Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers. It's a Saturday....I know, I know. I don't usually post things beyond what the Roving Reader discovers, but today is different on many levels. Why? Well, for starters, this is NOT the only post you'll see today...so be prepared for that. Second...it's the start of a new MEME (or at least my version of one in case there is one out their like it that I have not seen) that may not appear with any regularity on my own site but you are welcome to borrow if it suits your needs. It's called...
*ahem* which stands for....
What A Tease!
What's it all about? Good question! I'm introducing this MEME in order to showcase those samplers and book excerpts that you read and wish to highlight to some degree on your site...yet you have not had the chance to read the entire book for a review....thus, the "tease" aspect. Have you run into this problem as well? Feel free to "borrow" this MEME and post away! Now, on to my first feature....
So...this title doesn't officially come out until October 12th, 2010 (at least as of this post) and all I can say if WOW! I was fortunate enough to obtain a sampler of the book from HarperTEEN on Twitter (THANKS!) thus allowing me access to the first 80 or some odd pages...which after reading, I passed along to a friend that was moving way way WAY out of town so the sampler now has a new home. HOWEVER, the memory of the read remains strong. How about a little inside peek?
Letty Larkspur and Cordelia Grey...two souls from a small town filled with a wanderlust to seek bigger and better things. Their destination? New York City...with its bright lights beckoning and an easy road to fortune and fame, how could they not desire it? Breaking free of their pasts and pre-planned futures, they dream big and fight hard to get where they want to be...in the spotlight. But wait! Ms. Larkspur has been honest in her pursuit, but Ms. Grey....she has another agenda, no less noble in cause, but hidden nonetheless....and we all know how kindly we take to friends with secrets. Cordelia Grey's secret? It affects the lives of Astrid Donal, Darius Grey and Charlie Grey....to say the very least, but it's much too good to spoil here. Let's just say with her spunk and drive she could either go very far...or get herself into A LOT of trouble. As the last page of the sampler turns, she is at a turning point in her young life....just where it goes from here though is anybodies guess.
For your own sneak peek at this title, visit HarperTEEN online (or click here).
Grant it, it's not quite as long as the printed version I had, but it's still quite enough to draw you in.
Final thoughts...what a tease!
This title now resides firmly on my wish list.
Until next time...happy reading!