Tuesday, September 3, 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's what I'm teasing this week:

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Title: Antigoddess
Author: Kendare Blake
Series: Goddess War, book #1
Publisher: Tor Teen
Publication Date: September 10, 2013
Source: ARC received from publisher
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

The Goddess War begins in Antigoddess, the first installment of the new series by acclaimed author of Anna Dressed in Blood, Kendare Blake.

Old Gods never die…

Or so Athena thought. But then the feathers started sprouting beneath her skin, invading her lungs like a strange cancer, and Hermes showed up with a fever eating away his flesh. So much for living a quiet eternity in perpetual health.

Desperately seeking the cause of their slow, miserable deaths, Athena and Hermes travel the world, gathering allies and discovering enemies both new and old. Their search leads them to Cassandra—an ordinary girl who was once an extraordinary prophetess, protected and loved by a god.

These days, Cassandra doesn’t involve herself in the business of gods—in fact, she doesn’t even know they exist. But she could be the key in a war that is only just beginning.

Because Hera, the queen of the gods, has aligned herself with other of the ancient Olympians, who are killing off rivals in an attempt to prolong their own lives. But these anti-gods have become corrupted in their desperation to survive, horrific caricatures of their former glory. Athena will need every advantage she can get, because immortals don’t just flicker out.

Every one of them dies in their own way. Some choke on feathers. Others become monsters. All of them rage against their last breath.

The Goddess War is about to begin.

"I'm sorry!  I don't know when I would have told you.  I was scared to."  He looked away, shoulders slumped.  "I didn't want you to look at me the way you're looking at me now."
-- p. 169 of ARC

Uh oh!  Sounds like somebody's got some 'splainin' to do!  =)  Enjoying this one so much already...so glad to read something else from Kendare Blake, even if it isn't about Cas Lowood.  ;0)

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Title: Monsters
Author: Ilsa J. Bick
Series: Ashes Trilogy, book #3
Publisher: EgmontUSA
Publication Date: September 10, 2013
Source: received from publisher via Edelweiss
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

The Changed are on the move. The Spared are out of time. The End...is now.

When her parents died, Alex thought things couldn't get much worse-until the doctors found the monster in her head.

She headed into the wilderness as a good-bye, to leave everything behind. But then the end of the world happened, and Alex took the first step down a treacherous road of betrayal and terror and death.

Now, with no hope of rescue-on the brink of starvation in a winter that just won't quit-she discovers a new and horrifying truth.

The Change isn't over.
The Changed are still evolving.
And...they've had help.

With this final volume of The Ashes Trilogy, Ilsa J. Bick delivers a riveting, blockbuster finish, returning readers to a brutal, post-apocalyptic world where no one is safe and hope is in short supply.

A world where, from these ashes, the monsters may rise.

"He would be curious:  why hadn't the Changed eaten her yet?  That would make him all the more interested in Wolf: a Changed boy who protects a pregnant girl and keeps another, not Changed, for...a pet?  No, a friend.  Maybe, in Wolf's mind, she was even more."
-- 59%, Loc 4612 of galley

This book is long and there are so many points-of-view, even more than I remember in the last book, which was a lot even then.  But I'm able to follow it with relative ease, despite how the galley cuts off and spaces things unevenly.  I like it, but I'm almost wondering if I should have saved this for audio because I loved Katherine Kellgren as the narrator for Ashes, but I don't see a release date on Audible.  :(

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


  1. Great teasers! Antigoddess sounds like an interesting book. I've heard a lot of good things about Kendare Blake:)

    Here's my TT

  2. Can't wait for Anti goddess and I'm reading Shadows by Isla Buck at the moment. Monsters is next :-) Great teasers.
    Here's mine. http://bookloverslife.blogspot.ie/2013/09/teaser-tuesday-2.html

  3. Great teasers, thanks for sharing! Here's my TT!

  4. Monsters sounds fricken AWESOME! I haven't heard of that series before, so I'm definitely going to have to take a look now. Thanks for sharing!

    Here's my TT :)

    - Allie @ Little Birdie Books

  5. Oooh... Wonder what it is he should have told. The teaser for Monsters is great too! :D

    Here are my teasers!

    ~Stephanie @ Bookfever

  6. Nice teasers! The first made me sad and the second made me smile. Thanks for sharing!

  7. I'm so excited to Antigoddess! Haven't heard of the second book but the teaser was super cute. Thanks for sharing!

    Here's my teaser at Bookmunchies

  8. I really enjoyed Antigoddess! I love Blake's writing style so just ate it up. I've not read Bick's series but it's on the list. Great teasers :-)

    My Friends Are Fiction's Teaser Tuesday

  9. Ugh, I'm so jealous!! Yep, and I'm not afraid to admit it. Totally and utterly jealous. I'd do almost anything to have this in my hands right now. Dude, it's a good thing I love you or I'd be much more forceful right now... *grabby hands* :P

  10. After the Anna series, Kendare Blake is an auto-buy for me. Been excited for Antigoddess for ages, and looks like it's going to be just as good. :)

    Here's mine

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

  11. OOOOOHHHHH. That's a good scene in ANTIGODDESS. Glad you're enjoying the book!

  12. I'm going to be reading the Ashes series soon. I don't know what to make of that teaser! lol

  13. Those are cool teasers. Thanks for sharing :)

  14. I'm actually reading Anna Dressed in Blood right now and totally loving it! I think Antigodess would also be awesome.

    Here's my Teaser Tuesday.

    Marianne @ Boricuan Bookworms


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