Teaser Tuesday: The Burning City

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!

Leilani realized what should have been obvious from the first: Akua had loves and disappointments just like everyone else. It was her combination of extreme power and emotional detachment that made her seem inhuman.

pg. 10 of The Burning City by Alaya Dawn Johnson.

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Teaser Tuesday: The Devil in the White City

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Worse had occurred too, although these revelations emerged only slowly. A murderer had moved among the beautiful things Burnham had created.

pg. 6 of The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson.

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Teaser Tuesday: The Transformation of Bartholomew Fortuno

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  • Grab your current read
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If she was a new act, I hoped she’d be extraordinary. Too many of Barnum’s recent discoveries had been less than stellar, and I’d begun to worry that he’d forgotten the difference between new and unique.

pg. 10 of The Transformation of Bartholomew Fortuno by Ellen Bryson.

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Teaser Tuesday: Ivanhoe

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“Truly,” said Wamba, without stirring from the spot, “I have consulted my legs upon this matter, and they altogether of opinion that to carry my gay garments through these sloughs would be an act of unfriendship to my sovereign person and royal wardrobe; wherefore, Gurth, I advise thee to call of Fangs, and leave the herd to their destiny, which, whether they meet with bands of travelling soldiers, or of outlaws, or of wandering pilgrims, can be little else than to be coverted into Normans before morning, to thy no small ease and comfort.”

“The swine turned Normans to my comfort!” quoth Gurth; “expound that to me, Wamba, for my brain is too dull and my mind too vexed to read riddles.”

pg. 35 of Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott.

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Teaser Tuesday: The Midnight Guardian

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“Excuse me,” Brigit muttered, hoping she sounded rueful about making an escape, and carried on toward the back of the train. Since the chastened boy’s flat “sorry,” addressed more to the floor than her back, would likely not have been heard by a human woman, she felt safe ignoring it.

pg. 74 of The Midnight Guardian by Sarah Jane Stratford.

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Teaser Tuesday: Jesus

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While president, [Thomas Jefferson] spent some evenings with the gospels and a pair of scissors cutting out the parts that in his judgment did not go back to Jesus. (One wonders what would happen if a president were to do this today.)

pg. 13 of Jesus by Marcus J. Borg.

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Teaser Tuesday: Shadow of the Swords

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He realized that he was the first Jew to set eyes on his people’s most sacred site in almost a century, and he felt unworthy. Dwarfed by the ancient wall, he realized the true insignificance of man before his Creator.

pg. 41 of Shadow of the Swords by Kamran Pasha.

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Teaser Tuesday: His Majesty’s Dragon

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“And I could just eat those,” he added, looking at a team of carriage horses standing nearby; the horses stamped nervously as though they had heard and understood perfectly well.
“Oh, no, Temeraire, you cannot just eat anything you see on the streets,” Laurence said in alarm.

pg. 48 of His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik.

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Teaser Tuesday: Beauty

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I wondered how King Cophetua’s beggar-maid had felt when the palace gates had first opened for her. But there was little resemblance between us; she had a king in love with her, because of her innate nobility, and a beauty that sparkled even through her rags.

pg. 106 of Beauty by Robin McKinley.

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Teaser Tuesday: The Gaslight Dogs

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They traced her ancestry of the little spirit straight back to the First Female, the great Dog that now resided in her and paced in the pit of her chest. She felt the paw steps behind her ribs, beating softly like a drum, like a heart.

pg. 3 of The Gaslight Dogs by Karin Lowachee.

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