Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Teaser Tuesday: The Silver Mask by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare

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 Silver Mask by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare.

The Silver Mask –
Scholastic Press

“I can’t believe your original escape plan requires another escape plan,” Jasper said. “You suck at escaping.”
Tamara fixed him with a glare. “I guess the more we escape, the better we’ get at it.”
— Chapter 5

“I didn’t see sense,” Call said. “He just threatened to kill me otherwise.”
— Chapter 13

Want to know one of my favourite English words? Penultimate. Not because I like the idea of things ending or being about to end. Just the look and sound of the word. And to be honest, it’s also kind of neat to use. Maybe not for the second book in a trilogy, that looks a little over the top, but for everything longer than that. So without further ado: the penultimate book in the Magisterium series.
There isn’t much that can be said about this book without severely spoiling the previous one. Let’s just say that the main character Call starts the book in a not very enviable place, gets rescued, and then goes to an even less enviable place … but with vastly improved company. Solitary fire to companionable frying pan so to say.
If you’ve read the previous book you’ll remember the heavy trauma and subsequent turmoil at the end. Rest assured, it gets worse before it gets a little better before things get really messed up. I can, without any spoiling, also quote the last sentence (not counting the epilogue), which perfectly describes the setup for the final book: Now what the heck are we going to do? Very good question, and I’m so looking forward to finding out. In the process of getting to that point, the story manages to be gripping and entertaining … and, of course, a little heart-breaking. What else was to be expected when you look at the names on the cover?

Imagine you could go to magic school, but would never be allowed to actually do any magic, would you still want to go? Share your thoughts and teasers in the comments.


Nise' said...

I have read these authors individually, but not together. Happy Thanksgiving.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Not my usual read, but it sounds fascinating! Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “DEAD OF WINTER”

Kathy Martin said...

I have read the first book in this series. I really should carry on with it. This week I am spotlighting The House on Tradd Street by Karen White from my TBR mountain. Happy reading!

sjhigbee said...

I really need to read Holly Black... I love those teases. My TT this week is a sci fi space opera - https://sjhigbee.wordpress.com/2017/11/21/teaser-tuesday-21st-november-2017/

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