Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday is an idea I borrowed from A Book A Week, who borrows it from Should Be Reading (two of my favourite book blogs, see my bloglist to the right).

From Should Be Reading:
~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!

I am currently reading Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick. I want to write a full review of it when I finish it immanently. It does have that Twilight addictive quality about it. Our rep from Simon and Schuster told me that she liked it better than Twilight and she feels that Hush Hush will be what the Twilight fans have been looking for when it's released in October.
Many many books have splashed that claim across their advanced reading copies and many have only had a few themes in common. What I think they were missing was the element of the juicy romance, which is what attracted people (okay women) to cross into this genre of reading. And Hush Hush definately has that tense, seemingly unlikely but fated, romance.
I started reading it cold without reading the back for plot details. The cover is beautiful and I think I knew what I was getting into. So far, the only 2 qualms I have are the fact that the sexy main lead's name is Patch (maybe this will be justified later and it will seem perfect for the character), and I think of a hamster's name, and I worry for Nora's sensually precocious best friend Vee; I hope she isn't "punished" for not being the vulnerable, subtle sexy that Nora is, for actually knowing what turns her on, as happens in romantic fiction. But Hush Hush is totally addictive. Even as I write this I am looking over at it longingly. So here is your teaser:

"Holy freak show," Vee said. "You're not answering. The deer is lodged in my headlights, isn't he? You're driving around with him stuck to the front of the car like a snowplow"

I forgot to mention that this book is funny, which I totally appreciate amidst the soul-mate-hot-chemistry action. But again, a full review to come.

Mandy

6 comments:

kiirstin said...

Oh man. This will go over so well with a bunch of our library patrons. And me. And a bunch of my friends. That teaser is inspired. Good choice!

Jaime said...

I just got this one in the mail yesterday from S&S. The author is working on the sequel already! Can't wait to dive in to this book!

Thanks for the tease, it's making me reading to get to reading!

http://booknerdextraordinaire.blogspot.com/

Becca Fitzpatrick said...

Hi, Mandy! LOVING the teaser you picked - Vee is actually my favorite character in the series so I'm glad you spotlighted her :)

(She really shines in book 2, but I'm getting ahead of myself!!)

Becca

nfmgirl said...

Now THAT's a unique teaser! hmmmmmm

celi.a said...

OMG, OMG!!! I want to read this book so badly!!!

Whew, I got that out of my system. Having said that, the teaser is absolutely freaking hilarious. I might have snorted a little into my coffee cup as I read it. Maybe. Great, awesome choice!

Check out mine here.

What We're Reading! said...

Thank you to everyone for your visit! It REALLY made my day! Welcome, Becca, I am really digging your book (I think I snarled at someone on the bus because I was reading and he was talktalktalking).

Truly, you are all awesome.

Mandy

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