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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Teaser Tuesday - July 26th 2011

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

Just do the following:

1. Grab your current read
2. Open to a random page
3. 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!)
4. Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My teaser:

"Your sister peeled back the wet swaddling and we saw the Godstone lodged in your belly button, warm and alive but blue and faceted, hard as a diamond. That's when we decided to name you Lucero-Elisa." Heavenly light, chosen of God.

This teaser is from my first advance copy read from NetGalley. The book is The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson. It is set to be published September 20th by HarperTeen. It is the first in a trilogy.

~On her naming day, Elisa was marked for an act of great heroism. A blue sapphire-like stone has hummed in her navel for the past sixteen years, a constant reminder that she’s mastered nothing but reading ancient texts and raiding the kitchens. And then her father marries her off to the king of a neighboring country. What kind of queen can a fearful, untried teenager be? Amid terrifying attacks, kidnapping attempts, and an onslaught of enemies fueled by the fire of dark sorcerers, Elisa will find herself, her heart, and her epic destiny. A remarkable and exotic novel full of adventure, sorcery, heartbreak, and power.~

I am really enjoying this book so far! It reminds me a bit of Jacqueline Carey's Kushiel stories.

Share your teaser with me!


  1. Now this is an intriguing teaser.
    My TT:

  2. Looks interesting. And I love the cover! It's gorgeous. Thanks for sharing this one. :-) Here's mine if you want to take a look! Happy reading!

    Tara @ Shhh... Not While I'm Reading

  3. ooh, this looks good, maybe I should also request it from netgalley! Thanks for stopping by! :)

  4. It really is Maria. I second guess myself whenever I request something from NetGalley because I am still new to it I think maybe only the not-so-good books are available there, but this book proves me wrong. I already want to read the rest of the series and it's not even finished yet!

  5. I'm not usually much into fantasy but this does look interesting. Enjoy :-)

  6. Great teaser. I really want to read this one sounds awesome.

  7. Loved the teaser. Sounds like a book I need to read.

    Thanks for dropping by my blog!


  8. That sounds interesting.I will have to put that one on my to read list. Thanks

  9. This book looks so good... will have to add it to my list.

    Here's mine:

  10. Hi I'm a new follower. I saw this in Net galley but didn't get it. Guess i will have to go back. It sounds awesome!

  11. Cristina I definitely recommend it, especially if you have read and enjoyed the Kushiel books.