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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Teaser Tuesdays (38): The Turning




Teaser Tuesdays... is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. 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 and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

The Turning

Jack is babysitting for the summer on an isolated island with no Wi-Fi, no cell service, and no one else around but a housekeeper and two very peculiar children. He immediately senses something sinister-and it's not just the creepy black house he's living in. Soon he is feeling terribly isolated and alone, but then he discovers there are others. The problem is, he's the only who can see them. As secrets are revealed and darker truths surface, Jack desperately struggles to maintain a grip on reality. He knows what he sees, and he isn't crazy…Or is he?

Where does reality end and insanity begin? The Turn of the Screw reinvented for modern-day teens, by National Book Award finalist Francine Prose.


The Turning
Francine Prose
9/25/12
Harper Teen
The Turning

MY TEASER


Evil was the word that Miles's school had used in the letter explaining why they didn't want him back. . . . 

My bedroom light flashed on. The brightness was so painful, I felt as if a rocket had exploded behind each of my eyes.  ARC, pg 182

Your turn to tease me ;)
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12 comments:

Jennifer Messerschmidt said...

Miles is evil I guess. Wonder what he did at school. Must be pretty bad
My TT

Karen and Gerard said...

Interesting teaser--the book synopsis sounds very creepy. I'll keep this one in mind as a possible read.

Here's ours: http://ourstack.blogspot.com/2012/06/tuesday-teasers-cat-daddy-and-sister.html

mariusreads said...

great teaser + amazing cover = AWESOME!

~ marius @ Forever YA

Diana said...

I haven't heard of this book before. Time to take a peek at it. :)
Thanks for sharing.

Have a look at our teaser here.

Diana @ BookVenturers

Claire said...

Wow! Great teaser :) This sounds like the ideal kind of book to read around Halloween.

My teaser is here if you'd like a look :)

Amy said...

What a GREAT teaser! I really need to check this one out - thank you for sharing! :)

Here's mine:

http://amylunderman.blogspot.com/2012/06/teaser-tuesdays-onyx-lux-2-by-jennifer.html

Lisa said...

Definitely a kind of book that I want to read!

Here's mine

Amy said...

This book sounds so awesome!! I love a good creepy book.

Tribute Books Mama said...

Sounds like a spooky read, a scary cover.

http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/06/teaser-tuesday.html

Sandy Nachlinger said...

This sounds like a terrific, scary book. I like the description of the blinding light. That's just what it feels like when you're awakened that way!
My Teaser is from Toxic Torte.

sarabara081 @ Forever 17 Books said...

I like these creepy type books but didn't have this on my list before now. Just added. Thanks!

My Teaser Tuesday

ShreShre said...

EEEEPPPPPP!!!! Love the review, Mentally adding to my TBR list ;)

Thanks for sharing! A lot! :)

My TT: http://chocolatecoatedreviews.blogspot.com/2012/06/teaser-tuesday-6512-2.html