liked this one but was hoping for more similarity to Sherlock Holmes than just the names. My YA teaser this week comes from The August 5 by Jenna Helland. Happy reading!

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