Tuesday, December 29, 2009

TBR/Teaser Tuesday December 29, 09

Hey!

To Be Read Tuesday was created by my lovely friend Korianne.

Bliss by Lauren Myracle

Goodreads Description:

"When Bliss’s hippie parents leave the commune and dump her at the home of her aloof grandmother in a tony Atlanta neighborhood, it’s like being set down on an alien planet. The only guide naive Bliss has to her new environment is what she’s seen on The Andy Griffith Show. But Mayberry is poor preparation for Crestview Academy, an elite school where the tensions of the present and the dark secrets of the past threaten to simmer into violence. Openhearted Bliss desperately wants new friends, making her the perfect prey of a troubled girl whose obsession with a long-ago death puts Bliss, and anyone she’s kind to, in mortal danger."

This book looks really good and completely different to Myracle's other novels. I want to give it a chance!







Beastly
by Alex Flinn

Goodreads Description:

"I am a beast.

A beast. Not quite wolf or bear, gorilla or dog but a horrible new creature who walks upright—a creature with fangs and claws and hair springing from every pore. I am a monster.

You think I'm talking fairy tales? No way. The place is New York City. The time is now. It's no deformity, no disease. And I'll stay this way forever—ruined—unless I can break the spell.

Yes, the spell, the one the witch in my English class cast on me. Why did she turn me into a beast who hides by day and prowls by night? I'll tell you. I'll tell you how I used to be Kyle Kingsbury, the guy you wished you were, with money, perfect looks, and the perfect life. And then, I'll tell you how I became perfectly . . . beastly."


I've heard so much about this book. I love retellings and I'd love to read this.

Teaser time!

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!
"No matter how hard I scrubbed, I couldn't get my heart to stop pounding. And over the smell of the Ivory soap and the Stop and Shop shampoo, I could still smell it. Just barely, but I knew it was there.

Lemons and rosemary."

-Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Emma Out!

2 comments:

  1. I got Beautiful Creatures for christmas, and I can't wait to get started. Great teaser!

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  2. Thank Lizzy! My review should be up sometime next week. Hope you enjoy it!

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