Tuesday, September 8, 2009

TBR/Teaser Tuesday August 8, 09


TBR Tuesday was created by my awesome friend Korianne.

Nobody's Prize by Esther Friesner

Goodreads Description:

"In this rousing sequel to Nobody’s Princess, young Helen of Sparta is not about to be left behind when her older brothers head off to join the quest for the Golden Fleece. Accompanied by her friend Milo, and disguised as a boy herself, Helen sets out to join the crew of heroes aboard the massive ship known as The Argo. Helen quickly faces all sorts of danger. Not only does she have to avoid her brothers’ detection, but a devastatingly handsome boy catches her eye, Hercules falls in love with her boy-self, there are battles to be faced, as well as a terrifying murderous princess and the start of her period. And that’s only the beginning! With her beauty blossoming, Helen’s journey takes her beyond the mythology of the Golden Fleece to Athens, where her very future as Queen of Sparta is threatened."

I read the first book early in this project and really enjoyed it. I hope this one is better, though.

How It's Done by Christine Kole MacLean

Goodreads Description:

"Brought up in a God-fearing home, eighteen-year-old Grace feels trapped in a "suburban Alcatraz" by her hypocritical holy roller father and timid mother. And then he walks into her life . . . Michael Irving is a college professor, a man of the world, more likely to quote Shelley than scripture, and he's gorgeous. He is everything Grace has ever dreamed of-and he loves her. Freedom brings with it unanticipated complications, though, and Grace emerges from a cage only to find herself in a maze. She quickly discovers that being the lover-and then the fiancée-of an older man is not all poetry and chardonnay."

I saw this one in a Chapters last year and really wanted to read it. I haven't, but it stills looks intriguing.

Now: Teaser Tuesday!

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 & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
"Jake nods like he understands, but popularity is always different for guys-way less maintenance involved. It really is easier for them. And besides, I'm totally lying anyway. I didn't want to be popular because it was easier; I wanted to be popular because in high school that's the best thing you can be: perfect. Everything else is shit."

- Cracked Up To Be by Courtney Summers

I kind of liked this teaser...tell me what you think!

Emma Out!