Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Teaser Tuesday: The Shadow Hour by Melissa Grey

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books And A Beat.
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 Shadow Hour by Melissa Grey.

The Shadow Hour – Delacorte Press

“There’s no sense in lying to you with sugarcoated promises that everything will be fine. You’re entirely too clever for that.”
— Chapter 6

“I am your captive audience,” said Caius, with a pointed glance at his newly assigned guards. “Emphasis on captive.”
— Chapter 15

This sequel showed up on my reader and I was starting to believe in the book magic fairy before I remembered that I pre-ordered it almost immediately after I finished the first book ... or rather: my account reminded me. I’d have preferred the fairy, but I’m still very glad about the existence of this book. In the interest of full disclosure: It took me a while to get back into the story, especially since it starts right back in the middle of things with the stakes higher than ever before and the light at the end of the tunnel more likely than not an oncoming train rather than a true source of hope. And so far, this sounds like the standard procedure for a second-in-a-trilogy-book. And this book is all that but it is also so much more. The writing is truly beautiful and can at the same time convey so much humour as well as be truly captivating, emotional, and intense.
I still have a few chapters left to go and I’m very curious where this is going. I have (of course) a few hopes and fears ... it can’t be sunshine and rainbows, because second book and all that, but maybe I won’t need the anxiety blanket for this? Right, whom am I kidding? As long as the “Cry Here When A Fictional Character Dies” pillow can stay out of it.

When you really enjoy a first book, do you immediately order the sequel (if possible), do you pre-order it at some later point, or do you wait for it to publish? Share your method and teasers in the comments.


Eustacia Tan said...

Love the book cover!! Hmm... looks like I should check out the first book first :p

Beth F said...

Too bad it wasn't really the book fairy!

Unknown said...

LOL I love it when a book fills me with dread about what's coming and whether I'll get what I want. Sounds like a good series.

My TT from Mummy's Little Angel

Unknown said...

Hoping your pillow doesn't get too wet...

Mine is from a YA book about a girl in therapy for an eating disorder: https://wp.me/p3Nz8P-Ja

Kathy Martin said...

It looks like I should check out the first book too. I like the teasers you chose. My YA teaser this week is from The Masked Truth by Kelley Armstrong. Happy reading!

sherry fundin said...

Cool cover and I would like to believe in the book magic fairy. LOL
sherry @ fundinmental My TT

Anonymous said...

It depends... mostly I turn round to see that Himself has pre-ordered it. And increasingly these days, we grit our teeth and order it through the library... If you manage to catch that book magic fairy, I'd like to share her as well, please... In the meantime have a great reading week. This is my offering - https://sjhigbee.wordpress.com/2016/08/02/teaser-tuesday-2nd-august-2016/

Sandra Nachlinger said...

That's an eye-catching cover. Sounds like a good story.
My Tuesday post features BLUEBONNET SPRING

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