Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can 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!

Here are the books we're teasing this week:

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Title: Some Quiet Place
Author: Kelsey Sutton
Series: n/a
Publisher: Flux
Publication Date: July 8, 2013
Source: received from publisher via Netgalley/finished copy provided
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

I can’t weep. I can’t fear. I’ve grown talented at pretending.

Elizabeth Caldwell doesn’t feel emotions . . . she sees them. Longing, Shame, and Courage materialize around her classmates. Fury and Resentment appear in her dysfunctional home. They’ve all given up on Elizabeth because she doesn’t succumb to their touch. All, that is, save one—Fear. He’s intrigued by her, as desperate to understand the accident that changed Elizabeth’s life as she is herself.

Elizabeth and Fear both sense that the key to her past is hidden in the dream paintings she hides in the family barn. But a shadowy menace has begun to stalk her, and try as she might, Elizabeth can barely avoid the brutality of her life long enough to uncover the truth about herself. When it matters most, will she be able to rely on Fear to save her?

     It's as if thinking of him has brought him, because it's Fear's voice slicing through the stillness. "I'm gone for a few days and what's this? I come back to a little high school romance. Interesting pair, really. The girl who can feel nothing and the boy who feels too much."
-- p. 127 of finished copy

I'm almost finished with this one -- in fact, I may have finished by the time this post is live -- and it's surprised me with how well it's held my attention.  I even stayed on the elliptical twenty minutes longer than I'd planned!  That's really saying something. =)  I love the Emotions personified and the nothingness that consumes Elizabeth and just trying to unravel who and what she is and how she came to be.

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Title: 45 Pounds (More or Less)
Author: K. A. Barson
Series: n/a
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
Publication Date: July 11, 2013
Source: ARC from publisher
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Here are the numbers of Ann Galardi’s life:

She is 16.
And a size 17.
Her perfect mother is a size 6.
Her Aunt Jackie is getting married in 10 weeks, and wants Ann to be her bridesmaid.
So Ann makes up her mind: Time to lose 45 pounds (more or less) in 2 1/2 months.

Welcome to the world of informercial diet plans, wedding dance lessons, embarrassing run-ins with the cutest guy Ann’s ever seen—-and some surprises about her NOT-so-perfect mother.

And there’s one more thing. It’s all about feeling comfortable in your own skin-—no matter how you add it up!

     "You okay?" He looks up at me. His eyes scan my face. How many chins do I have at that angle? Can he see up my nose? Oh, God, please don't let there be anything up there.
-- p. 146 of ARC

Ugh...gawd...every girl's worst nightmare, right?  Chatting up your crush and realizing you've got a flapper or worse.  I just started this, but I can already tell it's going to be cute.  :)

What are you teasing this week?  Share it in the comments or leave a link so we can visit!


  1. Both of these sounds really good and I love the teasers. But off of synopsis alone I am really interested in reading Some Quiet Place! :-) Here's my teaser tuesday post: http://bookblather.wordpress.com/2013/06/17/teaser-tuesdays-shadow-and-bone-by-leigh-bardugo/

  2. Neither of these would appeal to us, to each his own. Hope you are enjoying them! Here's ours: http://ourstack.blogspot.com/2013/06/tuesday-teasers.html

  3. I'm really, really looking forward to dig into Some Quiet Place. A have a lot on my plate right now, but this is pretty high on my list. Great teaser!
    And I really hope you're enjoying your read, Mendy. =)
    My TT

  4. lol! I can relate to her trepidation at someone staring at her double chins and crunchy nose!


  5. The teaser for Some Quiet Place is really cool. Something I would read. The other made me laugh. thanks for posting.


  6. I really loved Some Quiet Place! It really surprised me how wonderful it was. Glad you are enjoying it. Never thought I'd love Fear.

    My TT@ My Friends Are Fiction

  7. Great teaser. Hope you enjoyed reading it.

    Here is my teaser post

  8. Nice teasers. I have been curious about both books. Come see my teasers for Heart of Obsidian by Nalini Singh and Ink by Amanda Sun. Happy reading!

  9. Great Teasers! I couldn't imagine a flapper!! I would want to crawl in a hole! LOL! Sounds like a cute read! Here is my TT...

  10. I enjoyed both of your teasers. Some Quiet Place sounds intriguing -- I'm curious why Elizabeth can't feel emotions. And 45 Pounds sounds like it could be funny! Thanks for posting teasers from both books.
    My Teaser is from THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS.

  11. Interesting teasers.


  12. Loved the teaser for 45 Pounds, I need to read both of these!

    My Teaser

  13. Great teasers! I especially like the one from 45 Pounds. Thanks for sharing!

  14. Both of these sound really good! SOME QUIET PLACE especially has me intrigued. I just can't tell what's going on with it, or if I would like it or not. But I'm really happy to hear that it's held your attention and I look forward to your review, Jen.

  15. I've got an ARC of Some Quiet Place too and I'm so glad you're enjoying it! I'll probably start mine soon :) I really liked getting that glimpse of Fear - he must be such an interesting character!

  16. Two great books I want to read! I have Some Quiet Place and hope I can get to it soon. Thanks for sharing! :)

  17. really really love your second teaser. :) here’s my teaser http://wp.me/p3v5T1-6n


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