Teaser Tuesday – 30th August 2016

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme that is currently being hosted by @Books and a Beat. All are welcome to participate😀

Rules:
●Grab your current read.
●Open to a random page.
●Share two ‘teaser’ sentences from somewhere on that page.
●BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (You don’t want to give too much away so as to not ruin the book for others!)
●Share the title and author so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers.

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Th1rteen R3asons Why – Jay Asher

Page 9:
“When you’re done listening to all thirteen sides-because there are thirteen sides to every story-rewind the tapes, put them back in the box, and pass them on to whoever follows your little tale. And you, lucky number thirteen, you can take e tapes straight to hell. Depending on your religion, maybe I’ll see you there.”

Goodreads Description:

“You can’t stop the future.

You can’t rewind the past.

The only way to learn the secret is to press play.

Clay Jensen returns home to find a strange package with his name on it. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker – his classmate and first love – who committed suicide two weeks earlier.

Hannah’s voice explains there are thirteen reasons why she killed herself. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he’ll find out why.

All through the night, Clay keeps listening – and what he discovers changes his life… forever.”

The Friday #56 – 26th August 2016

This is a weekly tag meme, that is done every Friday, hosted on Fredas Voice blog. This is a really fun and interesting way to discover more of the stories of the unread books on my shelves and TBR list, or to share some of my favourite books with everyone.

Now For The Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
*Find any sentence. (or a few, just try not to spoil it)
*Now post it.
*Make sure to include the tag #Friday56
*It couldn’t be simpler.

Red Queen

Red Queen (The Chronicles of Alice, #2) – Christina Henry

Page 56:
    “”It’s magic,” Alice said, and as she said this she could smell the enchantment on the air, and see the faint shimmer of mist around the village.
    Hatcher washed his faced and drank from the river before filling a skin with water. He twisted around to stare at the buildings as he did so. “It’s not real?”
    Alice shook her head. “It’s real. But it was put there by magic, not by human hands.”
   She could hardly credit her stupidity, although if she were fair to herself she would remember that when they arrived they were parched, exhausted and half-starved. Alice supposed under those circumstances she might be forgiven for not recognizing the enchantment.
    Still, they would need to be more watchful in the future. There was much more magic out here than inside the walls of the City. Magicians had been driven from the City, and that meant the wide world held even more peril for Alice and Hatcher. “

Books Blurb:

“The land outside of the Old City was supposed to be green, lush, hopeful. A place where Alice could finally rest, no longer the plaything of the Rabbit, the pawn of Cheshire, or the prey of the Jabberwocky. But the verdant fields are nothing but ash – and hope is nowhere to be found.

Still, Alice and Hatcher are on a mission to find his daughter, a quest they will not forsake even as it takes them deep into the clutches of the mad White Queen and her goblin or into the realm of the twisted and the cruel Black King.

The pieces are set and the game has begun. Each move brings Alice closer to her destiny. But, to win, she will need to harness her newfound abilities and ally herself with someone even more powerful – the mysterious and vengeful Red Queen. . .”

Teaser Tuesday – 9th August 2016

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme that is currently being hosted by @Books and a Beat. All are welcome to participate 😀

Rules:
●Grab your current read.
●Open to a random page.
●Share two ‘teaser’ sentences from somewhere on that page.
●BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (You don’t want to give too much away so as to not ruin the book for others!)
●Share the title and author so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers.

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The Automation: Vol.1 of The Circo Del Herrero – Anonymous

Page 38: “Your cat tried to eat me, back there. Frisky little thing doesn’t know how to play cool. I swear, I’ve nothing against  cats, as long as they don’t swallow. I’ve been swallowed before – by a dog, see. Not a very pretty way to pass time, I tell you. Can’t turn humanoid in a dog, no. Not unless you want the damn animal to explode.”

I know it’s more than two sentences, I’m sorry, but I just couldn’t help myself. Plus look at it. Look how short the sentences are in this little section. I read it and this whole section made me laugh, so that’s why I had no choice by to include it all. And when this is posted, I’m going back to continue reading this book, very happily so 🙂

Books Blurb:
“The capital-A Automatons of Greco-Roman myth aren’t clockwork. Their design is much more divine. They’re more intricate than robots or androids or anything else mortal humans could invent. Their windup keys are their human Masters. They aren’t mindless; they have infinite storage space. And, because they have more than one form, they’re more versatile and portable than, say, your cell phone—and much more useful too. The only thing these god-forged beings share in common with those lowercase-A automatons is their pre-programmed existence. They have a function—a function their creator put into place—a function that was questionable from the start…

Odys (no, not short for Odysseus, thank you) finds his hermetic lifestyle falling apart after a stranger commits suicide to free his soul-attached Automaton slave. The humanoid Automaton uses Odys’s soul to “reactivate” herself. Odys must learn to accept that the female Automaton is an extension of his body—that they are the same person—and that her creator-god is forging a new purpose for all with Automatons…

The novel calls itself a “Prose Epic,” but it otherwise a purposeful implosion of literary clichés and gimmicks: A Narrator and a Editor (named Gabbler) frame the novel. Gabbler’s pompous commentary (as footnotes) on the nameless Narrator’s story grounds the novel in reality. Gabbler is a stereotypical academic who likes the story only for its so-called “literally” qualities, but otherwise contradicts the Narrator’s claim that the story is true.

THE AUTOMATION is a this-world fantasy that reboots mythical characters and alchemical concepts. Its ideal place would be on the same bookshelf as Wilson’s ALIF THE UNSEEN and Gaiman’s AMERICAN GODS – though it wouldn’t mind bookending Homer, Virgil, and Milton, to be specific.

And, yes, “B.L.A. and G.B. Gabbler” are really just pen name.”

The Friday #56 – 29th July 2016

This is a weekly tag meme, that is done every Friday, hosted on Fredas Voice blog. This is a really fun and interesting way to discover more of the stories of the unread books on my shelves and TBR list, or to share some of my favourite books with everyone.

Now For The Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
*Find any sentence. (or a few, just try not to spoil it)
*Now post it.
*Make sure to include the tag #Friday56
*It couldn’t be simplier.

AliceAlice (The Chronicles of Alice #1) – Christina Henry

Page 56:
    There was one more object on the floor, and it was so strange to see that Alice stared at it.
“Is that. . .?” she asked, pointing. She didn’t even know how to say the word. She’d only ever seen pictures in books, never the real thing.
Hatcher grinned again, and she realized deep down, underneath all the blood and madness, Hatcher was a rogue. Somewhere inside him was still the boy who liked to cause trouble.
“It’s a gun, yes,” he said.

Goodreads Description:

A mind-bending new novel inspired by the twisted and wondrous works of Lewis Carroll…

In a warren of crumbling buildings and desperate people called the Old City, there stands a hospital with cinderblock walls which echo the screams of the poor souls inside.

In the hospital, there is a woman. Her hair, once blond, hangs in tangles down her back. She doesn’t remember why she’s in such a terrible place. Just a tea party long ago, and long ears, and blood…

Then, one night, a fire at the hospital gives the woman a chance to escape, tumbling out of the hole that imprisoned her, leaving her free to uncover the truth about what happened to her all those years ago.

Only something else has escaped with her. Something dark. Something powerful.

And to find the truth, she will have to track this beast to the very heart of the Old City, where the rabbit waits for his Alice.”

The #Friday56 – 22nd July 2016

This is a weekly tag meme, that is done every Friday, hosted on Fredas Voice blog. This is a really fun and interesting way to discover more of the stories of the unread books on my shelves and TBR list, or to share some of my favourite books with everyone.

Now For The Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
*Find any sentence. (or a few, just try not to spoil it)
*Now post it.
*Make sure to include the tag #Friday56
*It couldn’t be simplier.

Of Mice and MenOf Mice and Men – John Steinbeck

This is one of my favourite books, and I discovered and read this book thanks to school. This is also one of the few books that I actually re-read on a regular basis. I love this book!

Page 56: “The door opened and Lennie and Carlson came in together. Lennie crept to his bunk and sat down, trying not to attract attention. Carlson reached under his bunk and brought out his bag. He didn’t look at old Candy, who still faced the wall. Carlson found a little cleaning rod in the bag and a can of oil. He laid them on his bed and then brought out the pistol, took out the magazine and snapped the loaded shell from the chamber. Then he fell to cleaning the barrel with the little rod. When the ejector snapped, Candy turned over and looked for a moment at the gun before he turned back to the wall again.”

Goodreads Description:

The compelling story of two outsiders striving to find their place in an unforgiving world. Drifters in search of work, George and his simple-minded friend Lennie have nothing in the world except each other and a dream–a dream that one day they will have some land of their own. Eventually they find work on a ranch in California’s Salinas Valley, but their hopes are doomed as Lennie, struggling against extreme cruelty, misunderstanding and feelings of jealousy, becomes a victim of his own strength. Tackling universal themes such as the friendship of a shared vision, and giving voice to America’s lonely and dispossessed, Of Mice and Men has proved one of Steinbeck’s most popular works, achieving success as a novel, a Broadway play and three acclaimed films.

Teaser Tuesday – 19th July 2016

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme currently being hosted by @Books and a Beat. All are welcome to participate!

Rules:
●Grab your current read.
●Open to a random page.
●Share two ‘teaser’ sentences from somewhere on that page.
●BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (You don’t want to give too much away so as to not ruin the book for others!)
●Share the title and author so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers.

Watching Edie

Watching Edie – Camilla Way

Page 100: Guiltily, I begin to lower her back to her cot while Heather, wrapped in my dressing gown, wet hair plastered across her face, crosses the room and snatches her from me so roughly that I stumble backwards in alarm. I watch, my heart pounding in shock as she takes her away with her to the window.”

Goodreads Descriptions:

“Beautiful, creative, a little wild… Edie was the kind of girl who immediately caused a stir when she walked into your life. And she had dreams back then—but it didn’t take long for her to learn that things don’t always turn out the way you want them to.

Now, at thirty-three, Edie is working as a waitress, pregnant and alone. And when she becomes overwhelmed by the needs of her new baby and sinks into a bleak despair, she thinks that there’s no one to turn to…

But someone’s been watching Edie, waiting for the chance to prove once again what a perfect friend she can be. It’s no coincidence that Heather shows up on Edie’s doorstep, just when Edie needs her the most. So much has passed between them—so much envy, longing, and betrayal. And Edie’s about to learn a new lesson: those who have hurt us deeply—or who we have hurt—never let us go, not entirely…”

Books That Caught My Eye – 13th July 2016

This is a weekly ‘meme’ that is posted every Wednesday by @Mailbox Monday.

The goal and idea, I think, of this meme, is to share two books that have caught your eye over the last week, that have really gotten you excited about them, for some reason or other. (This is what I think, as this is the first time I’ve participated in this, so I’m sorry y if I’m doing this wrong.)

Now, the books you choose, could be a book that you’ve received yourself, bought, have seen on somebodies blog or booktube, or even seen advertised on Amazon or displayed in an actual bookshop! Shock, horror :O lol.

So here are the two books that have caught my eye this week:

AliceAlice (Chronicles of Alice Book 1) – Christina Henry

A mind-bending new novel inspired by the twisted and wondrous works of Lewis Carroll…

In a warren of crumbling buildings and desperate people called the Old City, there stands a hospital with cinderblock walls which echo the screams of the poor souls inside.

In the hospital, there is a woman. Her hair, once blond, hangs in tangles down her back. She doesn’t remember why she’s in such a terrible place. Just a tea party long ago, and long ears, and blood…

Then, one night, a fire at the hospital gives the woman a chance to escape, tumbling out of the hole that imprisoned her, leaving her free to uncover the truth about what happened to her all those years ago.

Only something else has escaped with her. Something dark. Something powerful.

And to find the truth, she will have to track this beast to the very heart of the Old City, where the rabbit waits for his Alice.”

The Ice Twins

The Ice Twins – S.K. Tremayne

“A year after one of their identical twin daughters, Lydia, dies in an accident, Angus and Sarah Moorcraft move to the tiny Scottish island Angus inherited from his grandmother, hoping to put together the pieces of their shattered lives.

But when their surviving daughter, Kirstie, claims they have mistaken her identity—that she, in fact, is Lydia—their world comes crashing down once again.

As winter encroaches, Angus is forced to travel away from the island for work, Sarah is feeling isolated, and Kirstie (or is it Lydia?) is growing more disturbed. When a violent storm leaves Sarah and her daughter stranded, Sarah finds herself tortured by the past—what really happened on that fateful day one of her daughters died?”

What books have caught your eyes this week? Have you read any or both of the two I’ve mentioned above, and if so, what are your thought? As always, comment below 😀