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Monday, July 23, 2012

Teaser Tuesdays (45): The Peculiar

Teaser 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!

Bartholomew Kettle won't live long. Changelings never do. The child of a human mother and a faery father, Bartholomew is a secret, despised by both his races. If the English don't hang him for witchcraft, the faerys will do something worse. So his mother keeps him locked away, hidden from the world in the faery slums of Bath.
But one day Bartholomew witnesses a mysterious lady kidnap another changeling through a shadowy portal, and he realizes the danger is closer than ever before. Changelings are surfacing in the rivers, their bodies empty of blood and bone and their skin covered in red markings. A powerful figure sits in the shadows, pushing the pieces in place for some terrible victory. When a sinister faery in a top-hat begins to stalk Bartholomew's steps, he knows it's his turn. Something is coming for him. Something needs him. But when you're a changeling there's no where to run...

The Peculiar
Stefan Bachmann
Greenwillow Books


Mouths pressed up to his ears, whispering in small, dark voices. A tongue, icy wet, slid over his cheek. And then there was only pain, horrid searing pain, tearing up his arms and eating into his bones. He kept down his screams just long enough for the room to begin to flit away into the spinning shadows. Then he shrieked along with the wind and the raging wings. (ARC, pg 57)


Ning said...

omg that's soo scary!! this totally betrays that adorable little cover. or am I just weird for thinking that?


Ning @ Reading by Kindle Fire

Unknown said...

wow, so vivid! this looks cool! and the cover is amazing :)

here is my TT

Unknown said...

OMG that teaser SO does not match the cover.. "never judge a book..." However, I would BUY it for that cover (self admitted cover lover!)
I took a trip down the rabbit hole and I am teasing a YA book instead of my usual hard edge suspense/thriller/horror
(ღ˘◡˘ღ) Teaser Tuesday LOVE from Alaska!

BLHmistress said...

Okay now that is a scary teaser!


Michelle Sedeño said...

Scary, indeed. Cool cover, though!
Here's mine:
Michelle Shouts Random: Teaser Tuesdays

Unknown said...

Scary. He was licked then there was pain?! LOL

Amy said...

Excellent teaser! I’ll definitely be checking this one out – thank you for sharing! :)

Here’s mine:

Irish said...

I've never heard of this one before but what a great teaser. Here is my mine.

Anonymous said...

A scary sounding teaser!

Zitmarie Mestre © said...

Great teaser! here is mine:

Jeannette said...

Incredible teaser, for what looks like an incredible read! Here's mine. Cheers!