Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Teaser Tuesday: The Ship of the Dead by Rick Riordan

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Ambrosia of The Purple Booker.
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 Ship of the Dead by Rick Riordan.

The Ship of the Dead –

You can’t hold on to hate forever. It won’t do a thing to the person you hate, but it’ll poison you, sure enough.
— Chapter 14

“Ah.” That awkward moment when you jump out a window because your friend jumped out a window, then you remember that your other friend can fly.
— Chapter 32

It is very likely that there isn’t any more I can say about Rick Riordan than I already have without transforming into an over-enthusiastic reader puddle. You’d think that at some point I might get bored by all those myths and save the world from certain doom scenarios. Nope, one of the biggest nopes that ever noped. There is still so much surprise and variety, so many unexplored possibilities. And while some characters share similarities (because they have to, there aren’t too many types of people who would sail off into certain death to claim that tiny chance of possibly winning against all odds), there are still enough differences to make them distinct, lovable, and that particular thing that will make me, now that this third book is over and the trilogy concluded, miss them like really good friends who moved halfway across the world. You still hear from them (thank the gods for cameos, hi Percy and Annabeth), but not as regularly or in person.
The chapter titles alone had me in stitches. I think the man next to me on the train was trying to figure out if I had seizures (I tried to keep the giggling under control, emphasis on tried). I couldn’t keep in that squee though … you know when that thing happened during the almost freezing to death part. Also general cuteness and snark. Publicly bookishly weird and mostly fine with it.
There was this short part at the very end that ties this series to – I suspect – the next Trials of Apollo book next May, which has me a little worried, but what else is new? Worried about beloved characters seems to be my default setting. It might be otherwise if I’d choose other authors to love. Which is not only a ridiculous idea but also utterly impossible.

I really hope that we will get to see Magnus, Alex, and the rest of Floor 19 again in a prominent capacity. Which characters from which series would you like to see (guest-)starring elsewhere? Share ideas and teasers in the comments!


Unknown said...

I agree with the first one and laughed at the second one. Great teasers!

My TT from The Death Doll

Kathy Martin said...

Great teasers. I need to read more by this author. Here are my teasers this week.

Anonymous said...

I loved that last quote! I need to read this author - he's my granddaughter's favourite - thank you for sharing. My TT - https://sjhigbee.wordpress.com/2017/10/17/teaser-tuesday-17th-october-2017/

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