Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Teaser Tuesday: The Golden Tower 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 Golden Tower by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare.

The Golden Tower – Scholastic Press

Back then he’d been worried about eyeless fish and getting lost in the tunnels. Now, those worries seemed to belong to a different. person.
— Chapter 4

“For every time I didn’t trust him. We have to trust the people we love.”
— Chapter 15

Here we are again at the end of another series. I marked this one as to be read in 2013 together with the whole series. Since then, I have become much more selective about marking down books in a series … if only for the simple reason that a whole series, especially of four books or more, is taking up quite a bit of real estate on Mt. TBR and I have to be realistic that even after cleaning out there are still titles on there that I’ll probably never get to. So whatever goes on there now has undergone some more vetting.
Keeping in mind that this series is aimed at a much younger audience than the books these two great storytellers usually write I was still somewhat saddened by the discovery that even though this is the big finale the page count was on the rather slim side. And yet the plot managed to be overall well-paced and tied up quite neatly at the end. Well, for most parts, I still have some questions about what is going to happen next and about that thing that happened near the end and how that will work out and … I might not actually be done with this series at all but it seems the plot that set out to achieve certain things over the course of five books is finished. For now. Maybe there will be a second cycle? That would actually fit in quite neatly. Time allowing and all, because I definitely wouldn’t want writing time taking away from the other series … just saying that there might be some potential for those unresolved issues. If you want to read it that way. Any other way this is a very satisfying final book in a very well-conceived middle-grade series.

How do you decide which books you add to your reading lists? Are you picky or does everything go on there? And how do you keep it organised? Share your methods and teasers in the comments!


KB said...

Oh yes, we must trust the people we love. My teaser is up.

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