Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Teaser Tuesday: What Light by Jay Asher

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!

What Light by Jay Asher.

What Light – Razorbill
With most zombies, you don’t expect conversation.
“Why can’t you go back to playing princess?”
“I never played princess.”
“Are you kidding?” he says. “Whenever Heather’s mom took the two of you to the parade, you wore your fanciest dress, pretending to be the Winter Queen.”
“Exactly!” I say. “Queen, not princess. You raised me better than that.”
— Chapter 10

“It’s your heart. No one else gets a say in that.”
Sometimes it feels like it’s not even up to the person holding the heart.
— Chapter 18

’Tis officially the season! And yes, I am aware that we already had the second Sunday in Advent, but I just now started reading Christmas-sy titles and this book is applying for a place on the list of winter classics. And I must say that its chances aren’t too bad in that department. A wonderful romance that is not too cheesy and actually carries quite a few additional messages. I would have loved a little more elaboration on a few of the secondary characters but in this case I’d rate this in the positive column because they were so interesting even though they didn’t all get much page-time.
Fun fact: As this book has 24 chapter you can even attempt to read it as an Advent calendar ... but if you are anything like me you won’t be able to stop after one chapter each day.

Do you have a winter/pre-Christmas classic that you recommend and or read every year? Let’s hear from you in the comments! And in any case happy St. Nicholas Day!

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