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Teaser Tuesdays Dec. 21, 2010

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Teaser Tuesdays: A fun weekly meme Hosted by MizB @ Should Be Reading where readers share the teasers sentences from their current reads. This week, I'm reading two books, "The Historian" by Elizabeth Kostova and "My Sister's Keeper" by Jodi Picoult.

The Historian: Propelled by the discovery of an ancient book and letters, a young woman plunges into a labyrinth where the secrets of her family's past connect to an inconceivable evil Vlad the Impaler.
He had a large family impaled and many of his people buried naked up to the navel and shot at. Some he had roasted and then flayed. The Historian, pg. 46

My Sister's Keeper: a novel by Jodi Picoult. Creating another baby, specifically design to save her sister. But the baby, now 13 yo, is suing her parents for the rights to her own body.
"What are you saying Brian? That some man in a suit whom you've never met would be able to explain Anna better than her own mother?" Sara, My Sister's Keeper, pg. 178

9 comments:

Candace said...

I read The Historian and quite enjoyed it. It was long and wordy but still good. That's a great teaser!
And I've never read Jodi Picoult. One day maybe;)
Here's my teaser: http://www.candacesbookblog.com/2010/12/teaser-tuesday-20.html

The Book Vixen said...

I've been wanting to read My Sister's Keeper but I don't know if I'll be able to handle the emotion. Great teasers!

CMash said...

I read my sister's keeper and LOVED it...hope you do too!!

Belinda said...

THat first teaser curdled my stomach :( You can find my teaser at The Bookish Snob Merry Christmas!

fredamans said...

Both are decent teasers. I'm currently listening to an audiobook of Kostova's The Swan Thieves... it's decent too.

http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/12/teaser-tuesday.html

Tribute Books Mama said...

Here is my teaser from Lipstick in Afghanistan by Roberta Gately (Page 1):

"Do you hear it?" The voice was almost a whisper.

Elsa held her breath, and then she heard it too, a faint rustling of footsteps over twigs and leaves. Out of the corner of her eye, she glimpsed several shadowy figures darting through the trees, and when she turned, she saw a glint of sunlight reflecting off the barrel of an assault rifle.

There was no denying it—the Taliban had found them.

Oh, Jesus! she thought. We'll never escape.

Elsa knew the Taliban's ruthless hatred; the death and destruction they wrought was undeniable.

Seized by a sickening wave of fear, she wanted to cry or throw up, but there was no time. She tried to catch Parween's eye, but her friend was looking back, intent on finding the source of the sound.

"Run!" someone shouted, and suddenly, the chase was on.

BLHmistress said...

I have been told by friends I must read My Sister's Keeper , might have to give it a go after Xmas.

My Teaser Tuesday

Small Kucing said...

I know My Sisters Keeper is good. Watch out for the ending

The Historian sound exciting. Hope will be able to get it from BX la

Julie @ Knitting and Sundries said...

Do I REALLY want to read The Historian? Hmmmm .... :)

Great teasers! Thanks for sharing!