Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Teaser Tuesdays: City of Ashes






















"He'd felt like a jack-o'-lantern for the past few days, as if his guts had been yanked out with a fork and dumped in a heap while a grinning smile stayed plastered on his face.  He often wondered if anything he'd believed about his life, or himself, had ever been true."

 p.g 18, City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare.

City of Ashes is the second book in The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare.  When I read these lines I knew immediately that I wanted this for my TT.  The imagery is vivid and visceral. 

So my questions this week is:  Have you ever felt like a holiday item?

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!

41 comments:

  1. Awesome teaser!

    I am currently reading The Book of Unholy Mischief by Elle Newmark

    "He was preoccupied with hating me, and since my promotion, his hostility had grown to single-minded obsession. The more proficient I became as a vegetable cook, the more he despised me."

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  2. That was very graphic. I don't think I can read this during the night. Nice teaser though!

    My teaser.

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  3. Interesting teaser...haven't heard of these books.

    Here's my teaser.

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  4. I loved this book, in fact the whole series. THanks for a great teaser :)

    Here's my Tuesday Teaser

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  5. Elizabeth,
    This book sounds intriguing. Thanks for sharing!
    xx,
    E.J.

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  6. Great teaser! This is one of my favorite series.
    Thanks for visiting my blog An Avid Reader's Musings.

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  7. Great teaser! I want to read this series. My teaser is at The Crowded Leaf.

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  8. More and more and more pumpkins. More, Please.

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  9. I love love love that description. I can't wait to read these.

    Here's my teaser: The Red Tree by Caitlin R Kiernan

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  10. That works even for a blurb teaser - its that good!

    Thanks for coming by e-Volving Books

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  11. Great teaser indeed! I have the first novel in the series but haven't read it yet.... this makes me wanna get on it!

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  12. I keep wanting to read this series! Great teaser!

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  13. I agree, that is imagery that brings a story and characters alive. I hope the rest of the book lives up to its promise.

    Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog, by the way!

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  14. Great teaser! Haven't read the series yet, but I'm listening to Clockwork Angel right now and I love it!

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  15. I never heard of this book, but, that is because I don't read this genre of books.

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  16. That's quite a descriptive passage. Thanks for visiting!

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  17. Poor guy. He's really taking it hard, whatever it is.

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  18. I've just finished book one, still thinking about it. I will continue the series. Great teaser! Thanks for visiting.

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  19. Sounds kind of painful!

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  20. I really enjoyed this series! YOu picked a great teaser

    Thanks for stopping by :)

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  21. I'm obsessed with this series; it's so good! Great teaser!

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  22. Love this series! Great teaser!

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  23. Awesome teaser! I loved The Mortal Instruments series, I hope you enjoy it as well!

    Thanks for checking out my teaser!

    Claire :)

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  24. Definitely descriptive! Thanks for visiting my teaser.

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  25. Thanks for stopping by! This book is my favorite one in the series so far because of all of the amazing Jace-angst! :)

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  26. I never made it through book 1, I really need to five it another try!

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  27. Love your teaser, I adore the MI series! I need to read them again, especially after reading Clockwork Angel. Thanks for sharing!

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  28. Great Teaser! I can't wait to start this series :)

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  29. Great teaser! I really need to try these books.

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  30. That paints quite a picture! Hadn't heard of these books before.

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  31. Wow this is a powerful teaser! I really want to read this series - enjoy!

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  32. This sounds like such a great read! Can't wait to get my copy!

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  33. Awesome teaser! I love this book :)

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  34. Great teaser! I haven't read this series but I do have the books in my shelf.

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  35. One of my favorite series. Fantastic tease!

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  36. Interesting teaser. It's hard holding things together while trying to smile at people....

    :)

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  37. I know that feeling... Haha

    Our teaser's <a href="http://prettyliterary.blogspot.com/2010/09/teaser-tuesday-sept-28.html>here</a>

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