Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Teaser Tuesday: A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir

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!

A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir.

A Torch Against the Night – Razorbill

“Always so afraid of the darkness within.” Mamie takes my hands. “Don’t you see? So long as you fight the darkness, you stand in the light.”
— Chapter 18

Failure doesn’t define you. It’s what you do after you fail that determines whether you are a leader or a waste of perfectly good air.
— Chapter 48

This book nearly killed me ... multiple times actually. First because of the wait. Or to be precise because it wasn’t even sure that there would be a second book, but thankfully that was cleared up pretty fast after the first book came out (more power to the readers). Then the actual wait with hints and teasers and speculation. Reading the book almost made me walk into traffic, too. And then the book itself ... skies and ten hells, my poor poor heart. At least there are now two more books announced (no idea how I’m supposed to survive those, but let’s be optimistic).
Sabaa Tahir is a masterful storyteller who knows how to grip her readers by the throat and lead them on a journey of hope and loss and love and betrayal so delicately interwoven that at times I forgot to be wary of things to come but still felt that underlying threat. And it’s so full of suspense that sometimes I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough to find out how a particular scene would play out. My cry-pillow also got a good work out ... just a fair warning. What a punch to the gut, very mean author is very mean.
The book doesn’t really end in a cliffhanger per se yet there are some things unresolved and hanging in the balance that I would like to know more about sooner rather than later. But apparently book three is at the moment scheduled for a 2018 release? Say it ain’t so! Not complaining about more books though.

I have no idea how they could have let the story end after the first book, but I suspect the publisher wanted to wait and see if signing up more books would be viable ... not sure if I like that tactic. What do you think? Share your thoughts and teasers in the comments!


Nash Nordin said...

I love the second teasers. I've heard so much about Sabaa Tahir, but haven't got the time to read any of her books yet.

Karen and Gerard said...

I think I'm going to have to read this series--my husband loved the first book and has this on order from the library.

Laura said...

Good teasers. I would definitely read on. My Teaser this week is from Michelangelo's Ghost, a mystery by Gigi Pandian.

collettakay said...

Great teasers! I especially like the second. I hope you can stop by:



Unknown said...

Sounds like a great book, I'll have to watch for this one!

Two teasers from me today, one from Lisa Graff, and one an upcoming release: https://wp.me/p3Nz8P-V5

Unknown said...

I really do need to try this author!

My TT from The Spirit In St. Louis

Ms. M. said...

Sounds interesting. I think I'd have to start with the first book, though. Right? Here's my FCFP & TT link: http://wp.me/p4DMf0-1hx

Ali @ Ali's Books said...

I still need to read An Ember in the Ashes! Loved that second quote!
Here's my TT!:)

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