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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Taste Testing Tuesdays

Good morning (or whatever time it is where you are), everyone!
Welcome to another installment of Taste Testing Tuesdays here at Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers! Taste Testing Tuesdays was inspired by 'Teaser Tuesdays', a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. 

On the menu this book that I just finished (in the nick of time...whew!) and another that I'm making great strides with (fast moving for certain!).  Ready for a double tease?  Here we go!


Emma Michaels

"Why didn't I tell you?  I am never told anything.  I am always in the dark and I try to be happy as much as I can because when I am not THIS happens."  Iris demonstrated by exhaling fully, a loud whistle escaping with her breath.  "Because I wasn't made to be able to feel!  Or at least that is what I thought.  I thought I had killed her and was paying the price!  How long was she alive?  How many years of my life did I have a mother?"
-- location 569 of 2490

A very dramatic point where Iris (and readers) are just starting to uncover her past.  Can you believe she's been lied to her whole life?  Her Dad and this Diana character have A LOT of explaining to do.  Curious to see how everything pans out?  Tune in tomorrow as the blog tour stops by for a review!

The Expeditioners
and the Treasure of Drowned Man's Canyon
S.S. Taylor
Illustrated by
Katherine Roy

..."This is very interesting.  Very interesting indeed.  May I ask where you found it?"
I tried to keep my voice even.  "Uh...Around.  With some of Dad's things."
He smiled, making a little tent of his fingers in front of his face and studying each of our faces in turn.  When he came to me, I felt the power of those protruding eyes; he seemed to stare right down into me and I didn't like it at all.
-- pg 74

This has steampunk elements that will attract the YA crowd plus enough adventure and mystery that fans of Indiana Jones will want to seek it out like the precious stone that belonged to that village on the hill (you know the one, with the showgirl and Short Round?  ^_^).  Definitely can't wait to see where this one takes us and if some characters are REALLY gone for good.  (Dun dun dunnnnnn......)  This book is scheduled for release December 11th from McSweeney's McMullens.


Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

*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 participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! 


Until next time....happy reading!


Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer said...

I have Owlet in my tbr pile and Taylor's book looks like fun.

Tales of Whimsy said...

Both good :)

The second cover is SO Goonies to me :)

Gina said...

kimbacaffeinate: Well now, it's not nice to seperate it from the other "children"; time to let it come out and play. ^_^

Juju: Agreed and good call! I knew it reminded me of something. ^_^

Alexia561 said...

Great teasers! And oooohhh....Owlet sounds good! Why would her dad lie to her about her mother? How horrible!

Tribute Books said...

Gina, thanks for picking that particular excerpt. You really do feel the pain and anguish that Iris has endured on account of these lies. Emma really establishes a nice emotional connection for readers to root for this character. Glad you agree! :)

P.S. Kimba, JuJu and Alexia - thanks for the comments!

Gina said...

Alexia561: I know, right? It's a BIG secret that totally comes out at the wrong time, or maybe it's the right time. Hard to gauge but SUCH a good story!

Tribute Books: My pleasure! The reading fates knew just what passage to select. ^_^

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