Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Teaser Tuesdays: Paranormalcy






















"I sighed.  I hate the vamp jobs.  They think they're so suave.  It's not enough for them to slaughter and eat you like a zombie would.  No, they want it to be all sexy, too.  And, trust me: vampires?  Not. Sexy."

 p.g 2, Paranormalcy by Kiersten White.

Paranormalcy is the first book in the Paranormalcy series by Kiersten White.  I was unsure if I could like a character who is so pink obsessed, but the humor and overall plot really grabbed me.  I cheated a bit and included more than two sentences in my teaser this week, but wanted to give a feel for Evie's personality and the paranormal world in which she lives.

This passage brings up an interesting question:  If you could see the shriveled corpse beneath the glamour, would you still find vampires sexy?

p.s.  Now that BlogFest is over I'll be returning to my regular review schedule, so look for reviews of The Iron Daughter and Paranormalcy later this week.

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!

59 comments:

  1. I am currently reading The Crystal Prison- Book two of the Deptford Mice Trilogy By Robin Jarvis

    "Inside all had been dark...but their sharp eyes had picked out something in the gloom. Something terrible..."

    Love your blog by the way. I found it during blog fest and I am so glad that I did. I dont normally follow blogs other than for giveaways, but your blog and one other I found I will definitely be following and reading all of your reviews etc!

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  2. I really enjoyed Paranormalcy and I love this quote. Can't wait for your review

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  3. Elizabeth,
    Fabulous teaser! So suspenseful. Glad you found me through BlogFest. I found some wonderful blogs. :)
    xx,
    E.J.

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  4. Great quote. This is my favorite from the book. I liked the book and look forward to sequels. My YA teaser is from Nevermore by Kelly Creagh. Happy reading!

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  5. Oh I beg to differ :) Great teaser and I'm looking forward to reading your review. Lots of great things being said about the book and I can't wait to read it. Enjoy!

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  6. GREAT teaser! Sigh now i want the book more than i did :(

    Off to look at prices lol

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  7. Brilliant teaser, E.J. I really enjoyed Paranormalcy :)

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  8. Great excerpt! I'm definitely reading this book, I just have to figure out how to get it from my wishlist to my TBR!

    I've got two different teasers from Torment and Cate of the Lost Colony this week.

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  9. LOL Great teaser! I already have this on my wish list!

    http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/09/teaser_13.html

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  10. Great teaser! I'm still waiting to read this one! Can't wait! Thanks for stopping by!
    The Delusional Diaries
    :)

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  11. Great teaser! I'm looking forward to getting my hands on this book!

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  12. This is the first time I've heard of this book. Vampires are sexy... except when they're eating you. XD

    Thanks for dropping by. =)

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  13. Sullivan,
    LOL! Yah, at least with zombies we know where we stand. They only want one thing...brains! ;P
    xx,
    E.J.

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  14. I haven't read this one yet but the teaser is great! I NEED to get my hands on this book!

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  15. Wonderful teaser! I'm thinking that I need this book and soon.

    This is my first visit on your blog and I have to say that I really like it and I love your header!

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  16. Haha!! Love the quote! Great sarcastic voice going on! Thanks for sharing.

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  17. I really want to read this one. And you picked a great teaser that just want to make me read it even more :)

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  18. Oooo I love this moment.
    I love this book.

    Great teaser.

    Thanks for passing by my TT :)

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  19. Nice Teaser... Like the reference that vamps are "not. sexy." By the way the cover for your books are amazing! Keep writing and good luck to everyone who enters.

    Thanks for coming by Aisle B :)

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  20. Hey, what's wrong with pink? *grin* Great teaser. Thanks for visiting me.

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  21. I like the teaser, seems like she's got some spunk!!

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  22. A heroine with a bit of "bite"--to match the vampires. :-)

    thanks for stopping by mine.

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  23. THAT teaser just made me laugh! I have this book on my 'to buy' list for my daughter and the teaser just reinforces that it's a good choice! Thanks for stopping by my teaser!

    Julie @ Knitting and Sundries

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  24. I disagree. lol. Vamps are very sexy. lol. But anyways.... here's my teaser. :)

    http://j-rabbits-corner.blogspot.com/2010/09/teaser-tuesday_14.html?zx=507aced57c374b50

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  25. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I really want to read this book and the teaser just makes me want to read it more :-)
    - Karissa at karissabooks.blogspot.com

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  26. Great teaser! This has been on my TBR list for quite some time - I really just need to read it!

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  27. I finished Paranormalcy last week. I LOVED it. I thought it was hilarious and Evie's personality is so fun! Enjoy! I really like your teaser.

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  28. Intriguing teaser...btw, I like your new look here! Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  29. ooh, I've had my eyes on that one! Sounds like it has some good snarkitude!

    http://indieparanormalbooksreviews.blogspot.com/2010/09/teaser-tuesday-2-sept-14-2010.html

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  30. I love this book. Evie has a great sense of humor.

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  31. I LOVED this book!! My fav of the year so far!

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  32. I just finished paranormalcy some time last week! I loved it!

    -sandy
    imreading-goodforme.blogspot.com

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  33. Oh my, what a funny teaser! We're not big on vampires. Haven't read one vampire book in my whole life!

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  34. Great Teaser!

    I really need to get this book and read it.

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  35. Ha! This teaser is awesome and funny and everything I was hoping to read when I open this novel. It's in my TBR pile right now screaming out my name. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  36. Yes, pink is not a color you'd normally associate with vampires and zombies. Sounds like a fun read. Cute teaser!

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  37. Hello
    Thanks for stopping by Blog O'The Irish and in answer to your question.. Terminal Care is more of a drama than horror, but I am only half way through so it is hard to tell...Love your blog..so dark and spooky...

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  38. haha great teaser! I've got this one on my TBR

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  39. GREAT teaser! I've never heard of this book but it sounds fantastic. I will be adding it to my TBR list.
    Thanks for visiting my TT!

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  40. I've been getting into trouble with these Teasers. I go and buy the books and my hubby is screaming because we have nowhere to put them LOL
    Thanks for stopping by my blog

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  41. I SEEERIOUSLY love this teaser! Nice job! It sounds hilarious. Totally my kind of book.

    I am now a brand new follower. I love your blog!

    Here's mine:
    http://bookblabbing.blogspot.com/2010/09/teaser-tuesday-clockwork-angel-again.html

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  42. Nice exerpt...sounds awesome^^

    I'm a new follower btw.

    xoxo

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  43. I agree..not sexy. Good teaser.
    CMash

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  44. Thanks for stopping by my blog...good teaser - I agree that vampires are not sexy!

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  45. LOL. I'm not into much Paranormal, but that's certainly a spunky narrative. Vamps stopped being sexy a while ago. :P

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  46. I like your teaser. I tend to hesitate at YA novels but some of them really reel me in!

    Thanks for visiting my teaser from Dance Macabre.

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  47. Cute teaser! I can't wait to read this book!

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  48. Great teaser! So funny and so much attitude! :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  49. oooh so much blog fanfare around this book!
    e-Volving Books

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  50. Really interesting teaser and question!

    Thanks for visiting arch thinking.

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  51. What a "saucy" quote! I like it!

    Happy Reading!

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  52. Great teaser! I loved this book :)

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  53. What fun!

    And I totally like the look and feel of your blog, btw.

    Thanks for stopping by yesterday.

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  54. Heh heh - love that comment about vampires not being sexy! That book has a gorgeous cover.

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